The Big Ten released its football schedules for the 2022 through ’25 seasons on Wednesday, and Ohio State will get a heavy dose of the teams expected to be at the top of the West Division in the coming years.
Ohio State will play Wisconsin in all four years, giving the Buckeyes five matchups against the Badgers in the next eight years. Ohio State plays Wisconsin in Columbus on Oct. 26, 2019.
The Buckeyes will play Nebraska only once in the newly released span, at Lincoln in 2025, but are already scheduled to face the Cornhuskers this year and in the next three. The Huskers have been a disappointment since joining the Big Ten in 2011, but with Scott Frost now the head coach, optimism is high for a turnaround.
Ohio State will play Northwestern and Iowa twice from 2022-25, though a return trip to Kinnick Stadium, where the Hawkeyes routed the Buckeyes 55-24 last year, won’t happen until Sept. 27, 2025.
The Buckeyes will play Illinois, Minnesota and Purdue only once each in the 2022-25 span.
In 2022, Ohio State’s crossover opponents are Iowa (Oct. 15), at Northwestern (Nov. 5) and Wisconsin (Nov. 12).
In 2023, the Buckeyes play at Purdue (Oct. 14), at Wisconsin (Oct. 28) and Minnesota (Nov. 18) from the West.
In 2024, the West opponents are Illinois (Sept. 28), at Nebraska (Oct. 12) and Wisconsin (Oct. 26).
In 2025, the crossover opponents are at Iowa (Sept. 27), at Wisconsin (Oct. 11) and Northwestern (Nov. 1). The Buckeyes that year finish November with games against Penn State, Michigan State and Michigan.