At long last, Maryland Terrapins baseball will be making its return to the diamond on March 5, when the Terps travel to Greenville, South Carolina, to take on Michigan State in a four-game series. The Big Ten Conference released the 44-game, conference-only schedule Wednesday afternoon, ending a hiatus of Big Ten baseball that goes back to March 12, 2020.
The opening series in Greenville will take place at Fluor Field, where the Boston Red Sox’ Double-A affiliate Greenville Drive plays.
Maryland will open up play at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium a week after their opening series when they host Rutgers on March 12-14. It’s the first of seven home series the Terps will be playing during 2021.
Maryland will be playing six series on the road, beginning with a two-series road trip between Penn State (March 19-21) and Ohio State (March 26-28).
Besides the opening series in Greenville, Maryland is scheduled to play four neutral site games in 2021.
The first two are against Iowa in Columbus, Ohio, during their March 26-28 series with Ohio State. The latter two are against Northwestern in Iowa City, Iowa, during Maryland’s April 23-25 series against Iowa.
Maryland’s road schedule wraps up with a May 21-23 trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to take on the Michigan Wolverines before heading home for their season finale against Indiana a week later.
There’s no Big Ten tournament scheduled for the season this year.
As of now, fans aren’t expected to be allowed to attend Maryland home games for health and safety precautions, though Maryland athletics is hopeful that fans may attend games as the season progresses as long as health conditions permit.