2016 Big Ten Football Homecoming Kickoff Times Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big Ten Conference has announced football homecoming kickoff times for the 2016 season.

Specific networks for each game will be announced at a later date. They will be televised by either the Big Ten Network or an ABC/ESPN Network.


Saturday, Oct. 1
Northwestern at Iowa – Noon ET
Rutgers at Ohio State – Noon ET
Purdue at Maryland – 3:30pm ET
Illinois at Nebraska – 3:30pm ET

Saturday, Oct. 8
Maryland at Penn State – Noon ET

Saturday, Oct. 15
Iowa at Purdue – Noon ET
Illinois at Rutgers – Noon ET
Nebraska at Indiana – 3:30pm ET
Northwestern at Michigan State – 3:30pm ET

Saturday, Oct. 22
Rutgers at Minnesota – Noon ET
Indiana at Northwestern – Noon ET
Illinois at Michigan – 3:30pm ET

Saturday, Oct. 29
Minnesota at Illinois – Noon ET

Saturday, Nov. 12
Illinois at Wisconsin – 3:30 p.m. ET


  1. Shep
    May 11, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Why in the world would Wisky have their HC game in mid November? That’s just dumb.

    • Vegas Saxon
      May 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      Because their October home games are Ohio St. and Nebraska. Those games sell themselves.

  2. Vegas Saxon
    May 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    What? Only 4 teams chose their home game against Illinois for homecoming? I guess that Northwestern decided that 11/26 (Thanksgiving weekend) was a little to late for homecoming, denying Illinois a chance to go 5 for 5.