OSU's 2006 Schedule Done; Bedlam 2005 Could Move

Oklahoma State has completed work on its 2006 football schedule and the OSU administration has also given its OK to move the 2005 Bedlam game later this fall to the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26. Whether the game changes to that date is now in the hands of the University of Oklahoma.

The current Big 12 television contract with Fox Sports Net requires that Oklahoma State and Oklahoma agree on four years over the next eight to stage the Bedlam game on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year Oklahoma is the host and OU, along with the Big 12, have surveyed OSU as to its willingness to move the game. Of course, that is really elementary because Oklahoma State prefers to play the game in that position on the calendar every season. Now we wait to see what Oklahoma decides.

One insider to the situation told us that Oklahoma is considering moving this year's game and then skipping a year and seeking to move the three following games. That would give OU three of the late Bedlam dates in Norman and OSU just one in Boone Pickens Stadium. This situation could become very interesting.

The 2006 schedule will soon be announced and was completed with a new three-game contract with the University of Houston. The first game in the three-game series will take place in Reliant Stadium next September with the following two games to be played in Stillwater.

That means OSU will play six games at home, five on the road, and one neutral site game in 2006. The home games will feature Southwest Missouri State, Florida Atlantic, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Baylor and Oklahoma. The road games in 2006 will be at Houston (Reliant Stadium), Kansas State, Kansas, Texas and Texas Tech. The neutral site game will be against Arkansas State at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark.

The new contract with Houston virtually assures the Cowboys will have seven or eight home games the following two seasons (2007, 2008 with Houston and Florida Atlantic locked into multiple trips to Stillwater).
2006 Football Schedule
TBA vs. Southwest Missouri State
TBA vs. Arkansas State (at Little Rock)
TBA at Houston
TBA vs. Florida Atlantic
Sept. 30 vs. Oklahoma
Oct. 7. at Kansas State
Oct. 14 at Kansas
Oct. 21 vs. Texas A&M
Oct. 28 vs. Nebraska
Nov. 4 at Texas
Nov. 11 vs. Baylor
Nov. 18 at Texas Tech
BOLD denotes home game at Boone Pickens Stadium

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