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Terrapins Insider: November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009

Poll: Which quarterback should start against Virginia Tech?

Maryland is out of bowl contention. Ralph has a few decisions to make about his quarterback situation. Chris Turner has an MCL injury to his left knee. We won't know more about that until tomorrow night at the earliest. poll...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 7, 2009; 7:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Turner MCL injury; status for next week uncertain

A quick update from the press box following the 38-31 loss to N.C. State: Chris Turner has an MCL injury to his left knee. His status for next week is uncertain. Coach Ralph Friedgen has not ruled out using freshman...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 7, 2009; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Turner will not return; knee injury

Jamarr Robinson warming up on the field with 1 minute remaining until the start of the third quarter. Chris Turner, who hurt his left leg in the first half, is back on the field but is not in uniform and...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 7, 2009; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Turner hurt

Maryland quarterback Chris Turner got hit as he released a pass late in the second quarter. Turner remained on the ground for a few minutes. His left ankle seemed to be the issue. He was assisted off the field and...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 7, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland scores first defensive touchdown in three years

Maryland linebacker Alex Wujciak intercepted a pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. It is Maryland's first defensive touchdown since Oct. 14, 2006. someone asked why I am covering this game. Covering this game is actually pretty fun....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 7, 2009; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another touchdown

Russell Wilson just hit WR Donald Bowens for a 35-yard touchdown pass. It seemed like cornerback Anthony Wiseman felt Bowens had pushed off....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 7, 2009; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryland answers

Chris Turner directed Maryland on a 10-play, 69-yard drive. Running back Davin Meggett capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown run on third and goal from the one. 7-7....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 7, 2009; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bad start for Maryland

Chris Turner was intercepted on the game's first snap by defensive end Willie Young, who was in front of wide receiver Ronnie Tyler. Two plays later, NC State quarterback Russell Wilson threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to tight end George...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 7, 2009; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vasquez featured in Washington Post Magazine

Steve Yanda traveled to Venezuela over the summer to spend some time with Maryland guard Greivis Vasquez. Check out the story from Sunday's Washington Post Magazine here....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  November 6, 2009; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Prediction Time

I have struggled over this prediction because both teams have found a way to lose almost every game they have played against division I-A competition this season. This is Maryland’s best chance to win another game this season. But so...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 6, 2009; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Morning links

Here are a few links to check out this Friday: An N.C. State blogger examines the Wolfpack's defensive struggles. This power poll ranks Maryland last in the ACC. Clemson controls its own destiny in the Atlantic Division race....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 6, 2009; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Debbie Yow on Mike Wise's radio show

Maryland Athletic Director Debbie Yow was interviewed by Post columnist Mike Wise on his WJFK radio show today, and faithful transcriber Dan Steinberg jotted down the most provocative quotes. Check them out here....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  November 5, 2009; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Morning links

Here are some links to check out this morning: There has been a lot of turnover among coaches in the ACC the last four years, and there could be more following this season. Around the league for a preview of...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 5, 2009; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Women's basketball hosts first exhibition game

Coach Brenda Frese could have opted for a closed-door scrimmage against a Division I foe to prepare her young and inexperienced team for the upcoming season. That would have allowed the Terrapins to work on specialized situations and make mistakes...

By Camille Powell  |  November 4, 2009; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Men's basketball injury update

Sophomore forward Steve Goins did not play last night because of a lingering knee injury that has kept him out of practice for much of the past two weeks. Goins underwent surgery in August to clean out some loose particles...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 4, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Terps already missing Dave Neal

Well, that didn't take long, did it? You all remember Dave Neal, of course. He was the undersize, sweet-shooting forward with a YMCA-style game who played a significant role in leading Maryland to its NCAA berth last season. Neal has...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 4, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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First look at Padgett, J. Williams

With just more than four minutes remaining in the first half Tuesday night against Indiana (Pa.), junior guard Adrian Bowie shot an errant mid-range jumper. But as the ball clanked off the rim, freshman forward James Padgett grabbed it with...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 4, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Men's basketball team turns to the tape

