GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes takes the field during the second half against the Clemson Tigers during the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Ohio State football: Kickoff times, networks set for two Buckeye games

Ohio State football fans looking to begin planning their fall afternoons can do so now with the release of starting times for the first two Buckeye games.

Ohio State’s Thursday night season-opener against Indiana will kick off at 8 p.m. on Aug. 31 and be broadcast by ESPN.

The Buckeyes will also be in prime time a week later (Sept. 9) when they host Oklahoma for a 7:30 p.m. game on ABC.

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Ohio State’s Thursday night opener precedes a loaded first Saturday of the season.

Big-time Sept. 2 matchups include Florida facing Michigan in Arlington, Texas, at 3:30 and Alabama taking on Florida State in Atlanta at 8.

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