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Wednesday College Preview: Rutgers vs. Maryland, Indiana vs. Michigan St. headline busy day


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The Big Ten regular-season title will be decided Wednesday night, and even after struggling for several weeks into the season, No. 20 Maryland can clinch it with a win over Rutgers.

The Terrapins are riding a seven-match winning streak, in which they have outscored their opponents 18 to four. They will visit the Scarlet Knights, a team who has only defeated one conference opponent this season and are on a two-match losing streak.

Two of SBI’s Top 25 did not look like their usual self during this past weekend’s action, but No. 1 Indiana and No. 14 Michigan State will try to rediscover their winning ways Wednesday. Indiana drew 2-2 with Wisconsin while the Spartans handed over the Big Bear Trophy to rival Michigan after their 2-3 defeat Sunday.

Meanwhile, current leaders Penn State have no control over their on destiny with regards to the regular-season title, so they must turn their focus toward Akron, who lead the MAC.

The Zips have already knocked down two Big Ten opponents, Ohio State and Michigan, this season, and the Nittany Lions have experienced a run of bad form recently, losing four out of their last five matches.

Take a look at the rest of Wednesday’s action below:


2 p.m. — (19) American vs. Princeton

6 p.m. — (1) Indiana vs. (14) Michigan State

6 p.m. — Radford vs. Winthrop

7 p.m. — Rutgers vs. (20) Maryland

7 p.m. — (12) Penn State vs. Akron

7 p.m. — (13) Coastal Carolina vs. High Point

8 p.m. — Northwestern vs. Wisconsin

10 p.m. — (11) UC Irvine vs. UC Riverside


  1. Princeton 2-0 on road, Porter scored and I think that puts him #1 in D1 points? Kudos to coach Jim Barlow and assistant Jessie Marsch (ex Montreal Impact). Since he took over from a guy named Bob Bradley, Barlow has consistently produced very competitive teams despite all the recruiting challenges and zero athletic scholarships in the Ivies. Will be interesting to see how Porter translates to next level, i caught game today in DC and he is talented.

  2. Cameron Porter from Princeton has been very dangerous all year (Leads the Ivy league with 12 goals, 3 assists in 14 games) and has been getting better as the season has progressed. Unless American can contain him, expect a high scoring game and perhaps an upset.


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