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Maryland basketball’s Big Ten opponents have been announced

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

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Basketball season is fast approaching for Maryland, and though no dates were announced, the men’s and women’s teams’ Big Ten opponents were revealed Monday.

The men’s announcement, in part, confirmed a report last month by college basketball insider Jon Rothstein on who the Terps would play twice this season. Mark Turgeon and company have five home-and-home series on their slate, highlighted by matchups with Michigan State and Northwestern.

The Terps will also play four teams at home and four on the road. The Terps home and road slate are fairly balanced talent wise, but all eyes will be on College Park when Maryland invites Wisconsin to town.

On the women’s side, there are just three repeat matchups. Maryland will play two-game series against Nebraska, Michigan State and Rutgers. The Terps will also play five opponents at home and another five on the road.

A game to look out for will be when Brenda Frese and the Terps take on Ohio State at the Xfinity Center, as the two tied atop the Big Ten last season. Both teams went 15-1 in conference, and the game figures to be the highlight of Maryland’s conference schedule.

While the opponents are starting to be revealed, none of the conference games have been given a date or time. Also, though some early-season matchups on both sides have been announced, much of each team’s non-conference schedule has yet to be revealed.

In other news

After being acquired in a sign-and-trade earlier this month, former Terp Diamond Stone has been waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

Our summer positional preview rolls on with Safeties Week, which is shaping up to be one of Maryland’s deepest positions.

Denzel Conyers thought his college career was done after an injury cut his 2016 season short. Now, he’ll look to make to most of his final year of eligibility.

Don’t get confused when you see No. 1 this season. The Baltimore Sun took a look at all the number swaps taking place on the football team.

Maryland linebacker Isaiah Davis is still getting football help from his brother Sean, a former Terp and current Pittsburgh Steeler.

When Maryland plays UCF on September 23, the Knights will be without their kicker Donald De La Haye. He’s been ruled ineligible for refusing to shut down his popular YouTube channel.