USF adds series with Wisconsin, Maryland

USF beefed up its nonconference schedule Friday, announcing future home-and-home series with Wisconsin and Maryland.

“We are pleased to be able to add quality Big Ten opponents in Wisconsin and Maryland to our football schedule,” athletic director Doug Woolard said in a statement. “They should be outstanding opportunities for our football program as well as attractive games for our fans.”

The Bulls will face the Badgers in Madison on Sept. 27, 2014, with a second game taking place in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 16, 2017.

The Terrapins will be in Tampa on Sept. 6, 2014 before hosting the Bulls in College Park on Sept. 19, 2015.

USF's 2014 nonconference slate will now feature two Big Ten opponents and an ACC one, as NC State travels to Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014.

“This is the type of schedule we want to have here at USF,” coach Willie Taggart said in a statement. “We want to challenge and prove ourselves against top competition. We think it is important to play these types of non-conference games, not only for recruiting, but also to excite our fan base and for the continued growth of our program.”