Wednesday, August 30th, 2023


NBC and Peacock Kick Off Big Ten Football in THREE Days (Sat., Sept. 2): No. 2 Michigan Hosts East Carolina at Noon ET Exclusively on Peacock; No. 7 Penn State Hosts West Virginia at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock

B1G Talk with Todd & Noah Features B1G Saturday Night Announce Team of Todd Blackledge and Noah Eagle

Go B1G or Go Home Hosted by B1G College Countdown‘s Ahmed Fareed and Joshua Perry

STAMFORD, Conn. – Aug. 30, 2023 – With NBC and Peacock kicking off their Big Ten Football schedules this Saturday, NBC Sports debuts a pair of Big Ten podcasts today: B1G Talk with Todd and Noah, featuring B1G Saturday Night analyst Todd Blackledge and play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle, and Go B1G or Go Home, hosted by B1G College Countdown’s Ahmed Fareed and Joshua Perry.

NBCUniversal and the Big Ten Conference kick off their new 7-year agreement this Saturday, Sept. 2 with two of college football’s top programs – Penn State and Michigan – opening their 2023 seasons with home games.

    • At Noon ET, exclusively on Peacock, the Big Ten champion and Associated Press preseason No. 2 Michigan Wolverines open “The Big House” against the East Carolina Pirates.
    • At 7:30 p.m. ET, on NBC and Peacock, the AP preseason No. 7 Penn State Nittany Lions, Rose Bowl winners this past winter, host West Virginia at Beaver Stadium in the schools’ 50th meeting, but first since 1992. The Nittany Lions and Mountaineers played 31 times between 1960-92.


B1G Talk with Todd and Noah, hosted by Blackledge and Eagle, sees the two personalities discuss the top stories, games, highlights, rankings, and more on a weekly basis each Wednesday during the Big Ten Football season. The premiere episode debuted today, Aug. 30, on all major platforms.

Go B1G or Go Home, hosted by B1G College Countdown’s Fareed and Perry, breaks down the biggest sports stories across the entire Big Ten conference, including instant analysis on Saturday nights after football games. Debuting last Friday, episodes will be released on Saturday nights during football season. The show will be available year-round, covering all Big Ten sports. Joining Fareed and Perry will be an expert cast of analysts including fellow B1G College Countdown analyst Matt Cassel, and others.

B1G Talk with Todd and Noah and Go B1G or Go Home are available for download on all major platforms, including:, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and iHeart.

Video clips of both shows are posted on as well as the NBC Sports YouTube and Instagram pages.

NBC Sports’ Big Ten Football package features B1G Saturday Night on NBC and Peacock – marking the first time ever that Big Ten Football will have a dedicated weekly primetime game on a national broadcast network – and nine exclusive games on Peacock.

Peacock will simulstream all of NBC Sports’ college football games and studio shows airing on the NBC broadcast network this season, including B1G Saturday Night and Notre Dame Football home games.

Peacock’s expansive programming offers the most live sports of any SVOD service in the United States, featuring live coverage including Big Ten Football, Sunday Night Football, Notre Dame Football, Olympic Games, Premier League, NASCAR, NTT IndyCar Series, and much more.  Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.