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Buffaloes early Pac-12 schedule released with TV announcements

A total of 60 games announced with a majority on ESPN and FOX Sports

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The Pac-12 Conference released early season kickoff times and television coverage on Thursday.

At least four of Colorado’s games will be nationally televised in 2019 starting with ESPN picking up coverage of the Rocky Mountain Showdown vs. Colorado State on Friday, Aug. 30 at 8:10 p.m. MT. The Buffs open up at home vs. Nebraska the following week on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m. MT on FOX. The other two conference games come on a pair of Friday nights. One against Oregon at Autzen on Oct. 11 with Fox Sports 1’s coverage at 8 p.m. MT, and the other two weeks later at Folsom on Oct. 25 vs. USC with ESPN2’s broadcast starting at 7 p.m. MT.

The in-state contest between CU and Air Force on Sept. 14 will be carried on the Pac-12 Network with an 11 a.m. kickoff. A renewal between the Buffaloes and Falcons comes 45 years after their last meeting in Colorado Springs. Colorado holds a 12-4 all-time lead in the series going back to 1958.

Here’s the entire schedule announced by the Pac-12. A total of 44 games on the networks of ESPN and FOX, along with the Pac-12 network airing 16 games in the first three weeks of the season.

While television selections for the first three weeks of the 2019 season have been made, as well as all Thursday and Friday games throughout the season, all remaining television game selections and start times, starting with week four (Sat., Sept. 21) and running through the final week of the regular season (Sat., Nov. 30) will be made 12- or six-days in advance.