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Big Ten Announces 2017 Friday Night Primetime Schedule

Big Ten Announces 2017 Friday Night Primetime Schedule
Posted at 2:41 PM, Nov 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 15:41:17-05

Big Ten schools today announced 2017 season football games to be televised in Friday primetime. The games will be televised by ESPN and Fox.

The Huskers will play on Friday, September 29th at Illinois. 

Due to the Conference's new television agreements, every Big Ten football game over the next six years will be nationally televised by ABC/ESPN, FOX or BTN.  In the next six years, 36 games (six per year) will occur on Friday night.

The Big Ten Friday night games are listed below:

Fri., Sept. 1                           Washington at Rutgers

Fri., Sept. 1                           Utah State at Wisconsin

Fri., Sept. 8                           Ohio at Purdue      

Fri., Sept. 29                         Nebraska at Illinois

Fri., Oct. 13                          Northwestern at Maryland

Fri., Oct. 27                          Michigan State at Northwestern

The Big Ten Conference released this statement regarding high school football following the announcement,

"The Big Ten Conference appreciates the significance of high school football within the region and has worked to minimize the impact of this initiative by limiting the number of Friday night games.  Overall, these games represent approximately six percent of Big Ten home games annually, and no institution will host more than one game in any given year. Friday night games will also be announced at least 10 months in advance to provide all parties adequate time to prepare. "