Maryland football to kick off against Temple at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Field at noon on Sept. 8

Maryland football’s first road game of the 2012 season, a Sept. 8 date with Temple at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, will kick off at noon and be broadcast on ESPNU, the network and Big East officials announced Thursday.

For second-year coach Randy Edsall, the game offers a chance to avenge the 38-7 drubbing that Temple handed Maryland at Byrd Stadium early last season.

The Terrapins are scheduled to open the 2012 season against William & Mary Sept. 1 on their new artificial turf field—reportedly an eye-popping design on a gray or black backdrop. That game kicks off at 3 p.m. and will be streamed live on ESPN3.

After taking on Temple in Philadelphia, Maryland returns home for a 12:30 p.m. game Sept. 15 against Edsall’s former program, Connecticut, which will air regionally on the ACC Network.

Edsall is expected to join Maryland basketball coaches Mark Turgeon and Brenda Frese for a “Terps on Tour” session with fans next Thursday, June 14, at the Greene Turtle in Columbia. The evening begins with a meet-and-greet session at 6 p.m., followed by a short program at 7 p.m.

Liz Clarke currently covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. She has also covered seven Olympic Games, two World Cups and written extensively about college sports, tennis and auto racing.
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