Maryland football announces select game times & TV info for the 2023 season

The Big Ten announced several game times and TV designations for the first three weeks of the season, while providing potential kickoff times for the first three conference games as Maryland football’s schedule for the first six weeks of the 2023 season take shape.

Saturday, Sept. 2: Towson at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Saturday, Sept. 9: Charlotte at Maryland | 7:30 pm | NBC

Friday, Sept. 15: Virginia at Maryland | 7:00 pm | FS1

Saturday, Sept. 23: Maryland at Michigan State | 3:30pm | TBD (HC)

Saturday, Oct. 7: Maryland at Ohio State | 12pm or 3:30pm/4pm | TBD (HC)

Saturday, Oct. 14: Illinois at Maryland | 12pm or 3:30pm/4pm | TBD (HC)

Maryland opens the season against Towson, marking the third all-time meeting between the two in-state programs and the first since 2017. After announcing that Rob Ambrose will not return for the 2023 season, former Maryland and current Virginia Tech assistant Elijah Brooks was among the candidates for the vacancy but Towson turned to former University of West Florida head coach Pete Shinnick in year one of a five-year contract.

Maryland’s first nationally televised game comes in week two, the first of two consecutive night kickoffs, as they welcome Charlotte and first-year head coach Biff Poggi to College Park. This will mark Maryland’s first game broadcast on NBC since 2011 when Notre Dame defeated Maryland 45-21.

Maryland will then welcome Virginia for Friday Night Lights for a 7 PM kickoff on FS1, marking the 78th all-time meeting between the border foes.

Maryland kicks off conference play with a 3:30 PM kickoff in East Lansing before traveling to Ohio State the next week.

The week seven matchup against Illinois marks Maryland’s homecoming weekend.

More via release:

The 2023 season marks the first season with a new set of broadcast partners for the Big Ten that will deliver exciting matchups to fans across broadcast, cable and direct-to-consumer platforms. The Big Ten is the only conference to partner with three broadcast networks – CBS, FOX and NBC. Big Ten Network and FS1 will continue to carry games on cable networks, while NBCUniversal’s direct-to-consumer platform, Peacock, will carry Big Ten games for the first time.

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