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MM 9.23: National championships for fall sports moved to spring 2021

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

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The Division-I board of directors has approved plans to move national championships for all fall sports, outside of the FBS of course, to the spring, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

“The plan sent to us by the Division I Council provides the maximum number of opportunities to fall student-athletes to participate in NCAA championships while still being fiscally responsible,” said acting Board of Director chair Denise Trauth, who is also president at Texas State. “We look forward to the spring, understanding things will look a little different but knowing the competitions will be just as meaningful as in normal circumstances.”

The Big Ten has yet to decide whether olympic sports will compete this fall or not, but the conference still has the option to do so and have its teams remain eligible for a shot to win it all.

The bracket field and the locations for preliminary round sites of the playoffs will both reduced. Details for each sports are listed below.

In other news

Matt recapped the Week 2 performances for former Maryland football players in the NFL.

Maryland football is putting in the work as the team prepares for the upcoming season.

The Terps reminded everyone to follow COVID-19 safety precautions.

Check out this feature on former Terp Stefon Diggs.

Maryland athletics stressed the importance of voter registration.

Maryland men’s basketball honored Terps’ legend Greivis Vasquez.

Maryland women’s basketball alum Kristi Toliver made an appearance in College Park.

The WNBA shined on a spotlight on another team alum, Alyssa Thomas. She exited Tuesday’s playoff game with a shoulder injury.

Maryland women’s lacrosse introduced fans to one of its newest players.

Maryland wrestling picked up a commitment flip of top-30 wrestler Ethen Miller from Missouri. Head coach Alex Clemsen now has four top-100 talents heading to College Park.