COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Big Ten Conference, University of Maryland and University of Michigan have announced on Thursday that the Maryland-Michigan football game has been rescheduled for noon on Saturday, Oct. 3 due to the impending weather impact of Hurricane Joaquin.  The game, which was originally scheduled for an 8 p.m. kickoff, will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

“Our foremost priority is the safety and well-being of both teams, fans attending the game and staff,” said Maryland Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson. “Our collective decision in working with the University of Michigan and the Big Ten Conference was to kick off as early as possible because of the unpredictable nature of Hurricane Joaquin. In addition, those participating, working and attending the game would not have to travel in the evening in potentially dangerous conditions.”

Saturday’s game is the Big Ten opener for both teams.

“Student-athlete welfare is our top priority, as well as the safety of all our fans and staff who play such an integral role in a Maryland football game,” said Maryland head coach Randy Edsall.