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MM 1.15: Maryland wrestling takes down Northwestern

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

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No. 21 Maryland wrestling (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) Sunday collected its third-ever Big Ten victory when it took down Northwestern (0-2, 0-1 Big Ten), 29-15. Maryland’s 29 points were its highest total in a conference bout since joining the Big Ten.

The Terps took six out of 10 bouts, including five by bonus points.

No. 19 Braxton Brown, No. 14 Kal Miller and No. 17 Ethen Miller each secured early wins by technical fall, while No. 32 Michael North pinned No. 13 Trevor Chumbley to give Maryland a commanding 21-5 advantage.

No. 5 Jaxon Smith sealed the Terps’ victory with a technical fall result against Northwestern’s Evan Bates.

Maryland will next be in action on Jan. 19 at Ohio State.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball upset No. 10 Illinois on the road, 76-67.

Maryland women’s basketball convincingly took down Purdue, 88-66.

Maryland football announced the hiring of Aazaar Abdul-Rahim as the team’s co-defensive coordinator, associate head coach for defense and cornerbacks coach.

Terps wide receiver Jeshaun Jones and offensive lineman Corey Bullock both declared for the 2024 NFL Draft.

Terp defensive lineman Quashon Fuller announced that he will be returning to College Park for his redshirt senior season.

Maryland gymnastics won its season opener against West Chester.