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Big Ten Network to kick off prime-time slate at Rutgers

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The Big Ten Network will televise six prime-time games this season, beginning on Sept. 13 with Penn State at Rutgers — the Scarlet Knights’ Big Ten opener. And that’s not the only prime-time slot Rutgers will have on the Big Ten Network in 2014: They’ll kick off a home game against Michigan at 7 EST on Oct. 4, too.

Fellow newcomer Maryland gets a prime-time Big Ten Network game, too, hosting defending conference champions Michigan State on Nov. 15.

The full Big Ten Network prime-time slate:

Sept. 13, 8 ET: Penn State at Rutgers

Sept. 26, 6 ET: Cincinnati at Ohio State

Sept. 26, 9 ET: Illinois at Nebraska

Oct. 4, 7 ET: Michigan at Rutgers

Oct. 18, 7:30 ET: Nebraska at Northwestern

Nov, 15, 8 ET: Michigan State at Rutgers

 

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10 Responses to “Big Ten Network to kick off prime-time slate at Rutgers”
  1. pfitz2 says: Apr 22, 2014 11:11 AM

    According to Rutgers Football, they are playing Michigan St. in E. Lansing

  2. freerayray52 says: Apr 22, 2014 11:49 AM

    3 games at Rutgers?

  3. unclemoobaa1911 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:27 PM

    Everyone knows New Jersey looks better at night!

  4. fatediesel says: Apr 22, 2014 12:30 PM

    As the story says the November 15 game is Michigan State at Maryland, not Rutgers.

  5. bostonfrogs says: Apr 22, 2014 12:39 PM

    Cincinnati at Ohio State? Rutgers 3 times? Illinois at Nebraska? I think the BTN schedulers may have misunderstood the whole “Must See TV” concept.

  6. dmarado says: Apr 22, 2014 12:54 PM

    Looks like they got a solid slate of games to show. I know it’s not Bammer/UT Chattanooga, but things will pick up for BTN.

  7. cajunirish says: Apr 22, 2014 1:09 PM

    Surprised schedulers aren’t taking better advantage of having their own network. Thought I’d be seeing games like MU vs MSU, MU vs OSU, MSU vs OSU. You know, games that build interest.

  8. fatediesel says: Apr 22, 2014 1:23 PM

    @cajunirish:
    ESPN/ABC has first-tier TV rights for the Big 10, so they get the most popular games. The Big 10 Network has second-tier rights, so they pretty much get the leftover games and will never get games like Michigan-Ohio State.

  9. ningenito78 says: Apr 22, 2014 4:32 PM

    Not going to be so funny when Rutgers beats Penn State on Sept 13th.

  10. collegefan1984 says: Apr 22, 2014 8:46 PM

    @ningenito78
    I’m a HUGE Penn St fan, bit with lack of depth and the injuries already on the o-line, I wouldn’t beshocked if Rutgers won. They really benefitted from the reduction in scollys. The issue will be 2015 and beyond. Can Rutgers hang with the way Franklin recruits? I hope Rutgers can be a quality team in the BIG 10, but unfortunately, I have my doubts.

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