The Maryland men’s soccer team will play six nationally televised games in 2018, the most of any team in the nation, the program announced Monday.
The Terps’ first televised game will be at home against three-time defending national champion Stanford on Aug. 31. It will be the first Big Ten Olympic sporting event broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
Maryland’s remaining five nationally televised games are on the Big Ten Network, including a nonconference game on Sept. 7 against UCLA at Ludwig Field, which will mark the teams’ fourth matchup in as many seasons.
The televised Big Ten games feature Wisconsin on Sept. 21, Michigan State on Oct. 5, Penn State on Oct. 23 and Michigan on Oct. 28. Maryland’s road game against the Wolverines is its only away contest to be televised.
Maryland was unbeaten in their first 13 matches last season, climbing as high as the No. 3 ranking. But after a 5-4 win at Wisconsin on Oct. 13, the Terps lost five straight matches before Albany eliminated them on penalty kicks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Maryland scored two goals over the last six games of the year and finished the season unranked.
The Terps begin their 2018 campaign Aug. 24 at Washington at 11 p.m.