Maryland to host Syracuse next season in football

Maryland and Syracuse will meet in football in College Park next season, the Atlantic Coast Conference said in releasing matchups for 2013.

Dates for the conference schedule won't be available until early next month.

Next season will be Syracuse's first in the ACC. Maryland is leaving for the Big Ten in 2014. But the two schools will overlap in the ACC by a year.

Here, courtesy of Maryland, is what we know so far about the 2013 schedule.

Date Opponent Home/Away/Neutral
Aug. 31 FIU Home
Sept. 7 Old Dominion Home
Sept. 14 Connecticut Away
Sept. 21 West Virginia Neutral (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore)
Conference Schedule (Dates to be announced in early February)
Home: Boston College, Clemson, Syracuse, Virginia
Away: Florida State, NC State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Note:  Maryland had previously signed up for these additional nonconference games (below) in future years. It's not certain how the entry into the Big Ten may affect these games.

Texas (2017, 2018), Richmond (2015), Howard (2016), Wisconsin (2020, 2021)