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Northwestern learns its conference schedules for 2022 through 2025


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On the eve of the 2018 college football season, the Big Ten dropped its conference football schedules for 2022 through 2025. This means Northwestern now knows its conference matchups for the next eight seasons. With a few of NU’s non-conference opponents for 2022 to 2025 scheduled, we can fill in most of calendar for the next eight years.

Here are Northwestern’s schedules for 2022 through 2025:


Sept. 3: at Indiana

Sept. 10: vs. Duke

Sept. 24: Miami (Ohio)

Oct. 1: vs. Wisconsin

Oct. 8: vs. Nebraska

Oct. 22: at Maryland

Oct. 29: at Iowa

Nov. 5: Ohio State

Nov. 12: at Minnesota

Nov. 19: at Purdue

Nov. 26: Illinois

TBA: Southern Illinois

Five road conference games. Yikes!


Sept. 2: at Rutgers

Sept. 9: at Duke

Sept. 23: Penn State

Sept 30: at Nebraska

Oct. 14: Iowa

Oct. 21: Minnesota

Nov. 4: at Wisconsin

Nov. 11: Purdue

Nov. 18: Maryland

Nov. 25: at Illinois

Still waiting on two non-conference matchups in 2023. Cross-matches with Maryland and Rutgers are friendlier.


Sept. 7: vs. Duke

Sept. 28: vs. Nebraska

Oct. 5: at Iowa

Oct. 12: at Michigan State

Oct. 19: vs. Michigan

Nov. 2: at Minnesota

Nov. 9: vs. Wisconsin

Nov. 16: at Purdue

Nov. 23: at Maryland

Nov. 30: Illinois

Death, taxes, and September matchups with Duke.


Aug. 30: at Tulane

Sept. 6: vs. Purdue

Oct. 4: vs. Indiana

Oct. 11: at Nebraska

Oct. 18: vs. Iowa

Nov. 1: at Ohio State

Nov. 8: vs. Minnesota

Nov. 15: vs. Maryland

Nov. 22: at Wisconsin

Nov. 29: at Illinois

Northwestern will reprise its early-season matchup with Purdue in 2025. I’m sure the coaching staff is more worried about the matchup with the Boilermakers tomorrow.

Here’s the full list of conference schedules: