Jody Victor: Fans of the Buckeyes, Wolverines, Nittany Lions and Wildcats can tune in to the Big Ten Network on Sept. 1 to see their teams kick off their seasons, as conference and network officials today announced the schedule for the network's first three weeks. The Big Ten Network earlier announced six games that will air in prime time, including season openers for Minnesota and Indiana.
All games produced by the Big Ten Network will be available to cable and satellite operators nationwide as part of their agreements to carry the network. Whenever the Big Ten Network is porducing more than one game airing at the same time, the network will split the feeds regionally among cable operators to allow Big Ten fans to watch the game with the most regional interest. In addition, cable and satellite providers that have agreed to carry the network will be offered the chance to carry the additional games via “overflow” channels.
The conference's remaining home games will be selected as the season progresses. The majority of the games airing on the Big Ten Network will be shown in high definition (HD). Woo-Hoo!
The Buckeyes first 2 games will be aired on the Big Ten Network:
Saturday, September 1 – Youngstown State at Ohio State – Noon EDT/11 am CDT
Saturday, September 8 – Akron at Ohio State – Noon EDT/11 am CDT