The Big Ten released its 2020-21 conference schedule on Wednesday, seven days before opening day. Better late than never. It gives Rutgers and its conference colleagues a month to map out what surely will be a chaotic winter in more ways than one.
The schedule also makes good fodder for fan predictions and beat writer prognosis on what lies ahead for the Scarlet Knights.
Here are nine Rutgers 2020-21 Big Ten conference schedule takeaways:
Sunday, Dec. 20: Illinois at Rutgers
Wednesday, Dec. 23: Rutgers at Ohio State
Tuesday, Dec. 29: Purdue at Rutgers
Saturday, Jan. 2: Iowa at Rutgers
Tuesday, Jan. 5: Rutgers at Michigan State
Saturday, Jan. 9: Ohio State at Rutgers
In six games, Rutgers faces three of the projected top four teams in the Big Ten, an Ohio State team with a high ceiling twice, and the tough-as-nails Boilermakers. Brutal.
Sunday, Feb. 21: