Oklahoma unveiled Wednesday a future series with a member of a so-called Big Five conference. That same day, the Sooners’ in-state rival did the same.
Oklahoma State and Pittsburgh have reached an agreement on a future home-and-home series, the two schools announced. The Cowboys will host the Panthers at Boone Pickens Stadium Sept. 17, 2016, while Pitt will return the favor Sept. 16, 2017, at Heinz Field.
The 2016 game will serve as the first-ever meeting between the two football programs.
Pitt had previously announced a two-game renewal of their rivalry with Penn State that would include 2016 and 2017 games and which ultimately turned into a four-game renewal late last year. The series with Pitt is OSU’s first scheduled games those years against a Big Five conference member.
Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.
Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.
“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”
Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.
This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.
Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.
Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.
Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.