For the first time I can remember1 OSU won’t have a prime time Big Monday game.
The schedule came out today and is as follows:
Jan. 14 — Baylor at Kansas, 9 p.m.
Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) — Oklahoma State at Baylor, 5:30 p.m. and Texas at Oklahoma, 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 — Kansas at West Virginia, 9 p.m.
Feb. 4 — Texas at West Virginia, 9 p.m.
Feb. 11 — Kansas State at Kansas, 9 p.m.
Feb. 18 — West Virginia at Kansas State, 9 p.m.
Feb. 25 — Kansas at Iowa State, 9 p.m.
March 4 — Baylor at Texas, 9 p.m.
Yay, we get to be the everybody’s-still-at-work precursor to a football rivalry played on a basketball court!
Last year, with a (hopefully) much worse team, OSU had two, one against OU2 and one against KU.
I understand West Virginia getting three games (Big East market!) and Kansas getting four (duh). I’m not sure I understand Baylor getting three and OSU and OU combining for two. And poor TCU and Texas Tech…
There’s a lot to like about the squad coming back for OSU, and from a marketing standpoint, it’s tough to beat (well, it used to be tough to beat) GIA on a Monday night with two stars like Nash and (hopefully?) Smart.
I understand why ESPN did it, I just hope it proves to be a dumb move.