College football fans rip Big 12 following questionable TV schedule decisions for Week 5
College football fans watched on Saturday as Texas went to Texas Tech and lost to the Red Raiders in overtime. That same night, they watched as Kansas State upset No. 6 Oklahoma in Norman.
Apparently, though, the Big 12 league office wasn’t watching those games or simply didn’t care about the results.
Because, as the night ended, the league revealed its Week 5 TV schedule. And, as you can see below, Texas Tech’s visit to Kansas State will kick off at 11 a.m. Central time and will only be able to be seen on ESPN+:
— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) September 25, 2022
Understandably, many fans are wondering why the league waited so long to put out its Week 5 TV schedule if the results for Week 4 didn’t have any impact on what time slots certain teams got to play in.
Here was some of the reaction on social media:
Texas Tech and Kansas State on streaming is a crime.
— Myrtle Mountaineer (@MyrtleEers) September 25, 2022
Why is Texas Tech @ K-State:
1. the 11a game?
2. on streaming?
— jon cole, hateful 8 fan ?? (@cole4kansas) September 25, 2022
So the one game not on a National broadcast network is the 2 teams who beat the 2 teams who are leaving the conference. Noice
— Cody Zenger (@prodigy0511) September 25, 2022
You hate us
— Grant?? (@GrantTTU97) September 25, 2022
How you guys gonna do Texas tech and kstate fans so dirty?
— WVU on the MON (@MonRiverShakes) September 25, 2022
The #1 @Big12Conference Game next Saturday is on ESPN+ premium streaming instead of one of the regular networks, which will REDUCE the number of viewers.
Just can't make this STUPID stuff up.
They obviously didn't figure OU and UT losing to set it up this way. #Jackwagons https://t.co/QwqPMyZpn2
— David Sanderson, CLU ? (@dsphotoscapes) September 25, 2022
Early game has a pair of 3-1 (1-0 in Big 12) teams both with victories vs Top 25 opponents this week shown on ESPN+
On the other hand you have 2-2 (0-1 in Big 12) teams play in prime time on FS1.
— Rockin' Pregame ?#BeatUT (@RockinPregame) September 25, 2022
LOL. Both Texas Tech and K State got a huge wins today and they got stuck playing each other at 11:00 AM on a steaming platform!! This conference is a joke. https://t.co/ixUEB9fCOX
— Tyler Frederickson (@TFred23) September 25, 2022
Will this social media backlash change anything? It might be too late for the Week 5 schedule at this point.