Almost All Of ESPN's 2012 College Football TV Schedule Now Released

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 02: Penn State Nittany Lions fans cheer during the TicketCity Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium on January 2, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The national college football schedule is a little bit more complete now, with ESPN releasing its 2012 slate just after NBC did the same.

Thursday, ESPN released game times and channels for 70 or so 2012 college football games, somehow making the sport's biggest news of the entire day. Who schedules the schedule announcements, you wonder. Who schedules the announcements of schedule announcements?

NBC also released their Irish-heavy slate earlier in the day, CBS dropped bits of its schedule Wednesday, many of the biggest games have been announced one-by-one, and the Big Ten's prime time schedule has been out for a while.

As always, the finest source for college football TV scheduling in general remains LSUFootball.net. Without further ado, the addition of a few dozen games to the national master schedule:

Newly Announced ESPN 2012 College Football Telecasts (additional selections will be announced later):

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Aug 30 7 p.m. South Carolina at Vanderbilt ESPN
7 p.m. Central Florida at Akron ESPN3*
7 p.m. Eastern Michigan at Ball State ESPN3*
7:30 p.m. Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech (from Independence Stadium - Shreveport, LA) ESPNU
7:30 p.m. Massachusetts at Connecticut ESPN3 & BIG EAST Local Package
Fri, Aug 31 TBD Villanova at Temple ESPN3*
Sat, Sep 1 Noon Ohio at Penn State ESPN
Noon Northwestern at Syracuse ESPN2
Noon Western Michigan at Illinois ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Southern Mississippi at No. 17 Nebraska ABC & ESPN2**
3:30 p.m. Iowa vs. Northern Illinois (from Solider Field - Chicago) ESPNU
6 p.m. Youngstown State at Pittsburgh ESPN3*
7 p.m. Tennessee-Chattanooga at South Florida ESPN3*
Sun, Sep 2 Noon MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney: Bethune-Cookman vs. Alabama State (from Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium - Orlando) ESPN
Sat, Sep 8 Noon Central Florida at No. 20 Ohio State ESPN2
Noon Maryland at Temple ESPNU
Noon NC State at Connecticut ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
3:30 p.m. Air Force at No. 10 Michigan ABC & ESPN2**
3:30 p.m. No. 12 Michigan State at Central Michigan ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Indiana at Massachusetts ESPN3*
3:30 p.m. Howard at Rutgers ESPN3 & BIG EAST Local Package
7 p.m. Memphis at Arkansas State ESPN3*
7 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy ESPN3*
TBD Texas Tech at Texas State TBD
Thu, Sep 13 7:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Southern ESPNU
Sat, Sep 15 Noon California at No. 20 Ohio State ABC
Noon Arkansas State at No. 17 Nebraska ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
Noon No. 19 Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Navy at Penn State ABC & ESPN2**
3:30 p.m. North Carolina at Louisville ABC & ESPN2**
7 p.m. Rice at Louisiana Tech ESPN3*
7 p.m. Delaware State at Cincinnati ESPN3*
7 p.m. Mississippi State at Troy ESPN3*
8 p.m. Colorado State at San Jose State ESPN3*
Wed, Sep 19 7 p.m. Kent State at Buffalo ESPNU
Thu, Sep 20 7:30 p.m. Arkansas Pine Bluff at Alabama State ESPNU
Sat, Sep 22 Noon Massachusetts at Miami (OH) ESPN3 & MAC Game of the Week
2 p.m. Connecticut at Western Michigan ESPN3*
3:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Pittsburgh ESPN3*
4:30 pm South Florida at Ball State ESPN3
7 p.m. Louisville at Florida International ESPNU or ESPN3
7 p.m. Southern Mississippi at Western Kentucky ESPN3*
8 p.m. New Mexico at New Mexico State ESPN3*
TBD Kansas at Northern Illinois ESPNU or ESPN3
Thu, Sep 27 7:30 p.m. Morgan State at North Carolina A&T ESPNU
Sat, Sep 29 Noon Buffalo at Connecticut ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Noon Ball State at Kent State ESPN3 & MAC Game of the Week
8 p.m. UNLV at Utah State ESPN3*
TBD Nevada at Texas State TBD
Sat, Oct 6 Noon Buffalo at Ohio ESPN3 & MAC Game of the Week
7 p.m. UNLV at Louisiana Tech ESPN3 & WAC Syndication
Sat, Oct 13 4 p.m. Utah State at San Jose State ESPN3 & WAC Syndication
Thu, Oct 18 7:30 p.m. Hampton at NC Central ESPNU
Sat, Oct 20 Noon Northern Illinois at Akron ESPN3 & MAC Game of the Week
1 p.m. Army at Eastern Michigan ESPN3*
3:30 pm Pittsburgh at Buffalo ESPN3
7 p.m. Idaho at Louisiana Tech ESPN3 & WAC Syndication
TBD Cincinnati at Toledo ESPNU or ESPN3
Thu, Oct 25 7:30 p.m. Delaware State at Morgan State ESPNU
Sat, Oct 27 Noon Northern Illinois at Western Michigan ESPN3 & MAC Game of the Week
3:30 pm Kent State at Rutgers ESPN3 & BIG EAST Local Package
Sat, Nov 3 4 p.m. Texas-San Antonio at Louisiana Tech ESPN3 & WAC Syndication
TBD Western Michigan at Central Michigan ESPN3*
Sat, Nov 10 3:30 p.m. Navy at Troy ESPN3*
Sat, Nov 17 Noon Rutgers at Cincinnati ESPN3 & BIG EAST Network
Noon Kent State at Bowling Green ESPN3 & MAC Game of the Week
Thu, Nov 22 4 p.m. Tuskegee at Alabama State ESPNU
Sat, Nov 24 3 p.m. Idaho at Utah State ESPN3 & WAC Syndication

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