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Big Ten Announces Primetime Kickoff Times


In April, Big Ten Network (BTN) announced six prime time football games for this upcoming season. Two of those matchups will feature the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Today, the Big Ten Conference released the times.

The Scarlet Knights, fresh off their inaugural season in the new conference, will travel to Penn State on Saturday, Sept. 19 and host Michigan State at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday Oct. 10. Both will air on BTN and kickoff at 8 p.m.

A season ago, Rutgers was highlighted with two primetime BTN network games against Penn State and Michigan – both at home. The fans stormed the field after Rutgers upset college football all-time winning-est program in the Wolverines.

The Knights will look to get revenge against both the Nittany Lions and Spartans, as both topped State University of New Jersey last fall.


The Rutgers-Army game on Nov. 21 will kickoff at noon televised on CBS Sports Network. The game will be played at Michie Stadium at West Point. Rutgers holds an all-time advantage over the Black Knights 21-18, dating back to 1891.


Rutgers football full 2015 schedule:

Sept. 5 vs. Norfolk State

Sept. 12 vs. Washington State

Sept. 19 at Penn State (BTN – 8 p.m.)

Sept. 26 vs. Kansas

Oct. 3 Bye week

Oct. 10 vs. Michigan State (BTN – 8 p.m.)

Oct. 17 at Indiana

Oct. 24 vs. Ohio State (ABC, ESPN/2 – 8 p.m.)

Oct. 31 at Wisconsin

Nov. 7 at Michigan

Nov. 14 vs. Nebraska

Nov. 21 at Army (CBS Sports Network – 12 p.m.)

Nov. 28 vs. Maryland

Of the two BTN games, the Penn State game is the pricier ticket at an average price on the secondary market of $170 and a get-in price of $74.  The Michigan State home game has an average ticket price of $123 and a get-in of $59.  If you’re looking to attend either game and need recommendations on hotel accommodations, has a guide to hotel deals for any city in the country.  According to Hipmunk, hotels near Rutgers University typically have rates starting for as low as $74, though the closer it gets to game time, the pricier hotel rooms can get.

Rutgers does not have an easy schedule in 2015 so it will be a tall task to replicate their bowl-winning season of 2014.  Nonetheless, with four games televised on BTN, ABC, and CBS Sports this year, they’ll have the spotlight to try to prove their doubters wrong.

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