Hurricane threat pushes Michigan-Maryland start time up

This weekend’s weather has led to some shifts with Week 5 of the college football season.

One of the games that has been immediately impacted because of the hurricane threat is the Big Ten clash between the Michigan Wolverines and Maryland Terrapins.

Originally scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, the game at College Park will now take place at noon.

The change was made on Thursday morning.

“The weather experts are still dealing with uncertain probabilities for the course of Hurricane Joaquin,” UM athletic director Jim Hackett said in a statement. “Thus we remain vigilant on developments and will err on the side of safety for all participants and fans.”

The change in kickoff for Michigan vs. Maryland also impacts another game on the schedule.

“Nebraska’s game with Illinois, which was scheduled to kick off at 2:42 p.m. (central), will now kick off at 3:02 p.m,” per the statement.

This is just the first of many games that could be impacted by this weekend’s weather, so we need to stay tuned for any further announcements as Saturday approaches.

Can’t get enough of Campus Sports? Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to stay updated with the latest news and exclusive giveaways!

*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports