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MM 9.16: Maryland wrestling announces Big Ten schedule for 2021-22

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

Courtesy of Maryland Athletics

Maryland wrestling announced its Big Ten schedule for the 2021-22 season, the program revealed on Wednesday.

The Terps will kick off Big Ten conference play against Penn State at home on Jan. 7. Maryland will play a total of four conference matches at home. The Terps will face Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State in College Park. Looking at the program’s road schedule, Maryland will take on Indiana, Ohio State, Northwestern and Rutgers.

The team is looking to rebound after an 0-8 record last season. This season, the Terps will be thrown right into the fray, as they face Penn State at home in their first game. The Nittany Lions are coming off an undefeated season (6-0) finishing with the best record in the Big Ten and a second-place finish in the Big Ten Championship.

Coming into this season, Maryland is ranked as the No. 66 wrestling team in the nation. Additionally, sophomore Zach Spence is Maryland’s highest-ranked individual wrestler, as he is currently sitting as the No. 127 wrestler in the country.

Despite struggling last season, the future is bright for the Terps. They rank 11th in the country for their 2021 recruiting class according to Flowrestling’s annual rankings.

In other news

The Testudo Times editors published a podcast episode focusing on Maryland football.

Sam Oshtry wrote about Maryland football head coach Michael Locksley and his return to Illinois on Friday.

Dylan Spilko published an article about Maryland football’s strong youth at linebacker.

Maryland men’s basketball forward Donta Scott continues to raise funds to help his family after Hurricane Ida.

Maryland volleyball middle blocker Rainelle Jones is averaging an impressive 1.85 blocks per set.

Maryland women’s lacrosse got in practice on Wednesday afternoon.

Maryland football announced the program’s game captains for its Friday evening matchup against Illinois.

Former Maryland women’s basketball star Alyssa Thomas made an impact in her first game back after tearing her Achilles nine months ago.