Big Ten reveals complete 2024 football schedule for inaugural 18-team season
The Big Ten has released the conference’s full football schedule for the 2024 season! That announcement came on Thursday as the league prepares for the first season with 18 teams in the B1G.
During the 2024 season, the conference will welcome Oregon, USC, Washington and UCLA to the B1G as that group makes the jump from the Pac-12. Next season will also be a bit different with Week 1 falling on Aug. 31 and every team getting two byes over the course of the schedule.
As for the B1G matchups, Maryland and Michigan State will be the first conference game of the season on Sept. 7. The next league game will come on Sept. 14 with UCLA making a trip to face Indiana.
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The 2024 season will also feature the removal of East and West divisions. Instead, the B1G will take the two top finishers in the conference for the Big Ten Championship Game.
As a part of the announcement, the B1G confirmed certain Saturday games in the 2024 season may be adjusted to select Fridays and other special dates, including Labor Day Sunday and Black Friday. Nebraska vs. Iowa was the only game announced as a Black Friday showdown on Thursday.
The league season will conclude with the B1G Championship game on Dec. 7, 2024, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Here is the full B1G schedule:
— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 2, 2023