Yesterday it was announced that Texas Tech and TCU would play their Big 12 opener on Thursday September 12 instead of Saturday the 14. The move will put the game in the spotlight on national TV that week. According to KFYO News, the last time Texas Tech played on a Thursday night was back in 1994.

Texas Tech’s 2013 home opener against TCU has been moved to Thursday, September 12. The game will be nationally televised on an ESPN or FOX Sports Network (possibly the new FOX Sports 1).

“We are excited to have our 2013 Big 12 season kickoff in front of a national television audience,” Kirby Hocutt, Director of Athletics said.  “The Big 12 conference television agreement requires that our league provide four Thursday night games and we look forward to this opportunity to showcase our great university and city to the entire nation.”

Texas Tech and TCU were originally scheduled to play on Saturday, September 14.  The last appearance for Red Raider Football on a Thursday night came in 1994 when Tech lost 42-16 to then #1 ranked Nebraska at Jones AT&T Stadium.

While some are happy to see Texas Tech in the national spotlight, others complain about travel plans and work. What do you think about the change? Let us know in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.