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ESPN releases early-season B1G TV schedule

If you like your college football early, we have some good news for you. The Big Ten released its early-season TV scheule on Friday and it comes with a heaping helping of noon ET kickoffs.  

ESPN's announcement includes nine new games, bringing the Worldwide Leader's total to 17 Big Ten games to this point. Any early-season game owned by the Big Ten's media package not included in the announcement will fall to the Big Ten Network, while the rest will be decided on as the season progresses.

All times Eastern.

Saturday, Aug. 31
Buffalo at Ohio State - 12 p.m. - ESPN2
Syracuse vs. Penn State (at East Rutherford, N.J.) - 3:30 p.m. - ABC/ESPN2

Saturday, Sept. 7
South Florida at Michigan State - 12 p.m. - ESPN2 or ESPNU
Cincinnati at Illinois - 12 p.m. - ESPN2 or ESPNU
San Diego State at Ohio State - 3:30 p.m. - ABC/ESPN2
Notre Dame at Michigan - 8 p.m. - ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Saturday, Sept. 14
UCLA at Nebraska - 12 p.m. - ABC
Bowling Green at Indiana - 12 p.m. - ESPNU
Notre Dame at Purdue - 8 p.m. - ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Saturday, Sept. 28
Iowa at Minnesota - 3:30 p.m. - ABC
Wisconsin at Ohio State - 8 p.m. - ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 5
Minnesota at Michigan - 3:30 p.m. - ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Ohio State at Northwestern - 8 p.m. - ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 12
Michigan at Penn State - 5 p.m. - ESPN or ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 19
Iowa at Ohio State - 3:30 p.m. - ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Saturday, Oct. 26
Penn State at Ohio State - 8 p.m. - ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Friday, Nov. 29
Iowa at Nebraska - 12 p.m. - ABC

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