We knew the Ohio State women's basketball team would once again have a loaded non-conference schedule, we also knew the makeup of the team's Big Ten slate – two games against Indiana, Michigan and Penn State and one game against everybody else.
Now, we know the whole schedule as the team released its entire 2017-18 slate on Wednesday afternoon.
Everything is as expected, save for one change: the Buckeyes will no longer face perennial powerhouse UConn this season, as previously announced.
Ohio State will now take on Louisville in the Countdown to Columbus event on Nov. 12 at Nationwide Arena instead of the Huskies, due to television demands and travel logistics.
|Date||Opponent / Event||Location|
|Fri., Nov. 10||vs. Stanford||Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena)|
|Sun., Nov. 12||vs. Louisville||Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)|
|Wed., Nov. 15||vs. Idaho||Columbus, Ohio|
|Thu., Nov. 30||at Duke||Durham, N.C. (B1G/ACC Challenge)|
|Sun., Dec. 3||vs. Maine||Columbus, Ohio|
|Wed., Dec. 6||at Florida||Gainesville, Fla.|
|Fri., Dec. 15||vs. Dartmouth||Columbus, Ohio|
|Sun., Dec. 17||at Cincinnati||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Thu., Dec. 28||at Nebraska *||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Sun., Dec. 31||vs. Indiana *||Columbus, Ohio|
|Thu., Jan. 4||vs. Minnesota *||Columbus, Ohio|
|Sun., Jan. 7||at Michigan *||Ann Arbor, Mich.|
|Sat., Jan. 13||at Indiana *||Bloomington, Ind.|
|Tue., Jan. 16||vs. Michigan *||Columbus, Ohio|
|Mon., Jan. 22||at Maryland *||College Park, Md.|
|Thu., Jan. 25||at Iowa *||Iowa City, Iowa|
|Sun., Jan. 28||vs. Michigan State *||Columbus, Ohio|
|Wed., Jan. 31||vs. Penn State *||Columbus, Ohio|
|Sat., Feb. 3||at Wisconsin *||Madison, Wis.|
|Thu., Feb. 8||vs. Rutgers *||Columbus, Ohio|
|Sun., Feb. 11||at USF||Tampa, Fla.|
|Tue., Feb. 13||at Illinois *||Champaign, Ill.|
|Sun., Feb. 18||vs. Purdue *||Columbus, Ohio|
|Wed., Feb. 21||vs. Northwestern *||Columbus, Ohio|
|Sun., Feb. 25||at Penn State *||University Park, Pa.|
With the bulk of their lineup returning including National Player of the Year hopeful Kelsey Mitchell, the Buckeyes will likely start the season ranked in the top 10 with hopes of making the 2018 Final Four, which will be played in Columbus.
Start times for the team's regular season slate will be announced at a later date.