Ohio State’s conference foes for the 2018-19 season have been announced.
With the Big Ten moving to a 20-game conference schedule this year, each team will play seven teams both home and away, three others once on the road and the remaining three once at home.
The Buckeyes will not travel to Minnesota, Penn State or Wisconsin this year, instead hosting those teams all once. They will not host Michigan, Indiana or Nebraska, instead traveling to play each of those teams once.
That means Ohio State will play the following teams twice, once at home and once on the road: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue and Rutgers.
The Buckeyes open the regular season at Cincinnati and will also face UCLA as part of the CBSSports Classic, which will take place this year in Chicago at the United Center. They will also play a game in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and could play in the Gavitt Games against a Big East team.
CBS has also reported that the Buckeyes will host Bucknell for a non-conference game. For a 31-game schedule, that leaves seven games still to be announced – six if the Buckeyes take part in the Gavitt Games. In a radio interview earlier this week, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said the schedule for next season is complete.