Urban Meyer has to get some kryptonite installed at the Horseshoe before a primetime matchup against Rex Burkhead and the Huskers. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
The Big Ten conference has announced that Nebraska will play in three Saturday night football games on the ABC/ESPN family of networks. On Saturday, September 29th, the Huskers will host Wisconsin at 7 pm central time. One week later, the Huskers travel to Bo Pelini's alma mater to play Ohio State at 7 pm central time on Saturday, October 6th. Three weeks after that, Michigan makes it's first-ever appearance in Memorial Stadium and it's first trip to Lincoln since 1911 for a 7 pm kickoff on October 27th.
The exact network is still to be determined, but it will be either ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2.No word yet on Nebraska's non-conference games. The season opener on September 1st vs. Southern Miss is a good candidate to be the 2:30 pm game on ABC. If not ABC, then almost certainly an 11 am kickoff on ESPN/ESPN2. The September 8th game at UCLA will be determined by the Pac-12's broadcast contracts. It likely will be either on ABC, ESPN, FSN, Fox, or FX. The Pac-12 has a good slate of games that day (Wisconsin at Oregon State, Oklahoma State at Arizona, and Fresno State at Oregon), so it remains to be seen which games will be telecast by whom. Fox Sports has already announced plans to show a Saturday night football game on the 8th. If I had a sneaking suspicion, I'd go with Fox with Gus Johnson on the call.
On September 15th, Nebraska's game against Arkansas State is almost certainly headed to BTN, but it won't be in prime-time. BTN already has announced Utah State vs. Wisconsin and Ball State vs. Indiana that night. It's a full schedule that day, so I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't a 2:30 pm kickoff on BTN. But be prepared for breakfast in Lincoln.
The September 22nd game against Idaho State is a lock for BTN in the morning or afternoon; BTN has already announced two other games for primetime that night.
All other things being equal, what time do you prefer Husker games to kick off?
What's your favorite time for Husker games to kick off?
11 am - I can't wait! (13 votes)
2:30 pm - Perfect timing. I have plenty of time both before and after the game. (34 votes)
6 pm - As dusk falls, it's time for kickoff (18 votes)
7 pm - Primetime is the right time (40 votes)
9 pm - Get those blue-hairs out of the stadium. It's Late Night for me! (5 votes)
110 total votes