The Washington Times - August 28, 2009, 01:58PM

Maryland’s women’s basketball team has reached the Elite Eight in three of the last four years – all with Kristi Toliver and Marissa Coleman.

Both are gone, which means this coming season could be a bit bumpy.

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In any case, this is the freshly released schedule the Terrapins will be dealing with:

Nov. 4: Bowie State, 7 (exhibition)
Nov. 10: Catholic, 7 (exhibition)
Nov. 14: N.C. Central, TBA
Nov. 16: New Hampshire, 7
Nov. 19: Old Dominion, 8
Nov. 22: at Mississippi State, TBA
Nov. 24: Samford, 7
Nov. 27: Howard, 7
Nov. 29: Drexel, 2

Dec. 3: Minnesota, 7
Dec. 6: Loyola, 2
Dec. 10: at Towson, 7
Dec. 20: at American, TBA
Dec. 27: Stony Brook, 4:30
Dec. 29: UNC Wilmington, 7

Jan. 3: Saint Joseph’s, 2
Jan. 7: at N.C. State, 7
Jan. 11: at Virginia, 7:30 (ESPN2)
Jan. 13: Boston College, 7
Jan. 17: at North Carolina, 5:30 (CSN)
Jan. 21: Miami, 7
Jan. 24: Duke, 8 (CSN)
Jan. 28: at Virginia Tech, 7
Jan. 31: at Longwood, 2

Feb. 5: Georgia Tech, 8:30 (CSN)
Feb. 8: Virginia, 7 (CSN)
Feb. 11: at Wake Forest, 7
Feb. 14: Clemson, 2
Feb. 21: at Duke, 1 (CSN)
Feb. 25: at Boston College, 7
Feb. 28: Florida State, 3 (ESPN2)

March 4-7: ACC tournament, Greensboro, N.C.

In short, it’s a smart schedule for a team with some questions. Most of the road nonconference games are semi-local (Towson, American and Longwood) and manageable, and there are some interesting home games as well (Minnesota and Old Dominion).

Patrick Stevens