Ohio State just made multiple big changes to future football schedules.
First, Ohio State’s next big high-profile home and home series just became a single game, neutral-site matchup. Ohio State will face TCU at AT&T Stadium, better known as the Jerrydome, in 2018. Ohio State’s previously scheduled home game against TCU in 2019 will not happen. Instead, the Buckeyes will host Miami (OH).
But fear not, Ohio State has added another big name for a multi-game series. The Buckeyes will face the Huskies of Washington in 2024 and 2025, with Ohio State going to Seattle in 2024.
In other scheduling news, the Boston College series has once again been moved, now to 2026/2027 (so the Buckeyes won’t need to play three Power Five opponents in 2023). Future games have also been added with Bowling Green (2020) and Tulsa (2021), with both games appearing in Columbus.
With these moves, Ohio State is now fully scheduled until 2020.
As a fan, these changes are a bit of a mixed bag. Ohio State has typically avoided participating in neutral site games, and while the payout ($5 million) is nice, it does mean a “name” opponent will no longer be coming to Columbus. It also means that Ohio State is not currently slated to face a power conference opponent in 2019, with Florida Atlantic, Cincinnati and Miami (OH) currently listed as the non-conference opponents. Maybe that will change.
But hey, the Buckeyes have big games lined up nearly every season for the next decade, and in some years, multiple big games. In the playoff era, that’s still good news.