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MM 2.28: Everything you need to know for College GameDay

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

College GameDay at Michigan State Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

For the first time since 2005, ESPN’s College GameDay is set to take place in College Park this Saturday before No. 9 Maryland men’s basketball hosts No. 24 Michigan State.

The show, which will be airing at 11 a.m. on ESPN, is hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, LaPhonso Ellis and Seth Greenberg.

With the event only a day away, the College GameDay crew was seen Thursday afternoon beginning to set up the scene at the Xfinity Center.

With the event being arguably one of the most anticipated to take place on University of Maryland’s campus in years, the stadium is expected to be packed bright and early in the morning. Here’s what to know if you plan on attending:

1. Location
College GameDay will be taking place on the main court at Xfinity Center.

2. Admission is free
Admission to College GameDay is completely free for all who attend.

3. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., but the line for entry begins at 6 a.m.
While College GameDay airs on ESPN from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the doors to Xfinity Center open 1.5 hours before the actual show and the line to enter the stadium begins five hours earlier. Students should be entering the stadium at Gate F, while non-students should enter through one of Gates A, B, and E.

4. Parking
Fans who plan on driving to the event should park in Lot 9B, Lot 4B or the Terrapin Trail Garage. Parking is free for College GameDay, but basketball game day parking permits will be required for parking around the stadium starting at 4 p.m.

5. Maryland vs. Michigan State
For those planning to attend the game later in the day, doors to the Xfinity Center open for students only at 5:00 p.m. The game entry line for students will start at 1 p.m.

6. Bag policy
The stadium’s clear bag policy will be enforced for the event.

In other news

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2021 three-star tight end Leron Husbands committed to Maryland football Thursday.

No. 7 Maryland men’s lacrosse has been stuck in a habit of slow starts and it finally backfired against Villanova.

Maryland baseball starts its series with Coastal Carolina Friday. Here’s what you need to know.

Despite two consecutive losses, No. 9 Maryland women’s lacrosse’ schedule gets no easier with a matchup against No. 4 Syracuse. Here’s what you need to know. (The game was originally supposed to be played Friday but was rescheduled to Saturday due to poor weather conditions in New York.)

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No. 9 Maryland men’s basketball finds itself in a pretty comfortable spot with three games left in the season. The Terps can clinch a share of the Big Ten regular season title Saturday.

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NFL Network’s Lance Zierlein had some high praise for Maryland’s Javon Leake with just a couple months before the NFL draft.

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