2018-2019 Michigan conference schedule released

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on October 16th, 2013 at 11:39 AM

So earlier I got the tweet from @umichfootball that the 2018-2019 conference schedules are out. They WERE up on MGoBlue but when I checked back a half hour later to post it here, they were removed and the article said the conference will announce it at noon.

All I remember seeing was Nebraska at home in 2018 to open the conference slate, and at Wisconsin in 2019 to open conference play. The good thing about 2018-2019 is that in 2018 when Michigan is on the road at both rivals, they bring in an SEC team. They travel the following year to Arkansas when they have both rivals at home. Same deal for the VT series.

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/101613aad.html

Comments

Kilgore Trout

October 16th, 2013 at 11:42 AM ^

The free press has them up.

http://www.freep.com/article/20131016/SPORTS06/310160101/michigan-football-future-schedules

2 0 1 8  
Date Opponent
Sept. 22 NEBRASKA
Sept. 29 at Northwestern
Oct. 6 MARYLAND
Oct. 13 WISCONSIN
Oct. 20 at Michigan State
Oct. 27 Open
Nov. 3 PENN STATE
Nov. 10 at Rutgers
Nov. 17 INDIANA
Nov. 24 at Ohio State
Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game
2 0 1 9  
Date Opponent
Sept. 21 at Wisconsin
Sept. 28 Open
Oct. 5 IOWA
Oct. 12 at Illinois
Oct. 19 at Penn State
Oct. 26 RUTGERS
Nov. 2 at Maryland
Nov. 9 Open
Nov. 16 MICHIGAN STATE
Nov. 23 at Indiana
Nov. 30 OHIO STATE
Dec. 7 Big Ten Championship Game

 

Kilgore Trout

October 16th, 2013 at 11:47 AM ^

It's nice to see that they eased the home slate issue of having MSU and OSU on the road by giving us Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Penn State at home in 2018. It would be nice if they can keep that up.

LSAClassOf2000

October 16th, 2013 at 12:59 PM ^

I was going to mention that - I really like the 2018 home slate in comparison to 2019. I believe this is also the same set of years in which we have a home-and-home with Arkansas, and 2018 is the home game, as I recall, so there is also that. 

The slates for all Big Ten teams for 2018 and 2019 can be found here (LINK)

Wolverine Devotee

October 16th, 2013 at 11:47 AM ^

I'll be 23 and 24 when those games are played. 

And we'll be entering the 20s. In the 30s and beyond we'll have to specify which 20s we're talking about when bringing up Yost teams.

Crazy.

cutter

October 16th, 2013 at 8:42 PM ^

I downloaded the Big Ten future schedule from the Dienhart article before it was removed. Couple that with the recently published conference schedules for 2018-9 and assuming the eastern division rotation will remain intact through 2023, here's what we know about UM's future schedules. 

The Adobe Acrobat file (it's titled as a "working file" dated 15 October) from the Dienhart article lists the home games with no words in front of the team name and road games with the word "at" prior to the team name. For the Florida game to open the 2017 season, it says "vs Florida". That might indicate that it will be a neutral site game (likely the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Atlanta).

The Dienhart file also shows the 2016 file with three games in the first three weeks: Hawaii, Central Florida and Colorado. That's followed with a bye week before Big Ten play. 

The current 2016 schedule on MGoBlue.com has Hawaii as the opener, with a bye date, followed by Colorado, Ball State and then the B1G opener in Ann Arbor with Wisconsin. In the Dienhart file, the game with Ball State is moved to the 2018 season. If true, that means Brandon was able to move the bye date from Week #2 of the 2016 season to Week #4. IMHO, that's a much better setup for Michigan. 

