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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Big Ten prime-time TV schedule released

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

The Big Ten has released its 2009 TV schedule for prime-time football games, which features 14 contests during the first eight weeks of the season. As stated last week, the Big Ten has a policy preventing conference games from being played at night in November unless they take place indoors. 

Here's the full rundown with TV for the games:

Sept. 3 (Thursday)

Eastern Kentucky at Indiana, 8 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

Sept. 5

Missouri vs. Illinois, 3:40 p.m. ET, ESPN
Northern Illinois at Wisconsin, 7 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

Sept. 12

Illinois State at Illinois, 7 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Air Force at Minnesota, 7 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
USC at Ohio State, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

Sept. 26

Iowa at Penn State, 8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN
Notre Dame at Purdue, 8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN

Oct. 3

Ohio State at Indiana, 7 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

Oct. 10

Michigan at Iowa, 8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN

Oct. 17

Illinois at Indiana, 7 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

Oct. 24

Iowa at Michigan State, 7 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network

Oct. 31

Michigan State at Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Penn State at Northwestern, 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN2

My quick thoughts on the schedule: