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

By Kevin Kelley -
Big Ten

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
Date Game Time (ET) Network
Thu., Aug. 29 UNLV at Minnesota 7:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Fri., Aug. 30 Western Michigan at Michigan State 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31 Buffalo at Ohio State Noon ESPN2
Sat, Aug. 31 Southern Illinois at Illinois Noon Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31 UMass at Wisconsin Noon Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31 Central Michigan at Michigan 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31 NIU at Iowa 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31 Syracuse vs. Penn State (at NJ) 3:30 p.m. ABC and ESPN2
Sat, Aug. 31 Indiana State at Indiana 7:00 p.m. Big Ten Network (Regional)
Sat, Aug. 31 Wyoming at Nebraska 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Aug. 31 Northwestern at California 10:30 p.m. ESPN2
Big Ten – 2013, Week 2
Sat, Sep. 7 South Florida at Michigan State Noon ESPN2 or ESPNU
Sat, Sep. 7 Cincinnati at Illinois Noon ESPN2 or ESPNU
Sat, Sep. 7 Missouri State at Iowa Noon Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7 Eastern Michigan at Penn State Noon Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7 Indiana State at Purdue Noon Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7 Tennessee Tech at Wisconsin Noon Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7 San Diego State at Ohio State 3:30 p.m. ABC and ESPN2
Sat, Sep. 7 Navy at Indiana 6:00 p.m. Big Ten Network (Regional)
Sat, Sep. 7 Southern Miss at Nebraska 6:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7 Syracuse at Northwestern 6:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 7 Notre Dame at Michigan 8:00 p.m. ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Big Ten – 2013, Week 3
Sat, Sep. 14 UCLA at Nebraska Noon ABC
Sat, Sep. 14 Bowling Green at Indiana Noon ESPNU
Sat, Sep. 14 Akron at Michigan Noon Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14 Western Illinois at Minnesota Noon Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14 Youngstown State at Michigan State 2:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14 Iowa at Iowa State 6:00 p.m. FOX Sports 1
Sat, Sep. 14 UCF at Penn State 6:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14 Washington vs. Illinois (at Chicago, IL) 6:00 p.m Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 14 Ohio State at California 7:00 p.m. FOX
Sat, Sep. 14 No. 10 Notre Dame at Purdue 8:00 p.m. ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Sep. 14 Wisconsin at Arizona State 10:30 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Big Ten – 2013, Other Games
Sat., Sep. 21 Missouri at Indiana 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Sep. 28 Iowa at Minnesota 3:30 p.m. ABC
Sat, Sep. 28 Wisconsin at Ohio State 8:00 p.m. ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct. 5 Minnesota at Michigan 3:30 p.m. ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct. 5 Ohio State at Northwestern 8:00 p.m. ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct. 12 Michigan at Penn State 5:00 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
Sat., Oct. 19 Indiana at Michigan 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Oct. 19 Iowa at Ohio State 3:30 p.m. ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Oct. 19 Wisconsin at Illinois 8:00 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat, Oct. 26 Penn State at Ohio State 8:00 p.m. ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Fri, Nov. 29 Iowa at Nebraska Noon ABC
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9 Comments to Big Ten Adds 11 Games To Early Season 2013 Football TV Schedule

  1. Caleb Wilkes said....

    How does the Big Ten Network show multiple games at the same time?

    June 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    • Andy Coffaro said....

      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.

      June 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    • bigddan11 said....

      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.

      June 12, 2013 at 5:02 pm
  2. Bill said....

    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.

    June 12, 2013 at 4:39 pm
  3. Kyle said....

    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.

    June 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm
    • Bill (the one that's commenting for years not the newbie) said....

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

      June 15, 2013 at 3:35 am
  4. Timothy Toolin said....

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

    July 9, 2013 at 12:02 am
    • chris spindler said....

      Penn State doesn’t want any part of the Big Red

      August 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    • Jim E said....

      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.

      October 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

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