Published: August 16, 2007
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Where the Big 12 is weak, the Pac-10 is strong
Pac-10 football's television networks are ABC and Fox Sports Net, with some sub-leasing to ESPN and Versus.

The Big 12's football TV networks are ABC and Fox Sports Net, with some sub-leasing to ESPN and Versus.

So tell me this. Why were the kickoff times of 11 of Southern Cal's 12 games this season set in July, while Oklahoma (and Texas, and Nebraska, and every other school in the Big 12) knows virtually nothing about kickoff times past September?

USC fans know right now that on Nov. 22 they will play Arizona State at 5 p.m. Pacific time on ESPN.

Know that on Oct. 27 they will play Oregon at noon Pacific time on Fox Sports Net.

Know that on Oct. 6 they will play Stanford at 4 p.m. Pacific time on the Versus network.

Only the Trojans' Oct. 13 game against Arizona is undetermined.

Meanwhile, the Sooners know none of their conference-game kickoffs.

Fans must wait until 12 days, or even six, before the date to be told what time to show up.

One more sign of weakness from the Big 12 Conference office.



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