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Terrapins Insider: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

Maryland vs. Villanova: Will the Terrapins make the NCAA tournament?

Maryland surrendered a double-digit second-half lead in a 74-66 loss at No. 7 Villanova, a game the Terrapins absolutely needed to have to boost their NCAA tournament resume. Maryland has zero wins against teams in the top 50 of the...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 15, 2011; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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How much is Cameron Indoor Stadium worth?

How much is Cameron Indoor Stadium worth? (Not in terms of dollars, of course, but points.) It’s a rhetorical question. But it was one Maryland Coach Gary Williams posed to reporters Friday during a wide-ranging interview in advance of...

By Liz Clarke  | January 14, 2011; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Cameron Indoor Stadium, Gary Williams, Maryland basketball, home-court advantage  
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QB Danny O'Brien's questions told Randy Edsall all he needed to know

At 6 p.m. on Jan. 2, the day Randy Edsall was hired as Maryland's football coach, he met with members of the team to introduce himself. After saying what he had to say, Edsall asked the players in attendance if...

By Steve Yanda  | January 14, 2011; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Danny O'Brien, Football, Randy Edsall  
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VIDEO: 'Post Sports Live' talks Maryland basketball

The Post's Dan Steinberg, Cindy Boren, Dan Steinberg, Jonathan Forsythe and LaVar Arrington got together to talk about Maryland basketball, among other things. Check out the video. Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames....

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 14, 2011; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Randy Edsall: Gary Crowton to Maryland is 'good speculation'

It's been widely reported in the past couple of days that former Louisiana State offensive coordinator Gary Crowton will take the same position at Maryland under first-year coach Randy Edsall. Crowton himself has said as much to several media outlets....

By Steve Yanda  | January 14, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Football  
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OL Coach Tom Brattan to remain with Maryland under Randy Edsall

Maryland offensive line coach Tom Brattan, who has worked with the Terrapins football program the past 10 years, will return to the team next season under first-year coach Randy Edsall, the school's athletic department announced in a press release Thursday...

By Steve Yanda  | January 13, 2011; 7:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Football  
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Reports: Gary Crowton to become Maryland offensive coordinator

The Baton Rouge Advocate is reporting that LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton has taken the same position at Maryland. The New Orleans Times Picayune is reporting the same thing. "It's a new challenge in my coaching career and I'm excited...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 13, 2011; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Cliff Tucker just plays, rather than pouts against Wake Forest

For the second consecutive game, senior swingman Cliff Tucker was Maryland’s most valuable player off the bench Wednesday. In the eventual 74-55 rout of Wake Forest, Tucker was the most valuable Maryland player overall, transforming a sluggish, misfiring offense into...

By Liz Clarke  | January 13, 2011; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Cliff Tucker, Maryland basketball, Wake Forest basketball. Gary Williams  
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Report: LSU's Gary Crowton offered Maryland OC position

Louisiana State offensive coordinator Gary Crowton has been offered to join Randy Edsall's staff at Maryland in the same capacity, according to a report in the Shreveport Times. In an interview with the Times on Wednesday night, Crowton said he...

By Steve Yanda  | January 12, 2011; 10:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Football  
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Edsall on recruiting the D.C. area, on Washington Post Live

New Maryland football coach Randy Edsall makes an in-studio appearance on Washington Post Live with Ivan Carter, and talks about the goals of keeping local recruits in the area, and demonstrating a passion for Terrapins football.

By Keith McMillan  | January 12, 2011; 10:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall, recruiting  | Tags:  ACC, Randy Edsall, football, recruiting  
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Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien named freshman all-American

Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien was named a freshman all-American by the Football Writers Association of America. O'Brien finished the season with 2,438 passing yards, which is seventh in ACC history among freshmen and 10th on the Maryland single-season list. He...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 12, 2011; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Danny O'Brien, Football  
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Scouting struggling Wake Forest

Much like Maryland (10-5, 0-2), Wake Forest has been confronted with the challenge of absorbing lots of new players on its roster this season, with five incoming freshmen and one transfer (former Georgetown reserve Nikita Mescheriakov, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward...

By Liz Clarke  | January 12, 2011; 5:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Gary Williams, Jeff Bzdelik, Maryland basketball, Wake Forest basketball  
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Four assistants named to Randy Edsall's staff

Maryland football coach Randy Edsall added four more members to his coaching staff Monday. He announced via a press release issued by the school's athletic department that Greg Gattuso, Lyndon Johnson, David Walker and Andrew Wilson will help him coach...

By Steve Yanda  | January 10, 2011; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Williams and Krzyzewski, awash in mutual admiration

Duke may be the team Maryland fans most love to hate. And though Maryland isn’t as reviled as North Carolina in the eyes of Blue Devil fans, the Terps are close. That said, coaching rivals Mike Krzyzewski and Gary Williams,...

By Liz Clarke  | January 10, 2011; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Duke basketball, Gary Williams, Maryland basketball, Mike Krzyzewski  
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Vasquez: Cameron ‘a great place to play!’

With fewer than 10,000 seats, Cameron Indoor Stadium doesn’t afford visiting teams much room for their entourage and supporters. But one Maryland fan stood out Sunday night: Greivis Vasquez, whose four-year career with the Terps came to an end...

By Liz Clarke  | January 10, 2011; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke basketball, Greivis Vasquez, Maryland basketball  
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Couple of stories to tide you over till Terps-Duke tips off

"All the people who could either upstage or fire Gary Williams, a lock for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, have either been run off or left before the kitchen got too hot. But they didn't get Gary. They...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 9, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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