Army vs Oklahoma: The last time the Oklahoma Sooners faced off against the Army Black Knights, JFK was in the White House, the legendary Bud Wilkinson was coaching at Oklahoma, 6 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium, Norman.
Oklahoma’s stacked nonconference slate that includes Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic and Chip Kelly and UCLA could leave the Sooners’ intriguing contest with Army on pay-per-view, according to The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel.
Oklahoma athletics director Joe Castiglione already was unhappy with his football program’s early kickoffs in September.
Now, he isn’t thrilled that the matchup between Oklahoma and Army might be relegated to pay-per-view status. That’s the indication Castiglione has gotten from FOX.
From The Oklahoman:
“We’ve raised every possible concern,” Castiglione said. “We don’t think that’s right. College football pay-per-view seems to have gone the way of the leather helmet, but it’s very much alive in other events.”
Pay-per-view games are always a tough break for fans, who can’t afford to go to the game and don’t want to splurge on a game that likely will end in an Oklahoma blowout win.
Oklahoma-Florida Atlantic felt like the easy choice for pay-per-view before Kiffin took over the Conference USA program.
The controversial Kiffin adds a flair, however, FOX likely didn’t want to pass up for the opening weekend of the 2018 season, says Tramel.