The Big Ten announced its Champions Week schedule on Sunday afternoon, finalizing a slate of games highlighted by Ohio State meeting Northwestern in the conference's championship game.

Here's a look at the full conference schedule:

  • Nebraska @ Rutgers — Friday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. ET
  • Purdue @ Indiana — Friday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Ohio State @ Northwestern — Saturday, Dec. 19 at noon ET
  • Minnesota @ Wisconsin — Saturday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. ET
  • Illinois @ Penn State — Saturday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. ET 
  • Michigan @ Iowa — Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Michigan State @ Maryland — Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The schedule features a pair of rivalry games that had previously been canceled because of COVID-19 outbreaks, in Purdue-Indiana and Minnesota-Wisconsin. Illinois's matchup with Penn State will also occur without Lovie Smith on the sideline for the Illini, as the school parted ways with its head coach on Sunday morning. 

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