ESPN releases Thursday night football line-up.


I don’t quite have all my money together for the new NCAA 10 game that came out today (sucks being a poor college student) but I did find ESPNs full-season Thursday Night Line-up – Still with Erin Andrews!

ESPN is especially happy that they’re highlighting mostly BCS conference teams. From the press release:

The 2009 season marks the second straight with a BCS team in every Thursday Night game and five out of six BCS conferences participating on Thursday night.

Oh, this is SO EXCITING, let’s go slobber all over ourselves because we’re ESPN. WE RULE! STEVE HOLT!

“This is one of the most exciting Thursday night lineups we’ve had,” said Dave Brown, vice president, programming & acquisitions, ESPN. “We have a great doubleheader to kick things off, and finish off strong with the Civil War Game. We’ve worked hard to make it the Monday Night Football of college football and it’s a great way to kick off each weekend.”

A lot of the games do look at least decent and very surprising is the lack of SEC games. I’m guessing they’ll be using more games on Saturdays on ABC or ESPN. So we’ll see.

Games by conference (15 games total):
ACC: 10
Big 12: 7
Big East: 5
SEC: 3
Pac 10: 3
WAC: 1

If I remember correctly, ESPN does tend to give the ACC more Thursday night games than other conferences. As I’ve said before, I can’t wait till the Missouri-Nebraska match-up because I’ll be there.

And now, the full schedule:

ESPN – Thu., Sep 3 – 7 p.m.
South Carolina at N.C. State

ESPN – Thu.,Sep 3 – 10:15 p.m.
Oregon at Boise State

ESPN – Thu., Sep 10 – 7:30 p.m.
Clemson at Georgia Tech

ESPN – Thu., Sep 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech at Miami

ESPN – Thu., Sep 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Mississippi at South Carolina

ESPN – Thu., Oct 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at West Virginia

ESPN – Thu., Oct 8 – 9 p.m.
Nebraska at Missouri

ESPN – Thu., Oct 15 – 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati at South Florida

ESPN – Thu., Oct 22 – 8 p.m.
Florida State at North Carolina

ESPN – Thu., Oct 29 – 7:30 p.m.
North Carolina at Virginia Tech

ESPN – Thu., Nov 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech at East Carolina

ESPN – Thu., Nov 12 – 7:30 p.m.
South Florida at Rutgers

ESPN – Thu., Nov 19 – 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at Oklahoma State

ESPN – Thu., Nov 26 – 8 p.m.
Texas at Texas A&M

ESPN – Thu., Dec 3 – 9 p.m.
Oregon State at Oregon

Plan accordingly.


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