23. October 2013 · 3 comments · Categories: 2013


Via media Relations:

U-M Athletics Announces Additions to 2016-18 Football Schedules

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced Wednesday (Oct. 23) some additions and changes to the non-conference football schedules for the 2016 through 2018 seasons. The Wolverines have reached agreements with three institutions to play games at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan will host Central Florida at the Big House on Sept. 10, 2016, in what will be the first meeting between the two institutions on the gridiron. The Ball State game, originally slated for Sept. 24, 2016, will be played at a future date yet to be determined. Michigan will play three straight home games to open the 2016 season, bookending the Hawaii (Sept. 3) and Colorado (Sept. 17) games around the match-up with Central Florida. The Wolverines will have an open date before starting the nine-game Big Ten Conference schedule.

In 2017, the Air Force Academy will make its third trip to Ann Arbor for a Sept. 16 game. The Wolverines have won both previous match-ups against the Cadets at Michigan Stadium, including a 31-25 contest in 2012. Michigan previously announced a Sept. 9 contest with Cincinnati at the Big House, and has one open date left to fill during the 2017 season. The agreement with Air Force also includes a men’s basketball game between the two schools during the 2015-16 or 2017-18 seasons to be played at Crisler Center.

Michigan will host Arkansas (Sept. 1) in the 2018 season-opener and has an open date slated for a home contest on Sept. 8. The Wolverines signed a one-game agreement with Southern Methodist University to play at the Big House on Sept. 15, 2018. U-M won the only previous meeting against the Mustangs, a 27-16 contest at Michigan Stadium in 1963. Michigan will begin the nine-game conference slate against Nebraska on Sept. 22 at the Big House.

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Following are the updated 2016-19 Michigan football schedules to date:


Date              Opponent
Sept. 3          HAWAII
Sept. 10        CENTRAL FLORIDA
Sept. 17        COLORADO
Sept. 24        Open
Oct. 1            WISCONSIN *
Oct. 8            at Rutgers *
Oct. 15          PENN STATE *
Oct. 22          ILLINOIS * (HC)
Oct. 29          at Michigan State *
Nov. 5           MARYLAND *
Nov. 12         at Iowa *
Nov. 19         INDIANA *
Nov. 26         at Ohio State *
Dec. 3            Big Ten Championship Game


Date              Opponent

Sept. 2          Open
Sept. 9          CINCINNATI
Sept. 16        AIR FORCE
Sept. 23        at Purdue *
Sept. 30        Open
Oct. 7            MICHIGAN STATE *
Oct. 14          at Indiana *
Oct. 21          at Penn State *
Oct. 28          RUTGERS * (HC)
Nov. 4           MINNESOTA *   LITTLE BROWN JUG 
Nov. 11         at Maryland *
Nov. 18         at Wisconsin *
Nov. 25         OHIO STATE *
Dec. 2            Big Ten Championship Game


Date              Opponent

Sept. 1          ARKANSAS
Sept. 8          Open
Sept. 15        SMU
Sept. 22        NEBRASKA
Sept. 29        at Northwestern *
Oct. 6            MARYLAND *
Oct. 13          WISCONSIN *
Oct. 20          at Michigan State *
Oct. 27          Open
Nov. 3           PENN STATE *
Nov. 10         at Rutgers *
Nov. 17         INDIANA *
Nov. 24         at Ohio State *
Dec. 1            Big Ten Championship Game


Date              Opponent

Aug. 31         at Arkansas
Sept. 7          Open
Sept. 14        Open
Sept. 21        at Wisconsin *
Sept. 28        Open
Oct. 5            IOWA *
Oct. 12          at Illinois *
Oct. 19          at Penn State *
Oct. 26          RUTGERS *
Nov. 2           at Maryland *
Nov. 9           Open
Nov. 16         MICHIGAN STATE *
Nov. 23         at Indiana *
Nov. 30         OHIO STATE *
Dec. 7            Big Ten Championship Game


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  1. So after 2015, only one LBJ game in the next five years. I’m starting to really hate realignment…

  2. Great… not a single respectable (meaning, typically ranked) team in our non-conference schedule over the next 5 years… way to solidify that strength of schedule after losing Notre Dame…. ughhh…. No wonder the SEC gets all the credit…

  3. @Hodge
    Not only did we lose the ND rivalry but we also lost original B1G games vs Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota etc… and replace them with Maryland and f%@#*& Rutgers! Even the addition of Nebraska is of no help since after this year we only play them once in 2018. I was afraid of this happening (besides the OSU game still being the last game of the season) everything in college football has changed for the worst.