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Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0

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Post#1171 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:52 am by Higga

Chaos Revenant wrote:And the mismanagement of Maryland athletics continues.

Selling out MD basketball and the great tradition for a bit more football revenue? Sounds like a Maryland move.

They're nearly as badly run as the Wiz.


Yeah not sure what the obsession with football is. Maryland is and always will be a basketball program. That's where they rake in the big bucks, and they actually have a shot at being National Champs in it(no chance at ever winning a title in football).

Yeah the Big 10 may bring in more football money, but it'll hurt the basketball program. Also, historically the Big 10 is much stronger in football than the ACC so the chances of being a contender in the Big 10 are worse. Basketball wise though they really only have to compete with Indiana as a perennial power(Ohio State and the other good teams tend to cycle in and out, Indiana with Crean will basically be on Kentucky with Calipari or UNC and Duke with Roy and K level).
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Post#1172 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:20 am by MF23

Great move.

First and foremost let me say f*** the ACC. They've never helped UMCP with ****. I've always noticed the bias from refs or administrative decisions never going in UM's favor. Those Carolina schools had such a logistic advantage and then they have the nerve to have the tournament in NC every year. F them!

The school is in a decade long hole due to Yow. I think there is a misconception that in a few years UM would be back in the black. Unless either money generating sport made it to a championship game they were going to be in a hole. There's a bunch of other nerdy stuff I'm not going into but it's good UM gets to restart programs and compete nationally.

The big10 made a good choice. UM is one of the better academic schools in the country that also have competitive sports programs. The league has a 24 hour TV network that will expand to the DMV. UM earns more money just by opening up their market.

This is UM's chance to really go big time. Mr. Anderson will have to throw more money into the football program. The equation has always been the same. You keep the local talent you can compete nationally and if you compete nationally the fans will come. I expect Mr. Anderson to be as aggressive as he has been. The supporters expect to compete in the big10 which means building facilities and competitive coaching staffs with ties to the Midwest.

As far as basketball I think Mark Turgeon's style fits the big10. He doesn't press and he likes to set up the half court on most offensive possessions. ACC basketball hasn't been great since they expanded and besides the best talent leaves yearly.
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Post#1173 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:43 am by Rafael122

Makes all the sense in the world $ wise but this team is going to get destroyed in football. You guys think it's bad now, just wait until they play Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State on a yearly basis. Basketball, I'm not so sure, because they are getting good recruits now, but again, powerhouses...Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State....
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Post#1174 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:01 pm by MF23

They can compete with them if they lock down the local talent. The DMV produces first round draft talent every year. Your right though, as is they will get their as* whipped.
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Post#1175 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:02 pm by keynote

Maryland's going to try to position themselves as a Kentucky-type in the Big 10 - a basketball power in a football conference. Kentucky is happy to collect their share of the SEC's big fat football check, but they don't really try to compete on that front. In the Big 10, OSU, Michigan, etc., have strong basketball programs, but only Maryland and Indiana (and maybe Michigan State) have basketball programs that don't play second fiddle to football in their school's hierarchy. Perhaps that'll matter in recruiting. In the ACC, Maryland was a basketball school in a conference chock full of basketball schools revolving around UNC and Duke.

So, while I don't like the move, I can see how it could actually help Maryland hoops. Sure, they'll be a football doormat, but they're a football doormat now to the ACC - and get a lot less money for the privilege.
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Post#1176 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:44 pm by Rafael122

I look at it like this, Diggs was down to Ohio State and Maryland. This area is a hotbed for talent. If Maryland were in the Big 10 now, do you think he would still pick Maryland over Ohio State? Why go to Maryland and be a basement dweller when I can go to Ohio State? At least in the ACC, you have a puncher's chance. It's going to be an issue recruiting wise if a school like OSU and Maryland are going after the same player.
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Post#1177 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:00 pm by Halcyon

To me, my brain says yes but my heart says no. It sucks to be throwing away 60 years of tradition just like that, but it seems like we have no choice at this point.
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Post#1178 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:17 pm by sashae

