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Maryland basketball announces game times, TV info for 2018-19

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

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Maryland basketball’s schedule for the year is officially complete. After announcing the full schedules for the men’s and women’s teams late last month, the Terps now have times and networks for the 2018-19 season.

The men will spend most of the season on Big Ten Network (14) and Fox Sports 1 (8), with 22 games on the two networks (h/t Justin Fitzgerald). Nothing too crazy to mention about the tip-off times, though it is of note that the Terps’ Jan. 26 matchup with Illinois in New York will start at noon.

Four matchups stand out on the network schedule. Maryland’s matchup with Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 28 will air on ESPN or ESPN2, as will a Feb. 23 home game against Ohio State. Outside of that, Maryland will also appear on Fox in Michigan on Feb. 16 and at home against the Wolverines on March 3 on CBS.

For the women, 11 of their 29 games will be nationally broadcasted and another nine will be available for streaming on ESPN+ or BTN Plus. Of the nationally televised contests, nine will air on BTN and two will be broadcast on on ESPN2. All of the times for the women’s games weren’t announced, as 16 game times are still to be announced.

The highlights of their national broadcast schedule are two conference matchups on ESPN2. First, Maryland takes on Penn State at the Xfinity Center on Jan. 20. Then, in a battle of conference heavyweights, the Terps will travel to Iowa on Feb. 17 to take on the Hawkeyes.

Mark your calendars and set reminders. Basketball season is less than two months away and inching closer.

In other news

Football takes on Bowling Green on ESPN+ Saturday at 6 p.m. If you don’t way to pay for ESPN’s service, Ryan’s here to tell you how to legally watch for free and make the most of it.

When Maryland took on Bowling Green in 2015, the Terps lost in embarrassing fashion. While a win would still technically count as revenge, it wouldn’t fully make up for it.

To get a better idea of what type of Bowling Green team this is, Thomas went behind enemy lines with Hustle Belt, SB Nation’s MAC blog. S&P+ predicts a 16 point win for the Terps, which is right on the spread.

Football secured its first 2019 recruit since late July yesterday, with three-star running back Treshaun Ward committing. Ward becomes the second running back in the class and the first player to join the program since head coach DJ Durkin was put on administrative leave.

McDonough High School will retire Jordan McNair’s No. 70 at a pregame ceremony next week. The team will also wear helmet stickers throughout the season.

Women’s soccer played UCF to a 1-1 draw, ending its scoreless streak in the process. The Terps finish their non-conference portion of the schedule on Sunday against George Washington.

By this time tomorrow, Lefty Driesell will be a Hall of Famer. The legendary coach will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST on NBA TV. Here’s some pictures of him getting his jacket yesterday.

And another shot with the rest of the class.