2015 Big Ten Schedule Released

June 3, 2013 at 9:17a    by Kyle Rowland    
12 Comments
The Shoe will welcome Maryland, Penn State, Minnesota and Michigan State for Big Ten play in 2015
Date Opponent
Aug. 29 TBA
Sept. 5 TBA
Sept. 12 Northern Illinois
Sept. 19 at Virginia Tech
Sept. 26 TBA
Oct. 3 at Indiana
Oct. 10 Maryland
Oct. 17 Penn State
Oct. 24 at Rutgers
Oct. 31 Bye
Nov. 7 Minnesota
Nov. 14 at Illinois
Nov. 21 Michigan State
Nov. 28 at Michigan

The 2015 Big Ten football schedule was announced today. It features the same teams from the 2014 schedule, just flipping the venues from home to away and vise versa.

Ohio State’s home games are against Maryland, Penn State, Minnesota and Michigan State. The Buckeyes travel to Indiana, Rutgers, Illinois and Michigan. Non-conference games in 2015. The first road trip to Rutgers will take place on Oct. 24. 

Gene Smith has indicated that Ohio State will never play less than seven home games in a season, so that means the remaining non-conference game will be at home with the Buckeyes traveling to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech. One of the two remaining openings will be a game with the other being a bye. 

Big Ten teams Ohio State will not play in the 2015 regular season: Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.

EDIT 10:54 a.m.: An oversight --- Ohio State's 2015 game with North Carolina was moved to 2018, so that leaves two open dates for the Buckeyes.  


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jeremytwoface's picture

So those TBA games...
Could those turn into more high profile OOC games? Or is it too late for that.
 
And...

One of the two remaining openings will be a game with the other being a bye

So they are going to have 2 byes???

The first man gets the Oyster, the second man gets the shell.

Kyle Rowland's picture

Doubtful that the last non-conference game will be marquee. And, yes, two byes. Same thing for 2014. It'll happen more frequently now with the 12-game schedule and the way the calendar falls. 

jeremytwoface's picture

The first man gets the Oyster, the second man gets the shell.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

The last non-conference game could be marquee if it ends up being VT, and they schedule games for 8/29 and 9/5.  It would be a perfect kind of symmetry - 4 games, bye, 4 games, bye, 4 games...at least until the symmetry is ruined with a trip to the B1G championship.  Hate having 2 byes, but whatever. 
Interesting that the schedule ends with BOTH teams from that state up north.  Has OSU ever played MSU the week before TSUN?  I can't recall a year, but I'm also in my 20's. 

Class of 2010.

droessl's picture

Looks like I might have to make the ~3 hour drive from Raleigh to Blacksburg

Alpo's picture

I will be going to the Rutgers game for sure. Bout 2 hours from me in Ct

Whosisbrew's picture

I live 15 minutes from Piscataway. Buckeyes in my backyard? Yes sir.

Alpo's picture

You must be stoked! That's awesome!

geoffrsc's picture

Generally not liking this new alignment. Substituting Maryland and Rutgers for teams like Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Iowa stinks. OSU looks to have 2, maybe 3, competetive conference games per year. Seems like a less exciting season overall.

741's picture

Eat Too Brutus NYC in the works?

703Buckeye's picture

Looks like another MAC team or two is in the works, oh joy.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

dchalee220's picture

I wish we could play Wisconsin every year since we've been building a rivalry, but with Bert gone, there's a little less reason to hate them.
 
 

Charlie