The Ohio State Buckeyes have added games against the UNLV Rebels and the Oregon State Beavers to their future football schedules, the school announced today.
Ohio State will host UNLV at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 23, 2017. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
Oregon State will travel to Columbus to open the 2018 season on Sept. 1. Ohio State claimed both previous meetings against the Beavers, winning 51-10 in 1974 and 22-14 in 1984.
The home games against Oregon State and UNLV replace a 2017-18 home-and-home series with North Carolina that was canceled yesterday.
Due to the Big Ten moving to a nine-game schedule in 2016, Ohio State will have only four conference home games in odd years. That means they will likely want all three of their non-conference games played in Columbus in those years, barring any extraordinary circumstances (i.e. neutral-site games, etc.).
The Buckeyes now have two of their three non-conference games set for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Ohio State is also slated to host Oklahoma on Sept. 16, 2017 and travel to TCU on Sept. 15, 2018.
Ohio State also confirmed today that their 2020-21 series with Boston College has been moved to Sept. 9, 2023 in Columbus and Sept. 2, 2024 (Monday, Labor Day) at Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Ohio State is the third announced non-conference opponent for UNLV in 2017. The Rebels are also slated to visit Idaho on Sept. 9 and host Arkansas State on a date to be announced.
Oregon State now has two of their three games set for their 2018 non-conference schedule. The Beavers are also scheduled to travel to Nevada on Sept. 15.