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UNIVERSITY OP MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK

NON-CONFERENCE FOOTBALL COMPETITION AGREEMENT

This Agreement is entered into this _26—day of April, 2019 , bv and between University of Maryland
(hereinafter Maryland) and Towson University (hereinafter Towson).

1. pURPOSE/COMMirrED GAMES: The purpose of this Agreement is to confirm the arrangements and
conditions under which Maryland and Towson will compete in a game of intercollegiate football
(Game") to be played on the following date(s) and at the following location[s):

DATE HOST LOCATION fCitv^ GAME TIME


9/2/2023 Maiyland College Park TBD

Both schools acknowledge that the datefs) and game time(s) listed above are tentative and subject to change
pending the mutual written agreement of the participating institutions. If a game time is not specified, the
game time will be decided by the Host Institution, but shall be no earlier than 12:00 p.m. and no later than
8;1S p.m, local time unless mutually agreed,

2. GAME RULES / STUDENT-ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY: The Games shall be governed by the rules and regulations
of the National Collegiate Athletic Association ("NCAA"), and the rules of the applicable host conference (if
any] tn effect on the date of the Game. The eligibility of student-athletes and coaches to participate In the
Game(s) shall be determined by the rules of the NCAA, applicable conference^) [if any) and the respective
institutions in effect on the date of each Game.

3. FINANCIAL AID EQUIVALENCIES" PCS OPPONENT: To confirm compliance with the provisions of NCAA
Bylaws 18,7.2.1.1 & 20.9.9.2.1 the Visiting Institution shall certify in writing and provide the Host Institution
with verification prior to signing the contract that it averaged 90% of the permissible maximum number of
grants-in-aid per year in the sport of football during the two academic years immediately preceding the date
of the agreement. Further, the Visiting Institution shall certify in writing ten months prior to the game that it
intends to maintain compliance with the applicable NCAA Bylaw effective during the academic year in which
the game is scheduled to be played. If the Visiting Institution is not in compliance with the above bylaws at
any time following the execution of the contract, then Host Institution has the option to cancel the affected
game without being subject to the liquidated damages provision contained within this agreement.

4, GAME OFFICIALS: A crew of qualified on-field officials shall be appointed by the officials association
representing the Home Institution for the Game, The replay officiating crew, operating in accordance with
NCAA and College Footbai! Officiating (CFO) standards, shall be selected and compensated by the assigning
agency of the Home Institution for the Game.

5, GUARANTEE PAYMENT: In consideration for its participation in the above described football Game(s), the
Host Institution shall pay the Visiting Institution as follows:

lE^ DATE HOST . GUARANTEE AMOUNT


1 9/2/23 Maryland $400,000

The Host Institution shall pay to the Visiting Institution the full amount of the guarantee which is due no
later than February IS of the year following the Game for which the guarantee was provided. Except for this
fee, the Visiting Institution shall be entitled to no other additional payments from the Host Institution in
connection with the Game(s) played, Any amount not paid by the due date shall immediately bear interest
at the maximum amount as permitted by state law of the governing jurisdiction.
6. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: The failure of a party to participate in the Game will constitute a material breach of
the Agreement that will cause the other party significant disruption and damages. The parties recognize that
the damages incurred as a result of the breach increase significantly as the date of the Game approaches/and
they further recognize and agree that these damages cannot be fully mitigated. Therefore, the breaching party
shall pay to the non-breaching party as liquidated damages the sum of $400.000.

Payment of liquidated damages as set forth above will be the sole remedy for damages incurred because of
cancellation of the Game due to breach. No liquidated damages shall be paid if it becomes impossible to play
the game by reason of force majeure (see provision 14J. The sum shall be payable on or before February i5
of the year following the Game for which the breach occurred.

7. TICKETING:
A. The Host Institution will establish all ticket prices,
B. The Visiting Institutioh shall be allotted ^OfiL.complimentary tickets.
C, The Visiting Institution shall be allocated up to 4.000 tickets for sale to its fans if requested by
jlst_for the year in which each game is scheduled, Unsold tickets may be returned to the Host
Institution 7 days prior to the Game date. The Visiting Institution is responsible for paying the
printed face value to the Host Institution for any tickets not returned to Host Institution by the
agreed upon date as set forth above. Said location of tickets shall be identified on the attached
diagram [attach copy of diagram to contract).
D. The Visiting Institution's Band, Cheerleaders and Mascot(s) shall be admitted to the Game without
charge when in uniform, Seating for the Visiting institution's Band shall be in a contiguous blocked
location as determined by the Host Institution. The Visiting Institution shall inform the Host
Institution of the approximate number of band members, not to exceed 2 SO that it intends to bring
to the Game at least 7 days in advance.
E. The Visiting Institution shall receive a complimentary suite for the Athletic Director. The Host
Institution will mail suite tickets at least two (2] weeks prior to Game date.

8. GAME MANAGEMENT;
A. The Host Institution shall be responsible for managing the Game at Its own cost This shall include
but not be limited to the procurement of the facility, arranging for and conducting ticket sales,
advertising, security, and all of the other details customarily associated with hosting an
intercotlegiate football game, along with paying all expenses associated therewith, except for the
expenses of the Visiting Institution. The Host Institution agrees to have a medical doctor and
ambulance with emergency personnel at the game site throughout the duration of the football game.
B. The Host Institution shall retain all revenue associated with each Game unless otherwise set forth
in this Agreement.

9. WALK-THROUGH; If requested by the Visiting Institution, no later than fe^X-days prior to the game, the
Home Institution will make its best effort to accommodate the Visiting Institution's request to conduct a walk"
through at the game facility on the day prior to the game. It is understood that such an opportunity is
contingent upon weather and field conditions. Non-cleated shoes shall be worn.

