Note on Nov. 12 Big Ten slate

Just a quick note to let you know that ESPN/ABC has exercised one of its six-day selection rights in determining TV plans for the Nov. 12 Big Ten games.

Kickoff time and TV plans have been set for just one of the six Big Ten contests that day. Northwestern's home game against Rice will kick off at noon ET and be televised by the Big Ten Network.

Kickoff times and TV plans for the following five games will be determined after this week's games are completed:

  • Michigan State at Iowa

  • Michigan at Illinois

  • Wisconsin at Minnesota

  • Ohio State at Purdue

  • Nebraska at Penn State

Two games will be televised by ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU at noon ET. One game will be televised by ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Big Ten Network will broadcast two games, one at noon ET and the other at 3:30 p.m. ET.

We will keep you posted as soon as these selections are made, which might be as early as Saturday night.