Michigan Football Schedule – What Channel is the Michigan Game on?


Michigan football fans can anticipate three-night games this fall, beginning on October 21st against rival Michigan State at 7:30 PM (EST) on NBC.

Michigan Wolverines games can be broadcast live across numerous channels, including Big Ten Network, NBC, CBS, and ESPN – as well as streaming services such as DIRECTV Stream, fuboTV, or Sling TV.

Big Ten Network

The Big Ten Network is a sports channel dedicated to the Big Ten Conference member schools. Offering live and recorded event telecasts as well as news and analysis programs. Also broadcast are college football games, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball events, and college softball contests. Available to streamers such as DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo TV, Hulu + Live TV.

The network aspires to become more than simply a sports channel and has invested its programming around the LiveB1G theme, which explores how universities equip students for lives of significance. Their programming features television shows, a website, on-campus events, and scholarship opportunities designed to attract viewers.

On most Saturdays, the Big Ten Network broadcasts multiple football telecasts simultaneously. One game is chosen as its national broadcast and shown nationally via satellite providers; the remaining games air locally within affected markets as overflow feeds or can be found through apps and cable systems in all eight conference states.

Michigan will open up its Big Ten campaign on Sept. 16 against Bowling Green, broadcast by BTN. Later this season, they’ll travel to Penn State on November 11 before hosting Ohio State at home on November 25; both games should likely be covered by FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff or ESPN College GameDay coverage, respectively.


The Big Ten Conference recently dramatically shifted its broadcast strategy for football games. Partnering with NBC to broadcast some night games and high-profile matchups is a dramatic departure for them after years of working with ESPN and FOX for television coverage of games.

Michigan will return to NBC this season when they take on East Carolina on September 2. The game will air live on Big Ten Network and Peacock, marking their first prime-time game since 2022.

The Big Ten Conference currently enjoys a partnership with CBS for some night games, in addition to continuing to air games on FS1 and the Big Ten Network. FOX will still broadcast its Big Noon Kickoff Saturdays; however, more emphasis will be put on these flagship networks than on Big Noon Kickoff itself.

Michigan State’s match against Ohio State will be broadcast live on NBC on Nov. 11. This marks the fourth time Michigan State and Ohio State have met during prime-time play; their last two clashes happened in 2021 and 2022, respectively. Michigan State hopes to keep its undefeated streak intact while Ohio State tries to rebound after an initial rough start. This game promises to be a severe challenge for both teams involved – Michigan State looks to extend it while Ohio State seeks redemption after their initial struggles.


Michigan will face TCU in a College Football Playoff semifinal this Saturday afternoon on CBS and has previously won 11 national championships, most recently in 1997. They have also made 10 Rose Bowl appearances.

Michigan games in 2023 will be broadcast by CBS, Fox, NBC, and Big Ten Network, offering fans access to those channels through cable or satellite providers or live TV streaming services like Sling TV, DIRECTV Stream, FuboTV or Hulu + Live TV (many offer free trials).

Michigan is making waves across the country following their dominating victory against rivals Ohio State and Penn State last weekend. Under Jim Harbaugh’s tutelage, his team currently ranks second in CBS Sports’ preseason rankings – just behind Georgia.

Michigan may be without their starting quarterback indefinitely, hindering their chances of capturing this year’s title. But thanks to Kenny Walker III and Grant Perry/Jabrill Peppers – two-star receivers capable of making big plays downfield that may come in handy during tight championship matches – their talented supporting cast should help overcome this hurdle.


ESPN is one of the premier sports television channels known for its coverage of college football games and other sporting events. They provide numerous subscription packages – one being their basic streaming service that costs $5 a month – giving subscribers access to live and archived game footage and highlights from top leagues around the globe. Their service can be streamed directly onto both TV screens and computers alike.

Michigan will feature in two primetime games this season that are anticipated to draw high ratings, beginning on Sept. 9 against Rutgers at home on the Big Ten Network and then hosting Purdue in Week 2, both challenging opponents; Michigan managed a 21-17 win thanks to Erick All’s long touchdown pass at their last meeting!

On Nov. 25, Michigan faces off against Indiana in Ann Arbor in its second rivalry game of 2018. Last year’s epic clash ended in a melee, and Michigan emerged victorious; ESPN’s FPI gives Indiana little chance of upstaging Michigan due to AJ Barner and Ben VanSumeren having transferred out.