The 2016 college football season is just a few months away and everyone seems to be excited and focused on what should be another fun season. The Big Ten will be getting some pretty good exposure this year as seven games have landed primetime slots on ESPN.
On Monday, ESPN announced the list of games that will be played during primetime hours on their family of networks, which includes ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC. Six of the seven matchups feature either Michigan or Ohio State, but glaringly absent from the list is defending Big Ten champion Michigan State.
Oct. 8: Michigan at Rutgers (7 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET)
Oct. 15: Ohio State at Wisconsin (8 p.m. ET)
Oct. 22: Ohio State at Penn State (8 p.m. ET)
Oct. 29: Northwestern at Ohio State (5:30 p.m. ET)
Oct. 29: Nebraska at Wisconsin (7 p.m. ET)
Nov. 5: Nebraska at Ohio State (8 p.m. ET)
Nov. 12: Michigan at Iowa (7 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET)
All of these games should be exciting to watch this season and fans should all be in for a very good year. We are still five months away from the start of the season, but that doesn’t mean it is too early to get hyped up.
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