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Terrapins Insider: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

Streak Ends for Cavaliers

Just when Maryland's loss to Virginia did not look quite so bad ... Just when Al Groh's name was mentioned in the same sentence as 2008 ACC coach of the year ... Just when the Cavs looked like the team...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 1, 2008; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Jin Soo Kim Denied Eligibility; Decision Pending (Updated)

A source close to the situation confirmed late Friday night that Maryland freshman forward Jin Soo Kim has been denied eligibility by the NCAA Clearinghouse, though the decision is not yet final. Maryland has until next Thursday to submit further...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 1, 2008; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ghouls, Goblins and Patrick Stevens

So it's not only Friday and not only a bye week for the Terps, it's Halloween. So what kind of costumes do we have running around out there? Matt Rennie: My seven-year-old daughter is going to be a character from...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 31, 2008; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Official Prediction Thread

A few years ago around Halloween, we had a black cat pick games to see if the cat could pick the games as well as I could. The feline could not do it! So I won, barely. I don’t have...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 31, 2008; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Alcohol to Be Sold in Byrd Stadium Suites

Here's an interesting item that just moved across the AP wire. While the news will affect only the upper income brackets, I'm curious as to what everyone thinks. COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland football fans will be...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 31, 2008; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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For Heyward-Bey, Catch or No Catch?

Reporters had an interesting discussion with Ralph Friedgen last night about officials. Friedgen did not say anything inflammatory, but I’d prefer to keep most of the conversation private. I did ask Friedgen what he thought about Darrius Heyward-Bey’s near catch...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 31, 2008; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Halloween Football Reading List

With Maryland and Virginia Tech off tomorrow as both prepare for next Thursday's game in Blacksburg, it's a lighter menu than usual among our area football schools, but you can read Zach Berman's Virginia preview, which will appear in tomorrow's...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 31, 2008; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Steffy Update

Ralph Friedgen had an update on Jordan Steffy last night. The fifth-year senior who fractured his thumb in the season opener against Delaware is progressing and is expected to make the trip to Virginia Tech for the Nov. 6 game....

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 31, 2008; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Football's Midnight Madness

After Maryland lost at Virginia by the stunning margin of 31 points on Oct. 4, the team made its way back to College Park in the wee hours of the morning. At the end of the return trip, the bus...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 30, 2008; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Surgery for Barnes

Maryland cornerback Kevin Barnes was scheduled to undergo surgery today to repair the fractured shoulder blade, torn labrum and damaged rotator cuff he suffered against Wake Forest. Ralph Friedgen is hopeful Barnes can take part in the NFL combine and...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 30, 2008; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Friedgen's Message to Players

No more creative motivational tactics by Ralph Friedgen. After two months of trying to get this squad to be consistent, the Terps remain in contention for the Atlantic Division title, and Friedgen simply laid out the truth for his players:...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 30, 2008; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Preparing for Questionable Quarterbacks

So Virginia Tech quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Sean Glennon will be wearing protective boots for an undisclosed period of time, and both are questionable for the Maryland game because of ankle sprains. That means Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen and defensive...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 30, 2008; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Non-Update Injury Update

Get used to this for the next week. Neither Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen nor Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer will give much of an update on their injured players over the next seven days. So we will likely head into...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 30, 2008; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Men's Basketball Scrimmage

Today's scrimmage lasted nearly two hours at the Comcast Center. As would be expected of an early showing, the performance was littered with positives and negatives. Three Up 1. Cliff Tucker shines again. Tucker had a solid showing in Saturday's...

By Steve Yanda  |  October 29, 2008; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Beamer on ACC Teleconference

Here is a quick update from Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer’s talk on the ACC teleconference: Regarding injured quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and Sean Glennon, both are wearing boots and throwing a little bit. Both Beamer made clear that he will...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 29, 2008; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Friedgen on ACC Teleconference

On today’s ACC teleconference, Ralph Friedgen talked about the need to get well and get better this week. He said it is still hard to face good friend Frank Beamer after all these years “but we’re in the same league...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 29, 2008; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Recruiting Update: Travis Hawkins

I forgot to point this out yesterday, but for those who didn't see it, our Recruiting Insider Josh Barr offered some thoughts about Quince Orchard standout Travis Hawkins, who will announce his college decision tomorrow. Josh says he "wouldn't be...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 29, 2008; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hokies' Holt Preparing Like a Starter

Our fearless Commonwealth college sports reporter Zach Berman was in Charlottesville yesterday (as he likely will be all week as Virginia gets ready to play host to Miami on Saturday), but the story in Blacksburg was all Cory Holt, the...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 29, 2008; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Today's Schedule

The Maryland football team has an open date, but today will still be a busy day: -- I'll have some updates from around the league from the ACC teleconference in a few hours. -- Maryland has a basketball scrimmage later...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 29, 2008; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Football Joblessness: How to Handle Injuries

The Maryland-North Carolina game is more than two weeks away, and by that point, the quarterbacks who started the season for both teams -- the Terps' Jordan Steffy and the Tar Heels' T.J. Yates. -- likely will be healthy enough...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 29, 2008; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Quotes from Maryland Women's Media Day

The women's team held its media day this afternoon, and there seemed to be two prevalent lines of questions: 1. How are seniors Marissa Coleman and Kristi Toliver adjusting to their new leadership roles? (Coleman: "Once I got over the...

