Big Ten Football Opponents Announced For 2024-2028 Seasons

Big Ten football opponents announced for 2024-2028 seasons

The Big Ten has announced the football opponents for the 2024 through 2028 seasons, In 2024, an 18-team arrangement is set to be introduced in college football, bringing significant changes to the league. The Oregon Ducks, UCLA Bruins, USC Trojans, and Washington Huskies are joining this new setup for the 2024 season.

The league administration has outlined several important considerations for organizing the schedule:

1. Balanced Travel:

The schedule aims to balance the annual travel requirements by considering the distance between teams, regions within the conference, and time zones.

2. Flexibility for Playoff Evolution:

The league intends to maintain control and flexibility in response to potential changes in the college football postseason format. The goal is to ensure that programs have access to an expanded College Football Playoff.

3. Competitiveness:

The schedule seeks to balance historic competitiveness and recent trends in team performance. It also takes into account the traditional home and away balance for historically competitive schools.

Additionally, the league has identified 12 protected matchups based on historical significance, geographical proximity, and rivalry games. These matchups include:

Illinois-Northwestern
Illinois-Purdue
Indiana-Purdue
Iowa-Minnesota
Iowa-Nebraska
Iowa-Wisconsin
Maryland-Rutgers
Michigan-Michigan State
Michigan-Ohio State
Minnesota-Wisconsin
Oregon-Washington
UCLA-USC
The game dates for the 2024 football schedule will be announced at a later date.

The following is the comprehensive list of Big Ten football opponents for the seasons 2024 through 2028:

2024 Big Ten Football Opponents

Illinois Fighting Illini

Home Games: Against Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Purdue.
Away Games: Against Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon, Penn State, and Rutgers.

Indiana Hoosiers

Home Games: Against Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, and Washington.
Away Games: Against Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, and UCLA.

Iowa Hawkeyes

Home Games: Against Nebraska, Northwestern, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Away Games: Against Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, and UCLA.

Maryland Terrapins

Home Games: Against Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers, and USC.
Away Games: Against Indiana, Minnesota, Oregon, and Penn State.

Michigan Wolverines

Home Games: Against Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Oregon, and USC.
Away Games: Against Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, and Washington.

Michigan State Spartans

Home Games: Against Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue, and Rutgers.
Away Games: Against Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, and Oregon.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Home Games: Against Iowa, Maryland, Penn State, and USC.
Away Games: Against Illinois, Michigan, Rutgers, UCLA, and Wisconsin.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Home Games: Against Illinois, Rutgers, UCLA, and Wisconsin.
Away Games: Against Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue, and USC.

Northwestern Wildcats

Home Games: Against Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, and Wisconsin.
Away Games: Against Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Purdue, and Washington.

Oregon Ducks

Home Games: Against Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Washington.
Away Games: Against Michigan, Purdue, UCLA, and Wisconsin.

Ohio State Buckeyes

Home Games: Against Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, and Purdue.
Away Games: Against Michigan State, Northwestern, Oregon, and Penn State.

Penn State Nittany Lions

Home Games: Against Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, UCLA, and Washington.
Away Games: Against Minnesota, Purdue, USC, and Wisconsin.

Purdue Boilermakers

Home Games: Against Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon, and Penn State.
Away Games: Against Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Wisconsin.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Home Games: Against Illinois, Minnesota, UCLA, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Away Games: Against Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, and USC.

UCLA Bruins

Home Games: Against Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, and USC.
Away Games: Against Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, and Washington.

USC Trojans

Home Games: Against Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin.
Away Games: Against Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, UCLA, and Washington.

Washington Huskies

Home Games: Against Michigan, Northwestern, UCLA, and USC.
Away Games: Against Indiana, Iowa, Oregon, Penn State, and Rutgers.

Wisconsin Badgers

Home Games: Against Minnesota, Oregon, Penn State, and Purdue.
Away Games: Against Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers, and USC.

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