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Big Ten announces 2014 conference schedule

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With two new members coming on board in 2014, and with a nine-game conference slate looming on down the road, the Big Ten has released its league schedule for the first season under a new divisional format.

Highlighting the eight-game schedule, of course, is Maryland and Rutgers entering the conference rotation.

Both the Terps and Scarlet Knights will play their East Division opponents (Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State) as well as each other, plus two cross-division games.  The former will face West Division foes Iowa at home and Wisconsin on the road, while the latter travels to Nebraska and hosts Wisconsin.

The two new members will close out the 2014 season against one another Nov. 29 in College Park.

Rutgers will be the first of the two new members to open conference play, hosting Penn State Sept. 13 in the lone Big Ten contest that weekend.  Maryland’s inaugural Big Ten game will take place two weeks later at Indiana.

From the Big Ten’s release:

From Sept. 27 to Nov. 29, the 2014 Big Ten schedule will feature 10 consecutive weeks of Big Ten competition, boasting at least five conference games each week. All 14 teams will be in action during the final two weeks of Big Ten play, including six division games each week.

Beginning in 2016, the Big Ten will move to the nine-game conference schedule, with each team playing their six division foes plus three cross-division games.  One of those cross-division games will be an annual protected matchup.

The Big Ten championship game will be held Dec. 6 in Indianapolis.

Below is the complete 2014 Big Ten conference schedule:

2014 Big Ten Schedule

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6 Responses to “Big Ten announces 2014 conference schedule”
  1. tampabayirish says: May 16, 2013 12:48 PM

    I am confused. Which one is “Leaders” and which one is “Legends” again? In all fairness to the Big Ten/14, right now, the Eastern 7 looks much tougher than the Western 7.

  2. bertenheim says: May 16, 2013 1:00 PM

    The Big Ten is clearly the best FBS conference north of the Ohio River.

  3. scoregasmic says: May 16, 2013 2:43 PM

    They dropped the leaders and legends name after everyone told them how stupid it was haha. Good for them and Go Green!

  4. silverdeer says: May 16, 2013 3:24 PM

    I just hope that Maryland gets rid of those Rohrschach helmets before they begin B1G play.

  5. dutchman1350 says: May 16, 2013 4:00 PM

    Welcome to the BigTen Rutgers…Geesh.

  6. whosweetlou says: May 17, 2013 12:23 PM

    Wow osu looks primed for another perfect season. Their schedule is a joke…. Only team i see giving us trouble is michigan state. That team up north woulda beat us last year if their coach woulda kept denard in the game

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