The Big Ten Conference has revealed their Week 1 football TV schedule and have moved five games to Friday nights this season, it was announced on Monday.
The first Big Ten football game of the 2020 season will now kickoff on Friday, Oct. 23 when the Illinois Fighting Illini travel to face the Wisconsin Badgers. The game, previously set for Saturday, Oct. 24, is set for 8:00pm ET on the Big Ten Network.
The six remaining Big Ten matchups in Week 1 are each scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24. Those contests are listed below (all times Eastern):
Rutgers at Michigan State – 12pm, BTN
Nebraska at Ohio State – 12pm, FOX
Penn State at Indiana – 3:30pm, FS1
Iowa at Purdue – 3:30pm, BTN
Michigan at Minnesota – 7:30pm, ABC
Maryland at Northwestern – 7:30pm, BTN
Four other Big Ten football matchups in 2020 have also been moved to Friday nights and are listed below:
Friday, Oct. 30
Minnesota at Maryland – 7:30pm, ESPN
Friday, Nov. 13
Iowa at Minnesota – 7pm, FS1
Friday, Nov. 20
Purdue at Minnesota – TBD, BTN
Friday, Nov. 27
Nebraska at Iowa – TBD, FOX or FS1
Additionally, the kickoff time and television network have been set for the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio State Buckeyes game on Saturday, Dec. 12. The game will kickoff at 12:00pm ET and will be televised by FOX.