COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference’s primetime football games selection process is complete and the Ohio State Buckeyes will appear on an evening telecast three times in 2012:
• October 6 – Ohio State will host Nebraska at 8 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. The game will be Ohio State’s Homecoming and it will be the Cornhusker’s first visit to Ohio Stadium since playing games in consecutive years at Ohio Stadium in 1955 and 1956.
• October 13 – Ohio State’s road game at Indiana in Memorial Stadium will be an 8 p.m. contest on the Big Ten Network.
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• October 27 – Ohio State’s first game against Penn State in State College since the 2009 season will be a 6 p.m. start – correct; 6 p.m. – with either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 broadcasting the game.
Television assignments for the first three weeks of the Big Ten season (September 1, September 8 and September 15) will be selected no later than July 1, but the conference office expects to have television information for these first three weekends’ games well before the July 1 deadline.
Ohio State is 34-18 all-time in night games (those starting after 5 p.m. local time) with a 7-3 record in Ohio Stadium, an 18-8 mark on the road and a 9-7 record at neutral sites.