COLUMBUS, Ohio – Television carriers and game times for six Ohio State Buckeye football games this season have been announced by the networks and the Big Ten Conference, including noon starts for the first three games of the season and the season finale at Michigan, and a 7:30 p.m. kickoff for the Oct. 5 homecoming game against Michigan State.
The network carrier breakdown is three games on FOX, one on FS1, one on ABC, and one to be broadcast on either ABC or ESPN.
The 130th season of Ohio State football will kick off Aug. 31 at Ohio Stadium against Florida Atlantic at noon. FOX will televise.
ABC will televise the in-state rivalry game Week 2 against a Cincinnati team that is coming off an 11-win season and is coached by Ohio State great and longtime Buckeye assistant, Luke Fickell. Start time is also set for noon.
Ohio State will be back on FOX Sept. 14 at Indiana (a noon kick) and also for the regular season finale Nov. 30 at Michigan with its traditional noon start time.
The Michigan State game will be televised on ABC/ESPN and start at 7:30 p.m.
Friday night lights
The first Friday night game for Ohio State since the Big Ten Conference’s decision in 2016 to begin playing some games on Friday night will take place Oct. 18 in Evanston, Ill., against Northwestern. FS1 will carry the game and it will start at 8:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. local time).
Additional start times will be released during the season in the six- and 12-day window protocol that has been typically used by the networks.
Flexible Ticket Options Coming Soon
For the first time, Ohio State will offer a trio of flexible ticketing options designed to make Ohio State football game days more accessible to more fans. In June, flexible three- and four-game ticketing plans will be available for purchase in June. For details visit: http://go.osu.edu/FBTix
2019 Ohio State Schedule
All times EDT
Aug. 31 – Florida Atlantic – Noon on FOX (Faculty & Staff and Alumni Band game)
Sept. 7 – Cincinnati – Noon on ABC (Hall of Fame game)
Sept. 14 – at Indiana – Noon on FOX
Sept. 21 – Miami (Ohio) – (Scarlet & Gray and Buckeyes Care game)
Sept. 28 – at Nebraska
Oct. 5 – Michigan State – 7:30 p.m. on ABC/ESPN (Homecoming game)
Oct. 12 – Off
Oct. 18 – at Northwestern – 8:30 p.m. on FS1
Oct. 26 – Wisconsin – (Buckeye Club game)
Nov. 2 – Off
Nov. 9 – Maryland (Military Appreciation game)
Nov. 16 – at Rutgers
Nov. 23 – Penn State (Senior Day)
Nov. 30 – at Michigan – Noon on FOX
Dec. 7 – Big Ten Championship Game