While talking to Maryland's players after last night’s exhibition win over Indiana (Pa.), it was easy to forget that the Terrapins had just won by 21 points. Senior forward Landon Milbourne talked about a teamwide lack of effectiveness. Junior guard...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 4, 2009; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Morning links

Here are a few links to check out this morning. Colleague Steve Yanda on Dino Gregory's absence of last night's Maryland exhibition game and the academic dishonesty charge. Maryland is hoping for a strong finish in football....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 4, 2009; 7:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland defeats Indiana (Pa.), 75-54

It wasn't always pretty, but the Terrapins prevailed over Division II Indiana (Pa.), 75-54, on Tuesday night at Comcast Center. Coach Gary Williams and players said afterward they were disappointed in several aspects of the performance, citing team defense and...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 3, 2009; 10:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Padgett to start in place of Gregory

Freshman forward James Padgett will start tonight's exhibition game against Indiana (Pa.) in place of the suspended Dino Gregory. Padgett has performed very well in the team's two open scrimmages. We'll see how he fares tonight against his first collegiate...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 3, 2009; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Gregory to sit out exhibition game

Updated at 8:37 p.m. Junior forward Dino Gregory will sit out tonight's exhibition game against Indiana (Pa.) due to a violation of team rules, according to a news release issued by the school. The nature of the rules violation was...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 3, 2009; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Goins out for tonight's exhibition

Sophomore forward Steve Goins just walked out onto the court at Comcast Center in street clothes. It appears he will miss tonight's game, likely due to the lingering knee injury that has kept him out of practice recently. Goins had...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 3, 2009; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Three things to watch for against IUP

Among the things Maryland senior guard Eric Hayes said the team will monitor tonight during their exhibition game against Indiana (Pa.) are how hard the players compete, who is in game shape, how well the team executes its offense, who...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 3, 2009; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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What preseason rankings really mean

Abridged version: nothing. Unabridged version: absolutely nothing. And still, as they always do, the preseason top 25 polls will be discussed a fair amount over the next couple of weeks until games get underway and people actually have something tangible...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 3, 2009; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Scouting Indiana (Pa.)

Indiana (Pa.), Maryland's foe tonight in an exhibition game at Comcast Center, returns three starters from a squad that went 22-8 last season and finished third in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The Crimson Hawks advanced to the second round...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 3, 2009; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Morning links

Back to game week! Here are some morning links to check out: N.C. State Coach Tom O'Brien talks about the upcoming game against Maryland. N.C. State sees an 11th player suffer a season-ending injury. N.C. State needs to win out...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 3, 2009; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Terps ready to guard someone else

Maryland senior guard Greivis Vasquez looked down at the red sports watch on his left wrist in mock anticipation this afternoon at Comcast Center. "I think everybody’s really excited to start playing," Vasquez said. "The young guys can’t even wait;...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 2, 2009; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Maryland-Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. on ESPN360.com

Maryland destined for ESPN360.com for the seventh time this season. Wow. I'm without words. The Nov. 14 matchup between Maryland and Virginia Tech will kick off at 1 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN360.com. Enough said....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 2, 2009; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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NC State-Maryland, 1 p.m. on ESPN360.com

This was released last night, so here is the lowdown on this weekend's game between Maryland and N.C. State. The loser is, in my view, the worst team in the league. The game will kick off at 1 p.m. and...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 2, 2009; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Morning links

Here are a few links to check out this morning: Some notes on North Carolina State. A Halloween version of an ACC weekend wrap-up. Clemson likely to face Florida State without talented defensive end Da'Quan Bowers....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 2, 2009; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Freshmen forwards making good impression

Given Maryland's dearth of traditionally-sized post players last season, the performances of freshmen forwards James Padgett and Jordan Williams are going to be closely monitored this season, likely to the point of overkill. But at least in the early going,...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 2, 2009; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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