Big Ten home, away opponents revealed for 2023-24 Ohio State season

IMG_7408by:Andy Backstrom04/25/23


COLUMBUS — The Big Ten revealed every team’s home and away conference opponents for the 2023-24 season Tuesday. Ohio State will play 14 conference foes both at and away from the Schottenstein Center, three Big Ten opponents only at home and three more only on the road.

Here’s the breakdown:

Home Only

  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Purdue

Away Only

  • Iowa
  • Michigan State
  • Northwestern

Home and Away

  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Penn State
  • Rutgers
  • Wisconsin


The dates for each Big Ten game will be released later this year.

Last season, the Buckeyes hosted Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin while facing Indiana, Michigan and Nebraska on the road — Ohio State had home-and-home matchups with the rest of the league.

Chris Holtmann is entering his seventh year as Buckeyes head coach. Ohio State missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his tenure in 2022-23, aside from the COVID-19-shortened season of course. The Buckeyes started last year 10-3, including 2-0 in Big Ten play, before losing 14-of-15 games in January and February. They did, however, finish strong, winning five of their final seven games while becoming the lowest seed ever to make the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

Ohio State is expected to return three of its four leading contributors from a top-15 2022 recruiting class: guards Bruce Thornton and Roddy Gayle Jr. and center Felix Okpara. Additionally, Holtmann is bringing in another top-15 class, which consists of four players (forwards Devin Royal and Scotty Middleton, center Austin Parks and guard Taison Chatman). The Buckeyes have also added a pair of grad transfers this offseason in Minnesota’s Jamison Battle and Baylor’s Dale Bonner.

Ohio State already has two big-time non-conference games on the books for next season. The Buckeyes will host Texas A&M on Nov. 10 and then will head to Cleveland on Dec. 30 to face West Virginia in a neutral site game.

As for the conference slate, the Buckeyes went 5-15 in Big Ten regular season competition last year, finishing 13th in the conference standings. But their league tournament run inspired confidence for what could be on the horizon in 2023-24.

Ohio State is looking for its first regular season Big Ten title since 2012.

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