Nicea Eliely and the Huskers will take on a challenging eight-game Big Ten home schedule this season at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Photo by Stephanie Carpenter/Nebraska Communications

Big Ten Announces 2017-18 Conference Match-ups

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska will play eight home games in a 16-game conference schedule against Big Ten opponents, including marquee home match-ups with Maryland, Ohio State, Iowa and Purdue during the 2017-18 season. The conference officially announced the home and away plays for all 14 Big Ten teams on Monday afternoon.

Dates, times and television information for all of Nebraska's conference games will be announced by the Big Ten at a later date.

Nebraska, under the direction of second-year coach Amy Williams, will face a challenging home Big Ten schedule that also includes battles with Michigan, Penn State, Illinois and Wisconsin.  Nebraska's 16 regular-season home contests at Pinnacle Bank Arena also will include non-conference clashes with Arkansas (SEC, Nov. 16), Creighton (BIG EAST, Nov. 19), Clemson (ACC, Nov. 30) and Washington State (Pac-12, Dec. 22).

The Huskers will have 2017-18 Big Ten Conference double plays with Maryland, Iowa and Illinois, while also facing Michigan State, Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern and Rutgers in single road games. Those eight conference road games will join a five-game non-conference road schedule for the Huskers that tips off with a pair of games at the 2017 San Juan Shootout (Buffalo, Nov. 24; Coastal Carolina, Nov. 25) and includes road trips to Kansas (Dec. 6), Drake (Dec. 9) and San Jose State (Dec. 17).

Nebraska will begin its 2017-18 season with a home exhibition game against Minnesota State on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Nebraska's 2017-18 Big Ten Home Opponents


Ohio State




Penn State



Nebraska's 2017-18 Big Ten Road Opponents 

at Maryland

at Iowa

at Illinois

at Indiana

at Michigan State

at Minnesota

at Northwestern

at Rutgers

The complete list of Big Ten single-play and repeat opponents follows:



Home: Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers

Home/Away: Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue



Home: Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Away: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State

Home/Away: Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue



Home: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue

Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers

Home/Away: Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin



Home: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue

Away: Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin

Home/Away: Michigan State, Nebraska, Rutgers



Home: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue

Away: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Home/Away: Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State


Michigan State

Home: Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Away: Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue

Home/Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan



Home: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska

Away: Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

Home/Away: Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin



Home: Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin

Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Rutgers

Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland



Home: Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers

Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue

Home/Away: Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin


Ohio State

Home: Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers

Away: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Wisconsin

Home/Away: Indiana, Michigan, Penn State


Penn State

Home: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern

Away: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Wisconsin

Home/Away: Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers



Home: Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin

Away: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State

Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Rutgers



Home: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska

Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Home/Away: Maryland, Penn State, Purdue



Home: Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers

Away: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue

Home/Away: Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern


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