Friday Night Lights… is about HIGH SCHOOL football. This is about “filling television inventory”.
Welp, looks like FIU will be losing on homecoming next year. HBTD!
nice Small 10 OOC game. Gotta love the Small 10
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nice regional match up
Terps won 2013 game at VT in OT by that score, lead series 16-15. Arguably Edsall’s best win
Unlike the Big 12, the ACC is ran by adults who realize these kinds of games are still important even when one school decides to leave the conference. Good job.
This is a good series for both schools. Grew up in Maryland, now live in Virginia so I will catch an earful from the Hokie faithful as people in Hampton Roads love the Hokies. Hopefully Maryland can get a future series with Virginia.
Shame Maryland could not have worked out a H&H with a former North Carolina based rival, instead of Charlotte’s start-up program.
Another nice addition to the 49ers’ schedule along with UNC and Duke.
what is timetable for UNCC to get their stadium expanded? Will it get to 30,000 – 35,000 eventually?
If Maryland is ever going to upgrade their program, they need to stop playing these cupcake non-conference programs. No wonder the top athletes by-pass this team and attendance is always poor. I guess Maryland doesn’t have the desire to fill the stands and they don’t care about having the best possible program. This has always been the case over the last 25 years.
A suggestion to Maryland! Get out of the Big Ten and go to division 2 football, you just might win a few games.
A frustrated UMD Alumni fan
There out of conference schedule is not bad at all. Each year they play a Power 5 team (every other year being away), they play a strong Group of 5 team, and a weaker Group of 5 team. All of that is in addition to playing 9 conference games in one of the best divisions in football.
If you’re complaining, you should look at the SEC’s conference schedules, especially the SEC West.
Then maverick look at the SEC West’s conference schedule and STFU
Having to play MSU, OSU, UM, and PSU every year is a pretty good reason to want to get a few cupcakes. I’m surprised they didn’t make this a 2-for-1, myself.
After the beating Marshall put on Maryland in the Military Bowl. They are too p**** to give us a call back for a H and H. We should be playing this year but of course they turned us down
Good choice on moving these games due to the hurricane, would be hard to make up & now I don’t have to stay up til 12am watching Michigan play.
Yeah, now the game will be over at 12:30 instead of 8:30
good for both schools….
Not a bad week.
Maryland game is great
BYU game is great
SDSU is a good team, decent conference.
Utah is a bad team, but they play in a good conference. So even that was good.
Give the AD Sean a raise.
NIU is positioning itself for a spot in The American, but with OOC opponents like this… they’d be great in the XII, to come in with Cincinnati.
I’m seriously impressed by NIU’s scheduling. All credit to the school.
NIU is doing what Fresno State has been doing for the last 10+ years with bigger programs.
In what universe will an SEC team come to a WAC (2011) school? Ole Miss did. Go Dogs!
This is great for NIU. I’m surprised Maryland would opt for this. Geographically, Maryland will already have a presence in Illinois, because of their new conference alignment. It seems to me like Maryland would want to schedule a home and away series with a school closer to home in a state where their conference isn’t located. I think that East Carolina would be a better match for a nonconference partnership for the Terrapins.
Maryland’s presence in Illinois really won’t be as big as people think. The B1G conference schedule is out through 2019 and Maryland will only have one game each against Illinois and Northwestern and both of those games are in College Park. NIU will also do more for SOS than ECU will (though that can certainly change) so it’s a good thing for Maryland as well. And like everyone else has stated, I am really impressed by NIU’s scheduling. They are certainly not ducking anybody.