Big Ten to play six Friday night football games in 2017 – Chicago Tribune

Friday night lights are coming to the Big Ten.

The conference’s new television agreements with ESPN/ABC and Fox will include a package of six prime-time Friday games beginning in 2017, Commissioner Jim Delany told the Tribune on Wednesday.

The selected games will be revealed this week.

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

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