BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana’s match against Maryland on Saturday is scheduled to kick off at Noon ET, but now the wait is starting to see if it will play.
Maryland has been forced to cancel its last two matches due to multiple positive COVID-19 test results, so far affecting more than a dozen players, forcing them to stop training. Even coach Mike Locksley tested positive last Wednesday and was forced to be isolated at home. We probably won’t know until mid-week whether the game is playable or not. Last week’s matches weren’t canceled until Thursday.
There have been four Top Ten games canceled so far this season. Wisconsin was the first program to hit, and the Badgers had to miss Week 2 and Week 3 games respectively against Nebraska and Purdue.
Maryland started 2-1, but has had to miss games against Ohio State and Michigan State for the past two weeks. Terrapins were blown 43-3 by Northwestern in the season opener, but played well in wins over Minnesota and Penn State.
Indiana and Maryland have played every season for the past six years, and the last four games are all closed, one-score matches. Indiana has won the last two games, and 6-2 against the all-time Terps. Last year, Peyton Ramsey came off the bench after Michael Penix Jr. injury and brought the Hoosiers to a 34-28 win.
This game will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Indiana is now 4-1 after losing 42-35 to Ohio State on Saturday. It ended a Top Ten winning streak for the Hoosiers since last season.
Here are the start times for all of this weekend’s Top Ten games:
- Nebraska in Iowa (Friday): 1pm ET, TV: FOX
- Maryland in Indiana: Afternoon ET, TV: ESPN2
- The State of Ohio in Illinois: Afternoon ET, TV: FOX Sports 1
- Penn State in Michigan: Afternoon ET, TV: ABC
- Minnesota in Wisconsin: 2pm ET, TV: Big Ten Network
- Northwestern in Michigan State, 3:30 pm ET: ESPN2
- Rutgers at Purdue, 4pm ET, TV: Fox Sports 1
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