In competing with the other leading basic cable networks, FX has long been handicapped by the lack of a sports franchise. The network is looking to finally rectify that, teaming with Fox Sports Media Group to carry at least 13 major college football games this year. The lineup, which will kick off Sept. 3, will include premier conference and nonconference matchups from current rights agreements with the Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA. “Sports programming is a key component that has been missing on FX for a while, and we look forward to its return on our schedule,” said FX president John Landgraf. “This NCAA football package will feature some of the nation’s marquee schools and matchups, and it will be a great addition to our lineup.”