Big Ten releases Week 6 football schedule, times

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The Big Ten Conference released its Week 6 schedule and there are now kickoff times for the teams in action.

Week 5 is coming up but it’s never too early to look down the line. In Week 6, the kickoff times and network assignments are now official.

Take a look below at the upcoming schedule.

Big Ten Week 6 schedule

Friday, October 6: Nebraska at Illinois, 8:00 p.m. ET – FS1
Saturday, October 7: Maryland at Ohio State, 12:00 p.m. ET – FOX
Saturday, October 7: Rutgers at Wisconsin, 12:00 p.m. ET – Peacock
Saturday, October 7: Howard at Northwestern, 3:00 p.m. ET – Big Ten Network
Saturday, October 7: Purdue at Iowa, 3:30 p.m. ET – Peacock
Saturday, October 7: Michigan at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. ET – NBC

Nebraska and Illinois have an interesting Friday night tilt in the Big Ten West. Once again, the division is all over the place.

You also might see a shootout between the Terrapins and Buckeyes to kickoff the Saturday slate. Taulia Tagovailoa vs. Kyle McCord is a fascinating quarterback battle.

Of course, all eyes will be on Michigan, who could still very well be undefeated going to Minnesota to take on PJ Fleck’s Gophers.

Big Ten Championship Game to Las Vegas

Speaking of schedules, the Big Ten Championship Game will head to Las Vegas, reportedly, in the future. Indianapolis has been the host of the game that concludes the conference schedule during championship weekend.

That news comes courtesy of the Miller & Condon on KXnO radio program, which reports “at least a couple of Vegas title games are coming” at Allegiant Stadium in the near future. The Big Ten Championship Game won’t be permanently relocated from Indianapolis.

The Big Ten Championship Game was first introduced in 2011 following a round of conference expansion. The game has aired on FOX and has been played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

That comes amid USC, UCLA, Oregon and Washington being added to the conference beginning in 2024. The West Coast presence is real, so it might not always be a middle America conference.

It’s worth noting the current contract with Lucas Oil Stadium only has one year remaining.