The Big Ten Conference, along with its media partners, announced on Thursday some of the kickoff times for Michigan State and Michigan's football games this fall.

The Big Ten's media partners for football include:  The Big Ten Network, FOX, FS1, and ESPN or ABC.

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Michigan State will open the regular season with the now traditional Friday night kickoff before Labor Day against Western Michigan on September 2nd at 7:00pm at Spartan Stadium.

Other kickoff times (all times Eastern time) announced for the Spartans include:

Home vs. Akron on September 10th @ 4pm.

On the road @ Washington on September 17th @ 7:30pm.

Home vs. Wisconsin on October 15th @ either 3:30pm or 4:00pm.

The rest of Michigan State's kickoff times will be announced later this year.

As for Michigan, they'll open the regular season on Saturday, September 3rd at Michigan Stadium against Colorado State at 12 noon.

Other kickoff times (again, all times Eastern time) for the Wolverines include:

Home vs. Hawaii on September 10th @ 8:00pm.

Home vs. Connecticut on September 17th @ 12 noon.

Home vs. Maryland on September 24th @ 12 noon.

On the road at Indiana on October 8th @ 12 noon.

And on the road @ Ohio State on November 26th @ 12 noon.

The rest of Michigan's kick times will be announced later this year.

The Spartans and Wolverines will renew their rivalry on October 29th in Ann Arbor.  Kickoff time yet to be announced.

This year's Big Ten Championship Game will once again be in Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, December 3rd.  It will kick off at 8:00pm on FOX-TV.

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