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Big Ten releases 2015 conference schedule

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A little less than three weeks after releasing its 2014 schedule, the Big Ten has done the same for its 2015 slate.

In a press release Monday morning, the conference announced its full slate of league games for what will be the final season before the move to a nine-game schedule.  As was the case for the 2014 schedule, Rutgers-Penn State will open conference play, this time in Happy Valley Sept. 19.

The 12 other Big Ten members will open conference play Oct. 3.

From the release:

From Oct. 3 to Nov. 28, the 2015 Big Ten schedule will feature nine consecutive weeks of Big Ten competition, boasting at least five conference games each week. All 14 teams will be in action during the final week of Big Ten play, including six division games.

Big Ten West heavyweights Nebraska and Wisconsin will avoid playing Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State — and vice versa — for a second straight year, with the former’s cross-division games in 2015 consisting of Michigan State and Rutgers while the latter will face New Big Ten members Maryland and Rutgers.

Rutgers, on the other hand, was handed the Badgers and Cornhuskers as cross-division opponents for the second consecutive season.  That’s in addition to East foes Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State.

The other new member that will join for the 2014 season, Maryland, drew Iowa as well as Wisconsin in back-to-back years.

Below is the complete 2015 Big Ten conference schedule:

2015 Big Ten Schedule

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15 Responses to “Big Ten releases 2015 conference schedule”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jun 3, 2013 9:28 AM

    Ohio State, Michigan St, and the Corn Huskers all coming to Piscataway, NJ in @015. That’s going to be great!!! Go RU!

  2. wustlumdnj says: Jun 3, 2013 10:17 AM

    Another excited Rutgers fan here – any B1G fans who might be interested in a trip to the NYC area should come to their away game at Rutgers! Staying in a hotel in Jersey City (next to the PATH train) puts you a train ride from the game and a 15 minute 24 hours-a-day 2 dollar train ride into and out of NYC

  3. buckeyeluvn says: Jun 3, 2013 10:26 AM

    There’s already been talk about OSU going undefeated over the next 2 years because of schedule. Looks like they could add 2015 to that as well.

  4. overratedgators says: Jun 3, 2013 10:37 AM

    Asked for comment on the new schedule, Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee stated, “obviously, in looking over this pathetic slate of Special Olympic rejects, I have every expectation that the Buckeyes will beat them like a furrier clubbing baby seals.”

    Later that afternoon, Mr. Gee issued a subsequent statement, noting his apology to the Special Olympics, the learning disabled, the fur industry, baby seals, and the animal kingdom in general.

  5. Rockie D. Bull says: Jun 3, 2013 10:45 AM

    Playing on campus at dinky High Point stadium with only 52,000 seats does not make much sense for Rutgers except for the Indiana and Maryland games, maybe Northwestern and Purdue in other years.

    Rutgers should play the large draw B1G teams – Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa at New Giants Stadium – a place that can accommodate the large crowds that will follow their B1G teams on the road.

    Maryland should play their games against this same group with the large B1G followings at the FedEx Field park and not dinky little Byrd Stadium with it’s 54,000 seats on campus. In Byrd’s case, hosting the college lacrosse championships 10 times ≠ to what B1G football will draw.

  6. polegojim says: Jun 3, 2013 11:11 AM

    Glad Rutgers is in the B1G… but comments on size are valid. Even in their ‘hayday’… getting big market teams to Folsom field was nearly impossible… and for good reason. Why forfeit all the revenue? Wasted opportunity.

    Hopefully, with a year or two revenue, they can expand and add 40-50% capacity.

    Lot’s of room to finish the second tier circle and add a third tier on the sides.

    102 mil to add 11,410 seats… seems like they should have gone for more, but at least there is additional opportunity.

  7. foreverlsu says: Jun 3, 2013 11:19 AM

    overratedgators says:
    Jun 3, 2013 10:37 AM
    Asked for comment on the new schedule, Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee stated, “obviously, in looking over this pathetic slate of Special Olympic rejects, I have every expectation that the Buckeyes will beat them like a furrier clubbing baby seals.”

