Big Ten Early Season 2016 Football TV Schedule Set

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big Ten early season 2016 football TV schedule has been set, and it features over 30 games slated for broadcast.

The schedule kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 1 with Indiana at FIU at 7:30pm ET on ESPNU. That game is followed by Oregon State at Minnesota at 9:00pm ET on the Big Ten Network.

Over the first three Saturday’s of the 2016 season, there are 15 non-conference games slated for broadcast on BTN.

Listed below are the early season Big Ten games that have been selected for television as of June 13 (some were previously announced). All remaining Big Ten controlled games will be announced six-to-12 days prior to the date of the game.

Big Ten Early Season 2016 Football TV Schedule
All times Eastern.

Thursday, Sept. 1
Indiana at FIU – 7:30pm, ESPNU
Oregon State at Minnesota – 9pm, BTN

Friday, Sept. 2
Furman at Michigan State – 7pm, BTN

Saturday, Sept. 3
Bowling Green at Ohio State – Noon, BTN
Eastern Kentucky at Purdue – Noon, ESPNews
Hawaii at Michigan – Noon, ESPN
Western Michigan at Northwestern – Noon, ESPNU
Howard at Maryland – Noon, BTN
Rutgers at Washington – 2pm, Pac-12N
Kent State at Penn State – 3:30pm, BTN
Miami (OH) at Iowa – 3:30pm, ESPNU
Murray State at Illinois – 3:30pm, BTN
Wisconsin vs. LSU (at Green Bay) – 3:30pm, ABC
Fresno State at Nebraska – 8pm, BTN

Friday, Sept. 9
Maryland at FIU – 7:30pm, CBSSN

Saturday, Sept. 10
Ball State at Indiana – Noon, ESPNews
Cincinnati at Purdue – Noon, BTN
Howard at Rutgers – Noon, BTN
Penn State at Pittsburgh – Noon, ABC/ESPN
UCF at Michigan – Noon, ABC/ESPN
Wyoming at Nebraska – Noon, ESPN2
Akron at Wisconsin – 3:30pm, BTN
Illinois State at Northwestern – 3:30pm, BTN
Tulsa at Ohio State – 3:30pm, ABC
Indiana State at Minnesota – 4pm, ESPNews
Iowa State at Iowa – 7:30pm, BTN
North Carolina at Illinois – 7:30pm, BTN

Saturday, September 17
New Mexico at Rutgers – Noon, ESPNews
North Dakota State at Iowa – Noon, ESPN/ESPN2
Temple at Penn State – Noon, BTN
Georgia State at Wisconsin – Noon, BTN
Colorado at Michigan – 3:30pm, BTN
Oregon at Nebraska – 3:30pm, ABC
Western Michigan at Illinois – 4pm, ESPNews
Michigan State at Notre Dame – 7:30pm, NBC
Ohio State at Oklahoma – 7:30pm, FOX
Duke at Northwestern – 8pm, BTN
Maryland at UCF – TBA

2016 Big Ten Football Schedules

Comments (9)

The Big Ten controlled games that are TBA, are those left up to the schools themselves? Seems strange that there are still B1G home games on this list with TBA for kickoff times.

That somewhat balances out over 3 years (though Iowa lucks out with PSU as their semi-permanent crossover).

I’m surprised to see Oregon St vs Minnesota on BTN. You would think that game would be on ESPN or ABC.

While it’s a P5 OOC game, OSU is coming off a 2-10 season and it looks like they value South Carolina @ Vandy more than this one.

Yeah, I don’t understand either why South Carolina @ Vanderbilt would be on ESPN instead of Oregon State @ Minnesota that night.