Report: NBC wants two Wisconsin football games in its primetime slot in 2024

NBC wants two Wisconsin football games in its 7:30 p.m. primetime slot this season, according to the Action Network’s Brett McMurphy.

Those two games are Oct. 26 vs. Penn State and Nov. 16 vs. Oregon.

Related: Wisconsin full 2024 football schedule with locations, kick times and TV channels

The note comes as McMurphy released NBC’s ‘preferred primetime lineup’ for the entire 2024 season. Other notable contests include Ohio State at Oregon, Michigan at Washington and USC at UCLA.

The list is what NBC wants its primetime broadcast lineup to be, not which games will definitely be in it. More so, this release is a peak under the hood at the negotiations between Fox, CBS and NBC — the three networks that own the Big Ten’s television rights.

The timing aligns with the three networks taking turns publicly releasing some of their top games of the season.

Wisconsin has four game dates and broadcast information thus far — the three out-of-conference matchups and rivalry weekend vs. Minnesota. The marquee out-of-conference matchup vs. Alabama will be Fox Big Noon Kickoff. Badgers fans would welcome seeing both the Penn State and Oregon moved to primetime.

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