Report: FOX's 'Big Noon Kickoff' expanding coverage in attempt to be more competitive with College GameDay
FOX’s new college football pregame show is going to be expanding this year, according to a report. The New York Post says the show, which is entering is second season, is hoping to compete with ESPN’s College GameDay.
Instead of running a one-hour pregame show this fall, FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff will be a two-hour show every Saturday in the fall, per Andrew Marchand. The decision has been made in order to further compete with College GameDay, the most popular pregame show in college athletics.
Last year was the first year of FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff show.
FOX may have some trouble with competition this fall, with the B1G and Pac-12 both backing away from the fall football season in 2020. Those two conferences have significant partnerships with the network and receive substantial coverage on Saturday afternoons.
ESPN has closer ties to the SEC and ACC, both of which are still playing this fall.
Big Noon Kickoff features analysts Urban Meyer, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn and is hosted by Rob Stone.