Big Ten Releases Future Conference Schedules

By Craig Fritz on August 29, 2018 at 3:36 pm
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It's official, the nine-game conference schedule is here to stay with the Big Ten releasing its conference schedule for 2022 through 2025.


  • Illinois replaces Iowa as the Nittany Lions' dedicated West Division cross over opponent.
  • Penn State will open its season with a conference game in 2022 second straight season, traveling to West Lafayette to meet Purdue. The Lions head to Madison in 2021 to open the season against the Badgers. 1993 and 1994 (Minnesota) are the only other years the season opened with a league game.
  • Each season features a rough patch: 2022 the Lions host Ohio State before traveling to Michigan in back to back weeks. 2023 has trips to Michigan State and Ohio State in consecutive weeks. 2024 features Ohio State, at Michigan, at Iowa, and Michigan State in a row. 2025 ends with consecutive games at Ohio State, home to Michigan, and at Michigan State. Woof.
  • Penn State will add another game for 2024, and two more games for 2022, 2023, and 2025.

Schedules to date:

Date opponent
Sept. 3 at Purdue
sept. 17 at Auburn
Oct. 1 Ohio State
oct. 8 at Michigan
oct. 15 Illinois
oct. 29 Michigan State
nov. 5 at Indiana
nov. 12 Maryland
nov. 19 Minnesota
nov. 29 at Rutgers
date opponent
sept. 2 West Virginia
sept. 16 at Illinois
sept. 23 at Northwestern
oct. 7 Indiana
oct. 14 at Michigan State
oct. 21 at Ohio State
oct. 28 Iowa
Nov. 4 Michigan
Nov. 18 Rutgers
Nov. 25 at Maryland
date opponent
aug. 31 at West Virginia
sept. 7 Bowling Green
sept. 14 at Rutgers
oct. 5 Maryland
oct. 12 Illnois
oct. 19 at Wisconsin
oct. 26 Nebraska
nov. 9 Ohio State
nov. 16 at Michigan
nov. 23 at Indiana
nov. 30 Michigan State
date opponent
sept. 6 Virginia Tech
sept. 20 Rutgers
sept. 27 at Illinois
oct. 4 Purdue
oct. 18 at Maryland
oct. 25 at Minnesota
Nov. 1 Indiana
Nov. 15 at Ohio State
Nov. 22 Michigan
Nov. 29 at Michigan State