Two-time defending Big Ten champion Maryland opens its 2017 campaign this weekend when the Terps head south for a contest at William & Mary. Also starting the season this weekend are the Scarlet Knights, as Rutgers will host Temple on Saturday afternoon. Saturday afternoon will also see two home games against CAA opponents, with Michigan facing James Madison and Penn State welcoming Towson. On Sunday, two conference teams will pack their bags for road contests, as Ohio State makes the trek to visit Jacksonville and Northwestern heads for the Rockies to play Colorado.
No. 2 Maryland at William & Mary (Williamsburg, Va.), 12 pm ET
Michigan vs. James Madison (Ann Arbor, Mich.), 1 pm ET
No. 7 Penn State vs. No. 19 Towson (University Park, Pa.), 1 pm ET
Rutgers vs. Temple (Piscataway, N.J.), 1 pm ET
Ohio State at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Fla.), 1 pm ET
No. 9 Northwestern at Colorado (Boulder, Colo.), 2 pm ET
Rankings listed using Inside Lacrosse Poll (Jan. 30, 2017)