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Ole Miss-Texas on Longhorn Network, plus the rest of Big 12's 2013 TV schedule

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The Longhorns and Rebels will be showcased on the Longhorn Network, which raises the question of how many people will be able to watch. Here's that and the rest of the Big 12's early season TV schedule.

Scott Halleran

Edit: There's hope yet, Ole Miss fans:

The Big 12 has released the start times and TV schedule for the first three weeks of the season, and the matchup between Ole Miss and Texas on Sept. 14 has been scheduled for a 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local) kickoff on the Longhorn Network.

Showcasing the Longhorns' biggest out-of-conference game on a network with extremely small viewership is an interesting move, and probably one designed to try to exert pressure on cable networks to add the channel to their selection. Maybe there's something else going on that day that would be easier to watch:

Mississippi State and Oklahoma State have drawn the afternoon slot for their season opener, which will be shown on ABC/ESPN2, depending on the viewer's particular geography. West Virginia and Oklahoma will play the next weekend on FOX at 7 p.m, and a week later, Iowa and Iowa State will battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy on the new Fox Sports 1, with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

Here is the Big 12 TV schedule, courtesy of Big12Sports.com:

Friday, August 30

North Dakota State at K-State FS1 7:30 p.m. CT

Saturday, August 31

William & Mary at West Virginia FS1 12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT

Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State ABC & ESPN2 2:30 p.m. CT

Louisiana-Monroe at Oklahoma FSN (PPV)* 6:00 p.m. CT

Wofford at Baylor FSN* 6:30 p.m. CT

New Mexico State at Texas LHN* 7:00 p.m. CT

Northern Iowa at Iowa State Cyclones.tv* 7:00 p.m. CT

LSU vs. TCU ESPN 8:00 p.m. CT

Saturday, September 7

Southeast Louisiana at TCU FSN* 11:00 a.m. CT

Buffalo at Baylor FSN 2:30 p.m. CT

Louisiana-Lafayette at K-State FS1 5:30 p.m. CT

West Virginia at Oklahoma FOX 6:00 p.m. CT

Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech FSN 6:00 p.m. CT

South Dakota at Kansas Jayhawk Network* 6:00 p.m. CT

Thursday, September 12

TCU at Texas Tech ESPN 6:30 p.m. CT

Saturday, September 14

Tulsa at Oklahoma ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 11:00 a.m. CT

Georgia State at West Virginia Mountaineer Network* 12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT

Iowa at Iowa State FS1 5:00 p.m. CT

UMass at K-State K-StateHD.tv* 6:00 p.m. CT

Lamar at Oklahoma State TBA* 6:30 p.m. CT

Mississippi at Texas LHN (from ESPN inventory) 7:00 p.m. CT



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