Game Times/ Network Predictions
UTAH: Announced ABC Regional Coverage 330
MIAMI OH: Announced ESPN or ESPN 2 National Coverage Noon
@Notre Dame: Annoucned NBC National Coverage 330
@Wisconsin : Estimate ABC Regional coverage 330; No 330 game for the Big -10 has been announced. However Illinois at PSU is at 8. So the othre options for ABC are MSU @ IND and Minny @ OSU. So we probably get the regional nod here
Illinois: Announced ABC 330 Regional Coverage
Toledo: Estimate National Coverage Big Ten Network Noon: ABC will probably go with Purdue at OSU for the 330 Regional Coverage. While PSU @ Wisco is a night game. So we're relegated to the BTN or ESPN2
@Penn State: Annoucned ESPN or ESPN2 430 National Coverage
MSU : Estimate 330 ABC Regional Coveage. All other Big 10 games have been annoucned with no 330 game. So by process of elimination. Things could change if MSU and Umich are combined 0-12
Purdue: Estimate NOOn ESPN National coverage; This is the hardest to estimate. There's no OSU game. So the other options for ABC are Wisco @ MSU, and Iowa @ Illinois. Depending on Purdue's record and assuming they aren't undefeated I think they go with Iowa @ Illinois. Leaving us on ESPN or ESPN2.
@MINNESOTA: Estimate Noon or One BTN Natiional Coverage. Minnesota will be horrible. However the Central Time zone problem as well as that this is probably the least marketable Big Ten game of the week. This also might be one of those ESPN Classic games
Northwestern: Estimate Noon I'm geussing ESPN2 Or the BTN. No way this gets ABC coverage I'm thinking this is 3rd or 4th choice. So The deuce or BTN.
OSU: Estimate ABC National Coverage. Pretty easy. Only question is whether its a 330 or Noon game. I'll assume we have a couple losses and make it a Noon. Allowing ABC to make it a doubleheader with MSU @ PSU
Yes, as long as it counts as part of the Big Ten's TV contract, which requires that its 3:30 ABC regional coverage game be mirrored on one of the ESPNs in markets where the game isn't on ABC.
However, I don't know if this applies to the non-conference games.
I would geuss most of the country is going to get UVA -USC with the exception being Big Ten Country and the State of Utah. Its the marquee matchup of the week.
I just recently moved from Ann Arbor to Houston and know I'm getting USC.
I did this because I was considering getting ABC gameplan and now I'm not. Just getting the Big Ten Network