New Year’s Day is shaping up to be a little different than normal for Big Ten fans.
Rather than feasting on bowl games — with Jan. 1 falling on a Sunday there are no college football games that day — those fans will have to settle for a full slate of basketball games.
Big Ten Network on Sunday released the times for the games it will air on Jan. 1. The quadruple-header starts at noon E.T. with Maryland hosting Nebraska, followed by Michigan at Iowa (2:15 p.m.), Minnesota at Purdue (4:30 p.m.) and Ohio State at Illinois (7 p.m.).
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That’s not all. Rutgers hosts Penn State at 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU, the lone men’s game that won’t air on BTN that day.
The Rose Bowl will just have to wait another day next year.