The Big Ten Championship Game will be a Big Noon Kickoff.
It's been a different kind of season, and the Big Ten's final contest will have a bit of a different look as well. Last year, the Buckeyes topped the Badgers in a game that kicked off at 8 p.m. ET in Indianapolis. This year's version is now set to take place at noon on Saturday, Dec. 19. It will be a part of FOX's Big Noon Kickoff and will once again take place at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The 2020 Big Ten Football Championship Game presented by Discover moves to FOX College Footballs featured BIG NOON SATURDAY time slot on Sat., Dec. 19, the network announced today on #BigNoonKickoff. The 10th annual contest will be played @LucasOilStadium in Indianapolis. pic.twitter.com/hSogPc5ZwM— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 28, 2020
The Big Ten title race had appeared to be coming down to two teams, but Ohio State has now had two games canceled which has led to all sorts of questions about the fate of the team. The Buckeyes are scheduled to finish the season against Michigan State and Michigan before its culmination on Dec. 19.
In the West Division, Pat Fitzgerald's Wildcats are now in complete control after beating Wisconsin last weekend. If Ohio State fails to play six games, Big Ten rules state that the team will not be eligible to play for the league title. In speaking with the media this afternoon, Ryan Day stated that the focus is now on keeping everyone safe but the plan is to begin looking into Michigan state soon.
The Buckeyes are scheduled to meet the Spartans next Saturday at noon in East Lansing.