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Terrapins Insider: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Talkin' Terps: Would missing the NCAA tournament be a disappointment?

Coming into this season, three things were known about the Maryland men's basketball team: 1. The Terrapins would be without their three top scorers from the previous season, including one of the greatest Maryland players of all-time in Greivis Vasquez....

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 28, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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Morning links: Maryland stomps Virginia in Charlottesville

Good morning. Virginia was able to halt Jordan Williams's double-double streak, but that was just about all the Cavaliers were able to do in a 66-42 loss, Maryland's biggest win in Charlottesville since 1930. Thanks to Adrian Bowie's 22 points...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 28, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Denying three-pointers proves key to Terps' rout of Virginia

Most of the action in Maryland games this season has unfolded in the front court, where sophomore center Jordan Williams has reigned supreme. But the Terps’ 66-42 rout of Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday was engineered...

By Liz Clarke  | January 28, 2011; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Jordan Williams, Maryland basketball, Pe'Shon Howard, Virginia basketball  
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Talkin' Terps: Who is Maryland's biggest basketball rival?

First off, there were some superb responses to yesterday's lunch-time topic. Keep 'em coming. With Maryland visiting Virginia tonight, I think it's time to dig up a classic conversation starter: Who is Maryland's biggest rival in basketball? Is it Duke?...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 27, 2011; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Consistency the goal as Terps square off against Virginia

At the moment, not much distinguishes the teams that comprise the thick middle of the ACC standings. Five squads have three losses in conference play, including Maryland (12-7, 2-3) and Virginia (11-8, 2-3), who meet Thursday night in Charlottesville....

By Liz Clarke  | January 27, 2011; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Adrian Bowie, Gary Williams, Maryland basketball, Terrell Stoglin  
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Gary Williams: 'It's time for Maryland to get unified'

Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams was on the Junkies on Wednesday morning, and had some illuminating quotes about how the mood has changed in College Park since Kevin Anderson took over (along with a quote about the team's tough...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 26, 2011; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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Leukemia awareness night set for Maryland women's game on Friday

The 14th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team will host Team Tyler Leukemia Awareness night on Friday when it plays Wake Forest at Comcast Center at 8:30. Leukemia survivors are invited to attend the game free of charge, and guests of survivors...

By Gene Wang  | January 26, 2011; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Brenda Frese  
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NCAA bracket guru: Wins over ranked teams overrated

Having let potential victories over Pittsburgh, Illinois, Temple and Duke slip through its grasp, Maryland has reached the mid-point of the college basketball season without a single victory over a nationally ranked team. And given the ACC’s uncharacteristically low...

By Liz Clarke  | January 26, 2011; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Jerry Palm, Maryland basketball, NCAA tournament  
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Talkin' Terps: What are your expectations for Maryland football?

Using Steve Yanda's profile of new Maryland football coach Randy Edsall as a jumping-off point, I'd like to get a discussion started about what, exactly, do Maryland fans expect out of the football program? Bowl games every year? An occasional...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 26, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Football  
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Morning reading: Assane Sene hopes to play for Virginia vs. Maryland

Good morning. If you haven't read Steve Yanda's profile of new Maryland football coach Randy Edsall, please do. After reading about Edsall's life story, do you feel more comfortable with him as coach? Over at Cavaliers Journal, Yanda writes that...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 26, 2011; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Da'Rel Scott calls Senior Bowl roster spot 'a blessing'

Last Saturday, former Maryland running back Da'Rel Scott had only one carry in the East-West Shrine Game. Any disappointment from his limited opportunity didn't last long. About 11 p.m. that night, his agent called and said he'd been invited to...

By Rick Maese  | January 25, 2011; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Football  
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'Post Sports Live' tackles Big East vs. ACC, among other topics

Eric Prisbell was on this week's installment of "Post Sports Live" to talk about the disparity this season between the Big East and the ACC (it's the last segment of the show, if you want to skip over the NFL...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 25, 2011; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Gary Williams on Terps' starting lineup: 'We'll see ...'

Maryland Coach Gary Williams isn’t tipping his hand regarding his likely starting lineup for Thursday’s road game against Virginia. The Terps (12-7, 2-3) trotted out their fifth different group of starters this season for Saturday’s 79-77 victory over Clemson....

By Liz Clarke  | January 25, 2011; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Gary Williams, Hauk Palsson, Maryland basketball, Sean Mosley  
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With postseason hopes at stake, Terps' seniors find footing

With their prospects for an NCAA Tournament bid looking increasingly grim, Maryland’s trio of seniors—Adrian Bowie, Dino Gregory and Cliff Tucker—came up big for the Terps in Saturday’s 79-77 victory over Clemson. The three accounted for 37 of Maryland’s...

By Liz Clarke  | January 24, 2011; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Gary Williams, Maryland basketball, seniors  
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