Notre Dame-Michigan highlights Big Ten's early 2013 TV schedule

Jonathan Daniel

Key non-conference games between UCLA and Nebraska, Syracuse and Penn State, and five of Ohio State's games will be on the ESPN family of networks.

ESPN announced Friday that an additional seven Big Ten games to be nationally broadcast, mainly coming from the early non-conference slate, including three Ohio State games and a marquee matchup between UCLA and Nebraska.

Five of Ohio State's 12 games are included among the 17 games the network has released thus far as they try to key in on coverage of a squad expected by many to be the nation's best. Michigan is next up with three games, while several have two.

Notable games added to the schedule in this round include the UCLA-Nebraska game, the season opener between Syracuse and Penn State at the Meadowlands, and the annual Black Friday Iowa-Nebraska matchup.

Here's a full look at the games ESPN plans to broadcast, the networks and the game times (all Eastern):

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Sat, Aug 31

Noon

Buffalo at No. 1 Ohio State

ESPN2

3:30 p.m.

Syracuse vs. Penn State (East Rutherford, N.J.)

ABC and ESPN2

Sat, Sep 7

Noon

South Florida at Michigan State

ESPN2 or ESPNU

Noon

Cincinnati at Illinois

ESPN2 or ESPNU

3:30 p.m.

San Diego State at No. 1 Ohio State

ABC and ESPN2

8 p.m.

No. 10 Notre Dame at No. 9 Michigan *

ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Sat, Sep 14

Noon

No. 19 UCLA at No. 22 Nebraska

ABC

Noon

Bowling Green at Indiana

ESPNU

8 p.m.

No. 10 Notre Dame at Purdue *

ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Sat, Sep 28

3:30 p.m.

Iowa at Minnesota *

ABC

8 p.m.

No. 25 Wisconsin at No. 1 Ohio State *

ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Sat, Oct 5

3:30 p.m.

Minnesota at No. 9 Michigan *

ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

8 p.m.

No. 1 Ohio State at No. 24 Northwestern *

ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Sat, Oct 12

5 p.m.

No. 9 Michigan at Penn State *

ESPN or ESPN2

Sat, Oct 19

3:30 p.m.

Iowa at No. 1 Ohio State

ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Sat, Oct 26

8 p.m.

Penn State at No. 1 Ohio State *

ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Fri, Nov 29

Noon

Iowa at No. 22 Nebraska

ABC

* previously released

More games will be added to the schedule going forward.

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