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MM 9.16: 13 Maryland teams return to practice after COVID-19 outbreak

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

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After suffering a significant COVID-19 outbreak just over a week ago, 13 Maryland fall sports teams have resumed practice, a spokesperson said Tuesday afternoon.

Maryland officially put all athletic activities on hold on Sept. 3, following 46 positive tests among student athletes across 10 different teams. Since then, the athletic department has conducted 2,192 tests, with 63 coming back positive, putting the positivity rate at 2.9 percent.

Though seven teams still cannot hold practices yet, football is one of the programs that has resumed practicing. A gradual return to athletic activities for the Terps is a promising development, as rumors of Big Ten fall sports returning have begun circulate this week.

In other news

Former Maryland women’s basketball forward Alyssa Thomas dropped a near triple-double, including a WNBA playoff record 10 offensive rebounds, in the Connecticut Sun’s first round win over the Chicago Sky.

Maryland men’s lacrosse boasts 29 former players on professional rosters and 5 on the 2018 U.S. World Championship Team.

Maryland women’s lacrosse took fansf back to when former Terp midfielder and Tewaaraton award winner Zoe Stukenberg broke down what being a part of this program.

Maryland track and field shared some photos from their first day back at practice.