Illinois, Northwestern Each Tabbed For BTN Primetime Game

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(CBS) The Northwestern and Illinois football teams will each have a primetime game on Big Ten Network this fall.

Illinois will play at Nebraska on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the network’s spotlight game. Northwestern will host Nebraska on Saturday, Oct. 18 in a contest that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on BTN.

Here’s the full primetime schedule for the Big Ten Network:

Sept. 13: Penn State at Rutgers, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: Cincinnati at Ohio State, 5 p.m.

Sept. 27: Illinois at Nebraska, 8 p.m.

Oct. 4: Michigan at Rutgers, 6 p.m.

Oct. 18: Nebraska at Northwestern. 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 15: Michigan State at Maryland, 7 p.m.

The Illini have now had two of their game times announced. Illinois will play at Ohio State on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

The Wildcats also have had two game times revealed. Northwestern will at Notre Dame on Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m.