When Michigan State heads on the road to take on Iowa on Oct. 30, it could very well be playing for the Big Ten title. The Spartans and Hawkeyes are two of three undefeated teams in the Big Ten right now (Purdue is the other), and both have pretty favorable schedules to finish the season. The Hawkeyes, for example, get games against Wisconsin, MSU and Ohio State all at home. Then for the Spartans, they don't even play Ohio State at all. To put it bluntly, a lot will be on the line in two weeks in Iowa City.â†µ
Considering the importance of this game, it should come as no surprise that it will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and be broadcast nationally. Like most Big Ten games in the 3:30 p.m. time slot, it will be shown on ABC/ESPN using the reverse-mirror system. Those in the coverage zone for the game will get to watch it on ABC and the rest of the country will have it broadcast on ESPN.â†µ
Michigan's game against Penn State on Oct. 30 has had its start time (8 p.m.) set since the summer. What network will show the game (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) will be determined next Monday.