Get ready for a jam-packed day of spring football from coast to coast. If you have nothing better to do than sit inside and get a college football fix — and who would blame you — then you have plenty of options working for you on Saturday.
Defending national champion Ohio State will be among many big names in action on Saturday. Others include Alabama, Notre Dame (on NBC Sports Network), Auburn, LSU Penn State, Texas, Missouri and Mississippi State. And that’s just a fraction of the total teams wrapping up spring practices on Saturday.
Those with the services available will be able to watch college football, in a somewhat scaled down fashion, from noon through the whole afternoon and into the night with the Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12 having network coverage. Same goes for Texas and Notre Dame. Some of you might even get to see North Texas, if you are really hardcore about your spring football fix.
If you are looking to see how to plan your day, here are the TV listings for spring games on April 18, as well as a list of schools playing spring football games without listed TV coverage.
Games carried by SEC Network will be carried on alternate channels where available. Games appearing on Big Ten Network will also be available on the mobile network, BTN2Go. Pac-12 Network coverage will also be available through Pac-12.com.
Mississippi Sate, 12 p.m., SEC Network (Alternate)
Notre Dame, 12:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network
Ohio State, 1:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
Auburn, 2 p.m., SEC Network (Alternate)
California, 2 p.m., Pac-12 Network
LSU 2 p.m., SEC Network+
Texas, 2 p.m., Longhorn Network
Alabama, 3 p.m. SEC Network (Alternate)
North Texas, 3 p.m., CS Live
Oregon State, 4 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Penn State, 4 p.m., Big Ten Network
Missouri, 5 p.m., SEC Network (Alternate)
Illinois, 6 p.m., Big Ten Network
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Southern Miss, 2 p.m.
Tulane, 10:00 a.m.
Army, 11 a.m.
Akron, 1 p.m.
Colorado State, 1 p.m.
Georgia Southern, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Purdue, 1 p.m.
Western Michigan, 1 p.m.
Buffalo, 2 p.m.
Indiana, 2 p.m.
Louisiana Tech, 2 p.m.
Middle Tennessee, 2 p.m.
Oklahoma State, 2 p.m.
SMU, 2 p.m.
Tulsa, 2 p.m.
UCF, 2 p.m.
UTSA, 2 p.m.
Western Kentucky, 2 p.m.
Ball State, 3 p.m.
Houston, 3 p.m.
East Carolina, 2:30 p.m.
UNLV, 3 p.m.
Virginia, 6 p.m.
On a related note, keep in mind Nebraska and Michigan are leading the way in spring game attendance so far. The top 10 should change given some of the powerhouse names in action this weekend.