2024 Big Ten football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2024 Big Ten football schedule has been announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 7 with Michigan State at Maryland.

The 2024 season will be the first for the Big Ten as an 18-team conference after welcoming in new members Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington. Those four will join Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, and Wisconsin.

The Big Ten will again play a nine-game conference schedule with three non-conference contests. The East-West divisional structure will be eliminated in 2024 and the league will place the top two teams in the conference standings into the annual Big Ten Championship Game.

Last month, the Big Ten announced the future opponents for each team for 2024 through 2028. The league also announced that there will be 12 protected conference matchups that will be played on an annual basis. Those 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, and UCLA-USC.

Top non-conference match-ups for each team in the Big Ten in 2024 include Kansas at Illinois, Charlotte at Indiana, Iowa State at Iowa, Maryland at Virginia, Texas at Michigan, Michigan State at Boston College, Colorado at Nebraska, Duke at Northwestern, Marshall at Ohio State, Texas Tech at Oregon, Penn State at West Virginia, Notre Dame at Purdue, Rutgers at Virginia Tech, UCLA at LSU, Notre Dame at USC, Eastern Michigan at Washington, and Alabama at Wisconsin.

From the Big Ten release:

Selected Saturday games in the 2024 season may be adjusted to select Fridays and other special dates, including Labor Day Sunday and Black Friday. The 2025 football schedule will be announced in the future.

The 2024 Big Ten Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.


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2024 Big Ten Football Schedule (Composite)

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Will Oregon and Washington continue to play Oregon State and Washington State? It seemed like to they wanted to. Oregon doesn’t have an opening but Washington does

They both have a bye before rivalry week (Thanksgiving weekend) where they could play them, but I believe Oregon would have to drop a game.

I also read an article that the league wanted to have USC-UCLA on Thanksgiving weekend as well but couldn’t because of the already scheduled Notre Dame game. I wonder if that is the long term plan.

Here is Dan’s suggested Big Ten Football Games on CBS for first three weeks of 2024 Season. 8/31 Fresno State At Michigan 9/7 Colorado At Nebraska 9/14 Notre Dame At Purdue Also would like CBS to show Michigan At Ohio State on Thanksgiving Weekend Saturday 11/30 & continue Traditional Noon Kickoff then FOX picks Texas Tech At Oklahoma State also at Noon time slot & Notre Dame At USC at 3:30PM & speaking of 3:30PM & getting back to CBS they will show Mountain West Football game Colorado State At Air Force.

Here’s my dream Big Ten schedule for Week 10 11/2/24 Ohio State at Penn State Noon,CBS Wisconsin at Iowa Noon,FS1 Northwestern at Purdue Noon,BTN Oregon at Michigan 3:30PM,CBS Indiana at Michigan State 3:30PM,Peacock Minnesota at Illinois 4:00PM,BTN UCLA at Nebraska 7:30PM,NBC/Peacock USC at Washington 10:30PM,FOX or FS1

Here is my educated guess for Big Ten Week 1 2024 time & TV schedule. Thursday Evening North Carolina at Minnesota 8:00PM,FOX Friday Evening Miami(OH) at Northwestern 8:00PM,FS1 Saturday Akron at Ohio State Noon,FOX UConn at Maryland Noon,BTN Indiana State at Purdue Noon,BTN alt. Florida Atlantic at Michigan State Noon,Peacock Fresno State at Michigan 3:30PM,CBS Penn State at West Virginia 3:30PM,FOX UTEP at Nebraska 3:30PM,FS1 Florida International at Indiana 3:30PM,BTN Howard at Rutgers 3:30PM,BTN alt. Eastern Illinois at Illinois 3:30PM,Peacock Western Michigan at Wisconsin 7:30PM,NBC/Peacock UCLA at Hawaii 7:45PM,CBS Illinois State at Iowa 8:00PM,BTN Weber State at Washington 10:30PM,FS1 Idaho at Oregon 11:00PM,Peacock Sunday Evening LSU vs USC at Las Vegas 7:30PM,NBC/Peacock

Here’s my dream Big ten schedule for Week 10 11/2/24 revised. Wisconsin at Iowa Noon,FOX Ohio State at Penn State Noon,CBS Northwestern at Purdue Noon,BTN Oregon at Michigan 3:30PM,CBS Minnesota at Illinois 4:00PM,BTN Indiana at Michigan State 4:00PM,Peacock UCLA at Nebraska 7:30PM,NBC/Peacock USC at Washington 10:30PM,FS1