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Illinois Gets B1G Newcomers in 2018-19

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Ohio State will not be on Illinois' football schedule in either 2018 or 2019. But the Illini will see both of the conference's newest members in the first of those seasons.

The Big Ten released conference schedules on Wednesday for the two seasons.

The Illini won't see the Buckeyes in either season with the two schools playing in different divisions.

Illinois' East Division opponents in 2018 include Big Ten newcomers Rutgers and Maryland as well as Penn State. The 2019 East Division lineup includes Michigan, Rutgers and Michigan State.

The 2018 schedule also includes road games at West Division opponents Nebraska and Wisconsin. Those teams will come to Champaign the next year.

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