Hoosiers get advance look at 2014 football schedule

The University of Maryland’s first football game as a Big Ten member during the 2014 season will be at Indiana the last Saturday in September.
During the 2014 season, the Hoosiers’ conference schedule will include Michigan State (Oct. 18), Penn State (Nov. 8) and Purdue (Nov. 29).
Indiana will travel to Iowa (Oct. 11), Michigan (Nov. 1), Rutgers (Nov. 15) and Ohio State (Nov. 22). Indiana’s bye weeks during the 2014 season will fall on Oct. 4 and Oct. 25.
That will be the Big Ten’s first season as a 14-member conference with Maryland and Rutgers joining the league. IU will play both new member schools.
When those additions occur, the Big Ten will feature two seven-team divisions. The East Division will include Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers.
The West Division will feature Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin. Each school will play the other six schools in its division plus two teams from the other division in 2014 and 2015. But starting in 2016, each school will play three teams from the other division as part of its nine-game schedule.
The cross-division games will include one protected matchup on an annual basis between Indiana and Purdue. Because of the realignment, IU will benefit by being the host of the Old Oaken Bucket Game for two consecutive years. That will be a first in the series that dates back to 1891.
The 2013 game against Purdue is on Nov.  30.
Indiana’s 2014 Football Schedule
Aug. 30 vs. Indiana State
Sept. 6 Open Date
Sept. 13 at Bowling Green
Sept. 20 at Missouri
Sept. 27 vs. Maryland
Oct. 4 vs. North Texas
Oct. 11 at Iowa
Oct. 18 vs. Michigan State
Oct. 25 Open Date
Nov. 1 at Michigan
Nov. 8 Penn State
Nov. 15 at Rutgers
Nov. 22 at Ohio State
Nov. 29 vs. Purdue
And just so we don’t skip too far ahead, I’ve included the upcoming schedule for Indiana as well
Indiana’s 2013 Football Schedule
Thurs., Aug. 29 vs. Indiana State, 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 7 vs.Navy, 6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 14 vs. Bowling Green, TBD
Sat., Sept. 21 vs. Missouri, 8 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 28 Open Date
Sat., Oct. 5 vs. Penn State, TBD
Sat., Oct. 12 at Michigan State, TBD
Sat., Oct. 19 at Michigan, TBD
Sat., Oct. 26 Open Date
Sat., Nov. 2 vs. Minnesota, TBD
Sat. Nov. 9 vs. Illinois, TBD
Sat., Nov. 16 at Wisconsin, TBD
Sat., Nov. 23 at Ohio State, TBD
Sat., Nov. 30 vs. Purdue, TBD


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About Randy Beard

Randy Beard has been at the Courier & Press since 2007 and became the sports editor in 2012. He has previously been a sports editor at the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail and the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. He began his professional sports journalist career in 1976 and has spent his career primarily covering college sports in the ACC, SEC and Big Ten. He's also covered the NFL, the original North American Soccer League and professional tennis and golf. He's covered two Super Bowls, three college football national championship games, dozens of NCAA basketball tournament games, an Olympics, a World Cup and once hung out with soccer legend George Best for two days and sat in a golf cart with Jan Stephenson.

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