NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: A general view of atmosphere at The Big Ten Network Kick Off Party at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Wink Public Relations)
Photo: Ben Gabbe
Photo: Ben Gabbe

Ohio State-Northwestern game broadcast moved to new channel to accommodate ALCS

Ohio State and Northwestern are still set to play Friday night, but fans will have to find them on a different channel. 

The game was originally scheduled to be aired on FS1. Instead, Fox broadcast partner Big Ten Network will carry the 8:30 EST kickoff. 

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The move was necessitated by rain in New York City forcing Game 4 of the American League Championship Series to be postponed Wednesday. It will be moved back to Thursday night with Game 5 between the Astros and Yankees set for Friday night. 

The Fox broadcast channel was not available for the Buckeyes and Wildcats as it is the new home of “WWE SmackDown”, which began airing on Fox early this month. 

According to, FS1 currently boasts about 25 million more subscribers than BTN. 

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