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The Wildcats' final nonconference clash of the 2015 season, a September 26 matchup against Ball State at Ryan Field, will be played in prime time on the Big Ten Network.

The exact start time of the Northwestern-Ball State game will be announced at a later date. No matter when it begins, the game will be the first-ever matchup between the Wildcats and Cardinals on the gridiron. Northwestern has hosted at least one prime time game at Ryan Field each season since 2010.

Season tickets for Northwestern's seven-game slate at Ryan Field are on sale now. Northwestern opens the season at home against a Pac-12 foe for the second consecutive year against the Stanford Cardinal on September 5. The Wildcats will also host Eastern Illinois (September 12) and Ball State in nonconference action before welcoming Minnesota (October 3), Iowa (October 17), Penn State (November 7) and Purdue (November 14) for Big Ten battles.

Purchase season tickets today by calling the Northwestern Athletics ticket office at 888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775) or visiting

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