Maryland, UCF cancel future football series

By Kevin Kelley -

The Maryland Terrapins and UCF Knights have canceled their future football series, has learned.

Maryland and UCF signed a contract for a home-and-home football series back in 2021. The series was scheduled to begin at SECU Stadium in College Park, Md., on Aug. 30, 2025 before concluding at FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando, Fla., three seasons later on Sept. 9, 2028.

On Tuesday, Maryland announced a new home game against the Florida Atlantic Owls on Aug. 30, 2025, which is the same date that the UCF contest was scheduled for. Maryland did not mention the UCF series in its release, but both future games against the Knights were later removed from its official athletics website. confirmed with Maryland’s sports information department on Wednesday that the home-and-home series with UCF has in fact been canceled.

It’s not currently known if either party will have to pay a cancellation fee. According to the copy of the contract, the party that breaches the contract shall pay $1 million in liquidated damages to the non-breaching party.

Maryland and UCF previously met on the gridiron in a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017 with each team notching a victory on the road.

In addition to hosting Florida Atlantic in 2025, Maryland will also entertain the Northern Illinois Huskies on Sept. 6 and the Towson Tigers on Sept. 13. A home contest against the Virginia Tech Hokies is now the only game on the schedule for Maryland in 2028.

UCF now has only one announced non-conference opponent for both the 2025 and 2028 seasons. The Knights are scheduled to host the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sept. 20, 2025 and the Florida Atlantic Owls on Sept. 16, 2028.

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Maryland now has a 2025 without a Power 5 OOC opponent. All three out of conference games are home games. Michigan thank you for showing the rest of the Big Ten the path.

It lines up with most of the ACC and SEC also, which play eight conference and one power opponent. There are a few exceptions to that though, like Georgia.

Tom just want to let you know that you have a Michigan Wolverines Fan right here & as a Big Ten Fan I am Fan of 9 game conference 3 OOC schedule & Dan have zero issues with Maryland Terrapins having three OOC opponents two smaller FBS & one FCS & Dan 114% likes what I am seeing for Michigan OOC opponents having two smaller FBS Schools & one Power 5 School this year 2024 & next year 2025 & I really,really like to see Wolverines be on regular TV first two games maybe three with Fresno State on CBS Texas on NBC & Arkansas State on FOX Family of Networks(FOX,FS1,BTN) & I am very flexible about Arkansas State Kickoff time while I like Fresno State to be late afternoon kickoff at 3:30PM & Texas under the lights & 114% confident that Wolverines will be on FOX big noon Saturday much more likely during Conference play.

Kevin Kelley I am a Fan of playing one power conference for fairness of College Football & I am a Big ten Fan & have 114% respect for all Conference in College Football.