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Maryland football to play Indiana for Homecoming game on Oct. 28

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Maryland football announced that its matchup against Indiana will be the Homecoming game. None of the start times for the season have been announced, but the Terps will square off against the Hoosiers Oct. 28.

Maryland is 55-34-4 in Homecoming games, and blew out Purdue 50-7 at last year’s event. That brought the Terps to 4-0 in 2016, though they’d end the season 6-7. The win provided excitement for the start of the DJ Durkin era, and he’s brought in a top-20 recruiting class for 2017.

Maryland is 1-2 against Indiana since joining the Big Ten, with their their only victory in the series coming in 2014. The Terps won 37-15 in Bloomington for their first-ever conference win.

Fans will get their first look at this year’s squad at Maryland’s spring game Saturday. The game starts at 12:30 p.m. ET and we’ll have multiple reporters on site.

In other news

Sean Obi announced he’d spend his final season at Maryland. The grad transfer big man will provide some frontcourt depth for the Terps.

I’m still following every available grad transfer for SB Nation, and it’s been a busy week.

Terps fans won’t see Caleb Henderson Saturday, due to precautionary measures.

Chris Beatty’s title now includes “associate head coach.”

Maryland football is in the running for local tackle Rasheed Walker.

Four-star guard Brandon Slater unofficially visited Maryland basketball.

Women’s lacrosse faced its toughest tests of the season last, but managed to stay undefeated. The top-ranked Terps took down No. 5 Penn State 16-14, clinching a share of the Big Ten Title.

Our friends at The Diamondback put out two really good features yesterday. Andy Kostka wrote about Skylynne Ellazar’s quest to become a D-1 softball player, and Daniel Bernstein profiled men’s lacrosse’s goalkeeper Dan Morris.