Two weeks later (Sept. 15), the Wildcats will host Boston College at Ryan Field with a 2:30 p.m. CT kick and television coverage provided by the Big Ten Network.
That's 3:30 PM for all you East coasters.
The Big Ten Network is available in 73 million homes and is carried by DIRECTV (610), Dish Network (439), Verizon FIOS (85) and a number of other providers. To find out whether your satellite or cable provider offers the network, use this handy BTN Channel Finder.
The Eagles and 'Cats are facing one another for the second straight season after Northwestern edged BC in the 2011 season opener 24-17. Northwestern holds a 3-1 edge in the all-time series, including a perfect 2-0 record at home.
The Northwestern game is already the third nationally-televised game announced for this sesason after the Miami (ESPN/ABC) and Army (CBS Sports Network) games with several other games sure to follow. The Maine game will be aired on ESPN3.