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Ohio State football schedules set for next six seasons with Big Ten games

By Ron Ledgard Published: October 16, 2013

The Big Ten and Ohio State released the Buckeyes schedule for the next six seasons. Today was the additions of 2018 and 2019. The following release includes schedules for each of the next six season plus details.

Six years of Big Ten Conference schedules set 

The Big Ten Conference released its nine-game schedules for 2018 and 2019 today


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The next six years of Big Ten Conference football schedules are in place as the conference released today its 2018 and 2019 schedules.

The Buckeyes’ 2018 Big Ten schedule will run like this: home games vs. Rutgers, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Michigan, and road games at Penn State, Purdue, Michigan State and Maryland. The Buckeyes will also play at TCU and host North Carolina in 2018. A season-opening home game is still to be determined. (See game dates below.)

And in 2019, Ohio State will play host to Michigan State, Wisconsin, Maryland and Penn State while travelling to Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers and Michigan. Ohio State has non-conference home games set in 2019 against Cincinnati and TCU, and it will schedule one more non-conference home game, preferably on Aug. 31. 

A look at the upcoming schedules reveals … 

§ Ohio State opens Big Ten play in 2019 with consecutive road games: at Indiana and at Nebraska.

§ Ohio State, in 2019, will be making its first visit back to Evanston to play Northwestern since the thriller two weeks ago.

§ Also in 2019: Wisconsin will play in Columbus for the first time since the game earlier this season. (That’s six-year breaks between Ohio State’s last visit to Northwestern and Wisconsin visits to Ohio State).

§ After its home opener in 2019 (still to be determined) Ohio State plays Cincinnati, at Indiana, TCU, at Nebraska, Michigan State, at Northwestern and Wisconsin.

§ North Carolina’s visit to Ohio Stadium in 2018 will be its first since 1975.

§ Ohio State will play for the first time at TCU in 2018. The return game against the Horned Frogs in 2019 will be TCU’s first visit to Columbus since 1973.

§ The Big Ten begins its nine-game conference schedules in 2016.

§ The Buckeyes will play nine consecutive weeks of Big Ten games in 2016 without an off week.

§ Ohio State and Indiana will kick off the 2017 season Sept. 2 in Bloomington. The game will represent Ohio State’s first season opener vs. a Big Ten school since 1976 (Michigan State) and it will be the first time Ohio State has opened a season on the road since 1998 (at West Virginia).

§ Ohio State will resume its 2017 Big Ten campaign four weeks after the IU game. The Buckeyes will play at Rutgers Sept. 30 before hosting Maryland Oct. 7 for its first Big Ten home game.

§ The 2014 Big Ten schedule will feature a new East/West division alignment and include the conference debut of Maryland and Rutgers.

§ Ohio State will kick off its 2014 Big Ten season, and its first season as a member of the Big Ten’s East Division, with the first of consecutive games against the two newest members of the Big Ten, Maryland and Rutgers. The Buckeyes travel to College Park, Md., Oct. 4 for their first-ever game against the Terrapins at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium and, following an off week, host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium.

 

2014 Ohio State Football Schedule

Aug. 30 – vs. Navy (at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium)

Sept. 6 – Off

Sept. 13 – Kent State

Sept. 20 – Virginia Tech

Sept. 27 – Cincinnati

Oct. 4 – at Maryland

Oct. 11 – Off

Oct. 18 – Rutgers

Oct. 25 – at Penn State

Nov. 1 – Illinois

Nov. 8 – at Michigan State

Nov. 15 – at Minnesota

Nov. 22 – Indiana

Nov. 29 – Michigan

Dec. 6 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

2015 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 7 – at Virginia Tech

Sept. 12 – Hawaii

Sept. 19 – Northern Illinois

Sept. 26 – Western Michigan

Oct. 3 – at Indiana

Oct. 10 – Maryland

Oct. 17 – Penn State

Oct. 24 – at Rutgers

Oct. 31 – Off

Nov. 7 – Minnesota

Nov. 14 – at Illinois

Nov. 21 – Michigan State

Nov. 28 – at Michigan

Dec. 5 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

2016 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 3 – Bowling Green

Sept. 10 – Tulsa

Sept. 17 – at Oklahoma

Sept. 24 – Off

Oct. 1 – Rutgers

Oct. 8 – Indiana

Oct. 15 – at Wisconsin

Oct. 22 – at Penn State

Oct. 29 – Northwestern

Nov. 5 – Nebraska

Nov. 12 – at Maryland

Nov. 19 – at Michigan State

Nov. 26 – Michigan

Dec. 3 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

2017 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 2 – at Indiana

Sept. 9 – TBA

Sept. 16 – Oklahoma

Sept. 23 – at North Carolina

Sept. 30 – at Rutgers

Oct. 7 – Maryland

Oct. 14 – at Nebraska

Oct. 21 – Off

Oct. 28 – Penn State

Nov. 4 – at Iowa

Nov. 11 – Michigan State

Nov. 18 – Illinois

Nov. 25 – at Michigan

Dec. 3 – Big Ten Championship Game

 

2018 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 1 – TBA

Sept. 8 – Rutgers

Sept. 15 – at TCU

Sept. 22 – North Carolina

Sept. 29 – at Penn State

Oct. 6 – Indiana

Oct. 13 – Minnesota

Oct. 20 – at Purdue

Oct. 27 – Off

Nov. 3 – Nebraska

Nov. 10 – at Michigan State

Nov. 17 – at Maryland

Nov. 24 – Michigan

 

2019 Ohio State Football Schedule

*Aug. 31 – TBA

Sept. 7 – Cincinnati

Sept. 14 – at Indiana

Sept. 21 – TCU

Sept. 28 – at Nebraska

Oct. 5 – Michigan State

Oct. 12 - Off

Oct. 19 – at Northwestern

Oct. 26 – Wisconsin

Nov. 2 – Off

Nov. 9 – Maryland

Nov. 16 – at Rutgers

Nov. 23 – Penn State

Nov. 30 – at Michigan

*The preferred date for Ohio State’s third non-conference game in 2019.
   

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