Six Big Ten Games Chosen for Prime Time Telecasts in 2013

April 29, 2013 at 6:14p    by Jason Priestas    
18 Comments
The Big Ten after dark

On the same day ESPN released a new preseason poll that features the Buckeyes at the top, the network announced six prime time telecasts involving Big Ten teams, three of which will showcase Ohio State.

ESPN announced six Big Ten Conference college football games for Saturday prime-time telecasts on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 during the 2013 season. Each game includes at least one team ranked in an early ESPN.com preseason top 25 poll for 2013: No. 1 Ohio State three times, No. 9 Michigan twice, and No. 24 Northwestern and No. 25 Wisconsin once each. Two of the telecasts will involve a Big Ten member hosting independent Notre Dame, which is ranked No. 10 in the ESPN.com poll. Additional games will be announced in the coming months. 

We have no idea how Purdue snuck into a prime time kickoff.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Sep 7 8 p.m. No. 10 Notre Dame at No. 9 Michigan ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep 14 8 p.m. No. 10 Notre Dame at Purdue ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep 28 8 p.m. No. 25 Wisconsin at No. 1 Ohio State ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 5 8 p.m. No. 1 Ohio State at No. 24 Northwestern ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 12 5 p.m. No. 9 Michigan at Penn State ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct 26 8 p.m. Penn State at No. 1 Ohio State ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

 


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OSUinFl's picture

Nd has around 6 - 8 night games. Including the last game of the contract series with Michigan. ND better hope there night dont compete with Ohio State we will win the TV rating battle.

OSUinFl's picture

That are to this will be SCUM second prime game at we the own the big house.

jedkat's picture

babblefish?

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

Hovenaut's picture

I read you loud and clear.

Good Lord, mine eyeses.....

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

That are to this will be SCUM second prime game at we the own the big house.

I can't argue against this, only because my Esperanto is too rusty.

AJW_16's picture

I was thinking the same thing.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Deadly Nuts's picture

Yes!!! Two home night games! Makes for a great atmosphere!!!

LEBRON

jedkat's picture

I think it's a poem:
that are to
this will be SCUM
second Prime Game
at 'we the own'
The Big House

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

AJW_16's picture

Basho wished he was that good of a poet.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Dougger's picture

all i gotta say is, it's really nice to see that "1" right next to Ohio State.

I like football

Bucks43201's picture

Word Up Magazine, Dougger

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

hail2victors9's picture

Yeah, I see you guys all of sudden like what ESPN has to say now, lol.  Anyone other than Alabama at #1 is a travesty.  FWIW, Michigan is too high at #9, too.

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

BuckeyeW's picture

A travesty? We went undefeated in Urban's first year. And we get basically our entire offense back. You're right though, #9 is too high for you guys.

LadyBuck's picture

You never know, they might play spoilermakers to someone other than us this year.

tussey's picture

While I don't think that the Purdue vs ND game should be primetime, in fairness to them the past few years it has actually been a pretty good game.  Maybe they are hoping for the same again this year?