Ohio State's Friday Night Game Against Northwestern to Be Televised on BTN, Not FS1, Due to ALCS Postponement

By Dan Hope on October 16, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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Ohio State is playing its first regular-season Friday night game in 60 years for TV reasons, but now, the game won't even be broadcast on the network it's supposed to be.

Due to the postponement of ALCS Game 4 to Thursday and ALCS Game 5 to Friday night, Ohio State's game against Northwestern on Friday will be broadcast on BTN instead of FS1.

ALCS Game 5 between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros is scheduled to begin on FS1 at 7:08 p.m. Friday night, forcing the network change for the Buckeyes' game against the Wildcats, which is set for an 8:30 p.m. kickoff. 

Moving the game to Fox's main broadcast network was also not an option due to Fox's new deal to televise WWE SmackDown on Friday nights.

The broadcast team of Joe Davis, Brock Huard and Bruce Feldman will remain on the call on Friday night's game. The pregame, hafltime and postgame studio coverage, however, will be provided by BTN's analysts, including former Ohio State linebacker (and Eleven Warriors contributor) Joshua Perry.

You can find Big Ten Network on your cable system by using the channel finder on its website.

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