Ohio State finalizes football schedules for next 4 seasons

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University has reached a one-game football scheduling agreement with Tulane University that will have the two schools meeting at Ohio Stadium Sept. 22, 2018. The agreement completes Ohio State’s 2018 football schedule and provides Ohio State with completed schedules for the next four years, through the 2019 campaign.

The game will be the first on the gridiron between the Buckeyes and the Green Wave, two programs that have each been in existence for over 120 seasons. Tulane is a member of the American Athletic Conference’s west division, won by coach Tom Herman’s Houston Cougars last season.

"Tulane enhances and completes a non-conference schedule in 2018 that already includes Power 5 conference teams TCU and Oregon State," Martin Jarmond, Deputy Director of Athletics, said. "The Green Wave is part of a fine American Athletic Conference, which produced a New Year’s Day 6 bowl winner last year [Houston over Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl], so its first trip to Ohio Stadium should be exciting for our students and fans."

Tulane is under new leadership. Willie Fritz, 17-7 the past two seasons at Georgia Southern and who was a combined 137-62 record from assignments at Central Missouri and Sam Houston State, was named Green Wave head coach in December.

Ohio State is 28-3-1 all-time against teams currently in the American Athletic Conference with a 17-0-1 record since a loss in 1950 to SMU. Ohio State has played Central Florida, Navy and Cincinnati during coach Urban Meyer’s tenure and the Buckeyes host Tulsa Sept. 10 at Ohio Stadium.

Ohio State Schedules

2016 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 3 — Bowling Green

Sept. 10 — Tulsa

Sept. 17 — at Oklahoma

Sept. 24 — Off

Oct. 1 — Rutgers (12 Noon; TV TBA)

Oct. 8 — Indiana

Oct. 15 — at Wisconsin (8 p.m. EDT on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

Oct. 22 — at Penn State (8 p.m. EDT on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

Oct. 29 — Northwestern (5:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN/ESPN2)

Nov. 5 — Nebraska (8 p.m. EDT on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

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 — Oklahoma

Sept. 16 — Army

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 — Tulane

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 — Florida Atlantic

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. 3 — Notre Dame

Sept. 17 — at Texas

2023 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 9 — Boston College

Sept. 16 — Texas

Sept. 23 — at Notre Dame

2024 Ohio State Football Schedule

Sept. 2 — at Boston College

(Ohio State press release)