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Big Ten announces prime-time TV schedule

**Editor's Note: Bumped because this is a good breakdown of the TV schedule. - JDMill**


The prime-time TV schedule for the upcoming season have been announced on the ESPN B1G blog. Only 1 night game for the Gophers (Syracuse), but that's not a surprise given the lack of rivalry matchups in the home schedule (TV people do not consider the Jug game a rivalry for viewership reasons). Still no change to the lame "no night games in Nov" rule but that's not unexpected.

Full schedule and a breakdown of totals for each team below the jump...

All kickoffs are listed in EST.

Aug. 31
Boise State at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ESPN

Sept. 1
Indiana State at Indiana, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network

Sept. 8
Vanderbilt at Northwestern, 8 p.m., BTN

Sept. 15

Notre Dame at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ABC
Utah State at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN
Ball State at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN

Sept. 22
Syracuse at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTN
Louisiana Tech at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTN

Sept. 29

Wisconsin at Nebraska, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2

Oct. 6
Nebraska at Ohio State, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2

Oct. 13
Ohio State at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN

Oct. 20
Penn State at Iowa, 8 p.m., BTN

Oct. 27Ohio State at Penn State, 6 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2
Michigan at Nebraska, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2

TOTALS PER TEAM:

Indiana:3

Nebraska:3

Ohio State: 3

Michigan State: 2

Penn State:2

Wisconsin:2

Illinois: 1

Iowa: 1

Michigan: 1

Minnesota: 1

Northwestern: 1

Thoughts:

- Indiana looks like a big winner, as I know night games have been a big part of their marketing strategy and attempts to improve attendence.

- No surprise with the other teams who have 3 night games (OSU, Nebby) as they are the TV juggernauts of their respective divisions.

- I'm pleased to see they picked the best of the 3 possible non-con choices for the night game at TCF.

- I guess the person in charge of setting up a night game for Purdue tore their ACL before the contract was finalized.

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