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Posted on Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 2:20 p.m.

Michigan-Purdue game will be shown on ESPN2

By Staff

The Michigan football team's game against Purdue at noon Saturday will be broadcast by ESPN2.

The Associated Press reported that ESPN has elected to show the Michigan State-Nebraska game in Lincoln, which also has a noon kickoff.

Michigan State (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) comes into the game as the Legends Division leader after its dramatic win over Wisconsin. Nebraska (6-1, 2-1) is a game behind the Spartans after its win over Minnesota.



Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 2:39 a.m.

Here's a possible Halloween nightmare scenario: Matt Millen provides commentary on the game. CBS loans Rich Rodriguez to ESPN to do the play-by-play. Danny Hope fires up the boilermakers beyond the boiling point. UM is still thinking about its loss at East Lansing. Thursday's rain hangs on until Saturday nullifying an already shaky UM passing game.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 4:46 p.m.

The Deuce is definitely better than BTN

Lorain Steelmen

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 4:24 p.m.

Not worried about who carries the game...only how UM plays that game. We will start to find out if this team has the character to come back.

Lorain Steelmen

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 4:22 p.m.

txmazinblue.....The league record is just that, a league record, NOT a division record. The league did that, so ALL league games would be signifiicant. And they had to do that sicne there is no round robin.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 1:06 p.m.

How can Nebraska be 2-1 in division play when their only loss is against Wisconsin, who is in the Leaders division?


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 12:25 p.m.

As long as they don't assign Matt Millen to work the game, I'm fine. I continue to be astonished that he is able to get a job in football with his resume.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 8:51 a.m.

Uugh, I hate to sound Sexist, but i just cant stand Beth. I find myself muting the tv and listening to the AM band which of course because of certain delays, never quite match up.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 2:49 p.m.

probably will be stuck with Beth Mowins and Mike Bellotti which isn't much better... just can't get into her play-by-play calling


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 8:28 a.m.

Who cares, ESPN I or II, does it really matter? We need to get ready for an improving Purdue team, that's all that matters.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 8:54 a.m.

no, THEY need to get ready for Purdue, WE need to get our beer coolers cleaned out from last weeks party and ready to rock and roll again.


Tue, Oct 25, 2011 : 8:54 a.m.

no, THEY need to get ready for Purdue, WE need to get our beer coolers cleaned out from last weeks party and ready to rock and roll again.

Macabre Sunset

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 4:44 a.m.

They want to feature the more interesting games, so they build flexibility into their schedules. With the money they're paying to broadcast these games, it makes sense to accommodate them. Right now, Michigan State/Nebraska looks like it will decide who plays in one half of the league championship game. I'm not surprised ESPN wants that game on the flagship, which has only slightly greater market penetration than ESPN2.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 4:13 a.m.

I don't know if anyone's noticed but: All of these "sources" for B1G games are causing significant problems for fans who don't happen to have access to ALL of the, uh, "conduits" these games are divided among. This isn't "politics" per se: it's a bunch of hot shots dividing up the pot (non-competitively). Since college football game schedules are known many months in advance, I see no reason (other than the above pot dividing) that the TV schedules can't be published along with the announced coming season's game schedule. As far as upcoming opponents goes: if the Guys on State Street don't know by now they've got to find a way to win decisively from here on, then the Wolverines are a doomed team for the rest of this season. A more positive phrasing would be: it's very likely the Guys on State Street DO know they've got to win decisively for at least the next 3 games. If the polls only matter at the end of the season, then it follows the weekly polls DO matter when it comes to having a good finish. Accumulating Ws is a step-by-step, week-by-week process. I'll even say, Hoke's program would be seriously threatened if the Wolverines don't pull off 3 good wins by season's end.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 10:23 p.m.

ESPN2 is better than BTN. As to what kind of broadcast team we will get will be the luck of the draw. I still think that will not be a good weekend for Purdue to play the Maize and Blue, even coming off a win. I will bill this as the redemption game for the Wolverines. GO BLUE!!


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 7:20 p.m.

ESPN, ESPN2....what's the difference? They both show a full slate of college football on Saturday. At any rate, I'm actually glad Purdue beat Illinois this past Saturday, because if Michigan needed any extra motivation to take this game seriously, Purdue gave it to them. Purdue has played good football for the past three weeks so Michigan is going to have to play physical and tough, as coach Hoke says, to win this game. I'm looking forward to Michigan coming out strong against a quality B1G foe and getting themselves back on track


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 7:18 p.m.

It'll be on TV in HD ... that's all I care about. But to be honest, I think the Nebraska / MSU game might be the more interesting game.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 7:23 p.m.

It might be...but I know which of the two I'll be watching! I'll check the MSU/Nebraska game on commercials.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 7:03 p.m.

The Deuce????? Really???? Isnt that like ESPN Light? We should just give this game to public access........