The University of Maryland Terrapins have announced their schedule for the upcoming 2010 football season; here is the press release that came from College Park this afternoon:
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Maryland announced the 2010 football schedule Thursday, a slate highlighted by seven home games, including a season-opening tilt vs. Navy on Labor Day in Baltimore, as well as a matchup with West Virginia in Morgantown.
Maryland will play six of its home games within the confines of Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, including contests with Florida State, North Carolina State and Wake Forest.
The Terps, who are scheduled to return 53 letterwinners, including 12 offensive and defensive starters, and all four special teamers, will open the season on Monday, Sept. 6 against the Midshipmen at M&T Bank Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN (4 p.m. ET).
After playing host to Morgan State on Saturday, Sept. 11, the Terps renew their rivalry with the Mountaineers on Saturday, Sept. 18. Maryland and West Virginia will face each other for the first time since 2007.
Following the final non-conference game of the season – a matchup with Florida International on Sept. 25 – Maryland kicks off its league schedule on Oct. 2 when Duke visits Byrd for the first time since 2003.
The Terps will need the open date (Oct. 9) to gear up for a stretch which includes road games vs. Clemson, Boston College, Miami and Virginia.
The Terps play the Tigers, the defending Coastal Division Champions, on Oct. 16 in Clemson, S.C., before traveling to Boston College the following week (Oct. 23).
A visit from Wake Forest on Oct. 30 precedes the final road swing of the year, a two-game trip which includes contests with Miami (Nov. 6) and Virginia (Nov. 13). The visit to Miami is the first since 2005.
The Terrapins close the regular season at home with Florida State (Nov. 20) and NC State (Nov. 27).
Other game times will be announced at a later date. ACC home games are selected on a 12-day option by ESPN/ABC or Raycom Sports. Four times during the season, ESPN/ABC can choose certain ACC games on a six-day window.
Season tickets are now available for purchase and renewal. A variety of options are available with prices starting as low as $135. There are also family 4-packs available and season-ticket holders have the ability to spread the cost over six monthly installments.
Season-ticket packages for 2010 will include the Navy game. Ticket information is available on www.umterps.com or by calling the Terrapin Ticket Office at (301) 314-7070 or 1-800-IMA-TERP.
Single-game tickets will be available at a later date.
Sept. 6 Navy (M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore)
Sept. 11 Morgan State
Sept. 18 at West Virginia
Sept. 25 Florida International
Oct. 2 Duke
Oct. 9 Open
Oct. 16 at Clemson
Oct. 23 at Boston College
Oct. 30 Wake Forest
Nov. 6 at Miami
Nov. 13 at Virginia
Nov. 20 Florida State
Nov. 27 NC State
· There are six bowl teams from last year which appear on the Terps’ 2010 schedule: Navy (Texas Bowl), West Virginia (Konica Minolta Gator Bowl), Clemson (Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl), Boston College (Emerald Bowl), Miami (Champs Sports Bowl), and Florida State (Konica Minolta Gator Bowl).
· Five opponents ended last year either ranked or receiving votes in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll, including Miami (No. 19), Clemson (No. 24), West Virginia (No. 25), Navy (RV) and Florida State (RV).
· Maryland will renew its rivalry with Navy on Sept. 4 in the season opener at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The two schools have met just once since 1965 – a 23-20 Maryland win in 2005, also at M&T Bank Stadium. The Terps are 30-20-8 all-time in Baltimore.
· Sept. 11 will mark the first ever meeting between Maryland and Morgan State.
· Maryland renews another rivalry in traveling to Morgantown to face West Virginia. The two schools met annually from 1980 to 2007. The Mountaineers hold a slight 23-21-2 advantage in a series that dates back to 1919.
· Maryland has played Florida International twice, winning both matchups. The Terps won 14-10 in 2006 in College Park and 26-10 in 2007 in Miami.
· The Terps hold a 30-19 advantage over Duke in the series. Maryland has won nine of the last 11 against the Blue Devils, and holds a 14-6 advantage in College Park.
· Clemson holds a slight 30-26-2 advantage over Maryland in the series, but the Terps have won two straight and six of the last nine. Maryland came away with a 20-17 victory in its last trip to Clemson in 2008.
· Boston College leads the all-time series 5-2. Maryland and Boston College met for the first time in 21 years in Massachusetts in 2006 with the Eagles winning, 38-16, in Chestnut Hill. Maryland’s 42-35 home victory in 2007 over the eighth-ranked Eagles snapped a three-game BC winning streak in the series, but BC has won the last two.
· Maryland owns a 41-16-1 advantage in the series against Wake Forest, including victories in eight of the last 11. The Terps have won four of the last five in College Park.
· The Terrapins are tied 7-7 in the all-time series with Miami. The two schools played for the first time in 19 years in 2006, a 14-13 home win for Maryland. The Terps’ last win in Miami came four meetings ago – a 42-40 win in 1984.
· The Terps lead the all-time series with Virginia, 41-31-2. Maryland’s last win at Virginia was a 28-26 victory in 2006. The Terps rallied from a 20-point deficit in that game.
· Florida State owns an 18-2 lead in the all-time series, but both of Maryland’s wins have come in the last six meetings.
· Maryland is tied 31-31-4 in the all-time series with NC State. The Terps have won seven of the last 10 in the series, including two straight at home.