ESPN Adds More Big Ten Games To 2013 Football TV Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

ESPN has added more Big Ten games to their early season 2013 college football TV schedule, the network announced this morning.

Games added for Saturday, Aug. 31 include Buffalo at Ohio State (Noon ET, ESPN2) and Syracuse vs. Penn State (Sat., Aug. 31, 3:30 ET, ABC/ESPN2).

Additions to the slate for Saturday, Sept. 7 include USF at Michigan State (Noon ET, ESPN2 or ESPNU), Cincinnati at Illinois (Noon ET, ESPN2 or ESPNU), and San Diego State at Ohio State (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2).

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 7:

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. 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. 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. 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 (7)

There are some Big Badger games that have not been picked up yet. BYU @ Wisconsin should be huge, especially non conference late in the season! Lets go ESPN pick it up :)

I expect that the BYU vs Wisconsin game will be picked up by one of the ESPN networks it has a likelihood to be a late season top 25 matchup between 2 coaches very familiar with each other.

Every Big Ten home game will be televised on either ESPN/ESPN2/ABC or on BTN. I imagine each and every road game will be televised also;

Why does the Big Ten Network air alot of their games at the same time instead of spreading them out. In Week 2 and Week 3 they have several games at 6 PM. Especially in Week 3 where there is no afternoon game spread them out more.

You have both the PS/Syracuse game and the Ohio State vs. Buffalo at Noon (EST) on 8/31 and then on the schedule below different times? Is the schedule correct?