- The defending Big Ten co-champion, Wisconsin Badgers, kick off the 2011 season in Madtown! Welcome, former NC State QB Russell Wilson, new #1 at UW!
- Former Iowa assistant and ISU head coach Dan McCarney kicks off his era at North Texas with a conference road game in FL!
- Will Arizona State contend for a division title in the new Pac 12?
- How strong will Mississippi State be in the top flight SEC West in 2011?
- Utah is now in the Pac 12 ... that is something to get used to!
Games not scheduled for nationally available networks
- New Hampshire at Toledo, 6:00 p.m. on espn3
- North Carolina Central at Rutgers, 6:30 p.m. on espn3
- North Texas at Florida International, 6:00 p.m. on espn3
- South Carolina State at Central Michigan, 6:00 p.m.
- Villanova at Temple, 6:00 p.m. on espn3
- Wake Forest at Syracuse, 7:00 p.m. on espn3
- Western Carolina at Georgia Tech, 6:30 p.m. on espn3
The first weekend will have some very good games. Tonight's top game should be Wake Forest at Syracuse, two BCS programs, but it doesn't even garner a major network broadcast. What does that say about the ACC and Big East?