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Maryland football officially announces two-game series with Charlotte in 2022 and 2023

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There had been earlier reports about the series and those were confirmed on Tuesday. That and more in today's Maryland Minute.

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Football

Maryland Announces Two-Game Series with Charlotte - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site
The Maryland football program announced Tuesday it has agreed to a two-game series with Charlotte with games to be played in 2022 and 2023. This had been reported back in February and now it's official.

We'd already reported that Charlotte and Maryland will each pay the visitor $300,000 in that series.

Basketball

NCAA Tournament 2016 bracket picks: Join the Testudo Times competition with other Maryland fans - Testudo Times
This is just for fun, but the pride stakes are enormous.

2016 NCAA tournament team previews: Maryland Terrapins | SI.com
Sports Illustrated previews Maryland as it heads into the NCAA tournament.

Fifth-seed Maryland enters NCAA Tournament lacking momentum | The Charlotte Observer
Can Maryland make an NCAA Tournament run to help make this season successful?

Maryland basketball must contend with 'The Dauminator' - Baltimore Sun
"Though he has averaged only a little over 20 minutes per game, Daum leads the Jackrabbits (26-7) in scoring (15.2), shooting 56 percent from the field (167-for-298), 45 percent on 3-point shots (27-for-60) and a team-best 82 percent from the foul line (141-for-172)."

NCAA Tournament

The definitive March Madness bracket based on the most delicious mascots - SBNation.com
There's a lot of good eats and not-so-good ones this year.

Picking the 2016 March Madness bracket as if each school's football team is playing - SBNation.com
This is probably the only way Iowa could actually make it to the Final Four.

Opposing coaches reveal how top seeds can be beaten and by whom | The Dagger - Yahoo Sports
"Who does Kansas want to avoid in the South Region? Maryland. The Terps didn't finish the season strong, but they do possess some of the qualities mentioned above. They have one the best ball-screen point guards in the country in Melo Trimble, a couple of capable shooters and plenty of size inside. Are they tough enough to handle Kansas' physicality though? Maybe we'll find out in the Sweet 16."

Other topics

Maryland deserves a better state song - Baltimore Sun
Some more debate about Maryland's state song.