Big Ten Schools Announce 12 Football Games to Appear on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or Big Ten Network
April 21, 2010
Big Ten institutions released game times and television plans for 12 home football contests today to appear on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or the Big Ten Network. At least one Big Ten contest will be featured during prime time in the first four weeks of non-conference play and on four of the first five Saturdays of conference action. Every Big Ten team will play at least one prime-time game, while nine of the 11 schools will host at least one prime-time contest. The schedule announced today includes four games for Ohio State and a pair of outings each for Indiana, Minnesota and Penn State.
The Big Ten schedule begins Oct. 2, with Orange Bowl Champion Iowa hosting Capital One Bowl Champion Penn State, after both teams tied for second in the conference standings last year. The Hawkeyes and Nittany Lions will battle at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. On Oct. 9, Northwestern will look to build upon its Outback Bowl appearance last year by hosting Purdue at 7:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. Other prime-time games during Big Ten play include Rose Bowl Champion Ohio State at Champs Sports Bowl Champion Wisconsin at 7 p.m. ET on Oct. 16 on ESPN or ESPN2 and two prime-time contests on Oct. 30, with Minnesota hosting the Buckeyes and Michigan playing at Penn State at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.