The Big 12 Conference and ESPN announced on Monday that Nebraska’s Big 12 Conference road opener at Missouri on Oct. 6 will be televised nationally on ESPN. Kickoff for the game between the Big 12 North rivals is set for 8:15 p.m. CT.
The national television appearance will mark Nebraska’s third national TV airing it its first six games of the 2007 season. The Huskers’ game at Wake Forest was carried nationally by ESPN, while the Nebraska-USC game from Lincoln was televised nationally in prime time by ABC. Additionally, the Huskers’ season opener against Nevada was carried by ABC on a regional basis.
The second ESPN appearance in 2007 marks the first time NU has had two regular-season games on the network since 1992 when the Huskers played three times on ESPN. The Nebraska-Missouri game will also mark the first time Nebraska has played a conference game on ESPN since a Thursday-night contest at Oklahoma State to open the 1995 season.
Nebraska has at least one more national television appearance scheduled for this season, as the Nov. 23 regular-season finale at Colorado will be carried nationally by ABC. Game times for Nebraska’s remaining contests during the 2007 season will be announced six to 12 days in advance of the contest.
In addition to the Nebraska-Missouri contest, three other Big 12 games on Oct. 6 are scheduled for television, including Oklahoma-Texas (ABC, 2:30 p.m.), Kansas at Kansas State (FSN, 11 a.m.), Oklahoma State at Texas A&M (FSN, 6 or 6:30 p.m.).
Nebraska’s game this Saturday against Iowa State in Lincoln will not be televised. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. CT.