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Maryland football announces several game times, TV networks for 2019 schedule

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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 2019 college football season is three months away, and now we know a little more about Maryland’s schedule, as the school announced kickoff times and TV networks for several games Thursday.

Maryland’s first three contests of the season will all start at noon ET, which is looking like it’ll be the norm. Of the six kickoff times announced, five are noon games, with the lone exception the Friday night game in Week 5 against Penn State, which will start at 8 p.m. on FS1.

There’s a lot more diversity in network designations, though. Five Terps games now have TV channels, each on a different network. In addition to the FS1 game against Penn State, Maryland will host Howard on the Big Ten Network and visit Temple on CBS Sports Network. The Terps’ Week 2 matchup with Syracuse will be televised either on ESPN or ESPN2, while an Oct. 26 game at Minnesota is slated for either ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC.

Other kickoff times and TV channels will be announced in the weeks leading up to each game.

Maryland football’s 2019 time/network schedule

Week Date Opponent Time Network
Week Date Opponent Time Network
1 Aug. 31 vs. Howard noon BTN
2 Sept. 7 vs. Syracuse noon ESPN/ESPN2
3 Sept. 14 at Temple noon CBS Sports Network
4 BYE
5 Sept. 27 vs. Penn State 8 p.m. Fox Sports 1
6 Oct. 5 at Rutgers
7 Oct. 12 at Purdue noon
8 Oct. 19 Indiana
9 Oct. 26 at Minnesota ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
10 Nov. 2 Michigan noon
11 Nov. 9 at Ohio State
12 BYE
13 Nov. 23 Nebraska
14 Nov. 30 at Michigan State

In other news

Megan Taylor is the Tewaaraton Award winner, becoming the first defensive player to ever capture college lacrosse’s highest honor.

Jared Bernhardt was a finalist on the men’s side, where Loyola’s Pat Spencer took home the award. Bernhardt led a dynamic Terps attack this season, and he’ll be back to do the same in 2020.

Former Terps pitcher Mike Shawaryn is the newest member of the Boston Red Sox after being called up Thursday. (He couldn’t make his debut last night, though, as Boston’s game at the Yankees was rained out.)

The tennis team will have a new head coach next season, as the school will not renew Daria Panova’s contract when it expires in June.

Maryland basketball has Anthony Cowan Jr. back, and Lila wrote about what he’ll bring and where he’ll need to improve.

We discussed Cowan’s long-expected decision to return, as well as the new women’s lacrosse national title, on our latest podcast.

Seventy-seven Maryland athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the spring semester.

And in somber news, former Maryland football player David Mackall was identified as the fatal victim of a shooting in West Baltimore. He was 28.