2020 & 2021 Could Have Been Epic Years.

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Nashville's picture

We cancelled a home and home with Tennessee too for a PAC 12 / Big Ten challenge that never happened. 

"You can never pay back, but you can always pay forward."

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KBonay's picture

 It was because the B1G and Pac decided to do an annual matchup.  This article is dated May 31st 2012

The Big Ten/Pac-12 partnership, which ultimately will have 12 annual matchups between conference teams, is set to begin in 2017, although Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith told ESPN.com the Buckeyes likely won't begin participating until 2018.

The schools didn't have a contract for the 2020-21 games, but rather an agreement to try to schedule games for those years. The agreement would be null and void if dates to play were not reached by June 30, 2012. Ohio State sent Georgia a letter this month informing the Bulldogs it would not be able to confirm dates, effectively nullifying the agreement.

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KBonay's picture

TBH, Georgia is one of the few SEC teams that will go out and schedule some good OOC opponents.  People will look at 2021/2022 and laugh, but remember, we cancelled on them.  And they struggled to find a decent opponent.

They have future matchups with Georgia Tech every year and add:

2022-Oregon
2023-Oklahoma
2024-Clemson
2025/2026- UCLA
2027-FSU
2028-Texas and FSU
2029-Texas/Clemson
2030-Clemson
2031-Oklahoma
2032-Clemson

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BornAndBredABuckeye's picture

I give them props for scheduling tough opponents (this can change pretty fast though, look at us and TCU), but how many of these are/will end up neutral game sites in favor of SEC territory? I love home and home games because each team get somewhat of an advantage. Plus if you go on the road and win, it looks better. Like us vs Oklahoma.

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HOLYbucknut's picture

Well they didn’t shy away from playing in South Bend so it looks like they aren’t in favor of pulling a Bama and cancelling/relocating.

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NHBuckeye's picture

That’s really impressive actually.   Kudos to them. 

I look forward to our upcoming games again ND and Texas.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Zonabuck's picture

A lot of teams schedule these home and home series, they make somewhat of a big splash in sports news, and then don’t materialize as actual games. I wish they would, because it makes the seasons more meaningful. 

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stxbuck's picture

They have played Clemson for years. I remember seeing a Georgia-Clemson game on TV when I was five years old.

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Zonabuck's picture

Who was Clemson when you were five?

Anyway, Georgia has played maybe one or two games North of the Mason Dixon line in the last 50+ years. That’s why the home-and-homes are meaningless. Alabama always wants neutral sites, rather than home-and-homes. Nobody wants to have to face Ohio Stadium crowds in big games. 

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stxbuck's picture

They were really good at that time-they won their first NC in the early 80s. I certainly don’t remember anything about the game, just stupid orange and purple.

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KBonay's picture

Ohio State's future OOC opponents
 

2020/2021 is home/home with Oregon
2024/2025 is home/home with Washington (with Texas also in 2025)
2022/2023 is home/home with Notre Dame

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Madaris32's picture

We should schedule more SEC teams like Georgia, BAMA, Tennessee, Florida, and Lsu. The Huskies isn't a perennial power, so they're not reliable. Beating a SEC (name recognition) will go a long away. We're the only B1G team that hasn't played a SEC during the season recently. Our OOC schedule should never be trash, even if that means us paying some cabbage. 

Ivan Madaris

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BUInvent's picture

The NCAA needs to start regulating this. Our win against TCU did nothing for us this year and scheduling a tough opponent in OU in 2017 ended up keeping us out of the playoff. There is more to lose than to gain in scheduling a tough opponent. But I still believe it should happen. Which is why the NCAA needs to start regulating OOC schedules. It's good for the College Football if we see more big name matchups.

Go Bucks

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Nashville's picture

The NCAA doesn’t care. They’re totally cut out of the revenue from conference TV deals and CFP money. 

"You can never pay back, but you can always pay forward."

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BUInvent's picture

BUT THE FANS CARE!!!

Go Bucks

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.  Anyone, anywhere, anytime.

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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NewPhilaFan's picture

You can see all future non conference games at this website including references to press releases when games are scheduled or cancelled.

https://fbschedules.com/

If you go to FBS and then pick a conference, you can find individual teams.

Let's Go Bucks

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Smitty516's picture

Don’t worry, 2020 and 2021 will still be epic, and we will probably still get a chance to play them during these 2 years in the playoffs the way each team is recruiting 

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iowabuckeyes's picture

That would have been a sweet game to watch Justin Fields tear it up.

I guess we’ll have to make do with Fields beating Penn State instead.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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BuckIDave's picture

2020 and 2021 will still be epic if we see our Buckeyes playing in the CFP after 2 more wins over Michigan.

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NorthPoleBuckeye's picture

And here I was set to follow the 2020 and 2021 seasons, but since they won't be epic I will have to find something else to fill the void. 

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