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Maryland men’s basketball to play Navy in 2018 Veterans Classic

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

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Maryland men’s basketball will take on Navy the fifth-annual Veterans Classic, per a release from Navy’s athletic department.

The two other teams in the fifth edition of the double-header has yet to be announced, but we do know the Terps and Midshipmen will play in the nightcap.

It’ll be the first time the two teams have played each other since 1985, when they met in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Maryland won 64-59 behind a 20-point, eight-rebound performance from Len Bias over future NBA All-Star David Robinson’s Midshipmen.

This won’t exactly help the Terps’ RPI, as Navy hasn’t exactly been good at basketball recently, with only four winning seasons this century. That said, it’s always exciting to reignite a local rivalry.

In other news

Former Terps guard Melo Trimble is in training camp with the Iowa Wolves, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ G-League affiliate.

Maryland football has its biggest game of the season this week (again) against Indiana. It’s a virtual must-win if the Terps are to find a way to six wins, and even still if they’re going to be invited to a bowl with five wins and their high APR score.

Speaking of Maryland football, the team’s game against Rutgers (which was rudely moved from Yankee Stadium to East Piscataway because Rutgers is going broke) will be played at 3:30 on BTN.

Maryland men’s soccer, coming off two straight home losses, will head back out onto Ludwig Field Tuesday night for a matchup against VCU.

This is a pretty great women’s soccer feature on Ray Leone from our friends over at The Diamondback.

I, personally, am a big fan of this FanPost from GhostTerp, and would encourage you all to take a look if you haven’t already.