With Rutgers formally in the Big Ten fold, Maryland now has 13 new conference opponents to contend with starting in the 2014-15 academic year.
The Terrapins have minimal history with most of those schools, though the long-dormant series with Penn State is one notable thing Maryland will revisit.
It seems appropriate to run through the school’s history against the entire Big Ten, in both football and basketball. After all, the new conference foes will be in College Park in the not-too-distant future:
INDIANA: Hoosiers lead series 2-0, winning meetings in 1934 and 1935.
MICHIGAN: Wolverines lead series 3-0, winning meetings in 1985, 1989 and 1990.
MICHIGAN STATE: Spartans lead series 4-1, with all of the meetings occurring between 1944 and 1950. Michigan State was ranked No. 2 when Maryland earned its lone win in 1950.
MINNESOTA: Maryland leads series 1-0, a victory in the 1977 Hall of Fame Classic.
PENN STATE: Nittany Lions lead series 35-1-1, including a 70-7 triumph in the last meeting in 1993. The schools met all but three years between 1960 and 1993.
PURDUE: Maryland leads series 1-0, a victory in the 2006 Champs Sports Bowl.
RUTGERS: Maryland leads series 5-4. The Terps won in Piscataway in 2007 and the Scarlet Knights triumphed at Byrd Stadium in 2009, the schools’ only meetings since 1942.
NEVER FACED: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin
ILLINOIS: Series tied 4-4, including Maryland’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge triumphs in 2001, 2006 and 2007. There are also two NCAA tournament meetings —- Illinois’ win in 1984 and Maryland’s victory in 1998 —- and the Illini’s wins in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (2010) and ACC/Big Ten Challenge (2011).
INDIANA: Hoosiers lead series 5-2, but one of Maryland’s wins was big —- the 2002 national title game. Indiana won a December 2002 game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge; Maryland returned the favor in the 2009 Challenge in Bloomington.
IOWA: Maryland leads series 2-0, with victories in the Rainbow Classic (1984) and the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (1999).
MICHIGAN: Series tied 3-3, with one meeting in the last decade (a Maryland triumph in the 2008 ACC/Big Ten Challenge). Only two other meetings (1994 NCAA tournament and 2000 BB&T Classic) have come since 1937.
MICHIGAN STATE: Spartans lead series 3-2, with the last meeting a 2010 NCAA tournament round of 32 game secured on a buzzer-beater by Michigan State. Other reasonably recent meetings include the 2003 NCAA tournament, the 2006 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and the 2008 Old Spice Classic.
MINNESOTA: Maryland leads series 4-0, with a home-and-home sweep in 1960 and 1961 and victories in the 2005 ACC/Big Ten Challenge and 2008 NIT as well.
NORTHWESTERN: Wildcats lead series 1-0, a victory in 1958. The teams meet in Evanston in next week’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
OHIO STATE: Buckeyes lead series 3-2, with the last meeting an Ohio State victory in Columbus in 1985.
PENN STATE: Maryland leads series 9-7, with the Terps winning the lone meeting since 1990. That was an ugly 62-39 victory in the 2010 ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
RUTGERS: Series tied 3-3, with only two games since 1952 and none since 1991.
WISCONSIN: Badgers lead series 5-2, with the Maryland victories coming in the 2002 NCAA tournament’s round of 32 and 2003 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Wisconsin won ACC/Big Ten Challenge games in 2000 and 2004 and a Maui Invitational game in 2009.
NEVER FACED: Nebraska, Purdue
—- Patrick Stevens