The Sooners open the 2013 season at home with their first meeting in program history against Louisiana-Monroe on Aug. 31. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. CT with Fox Sports Network televising the game on a pay-per-view basis.
Oklahoma opens Big 12 play at home on Sept. 7 as West Virginia makes its inaugural trek to Norman as a member of the Big 12. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CT with FOX scheduled to broadcast the game nationally. The contest will mark the Mountaineers' first road game at Oklahoma since 1982. The Sooners are 3-2 all-time vs. West Virginia, including a 50-49 win at Morgantown in the initial conference game between the two teams on Nov. 17, 2012.
Oklahoma then squares off against in-state foe Tulsa at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 14. The game will be broadcast be either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Oklahoma owns a 17-7-1 edge over Tulsa, including an 11-3-1 mark in Norman.
After an open date on Sept. 21, Oklahoma closes out its non-conference schedule on Sept. 28 at Notre Dame. A 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff was previously announced for this game with NBC broadcasting the contest to a national audience. The two teams met in Norman on Oct. 27, 2012 before a crowd of 86,031 at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the highest attendance for a sporting event ever held in the state of Oklahoma.
The Big 12 also announced that Oklahoma's Nov. 7 contest at Baylor will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT on Fox Sports 1. OU has posted a 21-1 record all-time against the Bears, including a 10-1 record in Waco, Texas.
Dates are subject to change as adjustments are possible to accommodate television partners' requests.
The Louisiana-Monroe game on Aug. 31 is being televised on pay-per-view because it wasn't selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. Pay-per-view allows fans the option to watch a game they otherwise wouldn't be able to see. A list of participating program providers offering the pay-per-view telecast will be announced later.
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