New York – Three conference champions are crowned this weekend on the FOX broadcast network, beginning Friday, Dec. 2 (8:00 PM ET) with the Pac-12 Championship Game between No. 4 Washington and No. 8 Colorado. Action continues Saturday, Dec. 3, with the Bedlam Series showdown, No. 10 Oklahoma State at No. 9 Oklahoma (12:00 PM ET) and concludes that evening in prime time with No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 7 Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game (7:00 PM ET).
FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME begins Friday night at 8:00 PM ET as studio host Rob Stone and analyst Matt Leinart are live from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, joined by special guest analyst, Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez, as well as Brady Quinn, who calls the night’s contest. Host Mike Hill and analysts Robert Smith and Dave Wannstedt contribute analysis from FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studio, while Friday’s pregame show highlights Colorado’s worst-to-first finish in the Pac-12 South and includes features on Washington and Colorado quarterbacks Jake Browning and Sefo Liufau. Once the game kicks off at 9:00 PM ET, Quinn is joined in the booth by play-by-play announcer Joe Davis and reporter Jenny Taft on the sidelines.
Coverage begins at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday with a half-hour pregame show leading into Bedlam, which this season will determine the Big 12 Conference champion. Bruce Feldman, who is live from the sidelines during the game, has a feature on outspoken Heisman Trophy contender, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, while Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt check in from Indianapolis to preview that night’s Big Ten title game. Hill, Leinart and Quinn are back in Los Angeles for studio coverage throughout the day before the action begins at 12:30 PM ET with Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman and Feldman on the call.
Saturday night, FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREGAME with Stone, Klatt, Smith and Wannstedt, is live from Indianapolis with features highlighting Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and head coach James Franklin, as well as Wisconsin’s history of top running backs and the Badgers’ highly touted defense. Katie Nolan, host of FS1’s GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN, is also on site with a piece from Big Ten Fan Fest. In the broadcast booth, Johnson and Klatt are joined by sideline reporter Shannon Spake once the game kicks off at 8:00 PM ET.
FOX Sports Lab offers several production enhancements for Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game, including a completely new championship game viewing experience with live, in-game footage captured from the referees’ perspective, courtesy of FOX Sports’ collaboration with GoPro. Click HERE to view a test of the referee hat camera, performed last weekend during Minnesota at Wisconsin on BTN. Saturday night’s game is also streamed live in virtual reality to iOS and Android users on the recently launched FOX Sports VR app, the third college football game streamed on the app this season. For more information on the FOX Sports VR app, click HERE.
FOX Sports also hosts Big Ten Fan Fest Presented by Dr Pepper. Located at the Indiana Convention Center, Fan Fest is an amazing, interactive experience for fans of all ages featuring exhibits, games, giveaways, school band performances, trivia contests, legends appearances, autograph opportunities and more. Fan Fest is free to all individuals holding tickets for the Big Ten Championship Game. For more information on Fan Fest, visit bigten.org.
FOX Sports’ full college football schedule, as well as photography, biographical information and more, can be found by visiting FOXSports.com/PressPass.
FOX & FS1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK SCHEDULE
o Pac-12 Championship Game: #8 Colorado vs. #4 Washington
o Friday, Dec. 2 (9:00 PM ET), FOX & FOX Deportes
o Announcers: Joe Davis, Brady Quinn and Jenny Taft
o K-State at TCU
o Saturday, Dec. 3 (12:00 PM ET), FS1
o Announcers: Aaron Goldsmith and Ben Leber
o #10 Oklahoma State at #9 Oklahoma
o Saturday, Dec. 3 (12:30 PM ET) FOX
o Announcers: Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman and Bruce Feldman
o Baylor at #16 West Virginia
o Saturday, Dec. 3 (3:30 PM ET), FS1
o Announcers: Justin Kutcher and Petros Papadakis
o Big Ten Championship Game: #6 Wisconsin vs. #7 Penn State
o Saturday, Dec. 3 (8:00 PM ET), FOX
o Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Shannon Spake