Nebraska football’s conference opponents for the next five seasons have been revealed by the Big Ten. The conference has announced that the Cornhuskers will continue to face Iowa in the Heroes Game, which is one of the annually protected matchups in the league.
Under the new scheduling model, all 18 Big Ten schools will face each conference opponent at least twice in the five-year period, with one home game and one away game. This aims to create a fair and balanced playing field among the teams.
While the specific dates for the 2024 schedule will be announced later this fall, the conference opponents for each season have been disclosed. In 2024, Nebraska will have home games against Illinois, Rutgers, UCLA, and Wisconsin. They will play away games against Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue, and USC.
Moving forward to 2025, the Cornhuskers will have home games against Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, and USC. On the road, they will face Maryland, Minnesota, Penn State, and UCLA.
In 2026, Nebraska’s home games will be against Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State, and Washington. They will travel to Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Oregon, and Rutgers.
Looking ahead to 2027, the Cornhuskers will host Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, Purdue, and Rutgers. Meanwhile, their away games will be against Northwestern, Ohio State, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Finally, in 2028, Nebraska will play their home games against Northwestern, Penn State, UCLA, and Wisconsin. On the road, they will have matchups against Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Purdue, and USC.
In addition to the exciting schedule announcements, the Big Ten also revealed their plans for the 2024 Big Ten championship. For the first time in conference history, the top two teams in the overall league standings at the end of the regular season will compete for the championship title. This change aims to add more competitiveness and anticipation to the event.
Fans and players alike can look forward to intriguing matchups and heated rivalries in the upcoming seasons as Nebraska football gears up to face their conference opponents.