Kickoff Times And TV Plans Now Set For All But One Of USC's 2007 Football Games
June 5, 2007
The kickoff times and television plans for 11 of USC's 12 football games in 2007 are set.
FSN national cable has pre-selected 3 Trojan games. The Sept. 1 season opener against Idaho in the Coliseum will kick off at 7:15 p.m. Pacific and the Oct. 27 game at Oregon will have a noon Pacific start, both live nationally on FSN. Additionally, FSN has sublicensed USC's Oct. 6 home game against Stanford to Versus national cable, with a live 4 p.m. Pacific start.
ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 last month announced plans to televise 7 Trojan games.
USC's Sept. 15 game at Nebraska, Troy's first visit to Lincoln since 1969, will kick off at 7 p.m. Central/5 p.m. Pacific and be shown live nationally on ABC.
The Trojans will have 6 other live appearances on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 in 2007. Five of those games will kick off at 5 p.m. Pacific as part of the network's primetime package: the Sept. 22 home game against Washington State (ABC split regional), the Sept. 29 game at Washington (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 national/split national), the Nov. 3 Homecoming game versus Oregon State in the Coliseum (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 national/split national), the Nov. 10 contest at California (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 national/split national) and the Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) game at Arizona State (ESPN national, with a 6 p.m. Mountain start). Also, the Dec. 1 crosstown showdown with UCLA in the Coliseum will kick at 1:30 p.m. and be shown live nationally on ABC.
USC's Oct. 20 game at Notre Dame will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern/12:30 p.m. Pacific and be shown live nationally on NBC.
The only USC game with an undetermined kickoff time is the Oct. 13 home contest with Arizona. That time will be determined either 12 or 6 days prior to kickoff when the television networks make their late selections. The TV windows available that day are 12:30 p.m. (ABC), 4 p.m. (Versus) and 7:15 p.m. (FSN) Pacific.
2007 USC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 1, Idaho, 7:15 p.m. (FSN)
Sept. 15, at Nebraska, 7 p.m. (ABC)
Sept. 22, Washington State, 5 p.m. (ABC)
Sept. 29, at Washington, 5 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Oct. 6, Stanford, 4 p.m. (Versus)
Oct. 13, Arizona, TBA
Oct. 20, at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. (NBC)
Oct. 27, at Oregon, Noon (FSN)
Nov. 3, Oregon State (Homecoming), 5 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 10, at California, 5 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 22, at Arizona State, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 1, UCLA, 1:30 p.m. (ABC)
All times are local to game site