Football Scheduling News: Future B1G Schedules Announced, LSU on 2020 Schedule

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten revealed the conference schedules for 2018 and 2019...and shows a surprising neutral site game on PSU's schedule for 2020.

The powers that be in Chicago revealed today the conference schedules for the 2018 and 2019 football season. How's PSU's schedule look?

2018 2019
9/22 at Illinois 9/28 at Maryland
9/29 OHIO STATE 10/5 PURDUE
10/13 MICHIGAN STATE 10/12 at Iowa
10/20 at Indiana 10/19 MICHIGAN
10/27 IOWA 10/26 at Michigan State
11/3 at Michigan 11/9 at Minnesota
11/10 WISCONSIN 11/16 INDIANA
11/17 at Rutgers 11/23 at Ohio State
11/24 MARYLAND 11/30 RUTGERS
*CAPS denote home games

Rotating onto the Nittany Lions' schedule will be Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin in 2018, and Minnesota, Iowa, and Purdue in 2019. This looks, on paper, to be  a little bit easier a schedule for Penn State after 2016 and 2017, which will see the good guys taking on Minnesota, Iowa, and Purdue (I'm sensing a theme here) and Northwestern, Iowa, and Nebraska (on paper the toughest schedule of all the years).

The good news? Our organic rivalry with Iowa will be preserved every year throughout these schedules. The bad? Nebraska's only on the schedule once, as is Wisconsin--while we see Minnesota and Purdue twice each.

Also new today...LSU? Did we know about this? The Big Ten Composite Schedule shows a neutral site game for PSU on September 12, 2020, versus none other than the LSU Tigers. This is news to most of us--and doesn't seem to have been announced previously. A typo? Or an impromptu way to make a pretty major announcement? I mean, after all, we remember what happened last time we played the fighting Les Mileses at a neutral site:

Let's hope that happens again...but slightly less messy.


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