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Game time announced for Maryland football’s Big Ten opener vs. Minnesota

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

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Maryland football’s 2018 Big Ten opener now has a start time. The Terps will kick off conference play against Minnesota on Sept. 22 at noon ET, the school announced Monday.

It will be the third noon game of the season in four games for the Terps, with the only exception being last weekend’s runaway win over Bowling Green. Maryland is currently preparing for its noon home opener against Temple on Saturday.

The Terps are looking to move to stay undefeated against the Owls this weekend, after knocking off Texas (again) and Bowling Green. It will be the first game of the season at Maryland Stadium after the Terps beat then-No.23 Texas at FedEx Field and took down Bowling Green on the road.

The Gophers are also 2-0, with wins over New Mexico and Fresno State. Before coming to College Park, Minnesota will take on Miami (Ohio) at home. The Terps are 2-1 all-time against the Gophers, after a 31-24 win in last season’s conference opener.

Maryland’s matchup with Temple should coincide with the end of the Walter’s Inc. contract for its investigation into Jordan McNair’s death. The Terps also still face the possibility of entering conference season without a decision on head coach DJ Durkin, currently on leave with Matt Canada as interim head coach.

Maryland kicks off against Temple Sept. 15 at noon, airing on BTN. The Terps went 3-1 in noon starts last season.

In other news

The Terps rushed for 444 yards against Bowling Green, so Thomas took a look at Maryland’s other recent games with 400 or more rushing yards.

The NFL’s pro Terps had a pretty quiet opening weekend, with the exception of Stefon Diggs. Diggs kicked off the season by catching his first touchdown from Kirk Cousins.

In fútbol news, men’s soccer snapped its scoreless streak Monday night, with a 1-0 win over West Virginia. It took 476 minutes of play this season, but the goal from Amar Sejdic broke the streak for the winner.

Maryland’s women lacrosse will be in action for nine games this fall, announcing home matchups on three dates.

Former Terp and two-time ACC Champion Angalé Barrett will leave Brenda Frese’s staff to accept a bench role as an assistant at LIU Brooklyn for the 2018-19 season. Barrett has spent the last two years as the women’s basketball’s Director of Player Personnel and Recruiting Operations.