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 Oct. 5 in Lincoln, followed by a trip to Purdue on Oct. 12. 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 Oct. 18. Purdue visits Memorial Stadium for the first time on Nov. 22, and the Huskers will close the year at Iowa.
The Big Ten Championship Games are set for Dec. 7, 2013 and Dec. 6, 2014. The sites for those games are yet to be determined.