Michigan vs. Western Michigan Game Selected for TV
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department and the Big Ten Conference announced today (Tuesday, June 19) that the Wolverines' Saturday, Sept. 15, football game vs. Western Michigan has been selected for broadcast by ESPN Regional Television. The network carriers for the 12:10 p.m. EDT kickoff against the Broncos at Michigan Stadium will be determined at a later date.

This announcement brings the total of committed game times to five, with four of those contests receiving confirmed television network slots (see chart below). Michigan begins the 2001 season with a string of 69 straight televised games and is the most televised program in college football history, with 294 appearances.

Any of the remaining six regular-season football games may be selected to appear by the networks. Those games can be chosen under the six- and 12-day provisions of their contracts with the Big Ten Conference.

Following are the game times and television networks for televised games determined to date:

Date Opponent Site Time TV
Sept. 1 Miami (Ohio) Michigan Stadium 3:30 p.m. EDT ESPN-R
Sept. 8 Washington Seattle, Wash. 12:30 p.m. PDT ABC
Sept. 15 Western Michigan Michigan Stadium 12:10 p.m. EDT ESPN-R
Oct. 13 Purdue Michigan Stadium 12:10 p.m. EDT TBA
Nov. 24 Ohio State Michigan Stadium 1 p.m. EST ABC

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