Ohio State is planning its football schedules into the future.
A couple of days ago, Athletics Director Gene Smith announced the Buckeyes will play a home-and-home series with Oregon, with OSU heading to Eugene, Oregon, Sept. 12, 2020, and the Ducks coming to Columbus Sept. 11, 2021.
That was preceded two weeks ago by the Buckeyes announcing Texas agreed to a home-and-home series with the Buckeyes in 2022-2023.
Ohio State heads to Austin Sept. 17, 2022, and the Longhorns come to The Horseshoe Sept. 16, 2023.
I’m glad to see the major powers are starting to schedule more of these “intersectional games” against other major powers — apparently thanks to the planned playoff format coming to college football in 2014.
I’d like to see matchups with other non-conference powers in the same seasons as these but one step at a time. Tulsa and Central Michigan, are on the 2016 schedule; though they are programs trying to get up with the “big boys”, just aren’t the same as playing Oklahoma.
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