The Big Ten Conference today released the University of Maryland’s revised 2020 football schedule, which features 10 games against conference opponents, and acknowledged the continued work needed to control the novel coronavirus on campuses and in communities nationwide.
“While the conference remains hopeful for a September 2020 start in all fall sports, including football, issuing a schedule does not guarantee that competition will occur,” the conference said in a statement. “While our strategy is to continue planning for all fall sports, if the virus continues to spread among our students despite our many preventative measures, including testing and quarantine protocols, we are also prepared to delay or cancel competition pursuant to local and state public health orders or the recommendations of our medical experts.”
No student-athletes or Maryland Athletics staffers tested positive for the virus in the most recent two weeks of testing for which results were announced. In total, there have been 12 positive test results in the department and 964 negative tests.
Maryland is scheduled to begin its 2020 slate, which includes five home and five away games, at Iowa on Sept. 5 before returning to College Park for the home opener against Michigan State on Sept. 12 and a matchup against Rutgers on Sept. 19.
On Sept. 26, the Terps will play Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., for the first time since joining the Big Ten, then face Wisconsin at home Oct. 3. After a bye week, Maryland will travel for back-to-back road games, taking on Penn State on Oct. 17 and Indiana on Oct. 24. The Terps will host Ohio State on Oct. 31.
The Terps travel to Ann Arbor to face Michigan on Nov. 7, and after a second bye week, close out the 2020 regular season at home against Minnesota on Nov. 21.
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