Terps, NIU plan home-and-home

Updated: August 1, 2014, 12:47 PM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN.com

Maryland and Northern Illinois have scheduled a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2021, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

The 2020 game will be at Maryland, the 2021 game at NIU. The 2021 contest will mark the first time the Huskies have hosted a Big Ten opponent in DeKalb, Illinois.

The addition of a home-and-home series with Maryland is the latest in recent scheduling upgrades by NIU.

Earlier this week, NIU announced home-and-home series with San Diego State (2016-17), Utah (2018-19) and BYU (2018 and 2020).

Maryland and NIU have met three times. The Huskies' only win in the series was one of the biggest victories in school history: a 20-13 upset of No. 15-ranked Maryland in 2003. Three weeks later, NIU beat Alabama 19-16 in Tuscaloosa, earning the Huskies' first Associated Press ranking in school history.

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