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MM 11.5: Maryland baseball reveals 2022 schedule

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

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Maryland baseball released its schedule for the 2022 season earlier this week.

The Terps will play 14 games against RPI top-50 opponents this season, with matchups scheduled against Baylor, Campbell, Dallas Baptist, East Carolina and VCU, per the release.

It kicks its season off with a trip on Feb. 18 to Texas for a series against the Baylor Bears. The Terps will then welcome fans back to Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium for the first time in nearly two years when UMBC comes to College Park on Feb. 22.

Maryland will have Big Ten home series against Penn State (Apr. 1-3), Ohio State (Apr. 15-17), Northwestern (Apr. 29-May 1) and Michigan (May 13-15). The program will finish its home slate against James Madison on May 17 before heading to play Purdue on the road that weekend in the regular season finale. The Big Ten Tournament will be in Omaha, Nebraska from May 24-29.

Last season was a positive step for Rob Vaughn, who will enter his fifth season as Maryland’s head coach. Maryland was ranked for the first time since 2017 and finished second in the Big Ten, the program’s highest conference finish since 1980. With a 30-18 record (18-4 in the last 22 games), the Terps were invited to the NCAA tournament and advanced to the regional final before falling short against East Carolina.

In other news

Dylan Spilko wrote a preview for the No. 21 Maryland men's basketball exhibition game that will be played on Friday against Fayetteville State.

Colin McNamara wrote a preview for the Maryland volleyball match against No. 8 Purdue that will be on Friday.

Dylan Spilko wrote about how Maryland football will need to rely on unlikely heroes for the rest of the season.

Former Maryland men’s soccer goalkeeper Zack Steffen signed an extension with Manchester City through 2025.

Maryland women’s basketball welcomed Hall of Famer Jasmina Perazic back to College Park, where she was an All-American for the Terps in 1983. She is now the head coach for Georgian Court, which Maryland faced off against in an exhibition Thursday night.

Maryland volleyball will host No. 8 Purdue on Friday in its “Vs. Cancer” game, where funds will be raised for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to fight childhood cancer.

No. 21 Maryland men’s basketball’s season is under a week away and the program’s first game will be on Nov. 9 against Quinnipiac.