Tough Schedule Set for 2018
While it's still some years down the road, Nebraska got word that their 2018 Big Ten schedule will probably be the toughest one for any West division team. NU travels to Michigan and Ohio State and hosts Michigan State. That's in addition to road trips to Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin.
The 2019 slate will be kinder. NU hosts Ohio State and Indiana in cross-divisional competition and will travel to face Maryland. Wisconsin gets the tough slate in that year facing the same three opponents in 2019 that NU did in 2018.
A lot can change in a few years' time, of course. Games that appear very tough now may not appear so tough in the future and vice versa. Maybe a game at Maryland will be a scary proposition in 2019. It's harder to imagine trips to Ann Arbor or Columbus ever being an easy thing.
For now, 2018 looks like the toughest conference schedule that Nebraska will see in the next 7 years.