Big 12 announces early television schedule

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

The Big 12 has announced the first set of games for its 2009 season with television partners ABC, ESPN, Fox Sports Net and Versus.

Fourteen contests have currently been chosen by ABC and ESPN, nine of those as part of the Big 12's television package along with five nonconference road games. FSN has announced four of its initial selections and one game that will be televised by VERSUS.

ABC and FSN will select additional games throughout the season. The majority of the televised games will be announced on a 12-day notice. ABC has rights to exercise a six-day option three times during the season.

The Big 12 will begin its 14th year with ABC as its national network television partner and with FSN for its cable rights.

Here's a list of the games that have been chosen so far and the network that will carry them.

All times Eastern

Saturday, September 5

Georgia at Oklahoma State, ABC, 3:30 p.m.

Missouri vs. Illinois (St. Louis) ESPN, 3:40 p.m.

BYU vs. Oklahoma (Arlington, Texas), ESPN, 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 6

Colorado State at Colorado, FSN 7 p.m.

Friday, September 11

Colorado at Toledo, ESPN, 9 p.m.

Saturday, September 12

Iowa at Iowa State, FSN, noon.

Houston at Oklahoma State, FSN, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 19

Duke at Kansas, Versus, noon.

Tulsa at Oklahoma, FSN, 3:30 p.m.

Texas Tech at Texas, ABC, 8 p.m.

Friday, September 25

Missouri at Nevada, ESPN, 9 p.m.

Saturday, September 26

Texas Tech at Houston ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 1

Colorado at West Virginia, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 8

Nebraska at Missouri, ESPN 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 17

Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas), ABC, noon.

Thursday, November 19

Colorado at Oklahoma State, ESPN, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 26

Texas at Texas A&M, ESPN, 8 p.m.

Friday, November 27

Nebraska at Colorado, ABC, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 5

Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship (Arlington, Texas), ABC, 8 p.m.