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2016-17 Big Ten Football Schedules Announced

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CHICAGO- The Big Ten announced on Thursday its football schedule for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The 2016 season marks the beginning of a nine-game conference slate for the league's 14 members and features Maryland's first-ever matchup with Nebraska.

As part of the Big Ten's schedule rotation, Maryland will host five conference games in 2016 and will host four in 2017. 

Maryland's third season in the Big Ten will open on Oct. 1, 2016, when Purdue visits College Park marking the Terps first meeting with the Boilermakers as a conference foe. After traveling to Penn State on Oct. 8, Maryland plays host to Minnesota on Oct. 15. 

The Terps face their second division opponent the following weekend as Michigan State (Oct. 22) pays a visit to Capitol One Field at Byrd Stadium before consecutive road games at Indiana (Oct. 29) and at Michigan (Nov. 5). 

After its trip to Ann Arbor, Maryland ends the regular season with two of its final three games at home. The stretch begins on Nov. 12 with a home contest against Ohio State followed by a trip to Nebraska on Nov. 19. The home finale is set for Nov. 26 against Rutgers. 

The 2017 season begins with three of four games on the road. Maryland opens with back-to-back road contests at Minnesota on Sept. 30 and at Ohio State on Oct. 7. 

Maryland's conference home opener is set for Oct. 14 against Northwestern before traveling to Madison to face Wisconsin on Oct. 21. 

The Terps final five regular-season games are all against divisional opponents beginning at home against Indiana on Oct. 28. After a trip to Rutgers on Nov. 4, Maryland plays host to Michigan on Nov. 11 followed by a road game on Nov. 18 at Michigan State. 

The regular-season finale is scheduled for Nov. 25 at home against Penn State. 

Now is the time to order your season tickets for this historic new era of Maryland Football.  Become a season ticket holder today to secure the best seats available and lock-in your price for two years including the inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference. 

All season tickets for 2013 include the game with West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium.  A variety of season ticket options are available and prices start as low as $159.  Family 4-Packs are also available for $600.  The five-month payment plan is a great option for fans to spread out the cost of tickets. 

Fans can purchase season tickets online at UMTerps.com or by calling the ticket office at 800-462-TERP or (301) 314-7070. 

The complete schedule and game times will be announced at a later date.

2016 Big Ten Schedule

Date     Opponent

10/1      Purdue

10/8      at Penn State

10/15    Minnesota

10/22    Michigan State

10/29    at Indiana

11/5      at Michigan

11/12    Ohio State

11/19    at Nebraska

11/26    Rutgers

2017 Big Ten Schedule

Date     Opponent

9/30      at Minnesota

10/7      at Ohio State

10/14    Northwestern

10/21    at Wisconsin

10/28    Indiana

11/4      at Rutgers

11/11    Michigan

11/18    at Michigan State

11/25    Penn State

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