Young Terps: Maryland basketball season preview + football bye week checklist

Welcome back for the latest episode of Young Terps, where we wrap up the first half of the football season before previewing year two of the Kevin Willard era with the season opener weeks away.

Maryland football fell to 5-2 (2-2) after a humbling home loss against Illinois over the weekend. We offer our final thoughts with Maryland now in their bye week and look ahead to what to expect—and what needs to happen—to close the 2023 season with two ranked opponents still on the schedule.

We transition the show to basketball with the season opener set for November 7 against Mount St. Mary’s. With a veteran crew back in College Park alongside a talented freshmen class, what are the true expectations for Maryland this season? Can the Terps turn the tide on the road, and can they replicate their success at home? Are the freshmen ready for the big role? What does the rotation look like in the frontcourt? Can Caelum-Swanton-Rodger provide serviceable minutes behind Julian Reese at the five? We dive into the roster, what we expect and what we need to see from the Terps while offering general win totals for the season. Plus, we share our takes on the biggest news from Kevin Willard’s press conference with the expectation that Maryland and Georgetown meet again beginning in the 2024-25 season.

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