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As Big Ten relents on FCS scheduling, Towson's Ambrose hopes Terps become a regular opponent

As Big Ten relents on FCS scheduling, Towson's Ambrose hopes Terps become a regular opponent

On Saturday, the Maryland and Towson football teams will play for just the second time in program history. The game has been on the schedule since 2013, a period spanning three Terps head coaches. But two years ago, another of Maryland’s more recent commitments — to the Big Ten Conference — seemed to threaten the long-planned reunion of the state’s biggest universities.

Citing a desire to bolster the Big Ten’s strength of schedule and TV offerings, league commissioner Jim Delany announced in July 2015 that member schools had committed to no longer scheduling Football Championship Subdivision opponents, effective the following year. The Tigers, in college football’s second tier since...