Big Ten Schedule Notes

Boilermakers Make Scheduling Announcements…

Purdue football made several announcements regarding their future schedules today, including the fact that they are currently in the process of finalizing an agreement for a home-and-home series with Missouri in 2017 and 2018.

Also, the Boilermakers last game against Notre Dame before that series takes a 6-year hiatus is now going to be staged at Lucas Oil Stadium. By playing that 2014 kickoff versus the Fighting Irish there, Purdue will have access to twice the amount of tickets that are normally allotted to the visiting-school, some 10,000 seats according to their press release.

It’s the first time these schools have met in Indianapolis since a 1984, dedication of the Colts’ former home facility, the Hoosier Dome in which Purdue upset then eighth-ranked Notre Dame 23-21.

As for the long-term future of that series? “The schools’ athletics directors, [Morgan] Burke and Jack Swarbrick, are working on additional dates beyond 2026, with the next scheduled game to be played at Purdue,” says the press release.

The School Up North Heads South…

At the same time, the Michigan Wolverines finalized their 2017 with a neutral site game against Florida. They’ll play Florida in the Cowboys Classic on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They’ve already announced that will be a prime time match-up.

It will mark the third time these teams have met, and the first time they’ve collided in the regular season.


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