A big, big deal.
Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delany announced Friday that the conference would televise at least four games this season, starting with Oklahoma State’s matchup with Auburn on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Delany’s announcement comes on the heels of the conference adding an unprecedented four games per year for the next two seasons, and the new TV deal that will bring the Big Ten to 25.
It’s a big deal for the conference, and a big boon for the games it can’t televise.
Here’s a look at what the Big 12 has planned for this season.
The Big 12 will be expanding from four to eight teams next season.
Here is a list of the four games scheduled to be televised:* Clemson at Oklahoma State (Feb. 13, 4 p.m.
ET): The two schools have been locked in a four-game series since 2002, but this year’s matchup will mark the first time they’ll play each other in a nonconference contest.
Both schools have had outstanding seasons over the last three seasons, but the Tigers will be looking for their first win against a team ranked in the top five in the country.* Oklahoma at Nebraska (Feb, 16, 3 p.y.): The Sooners have been one of the best teams in the Big 10, and this will be the first game in which both teams have faced each other.
The last time the two met was in 2011, when Oklahoma beat Nebraska in a thriller in Lincoln, Nebraska.* Nebraska at Iowa (Feb 16, 4:30 p.z.): Iowa and Nebraska have faced off in the regular season three times, but last season both teams fell to the same score.
The Hawkeyes are on the cusp of their first Big Ten title since 2009, while Nebraska has only been in the conference for one season since 2011.
The Big 12’s schedule will be released on March 1.