Sep 7, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; A general view of Michigan Stadium before the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN selects Michigan, Michigan State football games for primetime slot

ANN ARBOR – ESPN announced in a release Tuesday that Michigan and Michigan State will have one football game apiece televised in primetime this fall.

To no one’s surprise, ESPN selected Michigan’s home game against Penn State to be televised in primetime at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 on ESPN or ESPN2. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon recently picked the contest to be only the third night game in Michigan Stadium history.

ESPN has televised Michigan’s past two night games, both wins over visiting Notre Dame in 2011 and 2013. ESPN’s broadcast of the 2013 game garnered 8,653,000 viewers.

The network will televise Michigan State’s matchup against visiting Nebraska at 8 p.m. on Oct. 4 on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

ESPN also selected the following four Big Ten contests for primetime:

  • Sept. 6 – Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech (ESPN, 8 p.m.)
  • Sept. 20 – Nebraska vs. Miami (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, 8 p.m.)
  • Oct. 25 – Penn State vs. Ohio State (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, 8 p.m.)
  • Nov. 1 – Ohio State vs. Illinois (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, 8 p.m.)

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