College conferences, television partners agree to extend deadline for announcing early season kickoff times
You know the college football season is quickly approaching when kickoff times for the upcoming season begin to trickle out.
Unfortunately, while things continue to trend in the right direction in terms of the college football being played on time, the television networks and the college conferences are putting a pause on deciding when games will kick off in the fall.
The following statement was just issued on “behalf of the Football Bowl Subdivision Conferences, along with CBS Sports, ESPN, FOX Sports and their affiliated networks” on Tuesday:
“Collectively, the conferences and television networks have agreed to an extension for determining college football’s early season game times beyond the standard June 1 deadline. These kickoff times and network designations will be announced at a later date as we all continue to prepare for the college football season.”
Based on that statement, we are unlikely to know when the first kickoffs of the 2020 college football season will be set in the coming days and weeks. Typically, the first three weeks of the schedule are released prior to the schedule being set two weeks in advance once the season starts.
We may have to wait a bit longer than usual for our kickoff times this season but the wait will prove to be worth it once the season kicks off in the fall.