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Maryland women’s basketball announces 2019-20 conference opponents

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

Maryland women’s basketball Kaila Charles vs. Georgia Tech Lila Bromberg-Testudo Times

The Big Ten released conference opponents Wednesday, so we know who Maryland women’s basketball will face come the 2019-20 conference season.

The reigning Big Ten regular season champs have home-and-away matchups with Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State. Brenda Frese’s squad will also welcome Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue and Rutgers to the Xfinity Center and go on the road to take on Illinois, Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin.

It will be the second season the women’s conference slate will have 18 games, up from 16 in the past. Maryland has won four of the five regular season conference titles since moving to the Big Ten and gone 76-10 in regular-season league play.

The Terps will return all five starters, and eight players overall, from a team that went 29-5 before a second-round exit in the NCAA Tournament. That includes four Big Ten honorees, their top five scorers, top four rebounders and top five passers.

The schedule still won’t be released until a later date, but with another loaded recruiting class coming in for Brenda Frese, 2019-20 could be a special season.

In other news

The men’s home and away opponents were released earlier Wednesday afternoon, as the Terps will play 20 conference games for the second straight season.

With the NFL Draft closing in, its time to take a look at Maryland’s NFL prospects. Ty Johnson’s third in all-time program rushing yards, but will still have to fight his way onto a roster.

Maryland basketball’s lost two players to transfer in the last few days. Sarah Myers will leave the women’s team as a graduate transfer, and Trace Ramsey announced Tuesday he put his name in the transfer portal and will move on from the men’s squad.

The podcast returned to take a look at what’s next for Bruno Fernando and Anthony Cowan after their draft declarations.

Baseball fell back below .500 with a midweek loss to George Mason. The Terps fell behind 7-0 and didn’t have enough to complete a comeback.

Women’s lacrosse went into the half trailing, but overcame the deficit to beat Georgetown by nine goals and stay undefeated.

Cathy Reese’s team had a top-five matchup against Northwestern last week was forced to change venues mid-game, leading to a night its participants won’t soon forget.

Offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery makes an early case for Most Relatable Coach with this quote from The Washington Post’s Emily Giambalvo on why he prefers calling plays from the booth.

Men’s soccer’s championship tour continues, and this weekend the Terps will be honored at D.C. United’s game Saturday at 4 p.m. ET.