Maryland wide reciever Stefon Diggs. (Doug Kapustin for The Washington Post)

Kickoff is still an hour away between Maryland and James Madison at Byrd Stadium, but here’s a roundup of links from the week that was building up to the season opener.

In Saturday’s Post: After weathering the death of his father and a broken legStefon Diggs ready for his best year ever

Game Preview: Maryland vs. James Madison

Jason Reid: Defensive coordinator Brian Stewart is cultivating a family spirit within the defense

Off-the-field news: Wide receiver Levern Jacobs and safety A.J. Hendy suspended for season

Blog features:Silvano Altamirano has taken a unique path to starting left guard role

Right guard Andrew Zeller opens up on working with U.S. Marshals this summer

C.J. Brown looks to spark offense in season opener

AnalysisFive story lines to watch against James Madison

Darius Kilgo, Keith Bowers to split reps at nose tackle

Terps plan to use all three running backs in opener

Jeremiah Johnson ready, Nnamdi Egbuaba out for year