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Ohio State announces game times for six fall football contests

So far, Northwestern and Michigan State will be primetime kickoffs.

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On Thursday, the Ohio State University announced the kick times for a half dozen of this fall’s football games. The season will start with a trio of noon starts, while October will see back-to-back primetime games, before the regular season ends with the already announced noon start for The Game.

Ohio State will host Florida Atlantic on Aug. 31 in a game broadcast on FOX. Then on Sept. 7, they will welcome home Luke Fickell and his Cincinnati Bearcats in an ABC contest, and the final of the three noon-kicks to start the season will be on the road to open up Big Ten play against the Indiana Hoosiers on Sept. 14 on FOX.

Earlier this month, FOX — who owns the top-line B1G media rights — announced that more of their high-profile games will get noon starts this season, so more early kicks could be on the way.

We are still waiting on kick times for OSU’s Sept. 21 game against Miami (Ohio), Sept. 28 at Nebraska, Oct. 26 against Wisconsin, and three November games versus Maryland, Rutgers, and Penn State.

This season, Ryan Day’s Buckeyes will have two open dates, as they will be off on Oct. 12 and Nov. 2.