Broadcast plans for Longhorn Network and BYUtv's football coverage have been announced today by ESPN and BYU. Both the New Mexico State and Ole Miss games will air on Longhorn Network. This will be the 2nd straight season Ole Miss vs. Texas airs on Longhorn Network as last year ESPN authorized Longhorn Network to do a broadcast with the Longhorn Radio Network announcers calling the game.
It was a busy day for ESPN in regards to their contracts with single schools. In addition to the 2 Longhorn Network games, ESPN and BYU announced plans for 2 TV broadcasts today. Texas at BYU will air on ESPN2 at 7 PM EDT on September 5. This game was previously announced to air on Sports USA Radio Network, and since BYUtv produces their own broadcasts to show after the Postgame show, it means 3 different broadcast teams will do the Texas at BYU game. Also announced was Idaho State at BYU will air on BYUtv at 3 PM EDT November 16.
The New Mexico State at Texas and Idaho State at BYU games had already been tabbed by most of their fans as games that would air on Longhorn Network and BYUtv, so most of these details aren't surprising. ESPN is currently working on alternative broadcast plans for Ole Miss fans for the Ole Miss at BYU game. Don't be surprised if it becomes a CSS PPV game for the state of Mississippi. Below are the press releases from ESPN and BYU with all the details.