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Maryland makes its first visit to Beaver Stadium in 22 years.

Mike McGinnis

The Maryland football team is in Happy Valley today, for a noon date at Beaver Stadium with new Big Ten divisional foe Penn State. The game kicks off at noon ESPN2.

The Terps are 1-35-1 all-time against Penn State, though the teams haven't played at all since October 1993 or at this stadium since even a year before that.

I've made the three-and-a-half-hour trip, so our coverage today will come from the stadium's press box. We'll have updates here and on Twitter throughout the game and afterward. We have a StoryStream up on the front page, wherein you can find all of our coverage of the ballgame.

Here's the view from upstairs:

psu pb

Maryland (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) lost, 52-7, at Wisconsin last week. Penn State (4-3, 1-3) lost in double overtime here in State College, 24-17, to an Ohio State team that easily dispatched Maryland a month ago.

As you get ready for kickoff, here's some reading material to tide you over:

An injury report: Jeremiah Johnson isn't starting at cornerback for Maryland today.

Have you heard Penn State head coach James Franklin used to work for Maryland?

Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg and his offense have struggled.

The Penn State defense hasn't.

Three predictions from Dave Tucker.

Lee Sampson's statistical preview.

A Q&A session with staff from SB Nation's Black Shoe Diaries.

All of your gambling essentials, via FlaTerp.

Our weekly staff roundtable.

Why aren't more DeMatha football players coming to Maryland?