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Maryland athletics experiences the solar eclipse

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

Much of the United States experienced a solar eclipse Monday afternoon, and though College Park wasn’t in the part of the country that experienced it in totality, plenty of Terps took in the rare event.

The field hockey team camped out outside the field hockey and lacrosse complex to take part in the day’s festivites.

Mark Turgeon took in the eclipse from the football practice fields.

Judging by the time this tweet was posted, the answer to the question is that Turgeon was just striking a pose because the actual eclipse happened about two hours earlier—though the picture could have been taken earlier, so who knows.

Men’s soccer coach Sasho Cirovski evidently didn’t think the eclipse was all that great.

From my vantage point at the Buffalo Wild Wings north of campus, I couldn’t really see much of the eclipse either, so I’m with Cirovski.

In other news

Maryland football unveiled a throwback uniform that the team will wear for the homecoming game against Indiana. So far, they’ve gotten mixed reviews.

The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus wrote about how Maryland football’s outstanding freshman class is already making its presence felt in fall camp.

SB Nation’s Bill Connelly ranked all 130 FBS teams ahead of the season. Maryland checked in at No. 56, in his fifth tier. Here’s a more general view of the Big Ten as a whole.

For the entire SB Nation preview, which has some really cool features, go here.

In case you missed it, Maryland women’s soccer is 2-0 on the season. The team only won three games last year.