Big Ten schedule: Thoughts on Washington's next five seasons
The Big Ten announced conference opponents through 2028.
Maybe you made the trip to Rutgers in 2017 for Washington’s season opener.
Otherwise, the Huskies’ 2024 conference schedule presents several opportunities to visit new stadiums, including one that might make the bucket list for any avid college football fan.
It’s relatively daunting, from a pure mileage perspective: Washington will play road games next season at Penn State, Iowa, Indiana, Rutgers and, of course, Oregon, the Ducks becoming UW’s one protected rival as the schools join the Big Ten.
The Huskies’ first four Big Ten home games — not necessarily in this order — will come against USC, UCLA, Michigan and Northwestern. Consider that Michigan game a makeup for the canceled 2020 game that was later rescheduled for 2028 (the Huskies also still host the Wolverines that year).
The Big Ten announced conference opponents for the next five seasons, with UW-Oregon and USC-UCLA on the list of protected annual rivalries, though the four Pac-12 schools are not otherwise guaranteed to play each other each season.
Here’s what UW’s conference schedule will look like — no dates yet, of course, nor do we know the order — through 2028, followed by my thoughts on how it all shook out.