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Big Ten to add six Friday night games

The Big Ten's new television agreements with ESPN/ABC and Fox will include a package of six prime-time Friday games starting in 2017, commissioner Jim Delany said Wednesday.

The selected games will be revealed this week. Not all schools have agreed to them.

"All things considered," Delany said, "we thought it was worthwhile to dip our toe in the water."

With the exception of Labor Day weekend, the league has turned down Friday night games, citing a conflict with high school football and concerns about impacting class time and campus logistics.

Penn State said it won't play at home on Friday nights, and Michigan said it won't play at all on Friday nights. Ohio State agreed to host once every three years, but only when the Friday falls during fall break on the academic calendar. Iowa and Michigan State want to host only on Labor Day weekend. Nebraska and Indiana agreed to host once every three years.

wake forest: A 2020 home game against Notre Dame was moved to Charlotte, N.C., where athletic director Ron Wellman said the Demon Deacons have a strong alumni base.

OBITUARY: Tom Nickoloff, a receiver who captained Southern Cal's 10-1 team that beat Wisconsin 7-0 in the 1953 Rose Bowl, died Oct. 23 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 84.

BASKETBALL: Grayson Allen of Duke (61 votes from a 65-member media panel) leads the Associated Press preseason All-America team. Cal's Ivan Rabb, Villanova's Jason Hart, Oregon's Dillon Brooks and Iowa State's Monte Morris round out the team. Eighteen others received votes; none were from Florida schools.

State games

Miami: vs. Pittsburgh, 12:30

Saturday, ACC Network

Florida: at Arkansas, 3:30

Saturday, Ch. 10

UCF: vs. Tulane, 5 Saturday

FSU: at N.C. State, 7 Saturday, ESPNU

USF: at Memphis, 7 Nov. 12, ESPNU

Big Ten to add six Friday night games 11/02/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:05pm]
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