Oklahoma AD dislikes early Fox starting time vs. Nebraska

Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 10:29 AM CDT
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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said he is “bitterly disappointed” in the 11 a.m. Central starting time Fox announced Thursday for the Sooners’ home game against Nebraska.

The teams are set to meet Sept. 18, nearly 50 years after the “Game of The Century.” Back in 1971, No. 1 Nebraska beat No. 2 Oklahoma 35-31 in Norman on its way to the national title.

Castiglione had hoped for a later start time to better showcase the matchup of historic programs. The 1971 Thanksgiving Day game set a record at the time with more than 55 million television viewers.

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