I'm heartbroken. I've been a Maryland fan for ages, and my wife and her family went to Duke. The years of a vicious, family-rending ACC tourney are over for what? Money? The rivalries UMD has with Duke, UNC, NC State, and Wake are not going to be replicated in the Big 10. SO LAME.
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Post#1179 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:41 pm by Floater

The B10 is a better football AND basketball conference. ACC isn't what it used to be.
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Post#1180 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:44 pm by Wizardspride

2014 4-Star Bishop O'Connell PG/SG Romelo Trimble will commit tomorrow.

Many sources believe he'll be a Terp.
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Post#1181 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:28 am by Wizardspride


Maryland adds a four-star guard for their first commitment in 2014.



Mark Turgeon and the Maryland Terrapins continue to accumulate talent. The 2014 class is now off to a good start for Maryland with the addition of Romelo Trimble.

The Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell standout is one of the better scorers in the 2014 class, and he has also been working on developing into a point guard. Trimble, who starred for D.C. Assault during the summer, became the first commitment to Maryland on Thursday morning.

The commitment, which was confirmed by DC Assault coach Damon Handon, is a big one for the Terps as Trimble is currently seen as the No. 57 player in the class.

Also once again this signals what Turgeon and his staff are trying to do by locking down their home base first, and then plucking in some quality prospects from across the country.

Trimble chose Maryland over Cincinnati and Rutgers, and is a huge first commitment in the 2014 class.
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Post#1182 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:28 pm by MikeTheKid

Didn't really warrant a new thread but even though they chose UK the Harrison Twins, Aaron Gordon and Jabari Parker are all on ESPN tonight
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Post#1183 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:00 pm by Wizardspride

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Stud!!


http://maryland.247sports.com/Article/F ... and-107931


A Likely Decision


The Terps football staff has landed one of its top remaining 2013 prospects.

As expected, Belle Glade (Fla.) athlete Will Likely today made public his verbal commitment to Maryland during a 5 p.m. announcement at his school.

Likely, a dynamic 5-foot-7, 175-pound playmaker, rushed for 1,223 yards on 90 carries (13.6 yards per carry) and 17 touchdowns as a senior, caught four touchdown passes and posted a total of six for scores between punts and kickoffs. He could play cornerback or receiver at Maryland, and is expected to factor into the Terps’ return game.

“Likely, on the field, is very similar to former Florida State cornerback Greg Reid. He is an athletic, hard-nosed game change. He plays fearless and has a ton of confidence. His vision and instincts are probably his best qualities, as he has a knack for finding the football and getting his hands on it. Schools like Florida State, Miami, Florida and especially South Florida will regret allowing this talent to leave the state,” said Tom Loy, recruiting analyst for Noles247.

The No. 32 cornerback in the nation according to 247Sports, Likely was also seriously recruited by LSU, Florida State, Wake Forest, Louisville and others. While it’s unknown if the Seminoles or Tigers had tendered firm scholarship offers, there seems to be a consensus in Florida that Likely would have been a blue-chip national recruit were he a few inches taller.

“Will Likely is a dynamic athlete who makes an impact in every phase of the game. His future in college will be as a defensive back, likely cornerback, and also on special teams. As a defensive back, he will be picked on at times due to his height but his explosive athleticism allows for him to make up for that deficiency,” said 247Sports Florida analyst Chris Nee.

“He has quick feet and quick hands allowing him to make a play on the ball. On special teams, Likely is an excellent return man with great vision and nice wiggle to allow him to make it through tight spaces
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Post#1184 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:41 pm by Floater

Wait, so his name is, Will Likely? Corny ACC play by play guys just found some material for 4 years.
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Post#1185 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:21 pm by FAH1223

10-1... ACC play will be starting soon and this team should make its presence felt with the rebounding and size.
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Post#1186 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:38 pm by Wizardspride

Future Terp.

