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More #B1G news - ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 & the schools will be announcing primetime football games in just a few hours. Stay tuned.
For those networks at least.
Bump because you were first with this.
And here it is:
ANd it's pretty weak.
You've waited for it, and the Big Ten prime-time schedule for the 2013 season is finally here. Well, at least the first part of it. ESPN/ABC has made
Washington @ Illinois, UCLA @ Nebraska, and OSU @ Cal. Guarantee that we'll see one or more of those in primetime. OSU @ Cal would probably be on Fox.
IU @ MSU could definitely be a BTN primetime game.
And the squeaky wheel gets the grease. I hope Hollis is taking notes:
•Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has been vocal about the fact the Buckeyes typically play two road games at night and just one at home. Smith wants more night games at The Shoe -- so does coach Urban Meyer -- and he gets his wish as Leaders Division foes Wisconsin and Penn State both visit Ohio Stadium at night. Not surprisingly, the Buckeyes make more ABC/ESPN prime-time appearances (3) than any other Big Ten team, as they also visit Northwestern.
Hollis has squeaked....but Hollis doesn't have $$ to buy the grease and slap it all over himself like Smith has.
Disappointing MSU doesn't have a night game on that list but when you look at it, there's not many candidates (WMU is night by default since it's on a Friday). South Fla, Y'town State, Indiana and Illinois don't move the needle before November and even then, it's just one game (albeit a big one) against UM. I realize they can do November night games now, but it doesn't appear that's a big focus.
That, or they just went 12-0 and are the most appealing Big 10 team nationally.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
It's a Catch-22.
MSU isn't a "BCS game school" because Delany decided not to vacate OSU's games a few years ago, keeping us out of the Rose Bowl. Don't kid yourself that OSU and Smith didn't campaign for that to happen.
Now OSU/Smith/Meyer campaign to get the advantage of hosting night games, and they are rewarded by getting their 2 toughest division games in the Shoe at night. Their lone road night game is against an overmatched NU team.
You can't get what you don't ask for. OSU may be the bigger brand, but they aren't relying on that, they're making their case to be seen as THE representative of the B1G every step of the way. It becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.
Homecoming won't be a night game
It's cool, we'll start the season with a night game, and end the season in the BCS championship....Which is also a night game.
Rumor is the BTN will announce their prime time games next week.
Because its been like 3 out of the last 5 years?
see... this is what happens when we lose the likes of wisconsin, Penn state and ohio state off the schedule.... plus the michigan game was never going to be prime time.......
we will end up with some 3.30pm national games on abc..... home to michigan and at nebraska the week after..... but I think we are looking at a whole bunch of 12 noon kick offs......
They did it a few years ago didn't they?
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
huge just basically said that no one considers MSU a B1G title contender which is why they don't have any "prime time" tv spots.
You're not wrong ... but lets not forget how they were caught cheating for the 2nd time now in about a decade
i only care about spartans --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsAJQc-NCY
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