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Noon Kickoff comparisons

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 12:01 PM
 

Using this website:
https://fbschedules.com/college-football-team-schedules/

I just looked at Alabama and Ohio State from present to 2013 (appears to be the first year the site records kickoff times). Feel free to run this against other programs but I felt like Clemson, OSU and Bama are often mentioned as being in the same tier in recent years. By comparison, it appears Clemson and OSU seem to get 3-4 noon kickoffs per season those years. Alabama, by contrast, averages one or slightly less than one noon kickoff per season.

So my first impression that Clemson is getting cr9pped on may be askew. We seem to get the same treatment as OSU. So Bama definitely gets preferential treatment on kickoff times.

And BTW that website is great place to coordinate your whole weekend of football viewing, CFB and NFL. You can view the weekly TV schedule also:
https://fbschedules.com/college-football-schedule/


Re: Noon Kickoff comparisons

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 12:30 PM
 

In general, they try not to make teams in central time zone games start at 11 AM.

So you see more east coast teams with noon kicks.


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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 12:54 PM
 

That and it’s always been a staple for some reason in the b1g. Not sure why or where that comes from but like the big mich/osu game always seems to be at noon. To me, my observation it’s an honor in the b1g.

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 1:40 PM
 

You may be right on the Central time zone thing. When I looked at the numbers, I thought OSU was Central time too but they are not - they are EDT like Clemson. Valid point.


Hasn’t our administration made it clear that prefer earlier


Posted: Sep 18, 2018 12:57 PM
 

kickoffs.

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 1:00 PM
 

on the national ABC noon game instead of 3:30 which is regional and competes with CBS.


Re: Hasn’t our administration made it clear that prefer earlier


Posted: Sep 18, 2018 1:01 PM
 

I think so. It doesn't happen that much anymore since there's so many tv networks, but usually when we've had no tv for a game against a smaller opponent we've ended up with start times between 12-1. I think Dabo has said in the past that the coaches and the players usually prefer an earlier game as well.


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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 1:22 PM
 

ALL of the SEC gets more of the ESPN night time slots, even the crap teams. Alabama is the elite team in the conference so they likely get more than anybody.

But ultimately this is about one conference being given night game television slots by the ESPN family of networks, the SEC.

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And they are doing this because some numbers some where tell


Posted: Sep 18, 2018 1:27 PM
 

them they can get more eyes.

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 1:46 PM
 

By contrast, in 2016 we played 10 games at night. Most at the 7-8 spot and one at the 9 spot.
In 2017 we played 9 night games.

These count the playoff games.

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