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Terrapins Insider: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

What's been the biggest surprise with Maryland's turnaround?

Hello, everyone. I just finished writing the final version of my Maryland-Wake Forest game story. I wrote three tonight because of different deadlines. Some quick hitters from after the game: James Franklin plans to call Pete DeSouza and tell him...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 30, 2010; 9:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Terps Fast, Fleet in Scrimmage

Junior guard Sean Mosley led all scorers with 25 points and was just three rebounds shy of a triple-double in Maryland’s intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at Comcast Center. Sophomore Jordan Williams, notably slimmed down and toned up, managed 24 points,...

By Liz Clarke  | October 30, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Adrian Bowie, Gary Williams, Haukur Palsson, Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball, Pe'Shon Howard, Sean Mosley, scrimmage  
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Which bowl could land Maryland?

(This one is all Maryland, 27-7, at halftime. The Terrapins are on their way to becoming bowl eligible before Halloween, a significant accomplishment for this team. Maryland has blocked two punts and quarterback Danny O’Brien has thrown three touchdown passes....

By Eric Prisbell  | October 30, 2010; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Which team is the favorite now in the ACC's Atlantic Division?

Down in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday night, North Carolina State earned the signature win of the Coach Tom O’Brien era, beating a strong Florida State team, 28-24. This one could have gone either way. Quarterback Christian Ponder fumbled the ball...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 29, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Poll: Will Maryland beat Wake Forest?

Maryland has not come out flat for a game this season, and I don’t see a letdown considering what is at stake Saturday. Wake Forest is coming off a bye week and has traditionally played well coming off bye weeks....

By Eric Prisbell  | October 29, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Terps Land Sought-After, In-State Recruit, Nick Faust

Maryland appears to have landed sought-after shooting guard Nick Faust, who helped Baltimore City College High School to the second of its back-to-back state championships last season. The 6-6, 175-pound Faust announced his decision to attend Maryland on ESPNU...

By Liz Clarke  | October 28, 2010; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Maryland basketball, Nick Faust, recruiting  
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Terps receive zero votes in AP preseason basketball poll

The Associated Press preseason men's basketball poll is out, and Maryland received zero votes. Not one. But it's important to keep things in perspective. After all, the Terps weren't ranked in the previous four preseason polls. They went to the...

By Matt Bonesteel  | October 28, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Poll: How high are your expectations for Maryland?

There was not much new out of Wednesday night’s media session with Coach Ralph Friedgen. Several of the reporters there asked questions for feature stories, so little actual news emerged. Friedgen did say that he would like to see some...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 28, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Chick-fil-A Bowl representative to scout Terps vs. Wake Forest

The Chick-fil-A Bowl announced in an e-mail Wednesday that representative Kurt Patberg will be in attendance for Saturday's Maryland-Wake Forest game. With a win Saturday against the Demon Deacons, Maryland (5-2) will become bowl eligible. The Chick-fil-A Bowl, to be...

By Matt Bonesteel  | October 27, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Wake Forest Coach Grobe: Maryland a 'really good team right now'

Let’s keep two things in mind about this struggling Wake Forest team: The Demon Deacons are coming off a bye week, and their horrible defensive statistics can at least partially be attributed their difficult schedule: at Stanford, at Florida State,...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 27, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Poll: After seven games, who is your Maryland team MVP?

This is straight-forward question: Who is Maryland’s MVP through seven games? Terrapins Coach Ralph Friedgen gave his answer Tuesday: offensive lineman Paul Pinegar, the former walk-on who can play all five line positions. Friedgen does not even want to think...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 27, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Maryland players upset with scooter cartoon in student newspaper

A very quick update on a very busy Tuesday: Several football players and Coach Ralph Friedgen are upset about a scooter-related cartoon in the student newspaper, The Diamondback. Here is a link to the cartoon. Players said about half the...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 26, 2010; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Terps women picked to finish fourth in ACC

The Maryland women's basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the ACC in a poll of reporters and school representatives. Duke, which received 24 of a possible 33 first-place votes, was picked to win the conference, followed by North...

By Matt Bonesteel  | October 26, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Terps Invite Fans to Intrasqad Scrimmage Saturday

Maryland’s men’s basketball team will hold its first intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at the Comcast Center, and it’s free and open to the public. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with tip-off scheduled at noon. If the scrimmage follows last...

By Liz Clarke  | October 26, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Maryland basketball, Terps, scrimmage  
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Making sense of struggling Wake Forest

The more you look at this Wake Forest team, the more you realize this is a game Maryland really needs to win, and perhaps convincingly. This is Maryland’s easiest remaining game. Is Wake Forest the worst team in the ACC?...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 26, 2010; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Maryland-Miami game at noon or 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 6

We'll have to wait until Sunday to find out the kickoff time for Maryland's Nov. 6 showdown at Miami. It could be at noon and televised on ESPNU or ACC Network/Raycom. Or it could be at 3:30 and televised on...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 25, 2010; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Maryland's Danny O'Brien, Antwine Perez earn ACC honors

Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien earned ACC rookie of the week honors. Safety Antwine Perez earned defensive back of the week honors. From the ACC release: ROOKIE – Danny O’Brien, Maryland, QB, Fr., 6-3, 215, Kernersville, N.C. (East Forsyth) Starting the...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 25, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Poll: Does Maryland deserve a Top 25 vote?

I knew that the game in Chestnut Hill, Mass., would be the pivotal game of the season. Win and a rebuilding Maryland team would earn some scraps of relevancy. Lose and Coach Ralph Friedgen could prepare to be peppered with...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 25, 2010; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Expect no changes to Maryland's offensive line this week

Maryland Coach Ralph Friedgen just spent about 15 minutes with reporters on a teleconference. Now he is getting ready to head over to a D.C. hospital to see redshirt freshman Pete DeSouza, who remains in intensive care after breaking two...

By Eric Prisbell  | October 24, 2010; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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