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. 3 with Oregon State at Minnesota at 9:00pm ET. That game is followed by Furman at Michigan State on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:00pm ET.

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

  1. Josh
    June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    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.

  2. Richard
    June 14, 2016 at 8:18 am

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

  3. GEG
    June 14, 2016 at 9:50 am

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

  4. lost in Va.
    June 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Hawaii’s game @ 7AM their time!! that’s another 10 points in UM’s favor….

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