Ohio State added a pair of opponents to future schedules on Tuesday afternoon.
The Buckeyes completed their 2025 schedule by adding a home matchup with Connecticut to fill the non-conference slate, and they announced a home season-opening game against Ball State to begin the 2026 season.
The game against the Huskies is scheduled for Oct. 18, 2025, marking the first-ever meeting between the two programs. It will be a one-off game at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State will pay a $1.95 million guarantee to Connecticut in lieu of a return game, per a UConn release.
Connecticut is the third and final addition to the 2025 non-conference slate, which already features home matchups with Texas and Washington to open the season.
Below is the full 2025 schedule:
|SAT, AUG. 30||TBA||TEXAS||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)|
|SAT, SEP. 13||TBA||WASHINGTON||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)|
|SAT, SEP. 20||TBA||INDIANA||MEMORIAL STADIUM (BLOOMINGTON, IN)|
|SAT, SEP. 27||TBA||IOWA||KINNICK STADIUM (IOWA CITY, IA)|
|SAT, OCT. 4||TBA||MARYLAND||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)|
|SAT, OCT. 11||TBA||WISCONSIN||CAMP RANDALL STADIUM (MADISON, WI)|
|SAT, OCT 18||TBA||CONNECTICUT||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)|
|SAT, OCT. 25||TBA||RUTGERS||SHI STADIUM (PISCATAWAY, NJ)|
|SAT, NOV. 1||TBA||NORTHWESTERN||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)|
|SAT, NOV. 15||TBA||PENN STATE||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)|
|SAT, NOV. 22||TBA||MICHIGAN STATE||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)|
|SAT, NOV. 29||TBA||MICHIGAN||MICHIGAN STADIUM (ANN ARBOR, MI)|
Ohio State's game against Ball State will also be the first-ever matchup between the two teams.
It will be played on Sept. 5 to open the 2026 season at Ohio Stadium. It will also be a one-off home game for the Buckeyes, who will pay an unreleased sum of money to Ball State in lieu of a second game in the series. The following week, Ohio State will go on the road to face Texas in Austin on Sept. 12.
|SAT, SEP. 5||TBA||BALL STATE||OHIO STADIUM (COLUMBUS, OH)||TBA||–|
|SAT, SEP. 12||TBA||TEXAS||DARRELL K. ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM (AUSTIN, TX)||TBA||–|
Games against Ball State and Texas are the only two announced so far for the 2026 season. The 2026 Big Ten schedule is not set yet.