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Terrapins Insider: November 14, 2010 - November 20, 2010

Pete DeSouza 'getting around pretty good,' Ralph Friedgen says

Pete DeSouza, the redshirt freshman offensive lineman who broke both legs in an Oct. 21 on-campus motor scooter accident, has been seen at the Gossett Team House using a walker and is very determined to get back on the field...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 20, 2010; 7:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Maryland Hopes To Rebound against 13th-ranked Illinois

The Maryland Terrapins get their second chance to knock off a ranked team Friday when they return to Madison Square Garden to face Illinois for the consolation game of the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. The 13th-ranked...

By Liz Clarke  | November 19, 2010; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Bruce Weber, Gary Williams, Illinois basketball, Maryland basketball  
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Predictions for Maryland-Florida State

I enter this game with a 9-1 record in predicting Maryland’s games this season. That mark makes up for my dreadful showing during Maryland’s inexplicably volatile 2008 season, which left my head spinning -- in the spirit of Chris Turner...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 19, 2010; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Pittsburgh's Dixon: Jordan Williams may be nation's 'best low-post scorer'

Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon offered strong praise for Maryland sophomore Jordan Williams after Pittsburgh's 79-70 victory here tonight. He said Williams "may be the best low-post scorer in the country." “We can’t take away everything from a good offensive player,...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 18, 2010; 10:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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Ralph Friedgen to return as Maryland football coach in 2011

Ending speculation about the future of Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen, Terrapins Athletic Director Kevin Anderson announced shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday that Friedgen will return to coach the team in 2011. "Based largely on the improved performance of...

By Liz Clarke  | November 18, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  | Tags:  Maryland football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Sizing up the fifth-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers

Picked by Big East coaches to finish first in the conference this season, the Pitt Panthers (3-0) return four starters and seven of their eight top scorers from last season’s 25-9 squad. And as Maryland (3-0) prepares for its...

By Liz Clarke  | November 18, 2010; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Ashton Gibbs, Maryland baskteball, Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh basketball  
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Some thoughts on Maryland football and basketball

A few housekeeping items and some random thoughts as I begin an extremely busy three-day stretch that includes a trip to NYC for the basketball at the Garden and the FSU-Maryland game Saturday night. I’ll be joining Liz Clarke courtside...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 18, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Maryland's three most likely bowl destinations

After Maryland became bowl eligible by thrashing Wake Forest, I broke down the three most likely bowl destinations for the Terrapins. The same three scenarios stand as the most likely to unfold the next few weeks: 1) Military Bowl, Dec....

By Eric Prisbell  | November 17, 2010; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Recruits Nick Faust, Sterling Gibbs Make It Official

With Nick Faust and Sterling Gibbs signing their national letters-of-intent and making official their plans to attend Maryland next season, Coach Gary Williams was at liberty to talk publicly about them Tuesday. And in the case of Faust, a...

By Liz Clarke  | November 16, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Gary Williams, Maryland basketball, Nick Faust, Sterling Gibbs, recruiting  
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Jordan Williams Named to Naismith Preseason Watch List

Maryland sophomore forward Jordan Williams has been named to the 2010-11 Naismith preseason watch list, released Tuesday by the Atlanta Tip-off Club. Williams, who has had double-doubles in the Terps’ first three games this season, is among eight players...

By Liz Clarke  | November 16, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball, Naismith Preseason Watch list  
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Contending for ACC title, Maryland football needs one thing: more fans

Why aren’t fans getting behind this Maryland team? I’m not from the D.C. area and have no connections to the D.C. area. When I came here from California (originally from Jersey) in 2003, it was immediately clear that this was...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 16, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Report: Florida State quarterback Ponder expected to start at Maryland

After missing Saturday's Clemson game with an elbow injury, Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder is expected to start when the Seminoles face Maryland at Byrd Stadium on Saturday night. That's according to this report in the Orlando Sentinel....

By Eric Prisbell  | November 15, 2010; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Friedgen and the contract extension question at Maryland

So we have two games left in a season that many believed would be a 12-game march to a firing. Although first-year AD Kevin Anderson remains non-committal about the future of his head coach, most anyone with a care about...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 15, 2010; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Football, Ralph Friedgen  
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Maryland-N.C. State kickoff time to be announced Sunday

There are too many moving parts to figure out the importance of the Maryland-N.C. State game right now, so ESPN/ABC has invoked the six-day option. The game will be played either at noon, 3:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. We'll find...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 15, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Maryland's Danny O'Brien earns ACC rookie of the week honors

No surprise. QB Danny O'Brien has earned ACC rookie of the week honors for the fourth time. From the ACC release: ROOKIE – Danny O’Brien, Maryland, QB, r-Fr., 6-3, 215, Kernersville, N.C. (East Forsyth) O’Brien led the Terps to a...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 15, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Danny O'Brien, Football  
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How many ACC teams are better than Maryland?

The important thing to remember with the following poll is that you can select more than one answer. It’s our version of ACC power rankings. So the percentages will not add up to 100. I just want to get a...

By Eric Prisbell  | November 15, 2010; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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