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Big Ten Adjusts Football Schedule; Homecoming Game Moved to Oct. 30

By Maryland Athletics Staff

The Big Ten Conference announced the first week of the 2020 football schedule with dates, times and television coverage in addition to selected Friday games for the season. Maryland opens the 2020 season at Northwestern at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, a game that will air on the Big Ten Network. It will be the Terps’ first-ever trip to Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.

Maryland will host Minnesota for its home opener on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The Homecoming game, which was previously scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31, will air on ESPN. The Terps lead the all-time series with Minnesota, 3-2, winning the last meeting in College Park, 42-13, in 2018.

As previously announced, fans will not be admitted to Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium and tailgating on campus will be strictly prohibited. In lieu of on-campus festivities, Maryland will debut new virtual fan engagement activities.

One hour prior to the kickoff against the Gophers, Maryland will introduce “The Terrapin Tailgate Show” live online; more details will be announced soon. The show will preview the game as well as the announcement of the Spirit of Maryland Award winners by UMD President Darryll J. Pines, and the Terps’ entrance onto the field. A full week of activities planned for Homecoming Week can be found at

Maryland Athletics is offering limited-edition Terrapin Cutouts for purchase during the 2020 Maryland Football season. Fans can send an image showing their Maryland pride and be a part of game days at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Prices start at $55, and all Terrapin Club and M Club members get a 25% discount and can purchase a cutout for $40.

The purchases will help offset some of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased operational expenses such as for regular COVID-19 testing and other special health services like ECGs and cardiac MRIs, mental health services, technology support for virtual classes and tutoring, and enhanced safety measures implemented for strength and conditioning.

All orders placed and approved on or before Monday, Oct. 19 will be installed in Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium prior to the Oct. 30 Homecoming game.

Further information regarding start times and television for the remainder of the schedule will be announced by the Big Ten Conference in the coming weeks.

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