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Big 12 announces TCU-Baylor prime-time kickoff on Black Friday

TCU takes the field for a 2012 game against Kansas State at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Horned Frogs won 23-10. Last year, they also defeated Kansas State in a home night game. The Big 12 released a partial schedule of kickoff times for 2015 on Monday that includes three TCU night games.
TCU takes the field for a 2012 game against Kansas State at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Horned Frogs won 23-10. Last year, they also defeated Kansas State in a home night game. The Big 12 released a partial schedule of kickoff times for 2015 on Monday that includes three TCU night games. Star-Telegram

The Big 12 announced times for several games in September and three late-season weeknight games, including TCU’s season finale against Baylor on the day after Thanksgiving.

The Horned Frogs and Bears, who shared the league championship a year ago, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Amon Carter Stadium in a game televised by ESPN. Last season in Waco, Baylor’s last-second field goal won a wild 61-58 game on Oct. 11.

TCU, 12-1 last season and likely to debut among the top five in most preseason polls, is also scheduled for a prime-time home appearance on Thursday, Oct. 29, against West Virginia at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. The Frogs won at Morgantown, W.Va., last season on a last-second field goal.

TCU’s nonconference home game against SMU on Saturday, Sept. 19, will be at 7 p.m. and televised on Fox Sports Net.

The start time for TCU’s home opener against Stephen F. Austin on Sept. 12 was not announced, but it could be another night game, which would make it the fifth on the schedule. The Frogs’ season opener is an 8 p.m. kickoff at Minnesota on Thursday, Sept. 3, on ESPN.

TCU was undefeated in night games at home last season, including a 41-20 victory against Kansas State in a matchup of top-10 teams. Times for the remaining conference games on TCU’s schedule will be announced later.

The Big 12’s other Thursday night matchups will also kick off at 6:30 — Baylor at Kansas State on Nov. 5 (Fox Sports 1) and Texas Tech at Texas on Nov. 26 (Fox Sports 1).

Carlos Mendez, 817-390-7407

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Selected Big 12 kickoff times

Here is the schedule of game times and television networks announced by the Big 12 on Monday (all times Central):

Saturday, Sept. 5

South Dakota State at Kansas (FSN), 11 a.m.

Akron at Oklahoma (FSN/OU PPV), 6 p.m.

South Dakota at Kansas State (K-State.HD.tv), 6 p.m.

Georgia Southern at West Virginia (FSN), 6:30 p.m.

Northern Iowa at Iowa State (Cyclone TV/Mediacom), 7 p.m.

Sam Houston State at Texas Tech (TBA), TBA

Saturday, Sept. 12

Liberty at West Virginia (Root Pitt), 2 p.m.

Iowa at Iowa State (FOX), 3:30 p.m.

Memphis at Kansas (Jayhawk TV), 6 p.m.

Central Arkansas at Oklahoma State (FSN), 6:30 p.m.

Lamar at Baylor (FSN), 6:30 p.m.

Rice at Texas (LHN), 7 p.m.

UTEP at Texas Tech (TBA), TBA

Stephen F. Austin at TCU (TBA), TBA

Saturday, September 19

Tulsa at Oklahoma (FOX Sports 1), 11 a.m.

Louisiana Tech at Kansas State (FSN), 2 p.m.

UTSA at Oklahoma State (FOX Sports 1), 2:30 p.m.

California at Texas (FOX), 6:30 p.m.

SMU at TCU (FSN), 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 26

Rice at Baylor (FSN), 2 p.m.

Thursday, October 29

West Virginia at TCU (FOX Sports 1), 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 5

Baylor at Kansas State (FOX Sports 1), 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 26

Texas Tech at Texas (FOX Sports 1), 6:30 p.m.

Friday, November 27

Baylor at TCU (ESPN), 6:30 p.m.

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