UM, Rut­gers an­nounce ’17 foot­ball-wrestling dou­ble­header in Bronx

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Mary­land an­nounced Tues­day that it will take part in a foot­ball and wrestling dou­ble­header against Rut­gers at Yan­kee Sta­dium in 2017. The “Big Ten Bat­tle in the Bronx” will be hosted by Rut­gers on Nov. 4. The out­door wrestling match will pre­cede the foot­ball game in the af­ter­noon. It’s the first out­door wrestling match at Yan­kee Sta­dium. In a state­ment, Mary­land ath­letic di­rec­tor Kevin An­der­son said: “We are thrilled to par­tic­i­pate in such a pres­ti­gious event at one of the world’s most iconic sport­ing venues. I am ex­cited that our fans will have the op­por­tu­nity to view both our foot­ball and wrestling pro­grams on such a unique plat­form.” Mary­land leads the all-time foot­ball se­ries against Rut­gers, 6-5, dat­ing to 1920. The teams have split their two Big Ten Con­fer­ence meet­ings. The game will be Mary­land’s first in a Ma­jor League Base­ball sta­dium since it played Ore­gon State at then-AT&T Park in San Fran­cisco in 2007. While Mary­land never has played at the orig­i­nal or cur­rent Yan­kee Sta­dium, it did de­feat Syra­cuse, 20-0, at the Polo Grounds on Oct. 24, 1936. Ticket in­for­ma­tion for the “Big Ten Bat­tle in the Bronx” is still to be an­nounced.

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