Couple of basketball and football items for you.

The Maryland men’s basketball team will take on Kentucky on Nov. 9, 2012, in the inaugural Barclays Classic at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. It’ll be a homecoming for Terrapins forward James Padgett, who hails from Brooklyn, and a homecoming of sorts for Maryland forward Ashton Pankey, who’s from the Bronx.

Moving over to football, Coach Randy Edsall discussed the season-ending injury to quarterback Danny O’Brien on Tuesday, saying the third-year sophomore “is in a lot of pain right now but getting better.” Edsall also was asked about if he was concerned that O’Brien will transfer after this season