COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland wrestling head coach Kerry McCoy announced the 2017-18 schedule on Thursday. The schedule is headlined by the “Battle in the Bronx” dual match against Rutgers to begin the season, and also includes home matches against Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State and Minnesota.
“I’m very excited about our schedule for the upcoming season,” McCoy said. “We begin with a unique match against Rutgers at Yankee Stadium and will once again face an extremely competitive conference schedule. We are very excited to get back on the mat and build on our results from last season.”
The Terps season kicks off with the Red and Black Wrestle-Offs at the XFINITY Center on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Maryland will then head to New York to face Big Ten foe Rutgers at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 4. The match will be the first half of a doubleheader which will also feature the Maryland-Rutgers football game.
Maryland will then return home for its first regular season home match on Nov. 12 against Campbell and George Mason. The Terps will then head to the west coast for a California trip which includes a dual match at Stanford on Nov. 18 and the Road Runner Open on Nov. 19.
The Terps will head to Northwestern on Dec. 2 for the beginning of a three-match Big Ten stretch which also includes a trip to Wisconsin on Dec. 7 and the Terps’ conference home opener on Dec. 10 against Iowa.
Maryland will then head back to Illinois for the prestigious Midlands Championships on Dec. 29-30 before welcoming Ohio State to College Park on Jan. 5.
Maryland will then go on a three-match road trip beginning with a conference match at Nebraska on Jan. 7. The Terps then head to Navy on Jan. 12 and then to Harvard and Brown on Jan. 14.
Big Ten rival and defending National Champion Penn State will then come to the XFINITY Center on Jan. 21 which will be followed by Maryland’s final road match of the year at Illinois on Jan. 28.
The Terrapins will conclude their regular season with a pair of dual matches at the XFINITY Center. Maryland will host Big Ten foe Minnesota on Feb. 11 and then will conclude its regular season dual schedule with a pair of matches against Rider and Ohio University on Feb. 18.
The Big Ten Championships will be held in East Lansing, MI., on the campus of Michigan State University, on Mar. 3-4. The NCAA Championships will be on Mar. 15-17 in Cleveland.
Ticket information for the 2017-18 season will be released in the coming weeks.