Michigan-Minnesota (Nov. 4) will be a 7:30 pm kick on FOX

Submitted by poppinfresh on October 23rd, 2017 at 12:29 PM

per Nick Baumgardner

Can you tell me why?



October 23rd, 2017 at 12:40 PM ^

I'm annoyed because this means we will only get one night game in 2018. 


We have to host 3 in a two year span. 


Next year we have Wisconsin, Penn State and Nebraska all at home, all three of which would make better night opponents than Minnesota, especially because UM should be a better team next year anyways. 


October 23rd, 2017 at 3:00 PM ^

What about Michigan's athletic administration suggests to you they will do anything other than the absolute minimum in terms of night games?


We refused to host them in 2012, 2015 and 2016 (even though 2016 with Wisconsin was literally a golden opportunity). 


October 23rd, 2017 at 12:43 PM ^

The weather forecast now is 30's for Nov 4th, maybe rain. Sunset is 6:24. All the weather arguments for not having OSU as a night game apply to Minnesota. I'm not against night games (but they are pain in the butt for me) but why not the OSU game?


October 23rd, 2017 at 12:56 PM ^

Hang in there!  Because there's this:

In 2019, we play Notre Dame on October 26th.  Given that Penn State-Ohio State is an *afternoon* kick this weekend (the final weekend in October), presumably because of the World Series, we may have at chance to at least get *that* 2019 game played during the day...



October 23rd, 2017 at 1:20 PM ^

Either ABC/Fox had the first pick of B1G games.  Put a 6-day-hold on OSU @ Iowa and PSU @ MSU (waiting to see who wins Saturday).  But both games had to be held for an afternoon spot, given night games must be announced 12 days prior.

The other of ABC/Fox has second pick.  Says they want the other of those 2 games.

The B1G night game thus becomes a lower-pick game.

Sort of makes sense given the "night games must be 12-day picks" rule.



October 23rd, 2017 at 1:33 PM ^

and every one must be celebrated with a night time performance? I have no idea. I am with the noon crowd. Is this a BTN broadcast or a Fox national game? I can't imagine it's the latter.

But you know, Michigan game ratings are the real reason, if it's on FS1 or their lead channel.


October 23rd, 2017 at 1:35 PM ^


12:00 PM ESPN
Memorial Stadium , Champaign, IL  


12:00 PM   Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI  

#2Penn State

3:30 PM FOX Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH  

#16Michigan State

3:30 PM ESPN
Ryan Field, Evanston, IL  


3:30 PM BTN Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD  


6:30 PM   Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA  


7:30 PM