Maryland Women’s Basketball will travel to Notre Dame to take on the Fighting Irish in the 2022 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge on Dec. 1, the Big Ten announced Monday. Game time and TV information will be announced at a later date.
The Terps will face the Fighting Irish for the first time since Dec. 3, 2014, when they lost, 92-72, on the road in the 2014 rendition of the annual challenge between the two conferences. Maryland has since won five of its last six games in interconference competition and recently beat Miami at home last season, 82-74.
Notre Dame has a 5-4 series lead against Maryland, including four straight wins on head coach Brenda Frese’s program. Maryland’s last victory over the Fighting Irish came on November 16, 2007, when they beat Notre Dame, 75-59, at College Park.
Monday’s news adds another high-caliber opponent to Maryland’s already tough non-conference schedule. The Fighting Irish register at No. 9 on the ESPN “Way-Too-Early” top-25 rankings as of June 14. national power Connecticut (n°2 in the ESPN rankings) for the 2022-23 season.
The Fighting Irish are firing many hard-hitting players from the 2021-22 season, including their top scorer in second-year guard Olivia Miles. Three of Notre Dame’s other five leading scorers from last season — sophomore guard Sonia Citron, junior forward Maddy Westbeld and graduate guard Dara Mabrey — also return to the program.
Maryland, on the other hand, is bringing back just three rotational players from the 2021-22 season. Stars Ashley Owusu (Virginia Tech) and Angel Reese (LSU) have transferred, while starters Katie Benzan and Chloe Bibby have exhausted their college eligibility. Frese brings in eight newcomers to replenish his roster, pairing highly touted transfers like Lavender Briggs and Abby Meyers with a top-10 recruiting class.
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Maryland women’s basketball sophomore forward Emma Chardon had a huge game to push Switzerland to victory at the FIBA U20 European Championships.
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A team record 17 pts, 13 rebs from Emma Chardon to lead Switzerland to a 67-44 win over Ukraine in Game 1 of the FIBA U20 European Championships Division B pic.twitter.com/zxF8iT0bou
— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) July 11, 2022
Maryland Men’s Soccer has shared a photo of head coach Sasho Cirovski and new DC United manager Wayne Rooney.
Maryland Volleyball has released its 12-game non-conference slate.
With just over five weeks to go until the season opener at Temple, Maryland Women’s Soccer has shared some snaps from Monday’s practice at Ludwig Field.
Former Maryland men’s basketball player Travis Garrison has announced an alumni game between the Terps and Georgetown. Game information and rosters have yet to be released.
Three tennis players from Maryland have been recognized as Athlete-Scholars by the International Tennis Association.