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Northwestern's Big Ten opener against Nebraska will be played at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on the Big Ten Network, the network announced Monday.

The game, scheduled for Sept. 24 at Ryan Field, is Northwestern's third 2016 game moved to primetime, following the Duke and Ohio State games. It's the first Big Ten home game to be confirmed as a night game.

Here's what Northwestern's schedule looks like, with primetime games in bold, and BTN games in italics:

9/3 — Western Michigan — Home
9/10 — Illinois State — Home
9/17 — Duke — Home — 7 p.m. CT
9/24 — Nebraska — Home — 6:30 p.m. CT
10/1 — Iowa — Away
10/15 — Michigan State — Away
10/22 — Indiana — Home (Homecoming)
10/29 — Ohio State — Away — 4:30 p.m. CT
11/5 — Wisconsin — Home
11/12 — Purdue — Away
11/19 — Minnesota — Away
11/26 — Illinois — Home

Here is the Big Ten Network's entire primetime schedule, as announced Monday:

Date

Time (ET)

Matchup

Saturday, Sept. 3

8:00 PM

Fresno State at Nebraska

Saturday, Sept. 10

7:30 PM

Iowa State at Iowa

Saturday, Sept. 10

7:30 PM

North Carolina at Illinois

Saturday, Sept. 17

8:00 PM

Duke at Northwestern

Saturday, Sept. 24

7:30 PM

Nebraska at Northwestern

Saturday, Oct. 1

8:00 PM

Michigan State at Indiana

Saturday, Oct. 22

7:30 PM

Michigan State at Maryland

Saturday, Nov. 5

7:30 PM

Iowa at Penn State

Saturday, Nov. 12

7:30 PM

Minnesota at Nebraska

Saturday, Nov. 19

8:00 PM

Penn State at Rutgers

Northwestern's game at Ohio State will be on ESPN or ESPN2 at 4:30 p.m. CT.