Plan your Saturdays: Big Ten announces football start times

Plan your Saturdays: Big Ten announces football start times
July 16, 2014, 2:15 pm
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Vinnie Duber

You knew you'd be spending your September Saturdays watching football, you just didn't know what you'd be watching and when.

Well, problem solved!

At long last, the Big Ten announced Wednesday the kickoff times and TV info for football games during the three weeks of the season.

Here's what the schedule looks like (all times CT):

Week 1

Thursday, Aug. 28

— Minnesota vs. Eastern Illinois, 6 p.m., Big Ten Network
— Rutgers at Washington State, 9 p.m., Fox Sports 1

Friday, Aug. 29

— Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 6:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

Saturday, Aug. 30

— Penn State vs. Central Florida (in Ireland), 7:30 a.m., ESPN 2
— Michigan vs. Appalachian State, 11 a.m., ESPN2
— Indiana vs. Indiana State, 11 a.m., ESPN News
— Illinois vs. Youngstown State, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network
— Iowa vs. Northern Iowa, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network
— Purdue vs. Western Michigan, 11 a.m., ESPNU
— Ohio State vs. Navy (in Baltimore), 11 a.m., CBS Sports Network
— Nebraska vs. Florida Atlantic, 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
— Northwestern vs. California, 2:30 p.m., ABC
— Maryland vs. James Madison, 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
— Wisconsin vs. LSU (in Houston), 8 p.m., ESPN

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Week 2

Saturday, Sep. 6

— Penn State vs. Akron, 11 a.m., ABC
— Illinois vs. Western Kentucky, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network
— Purdue vs. Central Michigan, 11 a.m., ESPN News
— Nebraska vs. McNeese State, 11 a.m., ESPNU
— Wisconsin vs. Western Illinois, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network
— Rutgers vs. Howard, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network
— Iowa vs. Ball State, 2:30 p.m., ESPN 2
— Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee State, 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
— Northwestern vs. Northern Illinois, 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
— Michigan State at Oregon, 5:30 p.m., FOX
— Michigan at Notre Dame, 6 p.m., NBC
— Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech, 7 p.m., ESPN

[MORE BIG TEN: B1G 40: Can Hawkeyes again avoid the AIRBHG?]

Week 3

Saturday, Sep. 13

— Maryland vs. West Virginia, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network
— Indiana at Bowling Green, 11 a.m., Big Ten Network
— Ohio State vs. Kent State, 11 a.m., ABC/ESPN/ESPN 2
— Michigan vs. Miami (Ohio), 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
— Iowa vs. Iowa State, 2:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN/ESPN 2
— Illinois at Washington, 3 p.m., FOX
— Minnesota at TCU, 3 p.m., Fox Sports 1
— Purdue at Notre Dame (in Indianapolis), 6:30 p.m., NBC
— Penn State at Rutgers, 7 p.m., Big Ten Network
— Nebraska at Fresno State, 9:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network