OSU, UM each add night football game to schedule


Ohio State will play four regular-season night games for the first time in program history this fall.

The Big Ten Network announced today its primetime schedule of football games will include OSU's home game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27. Kickoff is 6 p.m.

Michigan also picked up another night game, with its Oct. 4 trip to Rutgers set for 6 p.m. on the league's television network.

ABC/ESPN previously announced its primetime schedule will include two OSU home games under the lights — Sept. 6 against Virginia Tech and Nov. 1 against Illinois — and one on the road Oct. 25 against Penn State. All three games will kick off at 8 p.m., with ESPN televising Ohio State’s home opener against the Hokies and ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2 carrying the later games.

Michigan will play three night games in all. An Oct. 11 visit from Penn State is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. and be televised by ESPN or ESPN2 while the Wolverines' series against Notre Dame will conclude -- for now -- under the lights. The rivals are scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. NBC broadcast on Sept. 6 in South Bend.