PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers and Maryland will stage a wrestling-football doubleheader at Yankee Stadium next year.
The schools announced Tuesday the doubleheader being called the ''Big Ten Battle in the Bronx,'' will be held Nov. 4, 2017.
The wrestling match, the first in the history of the Stadium, will be first. There will be a contingency plan for the wrestling in case of inclement weather.
Rutgers is 2-1 in three football games at the current Yankee Stadium, including two appearances in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. It has played 12 games at Yankee Stadium dating to 1926. Maryland leads the all-time series 6-5, but Rutgers has won two of the last three meetings. They have split two Big Ten contests.
Rutgers wrestling completed the best season in program history in 2015-16, placing two wrestlers on the All-America podium for a record 15th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.