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Big Ten Announces Part Of Primetime Football Schedule

The Big Ten's full primetime football schedule that includes Big Ten Network games won't be out until a later date, but the games that will be televised by ABC/ESPN were announced on Thursday.

Michigan's first ever night game will be televised by ESPN. That game will take place on Sept. 10 against Notre Dame and will start at 8 p.m. The reason it's not going to be on ABC is because of a conflict with a NASCAR race, so ESPN will take care of televising the game.

Michigan State's game against Wisconsin on Oct. 22 will start at 8 p.m. ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC will televise the game, which is MSU's homecoming for 2011. That should be quite the atmosphere, and it will be at least MSU's second night game of the season. (MSU's first night game will be the season opener against Youngstown State on a Friday.)

A full look at the Big Ten's ABC/ESPN primetime schedule can be found after the jump (via Adam Rittenberg).

Sept. 1
UNLV at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

Sept. 10
Notre Dame at Michigan, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

Oct. 1
Nebraska at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2
Notre Dame at Purdue, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2

Oct. 8
Ohio State at Nebraska, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2

Oct. 22
Wisconsin at Michigan State, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2

Oct. 29
Wisconsin at Ohio State, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2