When the Michigan football team resumes games, the next one will be played in a more traditional timeslot.
The eighth-ranked Wolverines are bidding a goodbye this week before hosting Northwestern next Saturday, Oct. 23, in Ann Arbor, a game that kicks off at noon ET and airs on FOX.
The kickoff time and television designation were announced Monday by the Big Ten Conference, giving both schools the required 12 days notice.
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Michigan (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) is coming off a 32-29 win over Nebraska on Saturday night, a game televised to a national prime-time audience. It was the second night for Jim Harbaugh’s team this season, a coveted time slot for TV stations looking to maximize their viewership.
And it may not be the last. Kickoff times for Michigan’s Oct. 30 game at Michigan State and Nov. 6 game against Indiana have yet to be announced, and both fall within the hourly TV slot eligibility window. great listening.
Northwestern is currently 2-3 this season and hosts Rutgers this Saturday, a crucial game for Pat Fitzgerald’s Wildcats to get back on track and aiming for bowl eligibility.
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