Cyclones vs. UT on FX; nation’s #1 team on PPV

The Texas at Iowa State football game on Oct. 1 will be televised by FX beginning at 6 p.m. It will be a prime time contest on a national network between undefeated schools.

At the same time the Big 12 announced those television details for the Cyclones and Longhorns, the league also shared that Baylor at Kansas State (ABC), Texas Tech at Kansas (FSN) and Ball State at Oklahoma (PPV) would be aired live on TV that weekend.

Yes, you read that right.

The Oklahoma Sooners, currently ranked No. 1 nationally by USA Today and AP, will have their non-conference game shown via pay-per-view. Without a PPV option, the Sooners’ game would not have been available on live TV.

But, Sooner Nation has a reputation for buying the right to watch OU.

Oklahoma has done pay-per-views in the past. If history is an indication, Oklahoma will sell roughly 10,000 subscriptions for the PPV telecast against Ball State. Although the price has not been set yet, PPV games with the Sooners in the past have cost approximately $30.

Should ISU have a non-league game not chosen for TV in the future, the PPV option could be available to the Cyclones. But, ISU fans need to understand the type of demand required for PPV consideration from the conference.

Reader feedback is welcome at 2minutetimeout@iastate.edu. You can also follow me on Twitter at: twitter.com/SteveMalchow

 

 

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