Thursday, November 2nd, 2023


Big Ten West-Leading Iowa Meets Northwestern from Chicago’s Wrigley Field this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on Peacock

Peacock’s Exclusive Big Ten Men’s Basketball Schedule – Featuring 30+ Games Streaming Live this Season – Begins Next Mon., Nov. 6 with Rutgers-Princeton

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STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 2, 2023 – Quarterback J.J. McCarthy and the AP-ranked No. 2 Michigan Wolverines (8-0) host the Purdue Boilermakers this weekend on B1G Saturday Night at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Coverage this Saturday, Nov. 4, begins at 7 p.m. ET with B1G College Countdown on NBC and Peacock.

Saturday’s action begins at 3:30 p.m. ET as the Northwestern Wildcats (4-4) host the Big Ten West-leading Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2) from Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Peacock.

Next Monday, Nov. 6, Peacock’s exclusive slate of Big Ten men’s basketball – featuring 30+ games streaming live this season – tips off at 7 p.m. ET as Rutgers faces Princeton in the inaugural Jersey Jam from CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J.

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NBC Sports’ college football coverage this Saturday:

7:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock: Purdue at No. 2 Michigan

Michigan topped Michigan State, 49-0, two weeks ago to remain undefeated as McCarthy threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns. McCarthy ranks second in the Big Ten in touchdown passes (18) and third in passing yards (1,799), while running back Blake Corum is tied for the lead in the nation with 13 rushing touchdowns. The Wolverines rank first in the nation in scoring defense (5.88 points per game) and are the only defense in the country holding opponents to less than 10 points per game.

Purdue looks to rebound from a 31-14 loss to Nebraska last week. Boilermakers quarterback Hudson Card is fourth in the Big Ten with 1,717 passing yards this season.

Purdue-Michigan will be called from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., by NBC Sports’ B1G Saturday Night team of Noah Eagle (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst), and Kathryn Tappen (sidelines). Terry McAulay serves as the rules analyst.

2023-24 Big Ten Basketball: Purdue men’s and women’s basketball will appear on Peacock eight times this season, including six times for the Boilermakers’ men’s team featuring reigning National Player of the Year Zach Edey. Peacock will present six Michigan men’s and women’s basketball games in 2023-24.

3:30 p.m. ET on Peacock: Iowa at Northwestern

Coming off a bye, Iowa, who leads the Big Ten West division, fell to Minnesota, 12-10, in their most recent game on Oct. 21. The Hawkeyes’ defense ranks sixth nationally in scoring defense (14.5).

Northwestern beat Maryland, 33-27, last weekend to even its record at 4-4 behind quarterback Brendan Sullivan’s 265 passing yards and two touchdowns.

Saturday’s game will be played from Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, as part of Northwestern’s Wildcats Classic series. Northwestern has played at Wrigley Field twice, hosting Purdue in 2021 and Illinois in 2010. The 2010 game marked the ballpark’s first time hosting a college football game since 1938.

Iowa-Northwestern will be called by Paul Burmeister (play-by-play), who played quarterback at Iowa and was offensive captain and MVP of the 1993 Hawkeyes, two-time Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Rudolph (analyst), and Zora Stephenson (sidelines). Former Big Ten referee Reggie Smith serves as the rules analyst.

2023-24 Big Ten Basketball: Peacock will present 10 Iowa men’s and women’s basketball games in 2023-24, including eight games of the Hawkeyes’ women’s team featuring 2022-23 National Player of the Year Caitlin Clark. As part of a Peacock-exclusive quadrupleheader, Iowa’s first men’s basketball’s game on the platform will occur next Friday, Nov. 10, against Alabama State at 8 p.m. ET.

Northwestern’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will appear on Peacock twice this season, including an Iowa-Northwestern women’s matchup on Jan. 31, 2024.

B1G College Countdown on NBC and Peacock

NBC Sports’ College Countdown studio show, featuring host Maria Taylor and analysts Matt Cassel, Joshua Perry, and Michael Robinson, begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock on Saturday. Nicole Auerbach serves as the college football insider.

College Countdown captures college football’s unique gameday atmosphere and provides pre-game and halftime commentary of that week’s primetime game and for NBC Sports’ college football afternoon games throughout the season on NBC and Peacock.

NBC Sports Big Ten Football Podcasts:

B1G Talk with Todd and Noah, hosted by Todd Blackledge and Noah 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. Click here to listen.

Go B1G or Go Home, hosted by 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. Click here to listen.

NBC Sports’ FBS college football games announced to date:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Platform
Sat., Nov. 4 3:30 p.m. Iowa at Northwestern (Wrigley Field) Peacock
Sat., Nov. 4 7:30 p.m. Purdue at No. 2 Michigan NBC, Peacock
Sat., Nov. 11 Noon Maryland at Nebraska Peacock
Sat., Nov. 11 3:30 p.m. Minnesota at Purdue NBC, Peacock
Sat., Nov. 11 7:30 p.m. Michigan State at No. 3 Ohio State NBC, Peacock
Sat., Nov. 18 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest at No. 13 Notre Dame NBC, Peacock
Fri., Nov. 24 7:30 p.m. No. 9 Penn State at Michigan State (Ford Field) NBC, Peacock


The remaining NBC Sports’ Big Ten Football games will be announced during the season, with each matchup typically announced 12 days prior to the scheduled game date.

NBC Sports’ Big Ten Football package features Big Ten 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’s expansive programming features 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.