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Big Ten Cancels Non-Conference Games, Including Maryland at WVU



WVU Football Mountaineer Field Milan Puskar Stadium

West Virginia’s home game against Maryland will be canceled, along with the rest of the non-conference schedule fo teams from the Big Ten, according to a report by The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach, who says the Big Ten is expected to announce a move to a conference-only football schedule for the 2020 season.

WVU was scheduled to host Maryland at Milan Puskar Stadium in a non-conference matchup on Sept. 19. If the Big Ten moves to a conference-only schedule, this game would be canceled.

WVU is 28-22-2 all-time against the Terrapins, with the most recent meeting being a 45-6 West Virginia win in 2015. The two teams met every year between 2010 and 2015 and before that every year between 1980 and 2007, including two matchups in 2003.

West Virginia has won nine of the last 10 meetings with Maryland, with the only loss being a 37-0 shutout in 2013. The Mountaineers had a game against NC State canceled in 2018 due to Hurricane Florence.


The Big Ten conference has officially moved to conference-only schedules for its fall sports in 2020.

“This decision was made following many thoughtful conversations over several months between the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors, Directors of Athletics, Conference Office staff, and medical experts including the Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee,” the conference said in a statement.

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