Recent sports media notes, including a one-week only flex schedule for ESPN’s College Gameday (basketball), the early season schedule for college football on FX, and a new college football show on ESPNU.
- ESPN’s College Hoops Gameday to Feature Flex Schedule: For one week only, ESPN will debut a flexible schedule for the basketball version of College Gameday. On March 3, the network’s traveling studio show will either take place from the campus of Duke University for North Carolina/Duke or the campus of the University of Kansas for Texas/Kansas. The show makes its season debut on January 24 from the site of North Carolina/Florida State. (espnmediazone3.com)
- FX Opens College Football Schedule From Oklahoma: Fox Sports released portions of its college football schedule on Thursday, and FX is scheduled to begin its slate with a primetime Tulsa/Oklahoma matchup on September 3. Other games on FX include Nevada/Oregon on September 10 (3:30 PM ET), Syracuse/USC on September 17 (8 PM) and Missouri/Oklahoma on September 24 (8 PM). (Fox Sports Media Group press release via TV By the Numbers)
- Pollack, Palmer, to Host New ESPNU Show: In addition to his new role on College Gameday, ESPN college football analyst David Pollack will host a new show with Jesse Palmer on ESPNU. Titled Palmer & Pollack, the three-hour show will review the previous weekend in college football and preview upcoming games. (espnmediazone3.com)