The Big Ten announced prime time football games that will air this fall on BTN. With Lovie Smith on board and anticipation growing about Illinois football, the Illini did pick up one of the prime time games, with a September 10th non-conference contest against North Carolina.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to game times and networks being announced, but the B1G usually the first to start laying the ground work for one of the best times of the year.
Sept. 1: Oregon State at Minnesota (Time TBA)
Sept. 2: Furman at Michigan State (Time TBA)
Sept. 3: Fresno State at Nebraska (8 p.m.)
Sept. 10: Iowa State at Iowa (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 10: North Carolina at Illinois (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 17: Duke at Northwestern (8 p.m.)
Sept. 24: Nebraska at Northwestern (7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 1: Michigan State at Indiana (8 p.m.)
Oct. 22: Michigan State at Maryland (7:30 p.m.)
Nov. 5: Iowa at Penn State (7:30 p.m.)
Nov. 12: Minnesota at Nebraska (7:30 p.m.)
Nov. 19: Penn State at Rutgers (8 p.m.)