The Big Ten announced its 2011 and 2012 conference schedules last fall.
In 2013 and 2014, Nebraska will continue to play the other five Legends Divisions schools each season: Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Northwestern, along with its permanent cross-division foe, Penn State.
However, in 2013 and 2014, Illinois and Purdue rotate onto Nebraska’s schedule in place of Ohio State and Wisconsin, who Nebraska faces in 2011 and 2012. Nebraska also will not face Indiana in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Nebraska open’s 2013 Big Ten play with its first-ever conference meeting against Illinois on October 5th in Lincoln, followed by a trip to Purdue on October 12th. Following an off-week, Nebraska resumes its schedule with its six permanent opponents, capped by a visit from Iowa on Thanksgiving weekend.
In 2014, the Huskers open Big Ten play at Northwestern and will make their first Big Ten road trip to Illinois on October 18th. Purdue visits Memorial Stadium for the first time on November 22nd and the Huskers will close the year at Iowa.
The Big Ten championship games are set for December 7, 2013 and December 6, 2014. The sites for those games are yet to be determined.
In addition to the Big Ten schedules announced on Wednesday, Nebraska has three non-conference games scheduled for 2013, taking on Wyoming (August 31st) and UCLA (September 14th) in Lincoln, along with a trip to Southern Miss on September 7th.
In 2014, Nebraska has scheduled non-conference games at Fresno State on September 13th and at home against Miami on September 20th. The Huskers have one non-conference game to fill in 2013 and two for the 2014 schedule.
Nebraska will officially become a member of the Big Ten Conference this July 1st. The Huskers will play their first conference game as a member of the Big Ten at Wisconsin on October 1st with their Big Ten home opener set for October 8th against Ohio State.
The first Big Ten Championship Game will be played on December 3, 2011 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
2013 Nebraska Football Schedule
One non-conference game TBD
August 31st - Wyoming
September 7th - at Southern Miss
September 14th - UCLA
October 5th - Illinois
October 12th - at Purdue
October 19th - bye
October 26th - at Minnesota
November 2nd - Northwestern
November 9th - at Michigan
November 16th - Michigan State
November 23rd - at Penn State
November 30th - Iowa
2014 Nebraska Football Schedule
Two non-conference games TBD
September 13th - at Fresno State
September 20th - Miami
October 4th - at Northwestern
October 11th - Penn State
October 18th - at Illinois
October 25th - bye
November 1st - Minnesota
November 8th - Michigan
November 15th - at Michigan State
November 22nd - Purdue
November 29th - at Iowa