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Terrapins Insider: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Talk about Maryland's second loss to Boston College

Boston College completed the regular season sweep of Maryland on Saturday with a 76-72 win. The answer to the obvious question -- what are the Terrapins' NCAA tournament at-large chances now? -- is pretty clear: They aren't good. So the...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 12, 2011; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Boston College expected to rain 3-pointers

There was nothing subtle about the way Boston College beat Maryland when the teams met at Comcast Center Dec. 12 for the ACC season-opener for both. They Eagles torched the Terps with 3-pointers. Fully half the shots they took--29 of...

By Liz Clarke  | February 12, 2011; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Men's basketball  | Tags:  Boston College basketball, Maryland basketball  
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Jordan Williams among 5 ACC players to make Naismith midseason cut

Maryland’s sophomore center Jordan Williams was among five ACC players named Friday to the 2010-11 Naismith midseason list, along Georgetown senior guard Austin Freeman. Joining Williams and Freeman: Virginia Tech’s senior guard Malcolm Delaney, Duke’s senior forward Kyle Singler,...

By Liz Clarke  | February 11, 2011; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Jordan Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Austin Freeman, Jordan Williams, Naismith Award  
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Talkin' Terps: Who wins the Maryland-Boston College game?

Good afternoon. Pretty simple yes-or-no question today. Another loss to Boston College would not look good on Maryland's NCAA tournament resume. poll by twiigs.com...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 11, 2011; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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VIDEO: Jordan Williams, Gary Williams talk about the growth of a top big man

Read Liz Clarke's story on the evolution of Maryland center Jordan Williams. Here's video of Jordan Williams and Gary Williams talking about Jordan Williams's evolution into a leader on the team. Jordan Williams, by the way, was named to the...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 11, 2011; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Jordan Williams, Men's basketball  
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Maryland close to an agreement with Randy Shannon to become DC

Maryland and former Miami coach Randy Shannon drew close to an agreement Thursday that would make Shannon the football program's defensive coordinator, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told the Post's Eric Prisbell. Shannon, who interviewed for the...

By Steve Yanda  | February 10, 2011; 10:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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Maryland to honor Greivis Vasquez in ceremony Feb. 20

In a move that was long rumored, Maryland announced today that it will honor Greivis Vasquez in a ceremony at Comcast Center on Feb. 20, when the Terrapins host North Carolina State. Vasquez, now playing for the Memphis Grizzlies in...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 10, 2011; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Maryland to retire Greivis Vasquez's jersey Feb. 20

In a move that was long rumored, Maryland announced today that it will honor Greivis Vasquez in a ceremony at Comcast Center on Feb. 20, when the Terrapins host North Carolina State. Vasquez, now playing for the Memphis Grizzlies in...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 10, 2011; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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Talkin' Terps: Who's missing from the nonconference schedule?

Good afternoon. Maryland had no problem last night with Longwood in a rare early-February game against a nonconference team. Seeing as how the Terrapins took a break from ACC play, today's question is this: Is there a nonconference team that...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 10, 2011; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Morning links: Maryland overwhelms Longwood, as expected

Good morning. Maryland Coach Gary Williams passed legendary UCLA coach John Wooden for career victories in the Terrapins' 106-52 rout of Longwood on Wednesday night. Saturday's game against Boston College is pretty much a must-win, but aren't they all at...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 10, 2011; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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On heels of romp, Terps turn to home stretch

A game as lopsided as Maryland’s 106-52 victory over Longwood Wednesday at Comcast Center is bound to include some statistical gems and oddities. Among them: Maryland’s bench out-scored Longwood’s 42-6. The Terps shot 65.6 percent from the field in...

