Ohio State-Cincinnati Slated for 6 p.m. Kick

By Kyle Rowland on April 22, 2014 at 9:54a

For the first time in school history, Ohio State will play four night games in the regular season. And three of them will be played at Ohio Stadium.

The Big Ten Network announced its slate of primetime games Tuesday, with Ohio State’s Sept. 27 game versus Cincinnati getting a 6 p.m. time slot.

It joins home games against Virginia Tech (Sept. 6) and Illinois (Nov. 1) and a road game at Penn State (Oct. 25). All three games will be 8 p.m. starts and televised on the ESPN family of networks.

Still missing from the list is Ohio State’s Nov. 8 trip to East Lansing, a rematch of last year’s Big Ten Championship Game against Michigan State. There remains a possibility it could still receive a post-5 p.m. kickoff with an announcement in the spring or summer. Alabama-LSU is the same day with an 8 p.m. start on CBS.

The Buckeyes played three regular-season night games for the sixth time last season (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007) and two home night games for the first time.

Ohio State has played a total of 64 night games (kickoff after 5 p.m. local time) and has a record of 42-22. 

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