The Big Ten Conference has changed the dates of five football games for the 2018 season, three of which are intraconference games.
Northwestern at Purdue, a season-opener previously scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, has been moved up two days and will now be played on Thursday, Aug. 30.
Two non-conference games scheduled for Week 1 have been moved up one day to Friday, Aug. 31: Utah State at Michigan State and Western Kentucky at Wisconsin.
The Big Ten has also moved two conference games to Friday night. Penn State at Illinois, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, will now be played on Friday, Sept. 21.
Indiana at Minnesota, previously set for Saturday, Oct. 27, has been moved up one day to Friday, Oct. 26.
The Big Ten Conference began playing football games on Friday night this season. However, some conference members objected to the idea and will not play home games on Friday nights.