- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 28, 2002

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Maryland football team has added Wofford to its schedule for next season. The Division I-AA Terriers will visit Byrd Stadium Sept.28. The Terrapins originally filled that date with Troy State, but that school decided on Feb.13 to exercise the buy-out clause in its contract and paid Maryland $150,000 to cancel the game.
The Terps were left scrambling before coming up with Wofford, located in Spartanburg, S.C. Maryland will pay the Southern Conference team $225,000 for its visit. The Terps have a 13-game regular-season schedule, including seven home games.
"Replacing Troy State was challenging because of the timing of its cancellation," said Maryland assistant athletic director Rob Mullens. "We had discussions with multiple institutions over the past few weeks, but only Wofford could meet the rather narrow criteria needed to make a deal, the most important of which was that our only option was to reschedule for the original date."
Wofford had a 4-7 record last season. It will be the Terps' first Division I-AA opponent since Sept. 11, 1999, when the Terps beat Western Carolina 51-10.
For a future opponent, Maryland athletic director Debbie Yow sent a letter to Penn State showing interest in renewing the series. The Nittany Lions have a 29-game unbeaten streak against the Terps, concluding with a 70-7 pasting in 1993 before Maryland pulled the plug on the series. The Terps have a 1-35-1 all-time record against Penn State, with a 13-13 tie in 1989 and the lone win in 1961.
Jon Siegel


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