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Maryland football to open 2022 season against Buffalo

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

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While Maryland basketball’s non-conference opponents for this upcoming season have been trickling out, Maryland football revealed another future opponent Wednesday.

The Terps will open the 2022 season against Buffalo at Maryland Stadium on Sept. 3; it will be the first meeting between the two schools. It’s the second game scheduled for the 2022 season, as Maryland will head to Charlotte as part of a home-and-home series with the 49ers one week later.

The Terps have one more non-conference game to schedule for the 2022 season, which will have to be against a Power 5 conference program. In 2015, the Big Ten ruled that teams have to schedule at least one Power 5 team, and banned teams from scheduling FCS opponents unless they had only four conference home games. Since Maryland has had five Big Ten home games in even years, this means it will probably get five again when the 2022 conference schedule is announced, and won’t be able to schedule an FCS team as a result.

Maryland now has at least one game scheduled each year through the 2024 season, as well as one game on the calendar for 2026-29. If kids young as seven years old have their hearts set on being a Terp, they now know at least one team they will play in the future.

The current Maryland football team starts its season Sept. 1 against Texas at FedEx Field in Landover.

In other news

This year’s team also has the third-hardest schedule in the Big Ten, according to CBS Sports’s Tom Fornelli.

Speaking of scheduling, Maryland men’s basketball will open the 2018-19 season against Delaware.

In basketball news, NJIT transfer wing Anthony Tarke is announcing his decision today, and was visiting campus with his mom yesterday.

Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson appeared at No. 42 and No. 46, respectively, in The Ringer’s latest mock draft.

Both Yannick Ngakoue and Stefon Diggs appeared in CBS Sports’s Top 25 NFL Players Under 25.

Maryland women’s lacrosse’s strong defense and second-half scoring allowed it to pull away from Denver.

Megan Taylor and Caroline Steele weighed in on the Yanny vs. Laurel debate.