This year is far from over, but next year -- with its significant conference changes -- is already on the horizon.

The Big Ten released the basketball matchups for 2015 today, including the two newcomers to the now 14-team conference in Maryland and Rutgers.

In the new configuration, each program will play five teams in a home-and-home series with four additional single-play opponents at home and four others on the road.

The Minnesota schedule breaks down this way:

Home-and-away: Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin

Home only: Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers

Away only: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State

*Dates, times and television info will be released at a later date.   

This year is far from over, but next year -- with its significant conference changes -- is already on the horizon.
 
The Big Ten released the basketball matchups for 2015 today, including the two newcomers to the now 14-team conference in Maryland and Rutgers.
 
In the new configuration, each program will play five teams in a home-and-home series with four additional single-play opponents at home and four others on the road.
 
The Minnesota schedule breaks down this way:
 
Home-and-away: Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
 
Home only: Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers
 
Away only: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State
 
*Dates, times and television info will be released at a later date.