The Big Ten released its 2015 and '16 conference football schedules today, and perhaps the biggest news is that after this season Ohio State won't be playing the newest league member for a while.

The Big Ten released its 2015 and '16 conference football schedules today, and perhaps the biggest news is that after this season Ohio State won't be playing the newest league member for a while.

After Nebraska comes to Columbus on Oct. 6, the teams won't meet again until 2017. Nebraska was already off the Buckeyes' schedule for the 2013 and '14 seasons. The hiatus now will be extended for two more seasons, unless the teams meet in the Big Ten championship game.

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Iowa and Northwestern are the other Big Ten teams that Ohio State won't play in 2015 and '16.

Ohio State's 2015 schedule

Sept. 5: North Carolina

Sept. 12: Northern Illinois

Sept. 19: at Virginia Tech

Sept. 26: TBA

Oct. 3: at Purdue

Oct. 10: Penn State

Oct. 17: Michigan State

Oct. 24: Open

Oct. 31: at Minnesota

Nov. 7: Wisconsin

Nov. 14: at Illinois

Nov. 21: Indiana

Nov. 28: at Michigan

Dec. 5: Big Ten Championship Game

Ohio State's 2016 schedule

Sept. 3: Bowling Green

Sept. 10: TBA

Sept. 17: at Oklahoma

Sept. 24: TBA

Oct. 1: Purdue

Oct. 8: Open

Oct. 15: at Michigan State

Oct. 22: Illinois

Oct. 29: at Penn State

Nov. 5: Minnesota

Nov. 12: at Wisconsin

Nov. 19: at Indiana

Nov. 26: Michigan

Dec. 3: Big Ten Championship Game