AUBURN, Ala. — The kickoff time for the Auburn-West Virginia football game has been set.
The Sept. 19 game will start at 7:45 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Either ESPN or ESPN2 will broadcast the game. The network will decide which after the previous weekend.
The new Southeastern Conference television contract means at least 11 of Auburn’s 12 games this season will be televised. The only other announcement has been that the Auburn-Alabama game on Nov. 27 will be televised by CBS at 2:30 p.m.
BCS turns down playoff proposal
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Bowl Championship Series presidents have rejected the Mountain West Conference’s playoff plan.
The MWC proposed an eight-team playoff system that would allow greater access to the national championship game to teams outside the six most powerful leagues. The BCS presidential oversight committee rejected the concept during a teleconference on Wednesday.
“There was no overall support for the proposal, although some conferences were interested in considering certain elements of it in the future — particularly those related to revenue, access and governance of the BCS arrangement,” said University of Oregon president David Frohnmayer, the outgoing committee chairman.