Ohio State fans will have to pay to watch Oklahoma this weekend
If you’re an Ohio State fan looking to get a glimpse of Oklahoma on Saturday before next weekend’s big game in Norman, it’s going to cost you.
In a rare occurrence, the Sooners’ home opener against Louisiana-Monroe will be pay-per-view only. The game was not selected by any national providers for over-the-air broadcast or cable TV coverage.
The game kicks off at 6 p.m. ET and can be purchased through one of the providers below, or on SoonerSports.tv. The cost is $59.99 or $109.99 with an annual subscription.
If the idea of a pay-per-view college football game seems completely foreign to you, it’s probably because you’ve been spoiled. As Ohio State writer Tony Gerdman points out, the Big Ten has some of the best TV deals in college sports.
Big Ten fans need to thank Jim Delany more than they do. All of the B1G's games have been on nat'l TV for years. No PPVs for you.
— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) September 9, 2016
Still, for a preseason top-5 team like Oklahoma — now ranked No. 14 after its loss to Houston — the fact none of the national providers picked up its home opener is surprising.