Ohio State announced a whole bunch of news regarding its future football schedules Thursday.
A previously scheduled home-and-home series between the Buckeyes and the TCU Horned Frogs has been sliced down to just one game in 2018, but that game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 15, 2018. That's the same place where Ohio State won the College Football Playoff national championship game in January 2015.
Replacing the axed 2019 meeting with TCU is a home game against Miami (Ohio) at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
Ohio State also announced a home-and-home series with Washington, with those games to be played Sept. 7, 2024, and Sept. 13, 2025. The first of those matchups will be played in Seattle and the second in Columbus. Both programs played in last season's College Football Playoff, Ohio State losing to eventual champion Clemson and Washington losing to eventual runner-up Alabama.
Additionally, Ohio State moved previously scheduled games against Boston College from the 2023 and 2024 seasons to 2026 and 2027. The Buckeyes will play in Columbus on Sept. 19, 2026, and travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Sept. 18, 2027.
Also, Ohio State announced non-conference home games against Bowling Green (Sept. 5, 2020) and Tulsa (Sept. 18, 2021).
As is often the case with Urban Meyer's program, big-time matchups against major non-conference opponents are in ample supply in the coming seasons. Ohio State will take on Oklahoma this fall, TCU in 2018 and 2019, Oregon in 2020 and 2021 and both Notre Dame and Texas in 2022 and 2023. Other Power Five conference teams Oregon State and Boston College also appear on the Buckeyes' future schedules.
Non-conference scheduling has become extra important in the College Football Playoff era, with strength of schedule during non-conference play sometimes being the determining factor between two teams vying for a Playoff berth. And with the Big Ten recently shrinking teams' non-conference schedules down to three games, these games hold even more weight.