The Big Ten schedule release was scooped ahead of time with major matchups involving USC, UCLA, Michigan, Ohio State and more.
The Big Ten schedule model for the 2024 season, when USC and UCLA join the conference, was scheduled to be announced on Thursday night. Of course, the leaks couldn’t wait for the official announcement.
While the entire model has not been revealed, we now know a bit more about which matchups to expect as the Big Ten enters a new era.
That’s thanks to Brett McMurphy, who leaked a slew of very juicy games to look forward to.
Big Ten Schedule Release: Leaked matchups
UPDATE: The full schedule model and matchups for 2024 and 2025 have been released.
Here’s the matchups leaked by McMurphy for 2024:
- Michigan at USC
- Ohio State at UCLA
- Wisconsin at Michigan
- Iowa at USC
- UCLA at Michigan
- Wisconsin at USC
- Nebraska at UCLA
- Iowa at Ohio State
- USC at Penn State
- UCLA at Iowa
Ross Dellenger dropped his own leaks about the schedule including protected rivalries:
- Michigan-Michigan State
- Michigan-Ohio State
Those leaks answered one big thing which has been debated over and over since the announcement of USC and UCLA’s entrance into the conference: Would the conference force Michigan and Ohio State to play USC every year?
It looks like it’ll be a split with USC playing Michigan and Ohio State facing UCLA, both games in Los Angeles.
Of course, there may be other matchups that weren’t revealed here. We don’t know for sure if USC and Ohio State won’t actually face off in Year 1 of the new schedule model. But those leaked games feel like the biggest on offer and a matchup between the Buckeyes and Trojans would certainly fit the bill of biggest games.
Dellenger reported that USC and Ohio State would meet in 2025 in Columbus.
The official Big Ten schedule model announcement is planned for the Big Ten Network at 4:30 p.m. ET. Tune in for the full reveal.