Big Ten Early Season 2014 Football TV Schedule Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big Ten early season 2014 football TV schedule has been announced, and it features 37 games already slated for broadcast.

The schedule kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 28 with two games, beginning with Eastern Illinois at Minnesota at 7pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

The first Big Ten Conference matchup is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13 when Penn State travels to take on new member Rutgers. The game will kickoff at 8pm ET on BTN.

Listed below are the Big Ten games have been selected for television as of July 16. All remaining Big Ten controlled games will be announced six-to-12 days prior to the date of the game.

Big Ten Early Season 2014 Football TV Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 28
Eastern Illinois at Minnesota – 7pm ET, BTN/BTN2Go*
Rutgers at Washington State – 10pm ET, FS1*

Friday, Aug. 29
Jacksonville State at Michigan State – 7:30pm ET, BTN/BTN2Go*

Saturday, Aug. 30
Penn State vs. UCF (at Ireland) – 8:30am ET, ESPN2*
Youngstown State at Illinois – Noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Indiana State at Indiana – Noon ET, ESPNews
Northern Iowa at Iowa – Noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Appalachian State at Michigan – Noon ET, ESPN2
Ohio State vs. Navy (at Baltimore) – Noon ET, CBSSN*
Western Michigan at Purdue – Noon ET, ESPNU
James Madison at Maryland – 3:30pm ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Florida Atlantic at Nebraska – 3:30pm ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Cal at Northwestern – 3:30pm ET, ABC/ESPN2 (RM)
Wisconsin vs. LSU (at Houston) – 9pm ET, ESPN*

Saturday, Sept. 6
Western Kentucky at Illinois – Noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go
McNeese State at Nebraska – Noon ET, ESPNU
Akron at Penn State – Noon ET, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 TBA
Central Michigan at Purdue – Noon ET, ESPNews
Howard at Rutgers – Noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Western Illinois at Wisconsin – Noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Ball State at Iowa – 3:30pm ET, ESPN2
Maryland at South Florida – 3:30pm ET, CBSSN*
Middle Tennessee at Minnesota – 3:30pm ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Northern Illinois at Northwestern – 3:30pm ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Michigan State at Oregon – 6:30pm ET, FOX*
Michigan at Notre Dame – 7pm ET, NBC*
Virginia Tech at Ohio State – 8pm ET, ESPN*

Saturday, Sept. 13
Indiana at Bowling Green – Noon ET, ESPNU/ESPNews
West Virginia at Maryland – Noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Kent State at Ohio State – Noon ET, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Iowa State at Iowa – 3:30pm ET, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Miami (Ohio) at Michigan – 3:30pm ET, BTN/BTN2Go
Illinois at Washington – 4pm ET, FOX*
Minnesota at TCU – 4pm ET, FS1*
Purdue at Notre Dame (at Indianapolis) – 7:30pm ET, NBC*
Penn State at Rutgers – 8pm ET, BTN/BTN2Go*
Nebraska at Fresno State – 10:30pm ET, CBSSN*

* Previously announced

Comments (4)

BTN has a great lineup on the season’s first weekend. Not sure what I would do if I couldn’t see James Madison and Maryland.

How dare you slander James Madison, he was one of the great founders of our country…wait, this is a football game? I thought this was a debate between opposing interpretations of our constitution.

i think the B1G will go undefeated this round, they have a strong division, they almost went undefeated in championship games last year and were very tough, the SEC gets all the hype but the B1G has the fastest athletes and has been revolutionary in style of play, i think texas and florida are going to join next preseason, that should be fun