Michigan/IU/Northwestern Double Dual Headlines Released Big Ten Meet Schedules

by Spencer Penland 14

January 02nd, 2021 Big Ten, College, News

After the turn of the new year, several Big Ten programs released their schedules for the winter 2021 semester. As of the time this article was posted, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Nebraska, and Michigan State have released their winter schedules, each of which consists of 3 meets. The first Big Ten action of the 2020-2021 is set to kick off the weekend of January 15th.

The Big Ten released the swimming & Diving schedule to the teams on New Years day. The shortened conference schedule consists of 3 meet weekends: January 15-16, January 22-23, and February 5-6. While every school hasn’t yet released their full conference schedule, we do know what the first weekend of Big Ten competition will look like, with one possible small adjustment.

Big Ten meets January 15-16:

  • Michigan/Indiana/Northwestern
  • Ohio State/Penn State/Rutgers
  • Iowa/Wisconsin/Nebraska
  • Purdue/Illinois/Michigan State

The only team that doesn’t appear to have a meet lined up for that first weekend is Minnesota, who we could potentially see join one of the already scheduled meets.

Indiana, whose men’s and women’s teams finished 3rd at the 2020 Big Ten Championships, will face off against Michigan, the defending men’s champions and women’s runner ups, and Northwestern, who were 5th in the men’s standing and 4th in the women’s. That meet will also be Northwestern head coach Katie Robinson‘s first official NCAA meet with the Wildcats since taking over for Jeremy Kipp. Defending women’s Big Ten champions and men’s runner up Ohio State will kick off their season against Penn State and Rutgers.

Here are the Big Ten schedules that have been released to this point:

Michigan

  • January 15-16: Indiana/Northwestern, @IU
  • January 22-23: Michigan State/Rutgers, @Michigan
  • February 5-6: Ohio State, @Michigan

Northwestern

  • January 15-16: Indiana/Michigan, @IU
  • January 22-23: Iowa/Penn State, @Northwestern
  • February 5-6: Wisconsin/Illinois, @Wisconsin

Penn State

  • January 15-16: Ohio State/Rutgers, @Ohio State
  • January 22-23: Northwestern/Iowa, @Northwestern
  • February 5-6: Michigan State, @Penn state

Nebraska

  • January 15-16: Iowa/Wisconsin, @Iowa
  • January 22-23: Illinois, @Nebraska
  • February 5-6: Minnesota/Iowa, @Minnesota

Michigan State

  • January 15-16: Purdue/Illinois, @Purdue
  • January 22-23: Michigan/Rutgers, @Michigan
  • February 5-6: Penn State, @Penn State

Here is what we can piece together from the other Big Ten programs that haven’t yet released their meet schedules:

Iowa

  • January 15-16: Nebraska/Wisconsin, @Iowa
  • January 22-23: Northwestern/Penn State, @Northwestern
  • February 5-6: Minnesota/Nebraska, @Minnesota

Ohio State:

  • January 15-16: Penn State/Rutgers, @Ohio State
  • January 22-23: TBA
  • February 5-6: Michigan, @Michigan

Indiana

  • January 15-16: Michigan/Northwestern, @Indiana
  • January 22-23: TBA
  • February 5-6: TBA

Minnesota

  • January 15-16: TBA
  • January 22-23: TBA
  • February 5-6: Iowa/Nebraska, @Minnesota

Wisconsin

  • January 15-16: Iowa/Nebraska, @Iowa
  • January 22-23: TBA
  • February 5-6: Northwestern/Illinois, @Wisconsin

Illinois

  • January 15-16: Purdue/Michigan State, @Purdue
  • January 22-23: Nebraska, @Nebraska
  • February 5-6: Northwestern/Wisconsin, @Wisconsin

Purdue

  • January 15-16: Michigan State/Illinois, @Purdue
  • January 22-23: TBA
  • February 5-6: TBA

Rutgers

  • January 15-16: Ohio State/Penn State, @Ohio State
  • January 22-23: Michigan/Michigan State, @Michigan
  • February 5-6: TBA

As we approach the beginning of Big ten conference competition, here is a reminder of the final team standing for the 2020 Big Ten Championships:

WOMEN

  1. Ohio State – 1503.5
  2. Michigan – 1306.5
  3. Indiana – 964
  4. Northwestern – 907.5
  5. Wisconsin – 734
  6. Minnesota -617
  7. Purdue – 602
  8. Penn State – 517.5
  9. Iowa – 430
  10. Nebraska -385
  11. Rutgers – 291
  12. Michigan State – 203
  13. Illinois – 193

MEN

  1. Michigan – 1548
  2. Ohio State – 1329
  3. Indiana – 1321.5
  4. Wisconsin – 834.5
  5. Northwestern – 665
  6. Iowa – 571
  7. Purdue – 561
  8. Minnesota – 551
  9. Penn State – 531
  10. Michigan State – 309

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Steve troyer
1 year ago

Can parents attend meets?

swimfin5
1 year ago

Could Michigan lose this to northwestern? They lost a huge class

B1GBOI
Reply to  swimfin5
1 year ago

Not sure, but Penn State will definitely lose to Northwestern.

joe
Reply to  swimfin5
1 year ago

It all depends if Calypso Sheridan swims for Northwestern and Maggie MacNeil swims for Michigan.

LFC swammer
1 year ago

Wisconsin hosts Minnesota and Purdue January 22 or 23. First meet in Wisconsin’s new Aquatic Center

Goggles 3440
1 year ago

Any word on whether fans will be allowed? Any or all/none of the venues mentioned?

Meeeeeee
1 year ago

Ha! Purdue swimming a school with only a women’s team and another getting rid of swimming. About right.

Go cats
1 year ago

Northwestern’s about to have a goooood season!!! Don’t sleep on the ‘cats😼

Dan The Man
Reply to  Go cats
1 year ago

Any word on if Federico will be racing?

swimfin5
1 year ago

Great news

Yaboi
1 year ago

First tri meet between Indiana, Northwestern and Michigan going to be quite a throw down!