Maryland-James Madison game will not be available on DISH Network

Baltimore Sun Media Group

Maryland's season-opening game against James Madison Saturday will not be available to DISH Network customers, a Big Ten Network spokeswoman said.

The game kicks off in College Park at 3:30 p.m. 

“The Maryland-James Madison game will not be seen on DISH today in the state of Maryland,” the Big Ten Network said in a statement. “DISH is the only major pay-TV provider to reject BTN's offer to make Maryland games on BTN available to its customers within the state. All other major pay-TV providers in Maryland will carry the Terrapins’ games.”

A DISH Network spokeswoman said the dispute came down to money.

“Big Ten Network is requiring that DISH pay a significant additional charge to carry University of Maryland and Rutgers University home games in their home states," a network statement said. "We are unwilling to pass these costs on to our customers.”

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