**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.
Boise State at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ESPN
Indiana State at Indiana, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network
Vanderbilt at Northwestern, 8 p.m., BTN
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
Syracuse at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTN
Louisiana Tech at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTN
Wisconsin at Nebraska, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Nebraska at Ohio State, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Ohio State at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN
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:
Ohio State: 3
Michigan State: 2
- 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.