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Maryland football announces 5 game times, will play Texas at noon on Sept. 2

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

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We’re three months and one day from opening kickoff in Austin, but we already know what time and on what television channel that game will be played.

The team released schedule details for five games on the Terps’ 2017 schedule Wednesday afternoon.

Maryland will kick off the season in Texas at noon ET—or 11 a.m. CT—on Fox Sports 1. It’s the longest distance the Terps are scheduled to travel on the year, and playing a morning game on what could be a scorching-hot Texas summer day is hardly ideal. It’ll also be Tom Herman’s first game as the Longhorns’ head coach, which could help just as much as it could hurt.

The Terps will play Towson and UCF at home and Minnesota on the road before playing Ohio State in Columbus at either 3:30 or 4 p.m. on a to-be-determined network.

Maryland then travels home to play Northwestern for the first time since joining the Big Ten. This game was originally supposed to be part of a series of Friday night games carried by ESPN or FOX, but in March was moved to Saturday, Oct. 14. We now know that it’ll be played on ESPN or ESPN2.

The following week takes Maryland to Wisconsin to play the Badgers in another noon Eastern time, 11 a.m. Central time game on a to-be-determined network. Maryland only played one such game last year, officially kicking off at 11:02 a.m. at Nebraska.

The Terps round out October in College Park with a Homecoming game against Indiana. The two played one of the most back and forth games of Maryland’s season last year. Hopefully, when the two come head to head again at 3:30 or 4 p.m. on Oct. 28, we get a similarly competitive game.

Maryland closes out the season with games at Rutgers in Yankee Stadium, home against Michigan and at Michigan State before the regular season finale against Penn State over Thanksgiving weekend. There is no television or time information available about any of those games yet.

In other news

Maryland added another quarterback to its roster last night, and he’s already a Legend. Defensive line coach and co-defensive coach Jimmy Brumbaugh’s son Legend announced his transfer from Tennessee-Martin.

Here’s Maryland men’s basketball’s Kevin Heurter doing a little bit of everything. Is it basketball season yet?

Maryland baseball kicks off the NCAA Tournament tomorrow in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Here’s what needs to happen for the team to make a deep run through the tournament.

USA Baseball honored Terps ace Brian Shaffer as one of the 25 best amateur baseball players in the country Wednesday afternoon.

In case you haven’t heard yet, Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse each won national titles over the weekend. Thomas and Alex joined Matt on the 84th edition of the Testudo Times podcast to reminisce.

If audio isn’t enough, here’s a look back at the championship game from the men’s lacrosse team.