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MM 1.11: Maryland wrestling drops season opener to No. 3 Michigan

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

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Maryland wrestler Kyle Cochran was locked into a close 184-pound bout with No. 3 Michigan’s Joseph Walker Sunday afternoon. A third period escape by Cochran — who was the team’s 165-pounder last season — earned him a hard-fought 3-2 decision.

The three points Maryland wrestling was awarded from that win were the only ones it put on the board, as the Wolverines won every other match and rolled to a 38-3 victory in the season-opening dual at the Xfinity Center Pavilion.

For the Terrapins, this loss was nothing new — the team has totaled just four wins in its last two seasons. And all four came in non-conference matches.

Since joining the Big Ten conference in the 2014-15 season, Maryland is just 1-54 in Big Ten play. The year’s truncated slate features only conference matchups, which continues next Saturday as the Terps head to a tri-meet with Michigan State and Minnesota.

In Other News

Henry recapped Maryland men’s basketball’s 66-63 upset at No. 12 Illinois Sunday night.

Lauren had the game story of No. 12 Maryland women’s basketball’s 83-46 rout of Purdue Sunday.

Darryl Morsell, who starred for the Terps in the upset over Illinois, was surprised after the game.

Maryland football parted ways with two of its coaches.

Former Maryland men’s soccer goalkeeper Zack Steffen made his third straight start in the English Premier League with Manchester City.

Former Maryland football receiver Stefon Diggs advanced to the AFC divisional round with the Buffalo Bills.

Twelve former Maryland football players are competing in the NFL postseason.

Maryland baseball mourned the loss of Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda.