COLUMBUS: Ohio State will get a break almost in the middle of the Big Ten season in 2015, but will only have one conference game under its belt when its bye week rolls around in 2016. It also means that Ohio State won’t play Nebraska for at least four seasons — 2013-17 — unless they meet in Big Ten title game.
The Big Ten released conference schedules for those two seasons on Monday.
Purdue is the Buckeyes’ first opponent each year, on the road on Oct. 3, 2015 and at Ohio Stadium in the conference opener on Oct. 1, 2016.
In 2015, the Ohio State schedule is: at Purdue, Penn State, Michigan State, bye, at Minnesota, Wisconsin, at Illinois, Indiana and at Michigan.
The following year it is: Purdue, bye, at Michigan State, Illinois, at Penn State, Minnesota, at Wisconsin, at Indiana and Michigan.