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Big Ten announces 2019-20 conference schedule

Michigan’s 2019-20 schedule is finalized after the Big Ten announced the league schedule today.

The Wolverines play Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue and Rutgers twice. They only play home games against Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin with road trips to Maryland, Minnesota and Northwestern.

Michigan plays at Michigan State on January 5th and hosts the Spartans on Saturday, February 8th.

Michigan will play against Rutgers at Madison Square Garden on February 2nd as part of Big Ten Super Saturday. That game has been designated as a Michigan home game which means that the Wolverines will only play nine league games at the Crisler Center.

For the third year in a row, the Big Ten will feature league games in early December. Michigan will host Iowa on December 6th and play at Illinois on December 11th.

In the non-conference, Michigan will host Creighton and Oregon and play at Louisville. The Wolverines will also participate in the Battle 4 Atlantis with an opening game against Iowa State.

Here’s Michigan’s complete 2019-20 schedule:

DateOpponentTime/TVLocationTickets
Fri, Nov. 1Saginaw Valley St. (Ex)7 p.m./BTN+Ann Arbor, MI
Tues, Nov. 5Appalachian St.7 p.m./BTNAnn Arbor, MI
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Tues, Nov. 12Creighton6:30 p.m./FS1Ann Arbor, MI
Fri, Nov. 15Elon7 p.m./BTNAnn Arbor, MI
Fri, Nov. 22Houston Baptist7 p.m./BTN+Ann Arbor, MI
Wed, Nov.27vs. Iowa StateNoon, ESPNParadise Island, Bahamas
Thurs, Nov. 28vs. North Carolina/Alabama1:30/6:30, ESPN/2/UParadise Island, Bahamas
Fri, Nov. 29vs. Gonzaga/USM/Seton Hall/OregonParadise Island, Bahamas
Tues, Dec. 3at LouisvilleLouisville, KY
Fri, Dec. 6Iowa6:30 p.m./FS1Ann Arbor, MI
Wed, Dec. 11at Illinois9 p.m./BTNChampaign, IL
Sat, Dec. 14OregonNoon, CBSAnn Arbor, MI
Sat, Dec. 21PresbyterianNoon, BTNAnn Arbor, MI
Sun, Dec. 29UMass Lowell2 p.m., FS1Ann Arbor, MI
Sun, Jan 5at Michigan StateTBD, CBSEast Lansing, MI
Thurs, Jan. 9Purdue7 p.m., FS1Ann Arbor, MI
Sun, Jan 12at Minnesota1 p.m, BTNMinneapolis, MN
Fri, Jan 17at Iowa9 p.m., FS1Iowa City, IA
Wed, Jan 22Penn State7 p.m., BTNAnn Arbor, MI
Sat, Jan 25IllinoisNoon, FS1Ann Arbor, MI
Tues, Jan 28at Nebraska7 p.m., ESPN/2/ULincoln, NE
Sat., Feb. 1Rutgers4:30 p.m., BTNNew York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
Tues, Feb 4Ohio State7 p.m., ESPN/2Ann Arbor, MI
Sat, Feb 8Michigan StateNoon, FOXAnn Arbor, MI
Wed, Feb 12at Northwestern9 p.m., BTNEvanston, IL
Sun, Feb 16Indiana1 p.m., CBSAnn Arbor, MI
Wed, Feb 19at Rutgers7 p.m., BTNPiscataway, NJ
Sat, Feb 22at Purdue2 p.m., ESPN/2West Lafayette, IN
Thurs, Feb 27Wisconsin7 p.m., ESPN/2Ann Arbor, MI
Sun, Mar 1at Ohio State4 p.m., CBSColumbus, OH
Thurs, Mar 5Nebraska6:30 p.m., FS1Ann Arbor, MI
Sun, Mar 8at MarylandNoon, FOXCollege Park, MD

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  1. wolverheel

    They only play home games against Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin with road trips to Maryland, Minnesota and Northwestern.

    Missing Kohl’s Center and Assembly Hall is pretty great. Empty Penn State Arena honestly might be a good place to miss too judging by recent performances.

  2. bacon141

    Schedule looks fairly balanced. No real gauntlet of games that I can really see. Our toughest four game stretch is @MSU, Purdue, @Minnesota and @Iowa in early January IMO

  3. Nick

    I like the timing and spacing for the MSU games. If they play in the BTT, it will be three games all separated by a month. Last they played 3 times within a month.

  4. Oberon

    Friday 1/31: Fly to NYC
    Saturday 2/1: Play Rutgers, Fly back to Michigan
    Sunday 2/2: Rutgers film, practice
    Monday 2/3: Ohio State film, Practice
    Tuesday 2/4: Rivalry game
    Saturday 2/8: Rivalry game

    Yup, would wayyyyyy rather be prepping for that week without two winter flights and my team sleeping in their own beds. Substantial disadvantage for two huge games and a third “can’t take a bad loss” game

  5. umhoops

    I think the point from the other thread was that it wasn’t really a “strategic decision” in any regard because it is a Big Ten thing.

    Wrote about it here as well:

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