- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 3, 2002

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Maryland will meet Indiana in a rematch of the national championship game Dec. 3 in Indianapolis. The game will be part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Terrapins defeated the Hoosiers 64-52 to win their first national title in Atlanta in April. The Tuesday game will start at 9 p.m. and air on ESPN.
Virginia will play at Michigan State on Dec.4 as part of the series, which will involve all nine ACC teams. Ohio State will play Duke in Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum in the early game of the televised doubleheader with Maryland.
The Terps' contest with Indiana will be one of several intriguing nonleague games for the Terps. Miami of Ohio will open Comcast Center on Nov.24. Texas, Notre Dame, George Washington and Maryland will compete in the BB&T; Classic on Dec.8 and 9 at MCI Center. Florida will visit Comcast on Dec.14. The ACC schedule will be announced later this summer.
In other Maryland news, the starting times of the first seven football games have been announced. The Aug.31 season opener against Notre Dame in the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium will begin at 8 p.m. and will be broadcast on ABC. After the visit to New Jersey, the defending ACC champions will have four consecutive home games: Akron on Sept.7 at 6 p.m., Florida State on Sept.14 at 7:45 p.m., Eastern Michigan on Sept.21 at 6 p.m. and Wofford on Sept.28 at 6 p.m.
The Terps' game at West Virginia on Oct.5 will start at noon. Georgia Tech will visit Byrd Stadium for an ESPN game on Thursday, Oct.17 at 7:45 p.m. The remaining six starting times will be determined by the ACC during the season.
Jon Siegel


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