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Maryland women’s basketball to play Virginia in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

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

Maryland women’s basketball will travel to Charlottesville to play Virginia in the 11th edition of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Maryland is 9-1 all-time in the Challenge, most recently beating No. 7 Louisville on the road, 78-72, last season. Though Virginia leads the all-time series with the Terps, Maryland has won five of the last six games.

While the Terps went 32-3, won their third straight Big Ten regular season and tournament championship and made it to their eighth Sweet Sixteen in the Brenda Freese era last season, Virginia went 20-13 and advanced to the second round of the NIT.

Maryland misses a chance to play Duke senior Lexie Brown, who made two Final Fours with the Terps in 2014 and 2015. The Blue Devils will instead host Ohio State, while Notre Dame visits Michigan. Here's the full list of matchups.

In other news

It’s Tight Ends Week here at Testudo Times. Yesterday, Thomas looked at what grad-transfer Garland Owens can bring to the football team. (Hint: nobody really knows!)

Also yesterday, I took a look back at some of the best tight ends to ever wear the red, white, black and gold. I would like to take this time to pat myself on the back for putting out the first poll that didn’t anger our posters who are knowledgeable of 1950’s Maryland football.

From our friends at Maryland Baseball Network, after spending parts of eight seasons in the minor leagues, former Maryland left-handed pitcher Adam Kolarek has been called up from Triple-A Durham to the Tampa Bay Rays 25-man roster.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Maryland football is getting a pretty sweet new football facility in Cole Field House. DJ Durkin thinks it’s “tremendous.” Here’s what Cole Field House looked like at 12:23 a.m. last night. Keep track of the progress here.