2017 (6 Home, 6 Away, 1 Neutral) 

9/2 - vs Florida (Neutral Site?) 
9/9 - CINCINNATI 
9/16 - AIR FORCE 
9/23 - at Purdue 
9/30 - Bye 
10/7 - MICHIGAN STATE 
10/14 - at Indiana 
10/21 - at Penn State 
10/28 - RUTGERS 
11/4 - MINNESOTA 
11/11 - at Maryland 
11/18 - at Wisconsin 
11/25 - OHIO STATE 

2018 (8 Home, 4 Away) 

9/1 - ARKANSAS 
9/8 - BALL STATE 
9/15 - SOUTHERN METHODIST 
9/22 - NEBRASKA 
9/29 - at Northwestern 
10/6 - MARYLAND 
10/13 - WISCONSIN 
10/20 - at Michigan State 
10/27 - Bye 
11/3 - PENN STATE 
11/10 - at Rutgers 
11/17 - INDIANA 
11/24 - at Ohio State 

2019 (6 Home, 6 Away) 

8/31 - at Arkansas 
9/7 - HOME TBD 
9/14 - HOME TBD 
9/21 - at Wisconsin 
9/28 - Bye 
10/5 - IOWA 
10/12 - at Illinois 
10/19 - at Penn State 
10/26 - RUTGERS 
11/2 - at Maryland 
11/9 - Bye 
11/16 - MICHIGAN STATE 
11/23 - at Indiana 
11/30 - OHIO STATE 

2020 (8 Home, 4 Away) 

9/5 - HOME TBD 
9/12 - HOME TBD 
9/19 - VIRGINIA TECH 

Home Eastern Division Games: PENN STATE, MARYLAND, INDIANA 

Road Eastern Division Games: at Rutgers, at Michigan State, at Ohio State 

2021 (6 Home, 6 Away) 

9/4 - HOME TBD 
9/11 - HOME TBD 
9/18 - at Virginia Tech 

Home Eastern Division Games: RUTGERS, MICHIGAN STATE, OHIO STATE 

Road Eastern Division Games: at Penn State, at Maryland, at Indiana 

2022 (8 Home, 4 Away) 

9/3 - HOME TBD 
9/10 - UCLA 
9/17 - HOME TBD 

Home Eastern Division Games: PENN STATE, MARYLAND, INDIANA 

Road Eastern Division Games: at Rutgers, at Michigan State, at Ohio State 

2023 

9/2 - at UCLA 
9/9 - HOME TBD 
9/16 - HOME TBD 

Home Eastern Division Games: RUTGERS, MICHIGAN STATE, OHIO STATE 

Road Eastern Division Games: at Penn State, at Maryland, at Indiana 

One final item. Here's a list of teams from the Big Ten West that are on the schedule starting 2016 and those who are off of it. 

2016 

On: WISCONSIN, ILLINOIS, at Iowa 

Off: Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue 

2017 

On: at Purdue, MINNESOTA, at Wisconsin 

Off: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern 

2018 

On: NEBRASKA, at Northwestern, WISCONSIN 

Off: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue 

2019 

On: at Wisconsin, IOWA, at Illinois 

Off: Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue 

It's interesting to note that Wisconsin will be the one opponent on the schedule each of those four years from the western division. 

Wisconsin (4) - 2016 (Home), 2017 (Away), 2018 (Home), 2019 (Away) 

Illinois (2) - 2016 (Home), 2019 (Away) 

Iowa (2) - 2016 (Away), 2019 (Home) 

Minnesota (1) - 2017 (Home) 

Nebraska (1) - 2018 (Home) 

Northwestern (1) - 2018 (Away) 

Purdue (1) - 2017 (Away)

In that same time period (2017-2020), the following teams will be playing one another annually;

Ohio State-Nebraska

Penn State-Iowa

Michigan State-Northwestern

Rutgers-Illinois

Maryland-Minnesota

 

 

cutter

October 17th, 2013 at 3:27 AM ^

Michigan has one-and-done deals in the coming years with Brigham Young, Oregon State, Colorado, Hawaii, UNLV, Cincinnati, Southern Methodist, Appalachian State, Ball State and Central Florida.  The only home-and-home we're looking at prior to 2018 is with Utah in 2014/5.

Brandon will have to schedule two non-conference home games for each season starting in 2018 through 2023.  He already has home-and-home series with Arkansas, Virginia Tech and UCLA for those season.