Plans for Oct. 20 Big Ten slate mostly TBD

This is normally the post that lists kickoff times and TV plans for most or all of the games 12 days down the road. That's not happening today, as ABC/ESPN has exercised one of its allowable six-day picks to determine which games kick off at noon ET and which kick off at 3:30 ET on Oct. 20.

Three games are still to be determined:

  • Nebraska at Northwestern

  • Michigan State at Michigan

  • Purdue at Ohio State

One of these games will be televised by ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 at noon ET, and another will be televised by ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Big Ten Network will televise the other game at either noon ET or 3:30 p.m. ET.

Kick times and TV plans for these games will be finalized after this Saturday's contests are completed.

Got that?

Here's what we know for sure ...


  • Minnesota at Wisconsin, ESPNU

3:30 P.M. ET

  • Indiana at Navy, CBS College Sports

8 P.M. ET

  • Penn State at Iowa, Big Ten Network

Illinois is off Oct. 20.