Purdue will begin the 2021 season under the lights! Since Oregon State is coming from the west coast a noon kickoff was unlikely, but today the Big Ten announced that the season opener will be a night game, as the Beavers will face Purdue at 7pm on September 4 on Fox Sports 1. That gives us the kickoff time and TV network for all there non-conference games, as we previously knew the Notre Dame and UConn games.
We also found out two of the first three Big Ten kickoff times. We will face Minnesota at Noon on October 2nd (no TV announced yet) for our first BIG NUDE SATURDAY time of the year. Since that is homecoming that is almost always at noon. Purdue will also play at Iowa at 3:30pm (no TV yet).
That leaves the September 25 home game against Illinois open, but there is little doubt that will be ABC’s primetime game complete with GameDay since it will decide the national title.