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Big Ten Football TV schedule 2014: Start times, networks announced for first three weeks


We’re getting closer and closer to the start of the 2014 college football season, and no, the current SEC Media Days aren’t the only evidence of that on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday afternoon, the Big Ten Conference announced their complete slate for the first three weeks of the season, including start times and television networks.

There’s a lot to take in with the Big Ten during the first three weeks of the season, including the huge opening weekend match up between Wisconsin and LSU in prime time. The very next week, the reigning conference champion Michigan State Spartans will be taking in the Pac-12 power Oregon Ducks.

There are these two games, and a lot more intriguing ones, and you can view the entire slate for the first three weeks below, courtesy of the Big Ten Network.

WEEK 1 (August 28)
Eastern Illinois at Minnesota, 7 p.m. ET – BTN/BTN2Go (previously announced)
Rutgers at Washington State, 10 p.m. ET – FS1 (previously announced)

August 29
Jacksonville State at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m. ET – BTN/BTN2Go (previously announced)

August 30
Penn State vs. UCF, 8:30 a.m. ET (Ireland) – ESPN2 (previously announced)
Youngstown State at Illinois, noon ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Indiana State at Indiana, noon ET – ESPNews
Northern Iowa at Iowa, noon ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Appalachian State at Michigan, noon ET – ESPN2
Ohio State vs. Navy, noon ET (Baltimore) – CBS Sports Network (previously announced)
Western Michigan at Purdue, noon ET – ESPNU
James Madison at Maryland, 3:30p.m. ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Florida Atlantic at Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Cal at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. ET – ABC regional/ESPN2
Wisconsin vs. LSU, 9 p.m. ET (Houston) – ESPN (previously announced)

WEEK 2 (September 6)
Western Kentucky at Illinois, noon ET – BTN/BTN2Go
McNeese State at Nebraska, noon ET – ESPNU
Akron at Penn State, noon ET – ABC regional/ESPN/ESPN2
Central Michigan at Purdue, noon ET – ESPNews
Howard at Rutgers, noon ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Western Illinois at Wisconsin, noon ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Ball State at Iowa, 3:30 p.m. ET – ESPN2
Maryland at South Florida, 3:30 p.m. ET – CBS Sports Network (previously announced)
Middle Tennessee at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Northern Illinois at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Michigan State at Oregon, 6:30 p.m. ET – FOX (previously announced)
Michigan at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. ET – NBC (previously announced)
Virginia Tech at Ohio State, 8 p.m. ET – ESPN (previously announced)

WEEK 3 (September 13)
Indiana at Bowling Green, noon ET – ESPNU/ESPNews
West Virginia at Maryland, noon ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Kent State at Ohio State, noon ET – ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Iowa State at Iowa, 3:30 p.m. ET – ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Miami (Ohio) at Michigan, 3:30 p.m. ET – BTN/BTN2Go
Illinois at Washington, 4 p.m. ET – FOX (previously announced)
Minnesota at TCU, 4 p.m. ET – FS1 (previously announced)
Purdue at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. ET (Indianapolis) – NBC (previously announced)
Penn State at Rutgers, 8 p.m. ET – BTN/BTN2Go (previously announced)
Nebraska at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m. ET – CBS Sports Network (previously announced)

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