Iowa’s 2014 football schedule will include Big Ten newcomer Maryland. The conference released the schedule today for 2014 and the Hawkeyes will visit the Terrapins on October 18.
The 2014 schedule will consist of eight games for each of the Big Ten’s 14 teams, feature a new division alignment. The Iowa schedule that season does not include Michigan or Ohio State as both will be part of the East Division that season.
The conference division alignments will feature Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers. In the East Division and Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin in the West Division.
Each school will play the other six schools in its division plus two teams from the other division in 2014 and 2015, which will serve as transitional years in which the schools will still be playing eight-game schedules. Beginning in 2016, each school will play three teams from the other division as part of its nine-game schedule.