Irish game at Purdue to air on ESPN

Notre Dame's 8 p.m. Oct. 1 game at Purdue will air on ESPN, the Big Ten announced today.

The Fighting Irish's third and final game against a Big Ten school this season is the second of at least five night contests on the schedule for 2011.

Notre Dame's Nov. 5 contest at Wake Forest is its only remaining game without an announced start time or television network yet.

ABC will broadcast Nebraska's Big Ten debut at Wisconsin, which starts at the same time as Notre Dame-Purdue.