2015 Big Ten Football Schedule Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2015 Big Ten Football Schedule was officially announced today. Conference play begins on September 19, 2015 when Rutgers travels to Penn State.

In 2014 and 2015, each team will play every other team within its division plus two teams from the opposite division. Then in 2016 when the nine-game schedule begins, each team will play every other team within its division plus three teams from the opposite division. The only cross-division protected rivalry will be Indiana-Purdue.

Featured non-conference games in 2015 include Pittsburgh at Iowa, Maryland at West Virginia, Oregon at Michigan State, BYU at Michigan, TCU at Minnesota, Nebraska at Miami (FL), Stanford at Northwestern, Ohio State at Virginia Tech, Penn State at Temple, Notre Dame at Purdue, Kansas at Rutgers, and Wisconsin vs. Alabama (at Cowboys Stadium).

The 2015 Big Ten Championship Game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 5.

2015 Big Ten Football Schedule

East Division

West Division

  1. Nate Kehoe
    June 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

    You realize in the same story you state that Conference play begins Sept 19, 2015 when Rutgers travels to Penn State and then below that in the ‘Featured’ Non-conference games it’s listed there as well…

  2. DGB
    June 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Why does Rutgers get Wisconsin and Nebraska from the West two years in a row?

  3. Brad
    June 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Wow … just wow! How does OSU and Michigan not play Nebraska and Wisconsin, again? What a joke.

    • Bill (the one that's commenting for years not the newbie)
      June 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      I think the joke is that some people can not grasp the concept of a two year cycle. The 2014 and 2015 schedules are identical rematches of 2014 but the road team in 2014 becomes the home team in 2015; and the home team from 2014 goes on the road.

    • Brad
      June 3, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      I know it is a two-year cycle, but you would think the self-righteous Big 10 would have scheduled at least one inter-division game between the heavyweights during the two years. If the SEC pulled a stunt like this, the media would be screaming from the top other its lungs about it. In the end, it will not matter: The Big 10 champ will get monkey-stomped by the SEC champ.

    • Peter Fusco
      June 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      How hilarious would it be if the B1G gave in to this complaining and swapped out OSU/Illinois with OSU/Wisconsin, and then Wisconsin were to go 3-9 and Illinois wins the division?

      2015 is still a ways away, and the “heavyweights” are going to face off in the B1G title game no matter what. Chillax.

  4. Snoopy
    June 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm


    You mean like how last year Alabama skipped Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida? And how Georgia skipped Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M?

    I agree that 8 game schedules in 14 team conferences are a joke. The SEC should look into fixing their joke schedules.

    • Kevin Kelley
      June 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      SEC schedules work on a rotation. Since everybody can’t play everybody, there will always be seasons where the best teams don’t meet in the regular season.

  5. Bill
    June 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    The conferences are so huge now, they should be at least 9 conference game schedules! SEC is a very good conference even though alot of years it is extremely top heavy with the top 5 or 6. But just playing 1 quality team outside the SEC in the title game really doesn’t mean too much. Notre Dame last season was about 7th or 8th nationally at best but just got so many lucky breaks in 4 or so games.

  6. Logan Williams
    December 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    If I was a player I would want to visit each school at least once, I really don’t like a 14 team football conference, it’s cool for basketball but it’s to many teams for football

  7. Patrick Murphy
    April 21, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    why do other conferences have kick off times and big 10 waits to see what ESPN or other networks do???????