Future Schedules
Page Posted
7/1/05;
Updated
4/9/17

 




Future Wildcat Football Schedules
 
The Big Ten has announced the official schedule for the 2018-'19 conference games.  Schedule speculation is listed below. The Big Ten 2020 and 2021 schedules will be arranged and announced by early 2018.

Games listed in red are not confirmed.  Dates printed in red do not yet have a confirmed date and, therefore, are not necessarily listed in the correct order. 




The most recent update to this information was made on April 9, 2017

  • The 2017 Friday night games appear to have reverted to Saturday games. The Big Ten had announced at the beginning of 2017 that each team would be slated for at least one Friday night game; NU was assigned two. Coach Fitz was a vocal opponent of the schedule change, and it looks like the Big Ten relented.
  • FBSchedules has learned that NU will host Akron in 2018, paying the Zips $1.2 million for the game. It will be NU's first game ever with Akron.
  • FBSchedules was also the first to report that NU will resume its series with Miami (O), hosting the RedHawks in 2022 and 2024.
Other recent updates:

Jan. 8, 2017:
  • Illinois has confirmed that it is scrapping the rest of its Soldier Field series with NU. The Illinois home games with the 'Cats will be played in Champaign.
  • The earliest that NU will host a game at Wrigley Field again will be 2020.
  • The 2017 schedule now includes two Friday night games, including one (vs. MSU) at Ryan Field.
Jan. 4, 2016:

FBSchedules.com continues to have the most recent scheduling reports. The site is showing a game with Ohio on Sept. 25, 2021 at Ryan Field.

Baseless speculation has been added on the B1G schedules for 2020 and 2021.



2018 Schedule
B1G Games Confirmed


 
A  Purdue* Sep 1
H  Duke Sep 8
H  Akron Sep 15

Michigan Sep 29

Michigan State
Oct 6

Nebraska* Oct 13

Rutgers Oct 20

Wisconsin* Oct 27
H
Notre Dame
Nov 3

Iowa*
Nov 10

Minnesota*
Nov 17

Illinois*
Nov 24

   

2019 Schedule
B1G Games Confirmed
**Rumored game with Syracuse might
have been scrapped.**


Stanford Aug 31
H  Army? Sep 7

Open?? Syracuse??
Sep 14

Michigan State
Sep 21

Wisconsin* Sep 28

Nebraska* Oct 5

Ohio State
Oct 19

Iowa* Oct 26

Indiana Nov 2

Purdue*
Nov 9

Minnesota*
Nov 23

Illinois*
Nov 30
  

  2020 Schedule
B1G Schedule Not Released
**SPECULATION of B1G East
Opponents: MSU, PSU, MLand**

TBA Sep 5
H  Central Michigan Sep 12

TBA Sep 19

Illinois*
??

Iowa* ??
A
Minnesota* ??

Nebraska*
??

Purdue* ??

Wisconsin* ??

Michigan State??
??

Penn State??
??

Maryland??
??




  2021 Schedule
B1G Schedule Not Released
**SPECULATION of B1G East
Opponents: OSU, Mich., Rtgr.**
TBA ??
A  Duke Sep 18
H  Ohio U. Sep 25

Illinois*
??

Iowa* ??

Minnesota* ??

Nebraska*
??

Purdue* ??

Wisconsin* ??

Ohio State??
??

Michigan??
??

Rutgers??
??

  2022:
Duke @ NU, Sep 10
Miami (O) @ NU, Sep 17


2023:
@ Duke, Sep 9

2024:
(Non-conf. complete)
Duke @ NU, Sep 7
Rice @ NU, Sep 14
Miami (O) @ NU, Sep 21


2025:
@ Rice, Sep 20?