Maryland football’s Friday night game against Northwestern has been rescheduled for Saturday, InsideMDSports’ Josh Stirn is reporting.
The schedule change is already reflected on the team’s website.
The game, which was originally scheduled to be played in primetime on national television, will now be played the next day, on Saturday, Oct. 14. The time and television network have not yet been announced.
Here’s the original list of Friday night games that the Big Ten sent out in November:
Big Ten schools announced football games to be televised in Friday primetime during the 2017 season. The games, which will be televised by ESPN and FOX, are as follows:
Fri., Sept. 1 Washington at Rutgers
Fri., Sept. 1 Utah State at Wisconsin
Fri., Sept. 8 Ohio at Purdue
Fri., Sept. 29 Nebraska at Illinois
Fri., Oct. 13 Northwestern at Maryland
Fri., Oct. 27 Michigan State at Northwestern
Rutgers, Wisconsin and Purdue are still scheduled to play their Friday night nonconference games in September, according to the schools’ websites.
Of the three conference games, only the Illinois vs. Nebraska game remains scheduled for Friday night, according to the teams’ websites. Northwestern will play both Maryland and Michigan State on Saturdays.
Moving the game from Friday night to Saturday may actually help attendance, as fans won’t have to deal with Washington’s rush hour traffic.