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Big Ten Announces 2013, 2014 Football Schedules

Last September, the Big Ten made public its schedules for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. These were the first schedules with Nebraska in the conference, and the rotation that was set up produced some interesting discussion.

Last week, the Big Ten released its football schedules for 2013 and 2014, and below are the slates Michigan and Michigan State will be facing in those two seasons.

MICHIGAN

2013

9/28 - BYE

10/5 - vs. Minnesota

10/12 - at Penn State

10/19 - vs. Indiana

10/26 - BYE

11/2 - at Michigan State

11/9 - vs. Nebraska

11/16 - at Northwestern

11/23 - at Iowa

11/30 - vs. Ohio State

2014

9/27 - at Indiana

10/4 - BYE

10/11 - vs. Michigan State

10/18 - at Minnesota

10/25 - vs. Penn State

11/1 - vs. Iowa

11/8 - at Nebraska

11/15 - BYE

11/22 - vs. Northwestern

11/29 - at Ohio State

MICHIGAN STATE

2013

9/28 - BYE

10/5 - at Iowa

10/12 - vs. Indiana

10/19 - vs. Purdue

10/26 - at Illinois

11/2 - vs. Michigan

11/9 - BYE

11/16 - at Nebraska

11/23 - at Northwestern

11/30 - vs. Minnesota

2014

9/27 - BYE

10/4 - vs. Illinois

10/11 - at Michigan

10/18 - BYE

10/25 - at Indiana

11/1 - vs. Northwestern

11/8 - at Purdue

11/15 - vs. Nebraska

11/22 - vs. Iowa

11/29 - at Minnesota

Michigan will not play Purdue, Wisconsin or Illinois in 2013 and 2014. Since Wisconsin isn't on Michigan's schedule the next two seasons either, that means the two schools will go at least four years without playing each other.

For Michigan State, Wisconsin, Penn State and Ohio State are off the schedule in 2013 and 2014. The Spartans will miss the big three teams in the Leaders Division while getting to play the bottom feeders in Illinois, Indiana and Purdue. I guess that is to make up for MSU's ridiculously tough 2011 and 2012 schedules, which will be quite challenging. (Penn State will be off MSU's schedule for four straight years as a result of this rotation.)