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BREAKING: U-M announces noon time change for game against Maryland

Michigan announced on Thursday that Saturday night's game against Maryland has been bumped up to noon due to Hurricane Joaquin.

College Park, Md. -- Hurrican Joaquin's path is concerning enough to force a time change of the Maryland game this weekend.

The University of Michigan Athletic department officially announced on Thursday that U-M's game on Saturday will be played at noon at Byrd Stadium instead of the originally scheduled time of 8 p.m.

"The weather experts are still dealing with uncertain probabilities for the course of Hurricane Joaquin," interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett said in a statement. "Thus we remain vigilant on developments and will err on the side of safety for all participants and fans."

The path of the hurricane has been questioned all week and it's updated path has caused enough concern for Maryland, U-M and the Big Ten Conference to decide the best plan of action was to move the game up.

The game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.

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