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It's Not Plagiarism If You Link To It: Iowa's 2015-16 Big Ten Football Schedule Is Released

Big Fan - It's gonna be a great year (via Bruschkov)

THE BIG TEN RELEASED THE 2015 AND 2016 FOOTBALL SCHEDULES. According to the official release, in both 2015 and 2016 all 12 Big Ten teams will play on the league's opening weekend and the final week of the season. The opening weekend in 2015 is October 3rd and concludes November 28th. The 2016 season begins October 1st and concludes November 26th.


October 3rd: Northwestern at Iowa

October 10th: Michigan State at Iowa

October 17th: Iowa at Purdue

October 24th: Iowa at Minnesota

October 31st: Illinois at Iowa

November 7th: Iowa at Penn State

November 14th: Bye Week

November 21st: Michigan at Iowa

November 28th: Iowa at Nebraska


October 1st: Minnesota at Iowa

October 8th: Iowa at Michigan State

October 15th: Purdue at Iowa

October 22nd: Iowa at Northwestern

October 29th: Iowa at Illinois

November 5th: Penn State at Iowa

November 12th: Bye Week

November 19th: Iowa at Michigan

November 26th: Nebraska at Iowa

WHAT'S NEW? Iowa adds Illinois and Penn State to the schedule and loses Ohio State, Wisconsin and Indiana (this is the last season Iowa will play Indiana until at least 2017). Iowa will play both the Buckeyes and Badgers in 2013 and '14. Iowa's last meeting with Illinois was in 2009. 2015 will end a six year stretch the two border state teams didn't meet (future Big Ten championship games are still possible).


September 5th: Illinois State at Iowa

September 12th: Iowa at Iowa State

September 19th: Pittsburgh at Iowa

September 26th: North Texas at Iowa

AND FOR 2016:

September 3rd: North Dakota State at Iowa

September 10th: Iowa State at Iowa

September 17th: Central Michigan at Iowa

September 24th: TBA (Pac-12 maybe?)

BIG TEN MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A RECORD $25 MILLION. Or $24.6 Million exactly. That's shared money for everyone except Nebraska which has yet to receive a full share. Big Ten members received just over $22 million last year and the revenues have increased every year. The Big Ten's current TV deal expires in 2015.

IT'S IOWA WEEK AT OFF TACKLE EMPIRE. Jonathan Franz kicks Monday off with the Cocktail Party Preview. He breaks down the good and the bad on both sides of the ball.

ESPN BLOGGERS ADAM RITTENBERG AND BRIAN BENNETT HAVE A NEW POWER POLL. Now that Big Ten football teams have all completed spring practices a new power ranking is out. The Hawkeyes are eighth in the ESPN blogger's poll. One spot behind mighty Purdue.

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