IU will host consecutive Old Oaken Bucket games, starting this fall, and will host Maryland’s first B1G game

2 comments by   |   Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:33 pm EDT

The Big Ten announced its 2014 conference football schedule today. Here is IU’s 2014 league slate, accommodating the additions of Maryland and Rutgers and the imposition of divisional play, with Indiana in the Big Ten East:

Sept 27 – Maryland

Oct. 4 – (bye)

Oct. 11 – at Iowa

Oct. 18 – Michigan State

Oct. 25 – (bye)

Nov. 1 – at Michigan

Nov. 8 – Penn State

Nov. 15 – at Rutgers

Nov. 22 – at Ohio State

Nov. 29 – Purdue

So Maryland will debut at Indiana, in terms of its league play, and IU will host Purdue and Penn State in consecutive seasons, and will travel to Ohio State and Michigan in consecutive seasons, in conjunction with the Hoosiers’ 2013 schedule. Iowa and Purdue are the Big Ten West opponents (with Indiana-Purdue being the only protected annual rivalry in the new divisional set-up.)

All in all, a manageable schedule, if what should be an experienced Indiana team in 2014 plays well.

But just for comparison’s sake, below is perhaps tangible evidence why it behooves a team to play in the Big Ten West:

Wisconsin’s 2014 league football schedule:

Sept. 27: (bye)

Oct. 4: at Northwestern

Oct. 11: Illinois

Oct. 18: (bye)

Oct. 25: Maryland

Nov. 1: at Rutgers

Nov. 8: at Purdue

Nov. 15: Nebraska

Nov. 22: at Iowa

Nov. 29: Minnesota

And there you have, it, folks. That is what comes from having Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Michigan State in the other division.

And I reiterate, why anybody would think that sort of competitive imbalance is good for the conference as a whole in the long run is beyond me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments:
#1
Punjab
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 2:55 PM EDT

Not bad. Upsets are almost never unthinkable, but we would likely be longshots vs OSU and Mich even if we played them at home, so this schedule is very manageable. For the first Iime in a long while, I can honestly say I’ll be surprised and disappointed if we don’t finish the season bowl eligible. These are exciting times to be a year-round Hoosier.

 
#2
davis
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:05 PM EDT

Andy- although your comparison of the strength of the IU-East:UW-West schedules speaks for itself, it will be but a footnote to the rest of the college football universe conversation. East/schmeest, let’s play ball!

Also, please note that IU is no longer the southernmost school in the Big Ten (or whatever integer):

College Park- 38 degrees, 59′, 48″ N. latitude.
Bloomington- 39 degrees, 9′ 44″ N. latitude.

And don’t forget- Maryland was a slave state!

 


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