‘Fox Big Noon Kickoff’ will be at Ohio State on Nov. 30 for The Game

Fox Sports announced three of its “Big Noon Kickoff” locations for the 2024 season, and the college football pregame show will be at Ohio State on Nov. 30 for the greatest rivalry in all of sports.

Michigan travels to Columbus that day as winners of three in a row against the Buckeyes. If Ryan Day doesn’t get this win this year, OSU could very well be looking for a new head football coach in 2025.

The other two games announced are early in the season: Sept. 7 when Texas travels to Ann Arbor and Sept. 14 when Alabama heads to Madison for a matchup against Wisconsin. It has been rare to see teams from the south travel north of the Mason-Dixon Line, especially teams from the SEC.

Fox has taken heat since the addition of the “Big Noon Kickoff” because of the early start times. Most people are begging for the top games to be played under the lights in prime time, but Fox sees dollar signs elsewhere. With Fox Sports’ affiliation with the Big Ten, Ohio State often gets put in the noon time slot much to the dismay of many fans. The most notable recent example was last season when Penn State came to town as the seventh-ranked team in the nation.

Fox will take a wait-and-see approach to the rest of the season, but the three games already announced are marquee matchups and must-see TV. I’m sure Gus Johnson is already getting his one-liners ready for the big games.

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