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