By Liz Clarke  | February 10, 2011; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Men's basketball  | Tags:  ACC, Longwood, Maryland basketball  
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Talkin' Terps: Edsall's effect on attendance

Good afternoon. Today I'm shamelessly poaching from the D.C. Sports Bog, which this morning looked at Maryland's marketing efforts that feature Danny O'Brien prominently, and Randy Edsall not-so-prominently. On that post, uber-commenter Barno1 had this to say: "Edsall will not...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 9, 2011; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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Sizing up little Longwood

Maryland Coach Gary Williams has argued from time to time that it’s a bigger challenge to defend a player shorter than you than taller. If so, Maryland (15-8) faces a mountainous task in Wednesday’s game against Longwood (8-18), whose...

By Liz Clarke  | February 9, 2011; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Antwan Carter, Joan of Arc, Longwood basketball, Maryland basketball  
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Talkin' Terps: The missing piece of the puzzle

Today's question is pretty simple: What is the one thing that you think is missing from this season's Maryland basketball team? Obviously, no one is going to say it's a post presence, as Jordan Williams has become one of the...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 8, 2011; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
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Looking at Longwood: Just who are the Lancers?

Good morning. Here's what we know about Longwood, Maryland's opponent tomorrow night at 8. --The Lancers (8-18) are 334th in the RPI ratings out of 345 teams. They have one win this season over a team ranked in the RPI...

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 8, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Getting to know Iceland: Home of Hauk Palsson (and possibly, elves)

Maryland freshman Hauk Palsson, the first player in Terrapins history to come from Reykjavik, Iceland, had a career-high nine points in 17 minutes in Saturday’s 91-70 victory over Wake Forest. Palsson, listed as a 6-foot-6, 190-pound forward, has shown...

By Liz Clarke  | February 8, 2011; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Hauk Palsson, Iceland, Maryland basketball, Reykjavik  
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Report: Randy Shannon to interview for Maryland DC position this week

Former Miami coach Randy Shannon will interview for the vacant Maryland defensive coordinator position this week, according to ESPN.com's Bruce Feldman. Shannon, who was fired as Miami's head coach Nov. 28 after compiling a 28-22 record over four seasons, joins...

By Steve Yanda  | February 7, 2011; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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Andre Powell hired as Maryland's running backs coach

Here is the official release from Maryland, which just announced the hiring of Andre Powell as running backs coach. COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall announced Monday that Andre Powell has joined the staff as running...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 7, 2011; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Andre Powell hired as Maryland's running backs coach

Maryland coach Randy Edsall has hired Andre Powell to be the team's running backs coach, the school's athletic department announced in a press release Monday afternoon. Powell spent the past four seasons as the running backs coach and special teams...

By Steve Yanda  | February 7, 2011; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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Talkin' Terps: Stoglin or Howard at point?

As Liz Clarke pointed out earlier today, freshman point guard Pe'Shon Howard, who is averaging 18 minutes a game this season, was on the floor for 32 Saturday against Wake Forest, collecting eight assists with just one turnover. Terrell Stoglin...

By Washington Post sports editors  | February 7, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  
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Kevin Lempa in running for DC job; Andre Powell frontrunner for RBs coach position

Kevin Lempa, who spent the past four seasons on former coach Ralph Friedgen's staff at Maryland, spoke with Terrapins coach Randy Edsall on Friday about the team's vacant defensive coordinator position, according to a source with intimate knowledge of the...

By Steve Yanda  | February 7, 2011; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Football, Randy Edsall  
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Terps 3-0 when Howard starts at PG

Maryland Coach Gary Williams has experimented with a half-dozen variations on his starting lineup this season. But the one used in the Terps’ 91-70 romp over Wake Forest Saturday—with guards Adrian Bowie, Sean Mosley and Pe’Shon Howard complementing the...

By Liz Clarke  | February 7, 2011; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  Gary Williams, Maryland basketball, Pe'Shon Howard  
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Former Terp Madieu Williams wins NFL's Walter Payton Award

Madieu Williams, a two-year starter for the Maryland football team who now plays safety for the Minnesota Vikings, was awarded the NFL's Walter Payton Award before kickoff of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. The award is given annually for volunteer...

By David Larimer  | February 6, 2011; 9:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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