Big Ten announces time, TV for several football games in 2017

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big Ten has announced several time and television designations for football games in 2017, and most are on the ESPN and FOX networks.

The schedule kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 31 with Ohio State traveling to take on Indiana. That game will be televised by ESPN at 8:00pm ET.

Listed below are the early season Big Ten games that have been selected for television as of May 31, plus 21 games from Week 4 onward. Big Ten Network games for weeks one through three will be announced on a later date.

All remaining Big Ten controlled games will be announced six-to-12 days prior to the date of the game.

Big Ten Early Season 2017 Football TV Schedule
All times Eastern.

Thursday, Aug. 31
Ohio State at Indiana – 8pm, ESPN
Buffalo at Minnesota – TBA

Friday, Sept. 1
Washington at Rutgers – 8pm, FS1
Utah State at Wisconsin – 9pm, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 2
Akron at Penn State – Noon, ABC
Bowling Green at Michigan State – Noon, ESPNU
Maryland at Texas – Noon, FS1
Michigan vs. Florida – 3:30pm, ABC
at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Louisville vs. Purdue – 7:30pm, FOX
at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Arkansas State at Nebraska – TBA
Ball State at Illinois – TBA
Nevada at Northwestern – TBA
Wyoming at Iowa – TBA

Friday, Sept. 8
Ohio at Purdue – 8pm, FS1

Saturday, Sept. 9
Cincinnati at Michigan – Noon, ABC/ESPN/2 TBA
Iowa at Iowa State – Noon, ESPN or ESPN2
Northwestern at Duke – Noon, ESPNU
Indiana at Virginia – 3:30pm, ACCNExtra
Pitt at Penn State – 3:30pm, ABC
Nebraska at Oregon – 4:30pm, FOX
Oklahoma at Ohio State – 7:30pm, ABC
Minnesota at Oregon State – 10pm, FS1
EMU at Rutgers – TBA
FAU at Wisconsin – TBA
Towson at Maryland – TBA
WKU at Illinois – TBA
WMU at Michigan State – TBA

Friday, Sept. 15
Illinois at USF – 7:00pm, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 16
NIU at Nebraska – Noon, FS1
North Texas at Iowa – 3:30pm, ESPN2
Wisconsin at BYU – 3:30pm, ABC or ESPN
Army at Ohio State – 4:30pm, FOX
Air Force at Michigan – TBA
Bowling Green at Northwestern – TBA
FIU at Indiana – TBA
Georgia State at Penn State – TBA
Middle Tennessee at Minnesota – TBA
Morgan State at Rutgers – TBA
Purdue at Missouri – TBA

Saturday, Sept. 23
Rutgers at Nebraska (HC) – 3:30 or 4pm, TV TBA
Michigan at Purdue (HC) – 3:30 or 4pm, TV TBA
Notre Dame at Michigan State – 8pm, FOX

Friday, Sept. 29
Nebraska at Illinois – 8pm, FS1

Saturday, Oct. 7
Illinois at Iowa (HC) – Noon, TV TBA
Penn State at Northwestern (HC) – Noon, TV TBA
Maryland at Ohio State (HC) – 3:30 or 4pm, TV TBA

Saturday, October 14
Michigan at Indiana (HC) – Noon, TV TBA
Northwestern at Maryland – TBA, ESPN/ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 21
Purdue at Rutgers (HC) – Noon, TV TBA
Maryland at Wisconsin (HC) – Noon, TV TBA
Indiana at Michigan State (HC) – 3:30 or 4pm, TV TBA
Illinois at Minnesota (HC) – 3:30 or 4pm, TV TBA

Saturday, October 28
Wisconsin at Illinois (HC) – Noon, TV TBA
Rutgers at Michigan (HC) – Noon, TV TBA
Penn State at Ohio State – 3:30pm, FOX
Indiana at Maryland (HC) – 3:30 or 4pm, TV TBA
Michigan State at Northwestern – TBA, ESPN/ESPN2

Saturday, Nov. 11
Rutgers at Penn State (HC) – Noon, TV TBA

Friday, Nov. 24
Iowa at Nebraska – 4pm, FS1

Saturday, Nov. 25
Ohio State at Michigan – Noon, FOX

Saturday, Dec. 2
Big Ten Championship Game – 8pm, FOX

* (HC) = Homecoming

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Comments (6)

3 thoughts

1. Notre Dame has never won on Fox so things already don’t look good for the Irish against Sparty. But hopefully that may hasten the end of BK
2. Does it seem somewhat wrong that Fox has OhioSt.-Michigan? I thought ABC/ESPN got to share Big Ten games with Fox like they do for the Big-12 and Pac-12.
3. Does anyone else feel the way I do that sports on Fox seem to have more commercials and made out to be unnecessarily dramatic and longer than on other networks. Personally I would love to see the other 3 networks outbid Fox for the rights they have.

They do share, but Fox has the top overall pick of the games, so expect UMich-OSU to be on Fox from now on.

Why are they showing these games on FOX?! This is so stupid! FOX college football is so not cool! This is killing ESPN! The Big Ten needs to do games on ESPN!

FOX is growing rapidly in the sports world. ESPN keeps laying people off, ESPN may not be on the top much longer, bad investments.