April 18, 2014

Wisconsin and Maryland to face off in football

The Wisconsin Badger football team has agreed with Maryland to play a home-and-home series with the Terps in 2020 and 2021.

Camp Randall Stadium

 

The two teams will square off for the first time in history in 2020 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.  The following season, the Badgers will travel to Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md.

With the implementation of a playoff system in college football starting in 2014, teams are being forced to step up and strengthen their non-conference schedule.  It also helps those schools to recruit nationally.

The last time UW faced an ACC opponent was a 20-14 win over Miami in the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl. 

Wisconsin will now face at least one BCS conference opponent in each of the next nine seasons.  In addition to the Maryland series, UW has home-and-home series with Washington State (2014 and 2015), Virginia Tech (2016 and 2017) and Washington (2018 and 2019).  The Badgers will also face BYU three times in the next sox seasons (2013, 2017 and 2018).