Big Ten Adds 11 Games To Early Season 2013 Football TV Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big Ten has added eleven games to their early season 2013 football TV schedule. Each of the games will be broadcast on Big Ten Network.

Games added for Saturday, Aug. 31 include Southern Illinois at Illinois and UMass at Wisconsin at noon ET and Central Michigan at Michigan and NIU at Iowa at 3:30 p.m ET.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, four games will air on BTN at noon ET: Missouri State at Iowa, Eastern Michigan at Penn State, Indiana State at Purdue, and Tennessee Tech at Wisconsin.

Additions to the BTN slate for Saturday, Sept. 14 include Akron at Michigan and Western Illinois at Minnesota at noon ET and Youngstown State at Michigan State at 2 p.m. ET.

Per the Big Ten, start times for remaining games on the Big Ten Network for the first three weeks of the season could be released as early as next week.

Below are games involving Big Ten schools that have been selected for television as of June 12:

Big Ten – 2013, Week 1
DateGameTime (ET)Network
Thu., Aug. 29UNLV at Minnesota7:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Fri., Aug. 30Western Michigan at Michigan State8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31Buffalo at Ohio StateNoonESPN2
Sat, Aug. 31Southern Illinois at IllinoisNoonBig Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31UMass at WisconsinNoonBig Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31Central Michigan at Michigan3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31NIU at Iowa3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31Syracuse vs. Penn State (at NJ)3:30 p.m.ABC and ESPN2
Sat, Aug. 31Indiana State at Indiana7:00 p.m.Big Ten Network (Regional)
Sat, Aug. 31Wyoming at Nebraska8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31Northwestern at California10:30 p.m.ESPN2
Big Ten – 2013, Week 2
Sat, Sep. 7South Florida at Michigan StateNoonESPN2 or ESPNU
Sat, Sep. 7Cincinnati at IllinoisNoonESPN2 or ESPNU
Sat, Sep. 7Missouri State at IowaNoonBig Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7Eastern Michigan at Penn StateNoonBig Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7Indiana State at PurdueNoonBig Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7Tennessee Tech at WisconsinNoonBig Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7San Diego State at Ohio State3:30 p.m.ABC and ESPN2
Sat, Sep. 7Navy at Indiana6:00 p.m.Big Ten Network (Regional)
Sat, Sep. 7Southern Miss at Nebraska6:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7Syracuse at Northwestern6:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7Notre Dame at Michigan8:00 p.m.ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Big Ten – 2013, Week 3
Sat, Sep. 14UCLA at NebraskaNoonABC
Sat, Sep. 14Bowling Green at IndianaNoonESPNU
Sat, Sep. 14Akron at MichiganNoonBig Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14Western Illinois at MinnesotaNoonBig Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14Youngstown State at Michigan State2:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14Iowa at Iowa State6:00 p.m.FOX Sports 1
Sat, Sep. 14UCF at Penn State6:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14Washington vs. Illinois (at Chicago, IL)6:00 p.mBig Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14Ohio State at California7:00 p.m.FOX
Sat, Sep. 14No. 10 Notre Dame at Purdue8:00 p.m.ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep. 14Wisconsin at Arizona State10:30 p.m.ESPN or ESPN2
Big Ten – 2013, Other Games
Sat., Sep. 21Missouri at Indiana8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 28Iowa at Minnesota3:30 p.m.ABC
Sat, Sep. 28Wisconsin at Ohio State8:00 p.m.ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct. 5Minnesota at Michigan3:30 p.m.ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct. 5Ohio State at Northwestern8:00 p.m.ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct. 12Michigan at Penn State5:00 p.m.ESPN or ESPN2
Sat., Oct. 19Indiana at Michigan3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Oct. 19Iowa at Ohio State3:30 p.m.ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct. 19Wisconsin at Illinois8:00 p.m.Big Ten Network
Sat, Oct. 26Penn State at Ohio State8:00 p.m.ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Fri, Nov. 29Iowa at NebraskaNoonABC

Comments (9)

Not sure how it works in the rest of the country, but here in San Jose, CA on DirecTV I have alternates. So sometimes at 9am on a Saturday I can watch games on Big10, Big10alt1, Big10alt2, etc.

Big Ten Network has regional feeds and a national feed. The game shown nationall, including the main channel on DirecTV, DISH , & AT&T U-Verse is always the main feed game. However many of those stations are authorized to show the regional feeds are shown on alternate channels. The same thing applies for Pac-12 Networks games.

In Big Ten country, they break it down where you always get your regional feed, and if your team isn’t playing at that time, you get the national feed.

Here in San Diego on Time Warner there are 3 Big Ten Network channels..483-484-485 and they show exactly the same thing. Except if they have mutlitple games they split them between those channels.

I don’t understand why BTN aires so many games at the same time and then in Week 2 doesn’t have an afternoon game.

The Big Ten promises ESPN/ABC certain games of national interest on an exclusive basis. SDSU @ OSU is one of those games,.

What happened to the Nebraska vs. Penn State rivalry? I see that the two teams will not be playing after 2013.

After1913 the 14 Big 10 teams split into geographical divisions, East and West. Each team must play all the other teams in their division. Nebraska and Penn State are obviously in different divisions and may play in the future.