Maryland basketball announces 2014-15 Big Ten schedule

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Maryland will host five NCAA Tournament teams from 2013 in their first season as a member of the Big Ten

Maryland announced their 2014-2015 basketball schedule on Friday, the Terps' first as a member of the Big Ten conference.

Maryland will host Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State and Rutgers. Among those schools, the Terps will play a home-and-home with Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers.

The Terps will travel to Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State and Purdue.

While this will be Maryland's first season in the Big Ten, the Terrapins still have some history with several of the teams they'll now face on a regular basis. The Terps defeated Indiana to capture the 2002 National Title, have faced Michigan State multiple times in the NCAA tournament, and played several of the other teams as part of the Big Ten-ACC challenge. It will be interesting to see which ACC team they face as a member of the B1G.

The Big Ten recently announced that they won't be preserving rivalries in basketball, instead opting to adopt a rotating schedule of opponents. Here is the breakdown of how that schedule will work, according to the Big Ten Network:

...the new league schedule system will rotate in three-year cycles. Each school will have five home-and-home foes each season, and eight single-play opponents. As with the previous scheduling format, every Big Ten team will face the rest of the league at least once for an 18-game conference menu.

Here is the breakdown of who Maryland will play home and on the road in conference play:

Home:

Indiana

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Nebraska

Northwestern

Penn State

Rutgers

Wisconsin

Away:

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Michigan State

Nebraska

Ohio State

Penn State

Purdue

Rutgers

What do you think? Excited for the Big Ten? Weird not seeing Duke, North Carolina and others on the schedule?

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