BTN, ESPN and FOX Sports Announce Early-Season Schedules
May 31, 2018


  • 2018 Big Ten Composite Football Schedule
  • BTN, ESPN and FOX Sports announced their coverage for games during the first three weeks of the 2018 football season and other select games later in the season. Details for those games can be found below.

    In addition, start times for all 14 schools' Homecoming contests were announced. Television designations not announced for these contests will be released at a later date and may include BTN, ESPN or FOX.

    Thursday, Aug. 30
    New Mexico State at Minnesota | 7 p.m. | BTN
    Northwestern at Purdue | 8 p.m. | ESPN

    Friday, Aug. 31
    Utah State at Michigan State | 7 p.m. | BTN
    Western Kentucky at Wisconsin | 9 p.m. | ESPN

    Saturday, Sept. 1
    Oregon State at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | ABC
    Texas vs. Maryland (at FedEx Field) | 12 p.m. | FS1
    Kent State at Illinois | 12 p.m. | BTN
    Texas State at Rutgers | 12 p.m. | BTN
    Appalachian State at Penn State | 3:30 p.m. | BTN
    Northern Illinois at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | BTN
    Akron at Nebraska | 8 p.m. | FOX

    Saturday, Sept. 8
    Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | FS1
    Duke at Northwestern | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
    New Mexico at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | BTN
    Eastern Michigan at Purdue | 12 p.m. | BTN
    Colorado at Nebraska | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
    Rutgers at Ohio State | 3:30 p.m. | BTN
    Iowa State at Iowa | 5 p.m. | FOX
    Fresno State at Minnesota | 7:30 p.m. | FS1
    Virginia at Indiana | 7:30 p.m. | BTN
    Western Illinois at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | BTN

    Saturday, Sept. 15
    Kent State at Penn State | 12 p.m. | FS1
    Troy at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | BTN
    Temple at Maryland | 12 p.m. | BTN
    Ball State at Indiana | 12 p.m. | BTN
    BYU at Wisconsin | 3:30 p.m. | ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
    SMU at Michigan | 3:30 p.m. | BTN
    USF vs. Illinois (at Soldier Field) | 3:30 p.m. | BTN
    Miami (Ohio) at Minnesota | 3:30 p.m. | BTN
    Missouri at Purdue | 7:30 p.m. | BTN
    Northern Iowa at Iowa | 7:30 p.m. | BTN
    Akron at Northwestern | 7:30 p.m. | BTN

    Friday, Sept. 21
    Penn State at Illinois | 9 p.m. | FS1

    Saturday, Sept. 22
    Boston College at Purdue (HC) | 12 p.m. | ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

    Saturday, Sept. 29
    Purdue at Nebraska (HC) | 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. | Network TBD

    Saturday, Oct. 6
    Maryland at Michigan (HC) | 12 p.m. | Network TBD
    Northwestern at Michigan State (HC) | 12 p.m. | Network TBD
    Iowa at Minnesota (HC) | 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. | Network TBD
    Indiana at Ohio State (HC) | 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. | Network TBD

    Saturday, Oct. 13
    Iowa at Indiana (HC) | 12 p.m. | ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
    Rutgers at Maryland (HC) | 12 p.m. | Network TBD
    Nebraska at Northwestern (HC) | 12 p.m. | Network TBD
    Purdue at Illinois (HC) | 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. | Network TBD
    Michigan State at Penn State (HC) | 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. | Network TBD

    Saturday, Oct. 20
    Maryland at Iowa (HC) | 12 p.m. | Network TBD
    Northwestern at Rutgers (HC) | 12 p.m. | Network TBD
    Illinois at Wisconsin (HC) | 12 p.m. | Network TBD
    Michigan at Michigan State | Time TBD | FOX or FS1
    Penn State at Indiana | Time TBD | ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

    Friday, Oct. 26
    Indiana at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FS1

    Saturday, Nov. 3
    Notre Dame at Northwestern | Time TBD | ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

    Friday, November 23
    Nebraska at Iowa | 12 p.m. | FOX

    Saturday, November 24
    Michigan at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | FOX

    Saturday, December 1
    B1G Championship Game (at Lucas Oil Stadium) | 8 p.m. | FOX

    All times ET; (HC) designates Homecoming