ABC Sports, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Regional Television, and NBC Sports will televise the games.
Nonconference opponents from the Pac-10 (Washington, Arizona State, UCLA and Oregon), Atlantic Coast Conference (North Carolina State and Wake Forest), Big 12 (Missouri and Nebraska), and Big East (Boston College, Rutgers and West Virginia), are confirmed on the early season television schedule. Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue will once again play Notre Dame, with all three games televised nationally.
Eleven intraconference games, including 10 homecoming games, were also tabbed during the early television selection process, including the Nov. 22 Ohio State at Michigan game (ABC Sports), which will be the 100th meeting between the two long-standing rivals.
Selections of games in the first three weeks of the season and homecoming games, and games rescheduled for prime time exposure, are generally confirmed in early summer each year.
An all-time record 74 regular-season and postseason football games were televised during the 2002 season. Additional television games for the 2003 season may be added in the coming weeks.
Check the Big Ten website (www.bigten.org
The balance of the Big Ten football television schedule will be determined on a 12-day or a six-day advance selection process.
2003 BIG TEN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
(Games Announced as of June 16, 2003; Others TBA)
Missouri vs. ILLINOIS, 11 a.m. CDT, ABC Sports (St. Louis)
Miami, O @ IOWA, 11 a.m. CDT, ESPN2
WISCONSIN @ West Virginia, 11 a.m. CDT, ESPN
Central Michigan @ MICHIGAN, 12:10 p.m. EDT, ESPN Plus (local)
Western Michigan @ MICHIGAN STATE, 3:40 p.m. EDT, ESPN Plus (local)
Temple @ PENN STATE, 3:40 p.m. EDT, ESPN Plus (local)
Washington @ OHIO STATE, 8 p.m. EDT, ABC Sports
Illinois State @ ILLINOIS, 11:10 a.m. CDT, ESPN Plus (local)
Buffalo @ IOWA, 11:10 a.m. CDT, ESPN Plus (local)
Houston @ MICHIGAN, Noon EDT, ESPN
Boston College @ PENN STATE, Noon EDT, ABC Sports
Rutgers @ MICHIGAN STATE, 3:40 p.m. EDT, ESPN Plus (local)
Louisiana Tech @ MICHIGAN STATE, 12:10 p.m. EDT, ESPN Plus (local)
PURDUE @ Wake Forest, 11 a.m. EST/CDT, ESPN
UNLV @ Wisconsin, 11 a.m. CDT, ESPN2
North Carolina State @ OHIO STATE, Noon EDT, ABC Sports
Notre Dame @ MICHIGAN, 3:30 p.m., ABC Sports
ILLINOIS @ UCLA, 7 p.m. CDT, ABC Sports
PENN STATE @ Nebraska, 8 p.m. EDT, ABC Sports
Bowling Green @ OHIO STATE, 12:10 p.m. EDT, ESPN Plus (local)
MICHIGAN STATE @ Notre Dame, Time TBD, NBC Sports
MICHIGAN @ Oregon, ABC Sports, 3:30 p.m. EDT
Arizona State @ IOWA, ESPN or ESPN2, 5:30 or 6:45 p.m. CDT (12-day advance pick)
WISCONSIN @ ILLINOIS, 5 p.m. CDT, ESPN2
ILLINOIS @ PURDUE, 11 a.m. EST/CDT, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Plus (regional)
INDIANA @ MICHIGAN STATE, Noon EDT, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Plus (regional)
WISCONSIN @ PENN STATE, Noon EDT, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Plus (regional)
MICHIGAN @ IOWA, 2: 30 p.m. CDT, ABC Sports
ILLINOIS @ MICHIGAN, Noon EDT, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Plus (regional)
IOWA @ OHIO STATE, 3: 30 p.m. EDT, ABC Sports
PURDUE @ WISCONSIN, 11 a.m. CDT, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Plus (regional)
MINNESOTA @ ILLINOIS, 11 a.m. CDT, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Plus (regional)
WISCONSIN @ NORTHWESTERN, 11 a.m. CDT, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Plus (regional)
OHIO STATE @ MICHIGAN, Noon EST, ABC Sports
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
BIG TEN FOOTBALL KICKOFF LUNCHEON TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
Tickets for the 32nd annual Big Ten football Kickoff Luncheon, July 24 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, are now available, and can be purchased by either calling the Big Ten Conference office (847-696-1010), or, by going on line at www.bigten.org. Featured guest speakers are Big Ten head football coaches. Dave Barnett of ESPN is the emcee.