2023 Big Ten football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2023 Big Ten football schedule has been announced. Conference play begins on Thursday, Aug. 31 with Minnesota hosting Nebraska.

The Big Ten will again play a nine-game conference schedule with three non-conference contests. The East-West divisional structure will also remain for the 2023 season. A new model will likely be configured when the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans each join the conference beginning with the 2024 season.

Top non-conference match-ups for each team in the Big Ten in 2023 include Illinois at Kansas, Indiana vs. Louisville (in Indianapolis, Ind.), Iowa at Iowa State, Virginia at Maryland, UNLV at Michigan, Washington at Michigan State, Minnesota at North Carolina, Nebraska at Colorado, Northwestern at Duke, Ohio State at Notre Dame, Virginia Tech at Rutgers, Syracuse at Purdue, West Virginia at Penn State, and Wisconsin at Washington State.

From the Big Ten release:

Selected Saturday games in the 2023 season may be adjusted to select Fridays and other special dates, including Labor Day Sunday and Black Friday. The 2024 football schedule will be announced in the future.

The 2023 Big Ten Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.


East Division

West Division

2023 Big Ten Football Schedule (Composite)

Thursday, Aug. 31
Nebraska at Minnesota

Friday, Sept. 1
Central Michigan at Michigan State

Saturday, Sept. 2
Ohio State at Indiana
Northwestern at Rutgers
Toledo at Illinois
Utah State at Iowa
Towson at Maryland
East Carolina at Michigan
West Virginia at Penn State
Fresno State at Purdue
Buffalo at Wisconsin

Saturday, Sept. 9
Illinois at Kansas
Indiana State at Indiana
Iowa at Iowa State
Charlotte at Maryland
UNLV at Michigan
Richmond at Michigan State
Eastern Michigan at Minnesota
Nebraska at Colorado
UTEP at Northwestern
Youngstown State at Ohio State
Delaware at Penn State
Purdue at Virginia Tech
Temple at Rutgers
Wisconsin at Washington State

Friday, Sept. 15
Virginia at Maryland

Saturday, Sept. 16
Penn State at Illinois
Indiana vs. Louisville (Indianapolis)
Western Michigan at Iowa
Bowling Green at Michigan
Washington at Michigan State
Minnesota at North Carolina
NIU at Nebraska
Northwestern at Duke
Western Kentucky at Ohio State
Syracuse at Purdue
Virginia Tech at Rutgers
Georgia Southern at Wisconsin

Friday, Sept. 22
Wisconsin at Purdue

Saturday, Sept. 23
Iowa at Penn State
Maryland at Michigan State
Rutgers at Michigan
Minnesota at Northwestern
Florida Atlantic at Illinois
Akron at Indiana
Louisiana Tech at Nebraska
Ohio State at Notre Dame

Saturday, Sept. 30
Illinois at Purdue
Indiana at Maryland
Michigan State at Iowa
Michigan at Nebraska
Louisiana at Minnesota
Penn State at Northwestern
Wagner at Rutgers

Saturday, Oct. 7
Nebraska at Illinois
Purdue at Iowa
Maryland at Ohio State
Michigan at Minnesota
Howard at Northwestern
Rutgers at Wisconsin

Saturday, Oct. 14
Illinois at Maryland
Indiana at Michigan
Iowa at Wisconsin
Michigan State at Rutgers
Ohio State at Purdue
UMass at Penn State

Saturday, Oct. 21
Wisconsin at Illinois
Rutgers at Indiana
Minnesota at Iowa
Michigan at Michigan State
Northwestern at Nebraska
Penn State at Ohio State

Saturday, Oct. 28
Indiana at Penn State
Maryland at Northwestern
Michigan State at Minnesota
Purdue at Nebraska
Ohio State at Wisconsin

Saturday, Nov. 4
Illinois at Minnesota
Wisconsin at Indiana
Iowa at Northwestern
Penn State at Maryland
Purdue at Michigan
Nebraska at Michigan State
Ohio State at Rutgers

Saturday, Nov. 11
Indiana at Illinois
Rutgers at Iowa
Maryland at Nebraska
Michigan at Penn State
Michigan State at Ohio State
Minnesota at Purdue
Northwestern at Wisconsin

Saturday, Nov. 18
Illinois at Iowa
Michigan State at Indiana
Michigan at Maryland
Minnesota at Ohio State
Nebraska at Wisconsin
Purdue at Northwestern
Rutgers at Penn State

Friday, Nov. 24
Iowa at Nebraska
Penn State at Michigan State

Saturday, Nov. 25
Northwestern at Illinois
Indiana at Purdue
Maryland at Rutgers
Ohio State at Michigan
Wisconsin at Minnesota

Saturday, Dec. 2
Big Ten Football Championship Game
Indianapolis, Ind.

Comments (6)

OSU-UM needs to be at night next year, I actually got another YouTube commenter on board with this

Zman doesn’t only believe in beating a dead horse, he believes in flogging the bones after the carcass has rotted away and only a pile of bones are left.

Anyway, OSU and UMich have good reasons for keeping it at noon so live with it.