Big Ten, Nebraska announce 2018 and 2019 conference schedules

Delany really hates us. - Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Well, at least we play Indiana in 2019.

The Big Ten Conference and Nebraska announced the 2018 and 2019 conference schedules for the current membership today. Of course, whether these will be the actual slates in 2018 or 2019 is anyone's guess, as the odds are that by the time the Big Ten negotiates their next TV contract in 2015, the conference will expand again.

But until then, let's take a gander at Nebraska's schedules for those two seasons:

2018

One non-conference opponent TBD

Sept. 8                  Colorado

Sept. 15                Troy

Sept. 22                at Michigan

Sept. 29                Purdue

Oct. 6                    at Wisconsin

Oct. 13                  at Northwestern

Oct. 20                  Minnesota

Oct. 27                  BYE

Nov. 3                   at Ohio State

Nov. 10                 Illinois

Nov. 17                 Michigan State

Nov. 23                 at Iowa


Yes, you're reading that right: Nebraska gets the pleasure of going on the road to Michigan, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Ohio State and Iowa. Even at five years out, that's pretty daunting. As our own James Stevenson pointed out on Twitter, this is a slate that could lead a coach to being fired. (Scott Frost?)

Since this schedule makes our 2011 slate look like a bro hug, I'd expect Nebraska's last non-conference signing to be a powderpuff from the MAC or Sun Belt conference, perhaps even the C-USA. Does Southern Miss need another bailout?

2019

Aug. 31                 South Alabama

Sept. 7                  at Colorado

Sept. 14                Northern Illinois

Sept. 21                at Illinois

Sept. 28                Ohio State

Oct. 5                    Northwestern

Oct. 12                  at Minnesota

Oct. 19                  BYE

Oct. 26                  Indiana

Nov. 2                   at Purdue

Nov. 9                   BYE

Nov. 16                 Wisconsin

Nov. 23                 at Maryland

Nov. 29                 Iowa

In 2019, things are a little less horrid. Not a bad schedule if Nebraska is breaking in another new coach after the last one disappeared following a loss to Iowa.

 

Speaking of Iowa, it looks like the Hawkeyes will continue to play for the Heroes Trophy on Black Friday. So that's nice. (We play Wisconsin annually starting next year, so you'll still get your rivalry.) Also we play Indiana in 2019, thanks to priority scheduling. This will be our second game since we joined the conference eight years prior.

If we're lucky, we'll even the series.

What say you? Who should Nebraska sign for the unfilled game in 2018? How excited are you for that 2018 schedule?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Corn Nation

You must be a member of Corn Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Corn Nation. You should read them.

Join Corn Nation

You must be a member of Corn Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Corn Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker