COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Big Ten says Ohio State’s Oct. 2 game at Illinois will kick off at noon Eastern Time.

The contest at Memorial Stadium, which starts at 11 a.m. local, will be televised by the Big Ten Network. It will be the 2010 Big Ten opener for both teams.

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The second-ranked Buckeyes are 3-0 while the Illini are 2-1.

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Updated September 20, 2010

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