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Nebraska Football: 2020 & 2021 Big Ten Conference Schedule Announced

Get ready to not have football on Black Friday vs. Iowa folks.

Arkansas State v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

The Big Ten Conference has released their 2020 & 2021 conference schedules for the Football crowd on Tuesday.

The biggest revelations come to the Nebraska/Iowa series, which has been known for being played on Black Friday. As of 2020, both Nebraska and Iowa will not have that game on the last weekend of the season anymore.

Nebraska’s new finale will be against Minnesota in those years. The Golden Gophers will play in Lincoln in ‘20, while the game will be in Minneapolis in ‘21.

The other main notice is that the ‘20 conference slate will kick off in the first week of the season, as Purdue and Nebraska will clash to open the season on Saturday, September 5th. The Nebraska non-conference then goes with Cincinnati on September 12th, then Central Michigan on Sept. 19th. Sept 25th is open, as well as October 17th.

The ‘21 slate is considered full, as Northern Illinois, Buffalo and Oklahoma are in the first three weeks of the season before B1G play starts.

The full schedules, with Big Ten games in italics


Sept. 5 Purdue

Sept. 12 Cincinnati

Sept. 19 Central Michigan

Sept. 25 OPEN

Oct. 3 at Northwestern

Oct. 10 Illinois

Oct. 24 at Rutgers

Oct. 31 at Ohio State

Nov. 7 Penn State

Nov. 14 at Iowa

Nov. 21 at Wisconsin

Nov. 28 Minnesota


Sept. 4 Northern Illinois

Sept. 11 Buffalo

Sept. 18 at Oklahoma

Sept. 25 at Michigan State

Oct. 2 Ohio State

Oct. 9 Northwestern

Oct. 16 at Purdue

Oct. 30 Michigan

Nov. 6 Iowa

Nov. 13 at Illinois

Nov. 20 Wisconsin

Nov. 27 at Minnesota