Future Schedules
Page Posted
7/1/05;
Updated
9/3/18

 




Future Wildcat Football Schedules
 
NEW: The Big Ten has announced the official schedule through the 2025 season.  Schedule speculation is listed below.

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 Sept. 3:

  • The Big Ten has released its slate of confernece games for 2022 through 2025. NU will have as B1G East crossover opponents the following:
    • 2022: Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State
    • 2023: Rutgers, Penn State, Maryland
    • 2024: Michigan State, Michigan, Maryland
    • 2025: Indiana, Ohio State, Maryland
Other recent updates:

August 12, 2018:
  • Added the Tulane home-and-home slated for 2020 and 2025.
  • Added South Dakota State, 2026


2019 Schedule
All Games Confirmed
 
 
 
Stanford Aug 31
H  UNLV Sep 14

Michigan State Sep 21

Wisconsin*
Sep 28

Nebraska* Oct 5

Ohio State - HC??
Oct 19

Iowa* - HC??
Oct 26

Indiana Nov 2

Purdue* Nov 9

UMass
Nov 16

Minnesota*
Nov 23

Illinois*
Nov 30

   

2020 Schedule
B1G Games Confirmed
 
  NU Will Host Wisconsin
at Wrigley Field

Michigan State Sep 5
H  Tulane Sep 12

Central Mich. Sep 19

Penn State
Sep 26

Nebraska* - HC??
Oct 3

TBA Oct 10

Maryland  - HC??
Oct 17

Iowa* Oct 24

Purdue* Oct 31

Wisconsin* Nov 7

Minnesota* Nov 21
H
Illinois* Nov 28
  
   2021 Schedule
B1G Games Confirmed
 
 

Michigan State Sep 4
A  Duke Sep 18
H  Ohio U. Sep 25
H
Iowa*
Oct 2

Nebraska* Oct 9

TBA Oct 16

Minnesota* - HC??
Oct 23

Wisconsin* Oct 30

Michigan Nov 6

Rutgers Nov 13

Purdue* Nov 20

Illinois* Nov 27



2022 Schedule
B1G Games Confirmed
 
 
Indiana Sep 3
H  Duke Sep 10
H  Southern Ill.  ??
H
Miami (O)
Sep 24

Wisconsin* Oct 1

Nebraska* Oct 8

Maryland
Oct 22

Iowa* Oct 29

Ohio State
Nov 5

Minnesota* Nov 12

Purdue* Nov 19

Illinois* Nov 26

    
2023 Schedule
B1G Games Confirmed
  
Rutgers Sep 2
A  Duke Sep 9
-  TBA Sep 16
H
Penn State
Sep 23

Nebraska* Sep 30

TBA ??

Iowa*
Oct 14

Minnesota* Oct 21

Wisconsin* Nov 4

Purdue* Nov 11

Maryland Nov 18

Illinois* Nov 25


    
2024 Schedule
B1G Games Confirmed
  
Duke Sep 7
-  TBA ??
H  Miami (O) Sep 21
H
Nebraska*
Sep 28

Iowa* Oct 5

Michigan St.
Oct 12

Michigan
Oct 19

Minnesota* Nov 2

Wisconsin* Nov 9

Purdue* Nov 16

Maryland Nov 23

Illinois* Nov 30




2025 Schedule
B1G Games Confirmed
   
Tulane Aug 30
H  Purdue* Sep 6
-  TBA ??
-
TBA ??

Indiana Oct 4

Nebraska* Oct 11

Iowa*
Oct 18

Ohio State
Nov 1

Minnesota* Nov 8

Maryland Nov 15

Wisconsin* Nov 22

Illinois* Nov 29



2026 Schedule
Two non-conf. games slated
   
S. Dakota St. Sep 12
H  Colorado Sep 19
-  Rest TBA --
   
2027:
@ Colorado, Sep 11

2028:
Unknown

2029:
@ Rice, Sep 8

2030:
Unknown

2031:
Rice @ NU, Sep 6