    Later that afternoon, Mr. Gee issued a subsequent statement, noting his apology to the Special Olympics, the learning disabled, the fur industry, baby seals, and the animal kingdom in general.
    _________________

    Well done, sir!

  8. thegamecocker says: Jun 3, 2013 12:10 PM

    @Rockie D Bull

    Your comment is a “knee-jerk” reaction, short-sighted at best. The economy around New Brunswick area will soar as a result of any Big Ten team coming to town. Rutgers’ Stadium (High Point Solutions Stadium) is one of the most picturesque venues in the country! This venue is PERFECT for tailgating and offers a rich history of what the college atmosphere is about. The new Giants/Jets Stadium resides in the middle of a black-top parking lot and lacks the college atmosphere. I refused to attend RU games when they played there and won’t if that happens moving forward. The price to park is outrageous and leaving that facility after games is a nightmare. Give me the banks of the Old Raritan any day. Not to mention the cost of using the stadium in the Meadowlands.

  9. thegamecocker says: Jun 3, 2013 12:14 PM

    @polegojim

    There would not be much incremental revenue or profit to justify moving RU games to the Meadowlands facility. Just more student expense and no financial benefit to New Brunswick and surrounding communities. New Brusnwick has the potential to become another Ann Arbor…..

  10. metalhead65 says: Jun 3, 2013 12:52 PM

    who is the genius that thought it would be a good idea to place all the heavyweights in 1 division? this leaves nebraska and wisconsin to fight it out for their division every year while a school like IU trying to build a football program gets to play michigan,michigan state, ohio state, and penn state? yeah that’s fair. this better be the the hoosiers make a bowl game because with a schedule like theirs they won’t be going to another one for a few years.

  11. wustlumdnj says: Jun 3, 2013 1:06 PM

    “Playing on campus at dinky High Point stadium with only 52,000 seats does not make much sense for Rutgers”

    First of all, it’s not a dinky stadium. The stadium went through a $102 million dollar upgrade four years ago.

    Second of all, it makes perfect sense for any and every state school that accepts government funding for their stadium construction to play at their stadium and keep the revenue, as opposed to playing at a private venue with decreased revenues, an unused taxpayer-funded stadium, thereby angry politicians. No matter what team you root for you have to agree with the reasoning there.

    As a fan of another school – it makes sense for you to want to have the games played at a bigger venue than High Point Solutions Stadium. But that’s not all that’s going on here. Finally, a couple years of sellouts will surely provide sufficient evidence that further expansion (on a small or large scale) is justified.

  12. MasMacho says: Jun 3, 2013 1:35 PM

    Undefeated conference record for tOSU. Taking Wisconsin and Nebraska off the schedule just made it a lot easier. No disrespect to RU and UMD, we’re very glad to have you aboard.

  13. polegojim says: Jun 3, 2013 7:43 PM

    @thegamecocker… I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Did you read my post??? I don’t recall saying a word about moving… as a matter of fact, I EXACTLY SAID…

  14. polegojim says: Jun 3, 2013 7:56 PM

    @thegamecocker…

    1) Well…. did you even read my post? I EXACTLY said… they should expand their current stadium… you know… the whole 2nd tier… 3rd tier thing… I wasn’t suggesting they enlarge the Meadowlands… Sheesh…

    2) If they had a larger stadium… they would greatly and incrementally increase their profit with the major B1G schools following.

    Minnesota is smallest in B1G with just over 50k, then Indiana with 53k… and Rutgers has much more going for it’s program than either of those schools. If they don’t expand, they’re leaving B1G bucks on the table.

    However, on your ‘Ann Arbor’ comment… Um… well… keep hope alive man.

  15. thegamecocker says: Jun 4, 2013 9:17 AM

    @polegojim

    Sorry about that. I initially thought you meant moving some games to new Giants Stadium to gain more revenue. If RU sells out games with Big Ten schools at High Point Solutions Stadium, they could easily accommodate up to +5,000 more in standing room only. To your point there is plenty of opportunity to expand but first RU has to pay for the prior $102 million expansion. I always liked Folsom Field and the Colorado Buffalo’s. I hope they turn that program around b/c it is a wonderful college environment. Go RU and Go Buffs!

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