All the Big Ten teams open their season Saturday. About half of the games will be one some network other than the Big Ten Network. The fun begins at noon: Michigan State plays UAB on ESPN2. Wisconsin will play Washington State at 3:30 p.m. on ABC and Illinois will play Missouri on ESPN2. ESPNU, the ESPN college sports channel, will have the Iowa-Northern Illinois and Purdue-Toledo games, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.
The other six games, including Indiana-Indiana State, will be on Big Ten Network, which still is not available on Comcast cable. The new channel launched Thursday.
Those of you who are outside Indiana and don't have access to the radio, I am planning some live blogging of the IU game. I don't have satellite TV, so I'm going to need some help from the Internet and radio broadcasts.