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Maryland football’s season finale at Penn State to kick off at 3:30 on ABC

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

Maryland v Indiana Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Maryland football will close out the regular season with a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff against No. 16 Penn State. It will be the Terps’ second straight game airing on ABC, in addition to their upcoming matchup with No. 9 Ohio State.

Maryland (5-5-5, 3-4) likely squandered its best shot at bowl eligibility, as its comeback effort fell just short in a 34-32 road loss to Indiana. The Terps will face Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins for the first time in College Park before heading to State College, Pennsylvania.

Penn State is coming off a 22-10 win over Wisconsin and will face Rutgers this Saturday at noon. Maryland’s matchup with the Nittany Lions will be just its second 3:30 kickoff of the season; the Terps racked up 712 yards on Illinois at home in the same time slot.

Before they can think about Penn State, the Terps will take on the Buckeyes at noon in Maryland Stadium as heavy underdogs.

In other news

Men’s basketball showed out in a convincing win over North Carolina A&T on Monday night. Here are the best shots from the night, including one Jalen Smith’s first collegiate body bag.

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams now lay claim to the season’s first Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards. Forward Jalen Smith earned the honor on the men’s side, while Shakira Austin took home the women’s honor.

Women’s basketball’s Kaila Charles was also named to the Naismith Award watch list on Monday. The junior is averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds through two games.

And in more weekly honors, volleyball’s libero Allegra Rivas has her third Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award. Rivas becomes the first freshman to do so since 2011.

Men’s soccer’s NCAA Tournament journey will start on Sunday, after earning the No. 11 seed and a first round bye. Sasho Cirovski’s squad will host the winner of NC State-Campbell at Ludwig Field.

The women’s soccer season is over and was disappointing, the team was expected to improve. Here’s the season in review.

While it was a move that was, and continues to be, applauded by some, The Baltimore Sun reports university president Wallace Loh went against the attorney general’s advice when he stated the university accepted “legal and moral responsibility” for Jordan McNair’s death on Aug 14.