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MM 1.15: Maryland gymnastics opens season this Sunday

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

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On March 8, 2020, Maryland gymnastics was in the District of Columbia competing in the George Washington Invite, where it placed third among four schools after totaling 195.300 points. Breakout freshman Emma Silberman scored a 9.875 landing on vault to notch her career-high.

As the team subsequently prepared to travel to Morgantown, West Virginia, for the West Virginia Quad, its season was suddenly curtailed amid the coronavirus outbreak.

After a hiatus of over 10 months, Maryland — which is currently ranked 28th in the coaches’ poll — will head to State College, Pennsylvania, Sunday for a meeting with No. 25 Penn State. The meet begins at 5 p.m. and will be televised on Big Ten Network.

The Big Ten selected Audrey Barber and Silberman as Maryland’s Gymnasts to Watch this season. In Silberman’s first all-around meet last season, the New Hope, Pennsylvania, native took first place. Barber, a senior, is a two-time All-Big Ten selection and holds Maryland’s program record on bars (9.950).

This season, Maryland will host the Big Five Meet on Feb. 26 for the first time since 2014-15. Illinois, No. 14 Minnesota, No. 24 Ohio State and No. 15 Nebraska will travel to Xfinity Center for the event.

The Terps’ home opener against Michigan State, originally scheduled for Jan. 23 at noon, has been postponed out of an abundance of caution due to recent COVID-19 issues in the Spartans’ athletic programs.

In Other News

Maryland men’s basketball faces Wingate University this afternoon. Here’s everything you need to know.

Lauren recapped No. 9 Maryland women’s basketball’s 90-73 win over Minnesota.

The Terps (10-1) have won 23 straight Big Ten games and continue to dominate.

Here are some highlights from the Terps’ win.

Maryland men’s basketball scheduled its game against Wingate after its Saturday matchup with Nebraska was postponed. Mark Turgeon talked about the upcoming game at a press conference Thursday.

Former Maryland men’s basketball star Jake Layman became a father.

Maryland men’s soccer head coach Sasho Cirovski received the United Soccer Coaches Bill Jeffrey College Long-Term Service Award. He was announced as the winner in October.