The Big Ten announced that five 2018 games have been moved to different dates. One of the games is a conference showdown between Penn State and Illinois.
Previously scheduled for September 22, Penn State-Illinois will now play on Friday, Sept. 21. The game is at Illinois.
The first moved game is Northwestern at Purdue, an early Big Ten game. That game will now be played on Thursday, Aug. 30. Of the five games, it’s the only one that has been moved to Thursday. The rest have been moved to Friday.
Here’s the complete list of the moved 2018 Big Ten games:
Big Ten football: 5 2018 games moved to new dates
Thursday, Aug. 30
Northwestern at Purdue
Friday, Aug. 31
Utah State at Michigan State
Western Kentucky at Wisconsin
Friday, Sept. 21
Penn State at Illinois
Friday, Oct. 26
Indiana at Minnesota
Penn State-Illinois 2018 game moved to Friday
Future Schedule Update: Big Ten has moved 2018 #Illini home game vs. Penn St. to Friday night, Sept. 21 (originally scheduled for Sept. 22)
— Illini Football (@IlliniFootball) October 20, 2017
The Big Ten’s expansion to Friday nights has been met with pushback. That includes Penn State, which on November 2 last year told the Big Ten that it would not host games on a Friday night.
That’s still the case, but the Nittany Lions will be playing on the road on a Friday night in 2018.
Penn State has informed the Big Ten that we will not host football games on a Friday night. pic.twitter.com/6SH1tcvrw4
— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) November 2, 2016
Wisconsin and Michigan State have familiarity playing on Friday nights, however. The Spartans even opened six consecutive seasons on a Friday night from 2011 to 2016.
The Badgers opened this season on a Friday. Wisconsin routed Utah State, 59-10.
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