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Rutgers’ 2018 and 2019 Big Ten Schedules Announced
  • Posted on October 16, 2013 10:59:12 AM
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  • 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

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