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FOX announces Big Noon Saturday destinations for three games in 2024

IMG_0985by:Griffin McVeigh05/13/24


Big Noon Saturday has become a staple of any college football weekend, with FOX showcasing some of the sport’s biggest games. Big Ten teams usually feature but thanks to nonconference matchups this season, the SEC will get involved as well.

FOX announced destinations for three games this upcoming year, with the Texas Longhorns traveling to the Big House to face Michigan, the defending national champions, on Sept. 7. Arguably the most intriguing nonconference game of the 2024 season, Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt will be on the call.

One week later, Kalen DeBoer will have his first big test as the Alabama head coach when facing Wisconsin in Madison. Luke Fickell can make a statement early in his second year in charge by beating what has been college football’s top program for a decade plus.

And then to close out the regular season, to no surprise, Big Noon Saturday will be at Michigan-Ohio State on Nov. 30. Three straight matchups have gone in favor of the Wolverines, and fans in Columbus will be desperate to get another win over their arch-rival.

Keeping with tradition with Big Noon Saturday, kickoff will take place at noon ET/11 a.m. CT. An early morning for some but the on-field action should more than make up for it.

This will just be the second and third occurrence of an SEC team being featured on Big Noon Saturday. Back during the 2022 season Texas — when they were members of the Big 12 — hosted No. 1 Alabama in Austin, allowing FOX to pick up the broadcast. A last-minute Will Reichard kick gave the Crimson Tide a thrilling win, being one of the best games of the year.

Now, those two teams will feature again except Texas will have an SEC patch on their away white jerseys. Big Ten and SEC matchups always bring a little extra spice, especially with the direction college football is heading at the moment. Michigan and Wisconsin will want to put on a good performance for their conference.

FOX has to be more than thrilled to be broadcasting the contests.

Big Noon Saturday is far from over, though. Plenty of other high-profile matchups will feature in the noon ET slot. Most are expected to be Big Ten vs. Big Ten, especially with the conference expanding to 18 teams this offseason. A ton of unfamiliar faces will be squaring off with one another.