Future Schedules
Page Posted
7/1/05;
Updated
8/12/18

 




Future Wildcat Football Schedules
 
The Big Ten has announced the official schedule for the 2020-'21 conference games.  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 Aug. 12:

  • Added the Tulane home-and-home slated for 2020 and 2025.
  • Added South Dakota State, 2026
Other recent updates:

Sept. 14, 2017:
  • The Big Ten has released the conference schedules for 2020 and 2021. HTP's guesses in 2016 about NU's 2020 East Division opponents (MSU, PSU, Maryland) were correct. However, our speculation for 2021 (OSU, Michigan, Rutgers) was off by one team (MSU will remain on NU's schedule, essentially an unofficial protected rivalry. NU will not play OSU).
Aug. 2017:
  • NU announced a home-and-home series with Colorado, slated for 2026 - 2027.


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:
Duke @ NU, Sep 10
Miami (O) @ NU, Sep 17 or 24
Southern Illinois @ NU, ??


2023:
@ Duke, Sep 9

2024:
(Non-conf. complete)
Duke @ NU, Sep 7
Rice @ NU, Sep 14 (pushed to '29 & '31)
Miami (O) @ NU, Sep 21


2025:
@ Tulane, Aug 30
@ Rice, Sep 20? (pushed to '29 & '31)


2026:
South Dakota State @ NU, Sep 12
Colorado @ NU, Sep 19


2027:
@ Colorado, Sep 11

2028:
Unknown

2029:
@ Rice, Sep 8

2030:
Unknown

2031:
Rice @ NU, Sep 6