Michigan completes 2015-16 football schedules, announces 2018-19 matchups with Arkansas

ANN ARBOR, Mich.-- The University of Michigan released the following information this afternoon about it's future football schedules.

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The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced today (Tuesday, Nov. 6) its complete 2015 and 16 football schedules, adding contests with Brigham Young in 2015 and Hawaii, Miami (Ohio) and Ball State in 2016 to its previously-announced games.

U-M also announced a home-and-home series with Arkansas to open the 2018 and 19 seasons.  The Wolverines will host Arkansas at the Big House in the season opener on Sept. 1, 2018, with a return trip to Fayetteville, Ark., scheduled for Aug. 31, 2019.  The lone meeting between the Wolverines and Razorbacks came on Jan. 1, 1998, in the CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., a 45-31 U-M victory.

Michigan added BYU to its 2015 schedule and will close out the non-conference slate with the Cougars at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 26.  U-M will open the 2015 college football schedule with Utah on Thursday, Sept. 3, in Salt Lake City, Utah, before hosting Oregon State on Sept. 12 and UNLV on Sept. 19 in Ann Arbor.  Oregon State previously was scheduled for Sept. 19 and UNLV Sept. 26 prior to the addition of BYU.

With its rivalry series with Notre Dame cancelled following the 2014 season, the Wolverines now will host eight home games in 2016, including all four of its non-conference opponents at the Big House. U-M will play Hawaii on Sept. 3 to open the season at Michigan Stadium, then play host to Miami (Ohio) in the second week on Sept. 10.  Michigan will play Colorado in Ann Arbor on Sept. 17 before closing the non-conference schedule with Ball State on Sept. 24.  The Wolverines will play a fifth consecutive home game on Oct. 1 by opening the Big Ten schedule with Michigan State.

Michigan is expected to announce its 2017-18 non-conference schedules in the near future.

Below are the schedules for each year:

2015

9/3 - at Utah
9/12 - Oregon State
9/19 - UNLV
9/26 - BYU
10/3 - @ Michigan State
10/10 - Wisconsin
10/17 - Minnesota
10/24 - @ Illinois
11/7 - Nebraska
11/14 - @ Northwestern
11/21 - @ Iowa
11/28 - Ohio State

 

2016

9/3 - Hawaii
9/10 - Miami (Ohio)
9/17 - Colorado
9/24 - Ball State
10/1 - Michigan State
10/8 - @ Minnesota
10/15 - Northwestern
10/29 - @ Wisconsin
11/5 - Illinois
11/12 - @ Nebraska
11/19 - Iowa
11/26 - @ Ohio State

 

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