Maryland's 2015 Big Ten football schedule won't open with any subtlety.
The Terrapins will face Michigan (at home) and Ohio State (on the road) in the first two weeks of league play that year. Maryland will also play Penn State at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium that season.
Aside from the Penn State game, the opponents and sites are a reverse from the 2014 conference schedule announced last month.
Maryland has deals to play Richmond, Bowling Green (Sept. 12) and South Florida (Sept. 19) at home and West Virginia on the road in nonconference play in 2015.
The Terps' Big Ten schedule for that season:
Oct. 3: Michigan
Oct. 10: at Ohio State
Oct. 24: vs. Penn State (Baltimore)
Oct. 31: at Iowa
Nov. 7: Wisconsin
Nov. 14: at Michigan State
Nov. 21: Indiana
Nov. 28: at Rutgers
--- Patrick Stevens