Ohio State adds Oregon State and UNLV to future schedules

Scheduling news also includes changes of years with Boston College; cancellation of UNC series

Right now 11 of the 12 regular season games in 2018 are against "big five" conference teams with one game -- Sept. 22 -- still to be scheduled.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University has added home football games at Ohio Stadium with Pac 12 Conference member Oregon State University and Mountain West Conference school UNLV. The Buckeyes and the Beavers will meet in the 2018 season opener on Sept. 1. The Buckeyes will play UNLV on Sept. 23, 2017.

The addition of Oregon State to the 2018 schedule is significant in the fact that Ohio State will now play its first three games that year vs. teams from the "big five" conferences (Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Pac 12):

- Sept. 1 vs. Oregon State;

- Sept. 8 vs. Rutgers; and

- Sept. 15 at TCU.

Right now 11 of the 12 regular season games in 2018 are against "big five" conference teams with one game -- Sept. 22 -- still to be scheduled.

Ohio State and Oregon State have met twice before on the gridiron with both games at Ohio Stadium. On Sept. 21, 1974 Ohio State won 51-10, and in 1984 the Buckeyes won, 22-14 in the season opener on Sept. 8. Ohio State and UNLV will be meeting for the first time.

UNC series cancelled

The Oregon State and UNLV games were added to the schedule when Ohio State and the University of North Carolina agreed to cancel their two-game series that had been set for those years. Both schools agreed to the cancellation after conference realignment and the addition of a ninth game in the Big Ten Conference, starting in 2016, altered the football landscape.

B1G shifts to nine-game schedule in 2016

The 2016 football season will kick off the Big Ten's nine-game conference scheduling format. With it comes not only a reduction in the number of non-conference games (and opportunities for non-conference home games), but an emphasis by Ohio State administrators to seek not only great sets of home and home series games, but also attractive non-conference games in Ohio Stadium. Oregon State certainly adds clout to the mix of non-conference opponents coming into Columbus in the foreseeable future. The list of these games includes Cincinnati in 2014 and again 2019 and Tulsa in 2016.

Boston College games moved

Ohio State and Boston College have agreed to move their two-game series from 2020 and 2021 to 2023 and 2024, respectively. The two teams will meet on Sept. 9, 2023 in Columbus and the following year on Labor Day, Sept. 2, at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

2014 Ohio State Football Schedule

Aug. 30 -- vs. Navy (at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium)

Sept. 6 -- Virginia Tech

Sept. 13 -- Kent State

Sept. 20 -- Off

Sept. 27 -- Cincinnati

Oct. 4 -- at Maryland

Oct. 11 -- Off

Oct. 18 -- Rutgers

Oct. 25 -- at Penn State

Nov. 1 -- Illinois

Nov. 8 -- at Michigan State

Nov. 15 -- at Minnesota

Nov. 22 -- Indiana

Nov. 29 -- Michigan

Dec. 6 -- Big Ten Championship Game

Future Ohio State Football Schedules

2015 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 7 -- at Virginia Tech

Sept. 12 -- Hawaii

Sept. 19 -- Northern Illinois

Sept. 26 -- Western Michigan

Oct. 3 -- at Indiana

Oct. 10 -- Maryland

Oct. 17 -- Penn State

Oct. 24 -- at Rutgers

Oct. 31 -- Off

Nov. 7 -- Minnesota

Nov. 14 -- at Illinois

Nov. 21 -- Michigan State

Nov. 28 -- at Michigan

Dec. 5 -- Big Ten Championship Game

2016 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 3 -- Bowling Green

Sept. 10 -- Tulsa

Sept. 17 -- at Oklahoma

Sept. 24 -- Off

Oct. 1 -- Rutgers

Oct. 8 -- Indiana

Oct. 15 -- at Wisconsin

Oct. 22 -- at Penn State

Oct. 29 -- Northwestern

Nov. 5 -- Nebraska

Nov. 12 -- at Maryland

Nov. 19 -- at Michigan State

Nov. 26 -- Michigan

Dec. 3 -- Big Ten Championship Game

2017 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 2 -- at Indiana

Sept. 9 -- TBA

Sept. 16 -- Oklahoma

Sept. 23 -- UNLV

Sept. 30 -- at Rutgers

Oct. 7 -- Maryland

Oct. 14 -- at Nebraska

Oct. 21 -- Off

Oct. 28 -- Penn State

Nov. 4 -- at Iowa

Nov. 11 -- Michigan State

Nov. 18 -- Illinois

Nov. 25 -- at Michigan

Dec. 2 -- Big Ten Championship Game

2018 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 1 -- Oregon State

Sept. 8 -- Rutgers

Sept. 15 -- at TCU

Sept. 22 -- TBA

Sept. 29 -- at Penn State

Oct. 6 -- Indiana

Oct. 13 -- Minnesota

Oct. 20 -- at Purdue

Oct. 27 -- Off

Nov. 3 -- Nebraska

Nov. 10 -- at Michigan State

Nov. 17 -- at Maryland

Nov. 24 -- Michigan

2019 Ohio State Football Schedule

Aug. 31 -- TBA

Sept. 7 -- Cincinnati

Sept. 14 -- at Indiana

Sept. 21 -- TCU

Sept. 28 -- at Nebraska

Oct. 5 -- Michigan State

Oct. 12 - Off

Oct. 19 -- at Northwestern

Oct. 26 -- Wisconsin

Nov. 2 -- Off

Nov. 9 -- Maryland

Nov. 16 -- at Rutgers

Nov. 23 -- Penn State

Nov. 30 -- at Michigan

2020 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 12 -- at Oregon

2021 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 11 -- Oregon

2022 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 17 -- at Texas

2023 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 9 -- Boston College

Sept. 16 -- Texas

2024 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 2 -- at Boston College

**Ohio State Athletics Department press release