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Football: Tulsa game to Thursday and S Alabama to Friday

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  1. teibbor

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    The Oklahoma State-Tulsa season opener is expected to be moved to Thursday, Aug. 31, for television purposes. The Cowboys and Golden Hurricane are scheduled to open the season Sept. 2, but multiple sources said the game will be moved.

    And if OSU-Tulsa is moved to Thursday night, OSU’s next game, scheduled for Sept. 9 at South Alabama, is expected to be moved to Friday night, Sept. 8, for television purposes.

    The Big 12’s television contract calls for at least four games a season to be moved for Thursday night broadcasts.

    The Cowboys opened the 2015 season on a Thursday night at Central Michigan.

    OSU’s home Thursday night games include Texas Tech in 2014, Arizona in 2011, Texas A&M in 2010 and Colorado in 2009.

    Thursday night games are fine for students, who can then still go home on the weekend and not miss a game. But non-student fans generally don’t like Thursday night home games. It can be difficult to get to Stillwater on a work day from the Oklahoma City or Tulsa metro areas, or from most places in the state. OSU’s rampant tailgating also takes a major hit on Thursday night games.

    And merchants abhor Thursday night games, since the Game Day experience is condensed and fans spend a lot less time on campus.

    However, many consider the season opener, on Labor Day weekend, as the best time to play a Thursday game. Fans are excited for a return to college football, and students can still have a full Labor Day vacation without starting it late due to football.

    The OSU-Tulsa game is expected to be entertaining. The Hurricane went 10-3 last season and beat Central Michigan 55-10 in the Miami Beach Bowl. The Cowboys went 10-3 and are projected to be ranked in the top 15 going into the 2017 season.

    The Big 12 already has scheduled one Thursday game, Texas at Iowa State on Sept. 28, plus two Thanksgiving Friday (Nov. 24) games – Baylor at TCU, Texas Tech at Texas.
     
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    You know whats worse than 11am games....?

























    THAT.
     
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    son of a...
     
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    it's a trap.
     
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    I think that getting the prime time exposure is a good thing for us. Most of the nation will be watching--good opportunity to showcase our high-octane offense.
     
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    Fixed it.
     
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    Holder did this in response to the angry emails he got about the Basketball coaching change.

    He is indeed a feisty and capricious AD.
     
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    Can't pass up any revenue when the needs of all is so great.
     
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    I don't mind road games being moved to Thurs/Fri nights, sucks for home games though.
     
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    ***except for Ames, Iowa
     
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    I don't mind it as much when its the first game and labor day weekend. Gives me a reason to go ahead and take off Thursday and Friday and make it a nice long weekend and start it in Stillwater.
     
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    Just make Baylor play EVERY thursday. To hell with those guys.
     
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    Is this where OU fans tell us that big time programs don't play on thursdays and fridays?
     
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    That blows for two reasons.

    #1: by far the biggest reason .... I want to tailgate. And Thurs and Fri evening game are not conducive to that pregame experience.

    #2: I love football, including HS football. And Fri the 8th is Jenks v Union.
     
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    Do we avoid a day game on typically 100 degree labor day weekend? If so, IMHO, sounds like a good plan...At least then we get a guaranteed night game.
     
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    *big time conferences don't play on Thursday and Fridays
     
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    Well, for selfish reasons I love this. I'm going out of town Labor Day Weekend and now I would be able to go to the game AND go on my trip!

    Also, good point about trading a hot mid-day game that nobody will watch for a cooler night game that will be nationally televised.

    I'm not saying it is overall a good thing, but it benefits me personally. And if going to move a game, then Labor Day weekend is the best weekend.
     
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