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Maryland basketball’s TV schedule announced

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

NCAA Basketball: Maryland at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland men’s basketball’s TV schedule and network affiliation was announced Thursday afternoon. The Terps will play at least 23 nationally televised games this season.

The highlights of the schedule come in back-to-back weekends when the Terps will play home games against Michigan State and Wisconsin on CBS. The Big Ten’s new television partner, FS1, will televise seven games. The Big Ten’s other two television partners, ESPN and BTN will televise the rest of Maryland’s games on their family of networks.

There’s no earth-shattering news here, but it’s just another sign that basketball season is getting closer. That’s exciting, even if we’re in the midst of football season.

In other news

Tyrrell Pigrome is out of surgery and doing well as of around 10:30 last night. Just like he said he would be, Walt Bell was right there waiting for him.

Maryland football’s game against Texas was the highest-rated and most-watched game on cable networks last Saturday, with 2.1 million viewers. It’s the first time FS1 owned the top cable audience during college football season.

I’ve officially watched that Texas game about 14 times since Saturday. Here are a few big things I noticed while reliving the win.

Maryland plays Towson Saturday at noon, and Jacquille Veii is ready to face his old teammates with his new/old team.

Maryland men’s soccer plays in a top-five matchup tonight at Ludwig Field against Indiana. Joe’s got all you need to know here.

Maryland women’s soccer stayed undefeated last night with a 1-0 win over William & Mary.