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

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The NFL preseason cranks up Thursday night with 12 games, which is fine enough news as we wait for REAL FOOTBAW to come back into our lives. This we’ll get a good look at rookies across the NFL, and that includes Maryland football’s most recent alumni.

Some good news: Thursday night’s action will feature both of Maryland’s 2018 NFL Draft picks, as DJ Moore and Jermaine Carter Jr.’s Carolina Panthers play the Buffalo Bills at 7 p.m. at New Era Field in Orchard Park, N.Y. It’ll also feature Cavon Walker and Josh Woods, undrafted rookie free agents trying to secure their spots, in action with the Chicago Bears against the Cincinnati Bengals. That game’s also at 7.

News that’s less good: It appears that wherever you are, you’ll only be able to catch the local game in addition to whatever is playing on NFL Network. The latter appears to be Browns vs. Giants.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball toppled the Pisa All-Stars in game two of its Italy trip.

Profiles in Terpage reached the moment you’ve all been waiting for: long snapper content!

Our all-time Maryland basketball team needs a coach, sixth man and a uniform. Go vote.

Maryland made the top 10 for four-star small forward Quincy Guerrier, who plans to enroll for the spring semester wherever he goes.

Here’s everything to know about the changes to NCAA rules regarding basketball recruiting (also, it looks like players can return to school if they are undrafted). Some old friends dissected the changes. Matt Ellentuck has some questions, while Alex Kirshner cuts through some of the BS and reminds us these changes are made with the continued goal of preventing players from getting paid.