Start times for five Nebraska games released
Fox Sports 1 can dub itself the new home of Nebraska football if the rest of the schedule plays out the way it has thus far.
Five start times were released and three of the four TV designations landed with the little brother to the ESPN family of networks.
Nebraska's trip to Oregon is being televised by KFXL Fox Nebraska on Sept. 9th at 3:30 p.m. CT.
Then the run on FS1 starts with a home game against Northern Illinois, Saturday, Sept. 16th, at 11 a.m. CT. The homecoming tilt with Rutgers is still dangling in terms of a firm start time or TV channel. The Huskers and Scarlet Knights to kick off at either 2:30 or 3 p.m. CT, with the network to be announced at a later date. Nebraska's Friday showing at Illinois is a 7 p.m. kick on FS1 as well.
NTV's run of hosting the Iowa Hawkeyes on Black Friday comes to a halt after a long relationship, going to Fox Sports 1 this year at 3 p.m. CT.
The remainder of Nebraska's schedule is being released at a later date.
The new media rights agreements between the Big Ten and its television partners will allow for more national exposure for more teams on big national platforms. There will also be more games played in prime time as part of the new agreements, but in no case may a network select a game for prime time less than 12 days prior to it being played. In past years, the entire Big Ten prime time schedule was released in April, while the new agreement allows for games starting in Week 4 to be announced 12 days prior to game day.
Nebraska will likely also learn the kickoff time and television information for its Sept. 2 season opener against Arkansas State at Memorial Stadium in the near future.
Nebraska 2017 Game Times/TV Information
Sept. 9--at Oregon, 3:30 p.m. CT/1:30 p.m. PT (FOX)
Sept. 16--Northern Illinois, 11 a.m. CT (FS1)
Sept. 23--Rutgers (HC), 2:30 or 3 p.m. CT (TBA)
Sept. 29--at Illinois, 7 p.m. CT (FS1)
Nov. 24--Iowa, 3 p.m. CT (FS1)