PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 16, 2013) – The Big Ten office announced the conference schedule for the 2018 and 2019 football seasons today, as approved by the Big Ten Directors of Athletics. The schedules consist of nine games for each of the Big Ten’s 14 teams and culminate with the annual Big Ten Football Championship Game.
Big Ten play for Rutgers begins in week two of the 2018 schedule with a trip to Ohio State on September 8. The first of five home Big Ten games in 2018 begins September 29 when Indiana visits High Point Solutions Stadium.
Other home games in Piscataway for the 2018 season in Big Ten play include Illinois (October 6), Northwestern (October 20), Michigan (November 10) and the home finale versus Penn State (November 17).
Rutgers also visits Maryland (October 13), Wisconsin (November 3) and concludes the regular season at Michigan State (November 24) in Big Ten action.
The 2019 Big Ten schedule for Rutgers also begins in week two with a road trip to Iowa (September 7). Rutgers opens its home portion of the Big Ten slate versus Maryland (October 5). The four-game Big Ten home schedule also includes visits to Piscataway from Minnesota (October 19), Ohio State (November 16) and Michigan State (November 23).
The 2019 conference road trips for the Scarlet Knights also include games at Indiana (October 12), at Michigan (October 26), at Illinois (November 2) and the regular season finale at Penn State (November 30).
Beginning in 2014, the Big Ten football division alignments will feature Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers in the East Division andIllinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin in the West Division. Each school will play the other six schools in its division plus two teams from the other division in 2014 and 2015, which will serve as transitional years in which the schools will still be playing eight-game schedules. Beginning in 2016, each school will play three teams from the other division as part of its nine-game schedule. The cross-division games will include one protected matchup on an annual basis between Indiana and Purdue.
Fans can obtain prorated 2013 season tickets for the remainder of this year to ensure seats for the first year of Big Ten play in 2014 by calling the Rutgers Ticket Office at 1-866-445-GORU or online at ScarletKnights.com.
Rutgers’ 2018 Big Ten Schedule Rutgers’ 2019 Big Ten Schedule
September 8 at Ohio State September 7 at Iowa
September 29 Indiana October 5 Maryland
October 6 Illinois October 12 at Indiana
October 13 at Maryland October 19 Minnesota
October 20 Northwestern October 26 at Michigan
November 3 at Wisconsin November 2 at Illinois
November 10 Michigan November 16 Ohio State
November 17 Penn State November 23 Michigan State
November 24 at Michigan State November 30 at Penn State