With the announcement of Maryland basketball’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup against Virginia, we now know six of the Terps’ 11 non-conference opponents.
In previous years, Maryland has played 13 non-conference games per season, but with the Big Ten’s move to a 20-game conference slate, there are now only 11 non-conference games. Additionally, the Terps will not be partaking in the Gavitt Games this season, meaning they’ll have to replace a built-in Power 6 opponent.
Aside from Virginia, Maryland will open the season against Delaware at home on Nov. 6. That’s the only date we know so far, but the rest should be announced sometime over the summer. It’s one of two regional matchups to be renewed in the upcoming season. The Terps will take on Navy for the first time in 1985 as part of the fifth annual Veterans Classic.
Maryland will also take on Hofstra and Marshall in non-conference play, per Jon Rothstein. The Terps’ other known non-conference opponent is fellow state-of-Maryland resident Mount St. Mary’s.
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With Bruno Fernando back, but Kevin Huerter off to the NBA, here’s where Maryland fits into the Big Ten.
Maryland football released kickoff times for six of its games this fall, and television information for three of them, so mark those calendars.
For the first time since 2011, a Maryland women’s lacrosse player did not win the Tewaaraton Award. And Connor Kelly didn’t win it either.
Speaking of women’s lacrosse, here’s a video of Taylor Cummings learning camogie.