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Terrapins Insider: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

Friedgen's buyout will not be an obstacle

Sources say the more than $4 million needed to buy out Coach Ralph Friedgen's contract will not be an obstacle should Maryland want to make a coaching change. Read Eric Prisbell's story, which also details the Terrapins' loss to Florida...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  November 21, 2009; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Maryland heads to Maui following 82-55 win over New Hampshire

The Maryland men's basketball team will depart for Hawaii early tomorrow morning, and they'll do so in pretty good shape. The Terrapins are 3-0 after recording a 27-point win Friday night over New Hampshire. That Maryland's margin of victory against...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 20, 2009; 11:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Goins out once again

Sophomore forward Steve Goins will not be present at tonight's game against New Hampshire at Comcast Center due to a violation of the Maryland athletic department's class attendance policy, according to a press release just issued by a team official....

By Steve Yanda  |  November 20, 2009; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Maryland announces three signees for 2010 recruiting class

Maryland team officials just handed out a press release announcing the signing of three members of its 2010 recruiting class. Point guard Terrell Stoglin, small forward Mychal Parker and power forward Ashton Pankey have signed their letters of intent to...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 20, 2009; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Patience is key for Maryland on offense

One of the interesting things to watch tonight when Maryland takes on New Hampshire at Comcast Center is how smoothly the team starts out on offense. In both of their first two games, the Terrapins got off to sluggish offensive...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 20, 2009; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Recruiting update

Okay, I'll admit that was a bit of a tease. The only update is to say that Coach Gary Williams held off Thursday on commenting on Maryland's four-man 2010 recruiting class. The early signing period ended Wednesday. "I'd really not...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 20, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Prediction Time

I am 7-3 with my predictions this season, and this one is not that hard. Florida State 31, Maryland 17 It may not be that close. Maryland has yet to score an offensive touchdown without Chris Turner. What's everyone else...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 20, 2009; 7:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Choi could return against New Hampshire

Sophomore forward Jin Soo Choi could return to Maryland's lineup Friday night when the Terrapins host New Hampshire at Comcast Center, Coach Gary Williams said Thursday. Choi missed Tuesday's win over Fairfield with a sprained right ankle he suffered four...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 19, 2009; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gregory expected to return Dec. 12

Junior forward Dino Gregory is expected to return to the Maryland lineup Dec. 12, according to Coach Gary Wiliiams, who spoke with reporters in a typical day-before-game media availability Thursday. Gregory has missed the first two regular season games, as...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 19, 2009; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Morning links

Here are some links to check out this morning: Florida's governor wants Bobby Bowden back as FSU's coach next season. Noted handler Terrelle Woody and South Florida in hot water over possible NCAA violations. More on the comments from Bowden's...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 19, 2009; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Scouting New Hampshire

The biggest adjustment New Hampshire Coach Bill Herrion believes his players will have to make Friday night when the Wildcats take on No. 25 Maryland at Comcast Center is the playing venue. New Hampshire, an America East squad that finished...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 19, 2009; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cooley's equation for a blowout

By the time Tuesday night’s 29-point Maryland win was complete, Fairfield Coach Ed Cooley had figured out all the components of the equation that doomed his squad. “Twenty-five turnovers, that’s the game,” said Cooley, who formerly served as an assistant...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 18, 2009; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Hayes's persistent patience pays off

Senior guard Eric Hayes insists that he, too, was capable of losing his cool, that he was not impervious to outward emotion, as others have made him out to be. No, he’s never drawn a technical foul, at least not...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 18, 2009; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Morning links

Here are some links to check out this morning: Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden wants to come back next season. Coach Josh Pastner's Memphis team nearly stuns No. 1 Kansas....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 18, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vasquez still searching for his shot

There was a brief moment during Maryland's win last night over Fairfield when it appeared that maybe, just maybe, senior guard Greivis Vasquez had found his mojo. With just more than 14 minutes remaining in the second half, Vasquez sank...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 18, 2009; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Maryland pulls away for 71-42 win over Fairfield

If only the final scores of Maryland's first two games were more indicative of how the entire contests played out, the Terrapins might not seem as sullen afterward. The players weren't mad or depressed or anything like that Tuesday night...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 17, 2009; 11:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Street clothes report

We're about 50 minutes from tip-off here at Comcast Center. The Maryland players (10 of them, at least) are going through warm-ups out on the court and students are steadily filing into the stands. Among those Terrapins not warming up...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 17, 2009; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pankey signs with Maryland

Maryland added a fourth member to its 2010 recruiting class on Monday when Ashton Pankey, a 6-foot-8, 212 pound forward out of St. Anthony's High in New Jersey, signed his letter of intent to play for the Terrapins next season....

By Steve Yanda  |  November 17, 2009; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Turner out this week, may not be back for BC

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen is holding his weekly news conference at the moment, and Post beat writer Eric Prisbell reports that quarterback Chris Turner will not play on Saturday against Florida State and is only 50-50 to play in the...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  November 17, 2009; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Coat drive at Comcast Center tonight

If you own an extra coat or hat or scarf that you don't plan on using and is in fairly good condition, take it with you when you head to the Maryland men's basketball game tonight at Comcast Center and...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 17, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Morning links

Here are some links to check out this morning: A notebook on Florida State's football team. Freshman John Wall saves Kentucky's basketball team in his debut. UCLA loses to Cal State Fullerton....

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 17, 2009; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Terrapins to try out four-guard look

Maryland will be down a big man or three tonight when it hosts Fairfield at Comcast Center, which means a couple of things. First, it means more pressure will be placed on freshmen forwards James Padgett and Jordan Williams, as...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 17, 2009; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Small lineups in store for Terps against Fairfield

Look for Maryland to operate with "some interesting" power forwards, as Coach Gary Williams put it, against Fairfield at Comcast Center on Tuesday night. With three frontcourt members likely to miss tomorrow night's game, the Terrapins likely will spend some...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 16, 2009; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Maryland No. 25 in AP poll

The new Associated Press top 25 poll is out and Maryland checks in at No. 25. The Terrapins still are the team with the most votes not ranked in the coaches' poll. Click here for a complete list of rankings...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 16, 2009; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Scouting Fairfield

The Fairfield Stags are defensive-minded and slow on offense out of necessity these days. With several key players out due to or recovering from injury, fourth-year Coach Ed Cooley cannot employ the frenetic pace he prefers. Fairfield, a member of...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 16, 2009; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Terrapins searching for 'more fight'

At halftime Friday night, Maryland players learned they were being out-rebounded, 23-20, by a Charleston Southern team not known for its glass-cleaning acumen. Coach Gary Williams informed his players of that particular stat in his typically blunt fashion, and the...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 16, 2009; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Vasquez fakes out everyone

Just less than two minutes into the second half Friday night against Charleston Southern, Maryland senior guard Greivis Vasquez stole the ball and raced downcourt in a 2-on-1 with sophomore guard Sean Mosley. As he neared the basket, Vasquez faked...

By Steve Yanda  |  November 16, 2009; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Morning links

Here are some links to check out this morning: Is it really bad luck that is the problem for the Terrapins? The Fridge lost whatever made him special. With Florida looming, Florida State needs to beat Maryland to go to...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 16, 2009; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Robinson expected to make second start vs. FSU

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen just finished his Sunday teleconference that he conducts weekly with reporters. Without being asked about it, Friedgen opened the 10-minute teleconference by addressing comments he made to Washington Post columnist Mike Wise following Maryland’s 36-9 loss...

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 15, 2009; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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