May 31, 2017
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday (May 31) the kickoff time for five University of Michigan football games during the 2017 season. Additional games can be selected in the coming days or will be chosen during the six- and 12-day selection process with the networks.
A week after facing Florida in the AdvoCare Classic, Michigan will play its home opener against Cincinnati at noon on Sept. 9. The first-ever meeting between the two programs will air on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, with the final determination made following the opening weekend of games.
The Wolverines' Big Ten opener at Purdue on Sept. 23 will kick off at either 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. depending upon the network that selects the game. In addition, Michigan's game at Indiana on Oct. 14 and the homecoming contest against Rutgers on Oct. 28 will be played at noon. The broadcast network carrying these matchups will be determined at a later date.
"The Big Game" between Michigan and Ohio State will make its first appearance on FOX. The new Big Ten Conference network partner will carry this year's annual battle between the two rivals on Nov. 25. The game will be played at noon from Michigan Stadium.
Announced Game Times/TV Designations
Sept. 2 -- vs. Florida, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Sept. 9 -- vs. Cincinnati, Noon (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Sept. 23 -- at Purdue, 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Oct. 14 -- at Indiana, Noon
Oct. 28 -- vs. Rutgers - Homecoming, Noon
Nov. 25 -- vs. Ohio State, Noon (FOX)
Dec. 2 -- Big Ten Championship, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Home games in Bold
All times local to game site (Ann Arbor is Eastern time)