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Scarlet Sunrise: Networks use six-day window for Ohio State, Illinois kickoff

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Ohio State won't know what time it kicks off at Illinois until at least Saturday. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Networks use six-day window for Ohio State, Illinois kickoff

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Networks use six-day window for Ohio State, Illinois kickoff

Ohio State has a massive top-10 showdown to worry about this weekend when Indiana comes to Columbus.

But after that huge game with Big Ten title implications, next Saturday, the Buckeyes aren’t sure when they’ll play at Illinois.

The Big Ten television networks will use one of their six-day selections for the weekend after Thanksgiving to determine the kickoff times for four Big Ten games that weekend, and the Ohio State game is part of that. The Buckeyes won’t find out what time their Nov. 28 game against Illinois kicks off until Saturday night or Sunday morning this week. The other games that will be decided then are Maryland at Indiana, Penn State at Michigan and Northwestern at Michigan State.

But the Buckeyes aren’t concerned about their matchup with the Illini yet. They have to get through No. 9 Indiana first.

New Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters

Ohio State didn’t have a chance to play against Maryland on Saturday, but Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters is still back for another show to break down every Buckeyes angle.

Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward is joined by former Ohio State players Justin Zwick, Evan Spencer and Anthony Schlegel for a discussion about the Buckeyes canceled trip to Maryland. The guys break down Big Ten cancelation protocols and more. The panel also made sure to dive into the unexpected top-10 showdown for the Buckeyes at home this weekend against the 4-0 Indiana Hoosiers.

The guys talk about the biggest matchups, what a win would mean for the Buckeyes in the final month of the regular season and more.

Don’t miss this edition of Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters on Olentangy River Road in Columbus.

Buckeyes priority receiver target joins Birminology

Ohio State receivers coach Brian Hartline has kept his eyes on Kyion Grayes, a three-star wide receiver from Chandler High School in Arizona, even though he’s committed to the in-state Wildcats.

After periodically checking in on the Arizona standout throughout the spring and summer, the Buckeyes offered Grayes in mid-October. Ohio State has quickly become a major contender in his recruitment.

What does the growing relationship with Ohio State mean for Kyion Grayes? How much is he hearing from the Buckeyes commitments? How has he dealt with the loss of in-person recruiting opportunities?

Find out the answers to those questions and more in the latest episode of Birminology from Lettermen Row Director of Recruiting Jeremy Birmingham.

Weekend Kickoff presented by Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems

Lettermen Row Weekend Kickoff presented by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems: The Whatever It Takes Pregame Show will be back at Urban Meyer’s Pint House this Thursday to preview the weekend full of college football games, including the Buckeyes upcoming top-10 showdown against Indiana.

The next edition of the show will be Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m., and there will be plenty of Ohio State guests on hand to break down the latest developments and preview the weekend of football ahead. Come out to see Bobby Carpenter, Zach Boren, Anthony Schlegel, Michael Bennett and other former Buckeyes greats give their insight about the upcoming games and how they think the Buckeyes will fare against the Hoosiers.

Get set with the panel of former Buckeyes with analysis, stories, delicious food from Urban Meyer’s Pint House in Dublin and some cold Coors Light. Don’t miss the next show this Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his second year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.