Big Ten Future Non-Conference Football Schedules Leaked; Penn State-LSU and Florida-Michigan?

By Kevin Kelley -
Big Ten Conference

Big Ten Conference logo on the field at Beaver Stadium. (Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

On Wednesday, the Big Ten released their 2018 and 2019 conference football schedules. But what was more interesting was a PDF document that was linked on BTN.com and later removed from public view. The Daily Collegian saved the PDF document.

The document lists the Big Ten conference football schedules from 2014 through 2019. It also lists future non-conference football games through 2025, many of which have not been announced by the schools or rumored before.

Here is a breakdown of each non-conference game on the document that was previously unknown. These games technically remain unofficial until announced by the schools.

Illinois

– Home-and-home series with Kansas. The series is scheduled for Sept. 7, 2019 at Kansas and Sept. 19, 2020 at Illinois.
– Home-and-home series with Virginia. The series is scheduled for Sept. 11, 2021 at Virginia and Sept. 10, 2022 at Illinois.

Indiana

– Home game vs. Southern Illinois on Sept. 5, 2015.
– Dates for their home-and-home series with Wake Forest. Games are set for Sept. 26, 2015 at Wake and Sept. 24, 2016 at Indiana.

Iowa

– Home game vs. Wyoming on Sept. 2, 2017.
– Home games vs. Northern Illinois on Sept. 1, 2018 and Sept. 5, 2020.
– Continuation of series against Iowa State through 2023.

Maryland

– Home game vs. Towson on Aug. 31, 2020.
– New dates for their series with UCF. Games are now scheduled for Sept. 19, 2020 at UCF and Sept. 18, 2021 at Maryland.

Michigan

– A game against UCF is listed for Sept. 10, 2016. The Ball State game previously announced as Sept. 24, 2016 is now listed as Sept. 8, 2018.
– A possible neutral site game against Florida is listed for Sept. 2, 2017.
– Home game vs. Air Force on Sept. 16, 2017.
– Home game vs. SMU on Sept. 15, 2018.
– Home-and-home series vs. UCLA. The series is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2022 at Michigan and Sept. 2, 2023 at UCLA.
– Perhaps as a response to the leaked document, Michigan and UCLA both just announced that their 2022-23 home-and-home series is now official.

Michigan State

– Home game vs. Western Michigan moved from Sept. 19 to Sept. 4, 2015.
– Home game vs. Air Force on Sept. 19, 2015.
– Michigan State and Notre Dame have flipped home sites in 2016 and 2017. MSU will now travel to ND on Sept. 24, 2016 and will host the Irish on Sept. 23, 2017.
– Dates for Western Michigan in 2017 (Sept. 16) and 2019 (Sept. 7) and Central Michigan in 2018 (Sept. 15).
– Michigan State vs. Notre Dame games from 2018-19 and 2022-24 appear to be canceled.

Minnesota

– A previously scheduled 2017-18 home-and-home series vs. Oregon State has been moved to Sept. 3, 2016 at Minnesota and Sept. 9, 2017 at OSU.
– 2016 home game vs. New Mexico State moved to Sept. 1, 2018. Additional home game vs. NMSU added for Sept. 5, 2020.

Nebraska

– No new schedule information.

Northwestern

– Home game vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 2, 2017.
– Dates for Duke games in 2017 (Sept. 9 at Duke) and 2018 (Sept. 8 at NW).
– Dates for Rice games in 2017 (Sept. 16 at NW) and 2018 (Sept. 22 at Rice).
– Date for Notre Dame home game in 2018 (Nov. 3).
– Home game vs. Army on Sept. 7, 2019.
– Game vs. Syracuse in 2019 removed from schedule.

Ohio State

– Home-and-home series vs. Boston College in 2020-21 postponed to 2023 at Ohio State and 2024 at BC (dates TBA).

Penn State

– A possible neutral site game against LSU is listed for Sept. 5, 2020 (Note: Both schools acknowledged Wednesday that talks about a game have taken place but declined to give any specifics).
– LSU told us that they have “had discussions with many teams about future games including Penn St.”
– 2020-21 home-and-home series vs. Syracuse not listed in document, agreement may never have been finalized.

Purdue

– Date for Notre Dame home game in 2017 (Sept. 30).
– Dates for 2017-18 home-and-home series vs. Missouri – Sept. 16, 2017 at Mizzou and Sept. 15, 2018 at Purdue.

Rutgers

– Home-and-home series with Connecticut. The series is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2016 at UConn and Sept. 9, 2017 at Rutgers.

Wisconsin

– 2018 home game vs. BYU set for Sept. 15. The game at BYU in 2019 is now set for Thursday, Aug. 29.
– Aug. 31, 2019 home game vs. Washington moved to Sept. 18, 2021.

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15 Comments to Big Ten Future Non-Conference Football Schedules Leaked; Penn State-LSU and Florida-Michigan?

  1. Bruce Arbitblit said....

    Maryland Towson Didn’t get the memo re FCS games?

    October 17, 2013 at 11:03 am
    • Kevin Kelley said....

      B1G teams are still allowed to schedule FCS at their own discretion. The conference frowns on it, but their is no policy against it.

      October 17, 2013 at 11:14 am
    • nittany nation said....

      A Couple Of People Around Baltimore Care About This Game Bruce, Let It Go. Between The Towson And Maryland Fans, Maryland May Actually Sell Out…..On Another Note, My Maryland Fan Friends Don’t Believe Me When I Tell Them That Their “Home” Game At Feed Ex Field Will Actually Be More Of A Home Game For Penn State Fan Wise.

      October 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm
  2. FB1 said....

    This really ruins my day. I was hoping to see BC play OSU in 2020. We live in Columbus and my wife is a buckeye fan, and I am an Eagles fan. I just hope they don’t cancel this series all together.

    October 17, 2013 at 11:14 am
    • MattBC03 said....

      I agree man. I am a BC season ticket holder and was looking forward to this series with Ohio State. I pray it does not get cancelled either.

      October 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm
  3. AC said....

    Florida might be playing a non-conference game out of state?? I don’t believe it.

    October 17, 2013 at 11:28 am
    • Kevin Kelley said....

      It could be in Atlanta, Arlington, Houston, St. Louis, etc.

      October 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    • PeteF3 said....

      Even if that game doesn’t come off, I’m flabbergasted that it’s even in a preliminary discussion stage. Florida has not shown any inclination whatsoever to play an intersectional OOC game since their visit to Syracuse in 1990.

      October 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    • Kevin Waddell said....

      If they do play out of state and they lose they will never play another non-conference game out of state again

      October 17, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  4. Golden Eagle Buckeye said....

    Ohio State and Boston College have deceided to save your marriage

    October 17, 2013 at 11:35 am
  5. Herandos said....

    For the postseason the Gators leaves Florida.

    October 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  6. Chris said....

    Love Michigan replacing ND with home and homes against Arkansas, Virginia Tech, and UCLA!

    October 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm
  7. nittany nation said....

    Really? Really? These Schools Are Scheduling Games 10 Years Out. So Much Changes Over Time. This Is Ridiculous. It Is Even More Ridiculous That You Guys Are TaLking About This. Hopefully In 10 Years We Will Have A 8 Or 16 Game Playoff Where Strength Of Schedule Would Mean Something And Powder Puff Games Wouldn’t Matter. But When We Get To That Point It Still Won’t Change Because The Schedule Will Already Be Made To 2035

    October 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    • Bill (the one that's commenting for years not the newbie) sai said....

      What do you care? State Penn will be still be reviled in 2025 as the school that permitted decades of child rape.

      October 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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