Stefon Diggs and Deon Long. :o :o


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Post#1187 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:47 pm by Wizardspride

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/co ... &PT=4&PR=2



Deon Long is actually 21 years old. It only seems like he's 30.

The headliner of this year's Rivals.com junior college Top 100 has lugged around a load of buzz for years. He was a certifiable high school star. At one time, he was the No. 1 prep school player in America. He made a brief stop at the University of New Mexico, and now he's the country's top junior college prospect.

The Iowa Western wide receiver's road to the BCS level wasn't short, but every winding inch of it was decorated with accolades.

Long was the same old Long this season. Sub-4.4 speed? Check. A pair of NJCAA records? Check. A junior college national title? You get the point.

Impressive as his season was, though, it somehow seems even more so when his position coach offers some perspective. Long may be the oldest player in this year's ranking, but it might be wise to hold off on the corny over-the-hill jokes.

"He did all it while only playing in two fourth quarters all year," said Iowa Western offensive coordinator Mike Strohmeier. "He was actually pulled by halftime in most games. I truly believe he will make an immediate impact at Maryland."

There's little reason to question Strohmeier's projection. Long racked up 100 receptions for 1,626 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. All three statistics ranked first among junior college players. Early in the year, he hauled in 20 passes in a single game. His stats only restate everything people knew long ago: Deon Long is a special talent. Always has been. Always will be.

There's a reason he's the first five-star junior college prospect since Cameron Newton.

"He has shown he can do it at all levels," said Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell. "He has taken a very, very roundabout route to college. But we feel he's the kind of player that can come right in at Maryland and be an all-conference difference maker and in a year or two be an NFL first-round talent."
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Post#1188 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:49 pm by FAH1223

11-1 for Men's Basketball with ACC play right around the corner :clap: ... 11 straight Ws
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Post#1189 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Jan 2, 2013 6:19 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

A former Terp is doing well in the NBA.

http://www.atthehive.com/2012/12/31/382 ... f-the-week

The NBA announced today that New Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez was named the Western Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, December 24, through Sunday, December 30. This is the first time in Vasquez’s career that he has won a Player of the Week honor.

Vasquez led the Hornets to a 2-1 record, averaging 21.0 points, 10.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals while shooting 53.1 percent from the field. The Hornets guard recorded a career-high 27 points to go along with eight assists and six rebounds in a win over the Orlando Magic on 12/26. In the following contest, Vasquez narrowly missed recording his first career triple-double with 20 points, 14 assists and a career-high nine rebounds. In his final contest of the week, Greivis recorded 16 points, eight assists, four rebounds and four steals while guiding the Hornets to a win over the Charlotte Bobcats on 12/29 despite being down as many as 21 points. Through the end of the week, Vasquez ranked fourth in the NBA in assists per game (8.8)
Will the Wizards' success be sustained or was it fool's gold?
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Post#1190 Re: Official Maryland Terps Thread 2.0
Wed Jan 2, 2013 6:19 pm by Chocolate City Jordanaire

A former Terp is doing well in the NBA.

http://www.atthehive.com/2012/12/31/382 ... f-the-week

The NBA announced today that New Orleans Hornets guard Greivis Vasquez was named the Western Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, December 24, through Sunday, December 30. This is the first time in Vasquez’s career that he has won a Player of the Week honor.

Vasquez led the Hornets to a 2-1 record, averaging 21.0 points, 10.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals while shooting 53.1 percent from the field. The Hornets guard recorded a career-high 27 points to go along with eight assists and six rebounds in a win over the Orlando Magic on 12/26. In the following contest, Vasquez narrowly missed recording his first career triple-double with 20 points, 14 assists and a career-high nine rebounds. In his final contest of the week, Greivis recorded 16 points, eight assists, four rebounds and four steals while guiding the Hornets to a win over the Charlotte Bobcats on 12/29 despite being down as many as 21 points. Through the end of the week, Vasquez ranked fourth in the NBA in assists per game (8.8)
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