UMD's participation in the Big Ten's Academic Alliance is a step in the right direction.
The season is still due to start in early September despite the schedule change.
"It’s vitally important for a lot of reasons, but from a financial perspective, football is very, very significant.”
The Big Ten canceled all spring sports Thursday in response to coronavirus.
Among the sports affected are men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball and softball, women’s tennis, golf and track and field.
For Maryland, the men’s and women’s basketball seasons ended with Big Ten titles.