10. SIDELINE LIMITATrONS: The Visiting Institution may use any and all product and equipment on the sidelines
of the football field that are normally used on their home field sidelines, and in conjunction with such use» may
display the product or equipment name, logo, image, slogan or identifying marks in a safe and responsible
manner. In addition, Game personnel [coaches, players, trainers, equipment managers, etc.) who must be on
the field or sidelines will be permitted to wear any brand name clothing or equipment to display any product
or equipment name, logo, image, slogan or identifying marks as are customary on their home field sidelines.

11. CREDENTIALS: The Visiting Institution shall be provided a minimum of_6S_ team bench area passes, JL all-
access passes, 14 coaches' booth passes, S team/coaches video passes and 0 field passes. Bench
passes must be worn at all times by those holding such passes and shall be restricted to the team bench area
(between the 25-yard lines). Additional credential requests shall be subject to mutual agreement, availability
and facility constraints.

12. PARKING: The Visiting Team shall be allowed parking for equipment truck(s) and buses. Parking passes for
automobiles used by the football program and/or administration will be mailed with suite tickets.

13. MEDIA RIGHTS-TELECAST. RADIO. INTERNET:


A. Telecast; Towson acknowledges and agrees that (a) all rights to telecast or distribute (live or delayed,
whole or condensed (including highllghtsj, throughout the universe, in any and all markets, in any
and all languages and via any and all forms of media and methods of distribution and distribution
technology) Maryland home football games and certain games played at a neutral site have been
assigned by Maryland to The Big Ten Conference, Inc. ["The Big Ten"), which in turn has entered into
agreements with certain third parties for the telecastor distribution of such games, [b] Maryland has
no ability to grant to Towson any rights for the telecasfc or distribution of games played pursuant to
this Agreement in which Maryland is the home football team or of games played pursuant to this
Agreement at certain neutral sites and (c) the Big Ten shall have the exclusive right to retain all
revenues derived from the telecast or distribution of games played pursuant to this Agreement in
which Maryland is the home team or of games played pursuant to this Agreement at certain neutral
sites. Maryland acknowledges and agrees that Towson shall have the exclusive right to enter into
agreements with respect to the telecast or distribution of games played pursuant to this Agreement
in which Towson is the home football team and to retain all revenues derived therefrom.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the respective rights, if any, of Maryland and Towson with respect to
the telecast or distribution of games played pursuant to this Agreement fn which they are the visiting
football team (and the revenues derived therefrom) shall be governed by a separate agreement
between The Big Ten and Towson which separate agreement shall govern certain aspects of any
football games played between the member institutions of The Big Ten and Towson/ provided, that in
the absence of any such separate agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control.

B. USE OF GAME VIDEO; The visiting team shall have the right to produce films and/or videotapes of the
games played pursuant to this Agreement for coaching purposes and for use In a weekly coaches' show
only and for no other purpose. Such films and/or videotapes may not be replayed, used or otherwise
distributed by the visiting team to any person other than the incorporation of up to eight minutes [8:00)
of highlights of the game as part of a weekly coaches show and to its football team coaches and players.
The host institution agrees to provide reasonable facilities for such cameras as may be reasonably
required by the visiting team to produce such films and/or videotapes. Any other usage by the visiting
team of footage of games played pursuant to this Agreement shall be governed by a separate agreement
between the BIG TEN'and Towson.

C. Radio: The Host Institution shall retain full control of radio rights, except that the Visiting Institution
shall be permitted to provide or sell a radio broadcast or broadcast rights of the Game to its own
flagship station and/or normal recurring radio network. There shall be no sharing of radio revenue
between schools.

D. Facility Access: The Host Institution agrees to provide reasonable facilities for the origination of any
of the programs described herein.

E. Additional Use; Any other usage by the Visiting Institution of footage of games played pursuant to this
Agreement shall be governed by a separate agreement between the Visiting Institution and the
applicable affiliated conference (or governing entity} and/or broadcast partners.

14. FORCE MAIEURE: This contract shall be void with respect to any of the games in the event that it becomes
impossible to play such game(s) by reason of an unforeseen catastrophe or disaster such as fire, flood,
earthquake, war, confiscation, by order of government, military or public authority or prohibitory or
injuncfcive orders of any competent judicial or other government authority. Notice of such catastrophe or
disaster shall be given as soon as possible. No such cancellation shall affect the parties' obligations as to
subsequent games covered by this contract. Any games not played as scheduled shall be rescheduled as such
exigencies may dictate or permit

15, SEVERANCE: If any non-material portion of this Agreement is declared null, void, invalid, or unenforceable,
such provisions shall be stricken from the Agreement. All of the provisions of this Agreement not stricken
shall remain in full force and effect and shall be binding upon the parties.

16. INTEGRATION: This contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. There are no
understandings, agreements/ or representations, oral or written, not specified herein regarding this contract.
No amendment, consent, or waiver of terms of this contract shall bind either party unless in writing and signed
by both parties.

17. ASSIGNMENT: This Agreement may not be assigned by either party without the written consent of the non-
assigning party,

18. TERMINATION^ This contract may be terminated without penalty by mutual written consent of both parties.

19. AUTHORITY TO SIGN: By executing this Agreement, the undersigned parties represent and warrant that they
are each authorized to act on behalf of the educational institution they represent and the terms of this
Agreement shall bind each institution and their respective officers, trustees, employees, agents, servants,
affiliates and successors.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned parties have executed this Agreement on the respective dates set
forth.

INSTITUTION; University of Maryland INSTITUTION: Towson Universif

By: '^Wn ^GWW


Name: Colleen Sorem. Name; <—-^%^r ^^£>^A-^>

Title: Deputy Athletics Director Title: A W^ST4^ ^J^->t^€CSX>^

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