By Camille Powell  |  October 28, 2008; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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ACC Football: Who Is Built to Last?

Without question this ACC football season has been one of craziest in memory -- and there's still a month to go. Most smart people have given up trying to predict week-to-week results and even guessing at how the conference race...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 28, 2008; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Frese Spins a Web to Promote Program

For those of you who might have missed it, Camille Powell has an interesting story today on a new initiative by the Maryland women's basketball program. The team has launched a Web site designed to define the image of the...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 28, 2008; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Heyward-Bey Hailed as a Prospect

This probably isn't a surprise to anyone but Darrius Heyward-Bey's status as an NFL prospect continues to rise. A recent CNN/SI draft projection listed Heyward-Bey 18th among players eligible for next April's draft, the third wide receiver behind Texas Tech's...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 28, 2008; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Former Terps QB starting for 49ers

With the Terps' next game still more than a week away, I thought this was a fact worth sharing in case you missed it: Shaun Hill is a starting quarterback in the NFL. Coach Mike Singletary said of Hill: "He's...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 28, 2008; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Update on Virginia Tech's Quarterbacks

Here's the brief word from intrepid reporter Zach Berman, who was listening to Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer's teleconference while on a train to Philadelphia for tonight's World Series game: Beamer said Tyrod Taylor and Sean Glennon will both be...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 27, 2008; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Poll: Who is on the Hottest Seat?

SAVANNAH, Ga. --- Before I run to an interview in Richmond Hill, Ga., here is a question about ACC coaches under scrutiny. Enjoy. poll by twiigs.com...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 27, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Neal's Take on the ACC

Here is how Dave Neal sized up the ACC: 1) UNC 2) Virginia Tech 3) Miami 4) Wake Forest 5) Duke 6) Clemson 7) Maryland 8) Georgia Tech 9) Florida State 10) Boston College 11) NC State 12) Virginia all-conference...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 27, 2008; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Re-Mapping the Road to Tampa

Entering the final month of the season, it's time to re-assess the Atlantic Division race. I'm fairly certain the last time we did this, Wake Forest appeared to have the inside track in terms of remaining schedule. But after showing...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 27, 2008; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Terps Owe Their Ranking to Cavs (In Part)

Maryland finally cracked the top 25 in both the AP and coaches' polls yesterday, an outcome I think is entirely deserving given the Terps' 6-2 record and number of quality victories. But one factor that might be helping Maryland in...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 27, 2008; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Poll: Ready for Some Basketball?

In case you missed it, Sunday was ACC media day, and the Terps were forecast to finish seventh in the conference in a media poll. That left Gary Williams and Greivis Vasquez feeling just a little put out. The season...

By Matthew Rennie  |  October 27, 2008; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Updates on Virginia Tech Quarterbacks

Virginia Tech beat writer Zach Berman has provided this update on the Virginia Tech quarterbacks: Tyrod Taylor and Sean Glennon both had X-rays on Sunday, and both came back negative. Taylor has a left ankle sprain; Glennon has a left...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 27, 2008; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Vasquez Take on the ACC Race

I had lots of time today at ACC media day to ask players what they felt about the league race and other players. Everybody seems to feel UNC is the clear favorite, and for good reason. In fact, Miami's Jack...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 26, 2008; 10:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Quick Update

My computer died, so I'm at a Kinkos right now in Atlanta. Will drive four hours to Savannah tonight and will have more later, including preseason predictions from Greivis Vasquez and Dave Neal. Terps were seventh in the media poll,...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 26, 2008; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Poll: Should the Football Team be Ranked?

Here is the football poll for the day: poll by twiigs.com...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 26, 2008; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Football Quotes

Here are some player quotes from last night's game: Chris Turner: “My first thoughts when we walked out on the field were that I knew we had enough time to get ourselves into position to win. We made some plays...

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 26, 2008; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Greetings from Atlanta

You are looking LIVE at a ballroom in the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, where I will be covering ACC basketball media day all day today. I’ll have thoughts from Gary Williams and some players, as well as other conference tidbits....

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 26, 2008; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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