The Big Ten released football schedules for its 12 teams for the 2013 and 2014 seasons on Wednesday. Here is what stood out from Ohio State’s schedules:
– The OSU-Michigan rivalry will not be going anywhere in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The matchup will be the final conference game before the Big Ten Championship games, which are set for Dec. 7, 2013, and Dec. 6, 2014.
– OSU will not be facing Nebraska, the newest school to join the Big Ten, in 2013 or 2014. The Buckeyes and Cornhuskers will, however, meet on Oct. 6 this season. Michigan State also will not be on the schedule for the Buckeyes in 2013 or 2014.
– OSU will not be taking on Minnesota for a span of four years between 2011 and 2014, unless the teams meet in the conference championship.
– OSU and Wisconsin will face off in the Buckeyes’ Big Ten opener in 2013. The rivalry matchup is scheduled for Sept. 28.
– OSU’s first Big Ten game in 2014 will be against Purdue on Oct. 4.