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Big Ten Releases 2015-16 Conference Matchups

The Big Ten released the slate of conference games for next season and it's bound to draw the ire of many fans of the conference.

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The Big Ten formally announced the upcoming slate of conference games for the 2015-16 season and it's likely to draw the ire of some Big Ten fans. There were already a number of scheduling issues in the past thanks to only 18 conference games with each team having 11 different opponents, but the addition of Maryland and Rutgers has led to even more complaints about uneven schedules and unprotected rivalries.

We recently just posted an editorial on the issue that can be read here and naturally it appears the Big Ten almost went out of it's way to keep many of the rivalries limited to only one game during next season.

The slate of games each team will play next year can be seen below.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Home / Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Home only: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue

Away only: Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State

Indiana Hoosiers

Home / Away: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin

Home only: Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue

Away only: Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers

Iowa Hawkeyes

Home / Away: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue

Home only: Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin

Away only: Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers

Maryland Terrapins

Home / Away: Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin

Home only: Illinois, Iowa, Penn State, Rutgers

Away only: Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska

Michigan Wolverines

Home / Away: Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue

Home only: Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers

Away only: Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Michigan State Spartans

Home / Away: Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Home only: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska

Away only: Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue

Minnesota Golden Gophers

Home / Away: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern, Rutgers

Home only: Maryland, Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin

Away only: Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Home / Away: Indiana, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers

Home only: Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State

Away only: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Wisconsin

Northwestern Wildcats

Home / Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State

Home only: Illinois, Michigan State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Away only: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Purdue

Ohio State Buckeyes

Home / Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers

Home only: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State

Away only: Indiana, Nebraska, Purdue, Wisconsin

Penn State Nittany Lions

Home / Away: Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern

Home only: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Away only: Maryland, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

Purdue Boilermakers

Home / Away: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin

Home only: Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State

Away only: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Rutgers

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Home / Away: Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State

Home only: Indiana, Iowa, Penn State, Purdue

Away only: Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Badgers

Home / Away: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Purdue

Home only: Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Rutgers

Away only: Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State