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Big Ten Conference Announces 2016-2017 Football Schedules
Nine Home Games Over Two-Year Cycle
  • Posted on July 11, 2013 10:26:00 AM
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  • Big Ten ConferencePISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 11, 2013) – The Big Ten office announced the conference schedule for the 2016 and 2017 football seasons, as approved by the Big Ten Directors of Athletics. The 2016 schedule features five Big Ten home games for the Scarlet Knights and four Big Ten home games in 2017 for RU.

    The 2016 Big Ten schedule begins in Columbus for the Scarlet Knights at Ohio State on Saturday, October 1. The home portion of the 2016 schedule opens with Michigan on Saturday, October 8 at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway.

    October 2016 rounds out with home games against Illinois (October 15) and Iowa (October 29) along with a road trip to Minnesota (October 22).

    The November 2016 slate finishes with home games versus Indiana (November 5) and the home finale against Penn State (November 19). RU visits Michigan State (November 12) and finishes the 2016 regular season at Maryland (November 26).

    Conference action in 2017 for the Scarlet Knights begins at Nebraska (September 23). The home Big Ten opener comes the following week as Ohio State visits High Point Solutions Stadium (September 30).

    In October of 2017, Rutgers hosts Purdue (October 21) along with a pair of road trips to Illinois (October 14) and Michigan (October 28).

    The 2017 Big Ten schedule finishes in November with four games – home contents against Maryland (November 4) and the regular season finale versus Michigan State (November 25). The Scarlet Knights visit Penn State (November 11) and Indiana (November 18) in consecutive weeks prior to Senior Day against the Spartans.

    Rutgers returns 14 starters and 43 letterwinners for 2013 and begins the season at Fresno State on Aug. 29 at 10:30 p.m. ET. The Scarlet Knights open their home schedule on Sept. 7, taking on Norfolk State at noon. To purchase season tickets, please call the Rutgers Ticket Office at 1-866-445-GORU or visit ScarletKnights.com.

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding football, follow the program on Twitter (@RFootball).

    2016 Rutgers’ Big Ten Schedule

    October 1                    at Ohio State
    October 8                    Michigan
    October 15                  Illinois
    October 22                  at Minnesota
    October 29                  Iowa
    November 5                Indiana
    November 12              at Michigan State
    November 19              Penn State
    November 26              at Maryland

    2017 Rutgers’ Big Ten Schedule

    September 23             at Nebraska
    September 30             Ohio State
    October 7                    Idle
    October 14                  at Illinois
    October 21                  Purdue
    October 28                  at Michigan
    November 4                Maryland
    November 11              at Penn State
    November 18              at Indiana
    November 25              Michigan State

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