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    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    In this week's recruiting roundup, Mark Turgeon and the Terps' player pool in the class of 2016 continues to swell.

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    Turgeon builds schedule around tournament teams to test his young group

    Turgeon builds schedule around tournament teams to test his young group 

    In the midst of the mass exodus that saw five players with remaining eligibility leave Maryland this past spring, Mark Turgeon took a high-profile matchup Dec. 8 against Villanova in the Jimmy V Classic at New York’s Madison Square Garden off...

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    Maryland men's basketball team will be tested by the time Terps enter Big Ten play

    Maryland men's basketball team will be tested by the time Terps enter Big Ten play 

    Unlike Mark Turgeon's first three years at Maryland, when a lack of early-season road experience and not many tough non-league games left his men’s basketball team a little ill-prepared for what it would face in the ACC, the Terps should be...

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    Freshman corner Daniel Ezeagwu 'going to be a crazy player' for Terps

    Freshman corner Daniel Ezeagwu 'going to be a crazy player' for Terps 

    COLLEGE PARK — The first thing that sticks out about Daniel Ezeagwu? Probably his hair, a flat top of sorts with the top dyed yellow.

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    Terps' Randy Edsall identifies two of his primary roster-related concerns

    Terps' Randy Edsall identifies two of his primary roster-related concerns 

    COLLEGE PARK -- Two of Randy Edsall’s primary concerns entering preseason practice remain two of the coach’s top concerns as Maryland now gets ready to wrap up camp: Depth at cornerback and depth along the offensive line.

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    Randy Edsall talks about the Terps' depth chart, more notes from Tuesday

    Randy Edsall talks about the Terps' depth chart, more notes from Tuesday 

    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland will scrimmage Wednesday before wrapping up preseason practice Thursday, but Tuesday’s morning session was the last practice of camp that was open to the media.

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    Maryland to offer its student-athletes guaranteed scholarships

    Maryland to offer its student-athletes guaranteed scholarships 

    Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski has seen more than a dozen of his players leave school early to pursue professional careers. The departures have often left Cirovski to wonder whether his former athletes would eventually come back to finish their undergraduate degrees.

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    Junior cornerback Alvin Hill a 'sleeper' on Terps defense

    Junior cornerback Alvin Hill a 'sleeper' on Terps defense

    COLLEGE PARK -- There were two times last week when Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown dropped back, saw wide receiver Taivon Jacobs in one-on-one coverage and decided to take a shot down the middle of the field to the Terps' fastest player.

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    Yannick Ngakoue looks like potential difference-maker and other Terps notes

    Yannick Ngakoue looks like potential difference-maker and other Terps notes

    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland has just one more preseason practice open to the media. After that, the next time Terps players and coaches will see reporters will be next week to talk about the season opener against James Madison, which is less than two weeks away.

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    InsideMDSports: Kansas guard Andrew White, a Maryland target, transferring to Nebraska

    InsideMDSports: Kansas guard Andrew White, a Maryland target, transferring to Nebraska

    Editor's note: Each week, InsideMDSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site.

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    Looking at seven Terps football players poised for breakout seasons

    Looking at seven Terps football players poised for breakout seasons

    COLLEGE PARK -- Last year, safety Sean Davis, outside linebacker Marcus Whitfield and wide receiver Levern Jacobs all went from unheralded players for Maryland to major contributors.

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    Local products Malik Jones, Matt Gillespie both doing 'a good job' with Terps

    Local products Malik Jones, Matt Gillespie both doing 'a good job' with Terps

    COLLEGE PARK -- Malik Jones had one of the biggest hits of Maryland’s preseason practice thus far, a nasty running blow to the chest of then-running back Jacquille Veii that could be heard across the field and left Veii on the ground for a few moments as he tried to catch his breath.

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    Notes and observations from Maryland's Friday practice

    Notes and observations from Maryland's Friday practice

    COLLEGE PARK — Here are some notes and observations from Maryland’s Friday morning practice, which was held at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

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    Maryland safety Sean Davis breaks down his brother, new Terps commit Isaiah Davis

    Maryland safety Sean Davis breaks down his brother, new Terps commit Isaiah Davis

    COLLEGE PARK — Beginning next season, Sean Davis will have the opportunity to watch every one of his brother’s practices first-hand.

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    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    In this week's recruiting roundup, the Terps keep it all in the family.

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    Terps cornerback Alvin Hill continues to impress during preseason

    Terps cornerback Alvin Hill continues to impress during preseason

    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland’s practice Thursday morning ended with a punt catching competition between the offense and the defense.

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    Terps receivers starting to look dynamic during practice

    Terps receivers starting to look dynamic during practice

    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland coach Randy Edsall sat in front of a crowded auditorium for the Terps’ media day Monday.

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    Terps' highly touted freshman offensive linemen show flashes, but not ready yet

    Terps' highly touted freshman offensive linemen show flashes, but not ready yet

    COLLEGE PARK — There have been times during preseason practice when Damian Prince and Derwin Gray have flashed the skill that made them highly-rated recruits.

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    Stefon Diggs and Deon Long stand out in Terps' Wednesday practice

    Stefon Diggs and Deon Long stand out in Terps' Wednesday practice

    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland’s practice Wednesday did not produce the same amount of noteworthy plays that the second practice of Tuesday did. But there were some good moments for both the offense and the defense.

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    Maryland men's basketball plays Wisconsin in 'Super Tuesday' game in February

    Maryland men's basketball plays Wisconsin in 'Super Tuesday' game in February

    Maryland's men's basketball team will play one "Super Tuesday" game on ESPN in 2015, facing Wisconsin at the Xfinity Center at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24.

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    Terps sophomore Jacquille Veii flashes skills during first day at receiver

    Terps sophomore Jacquille Veii flashes skills during first day at receiver

    COLLEGE PARK — Jacquille Veii used his speed and quickness to get open out of the slot, made a sliding catch across the middle during team drills and later made a 25-yard reception during the two-minute portion of practice.

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    Offense impresses and other notes from Terps football practice

    Offense impresses and other notes from Terps football practice

    COLLEGE PARK — Defensive players never want to give an opposing offense credit for doing anything well.

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    Virginia linebacker Isaiah Davis commits to Maryland

    Virginia linebacker Isaiah Davis commits to Maryland

    Virginia linebacker Isaiah Davis, the younger brother of Maryland standout safety Sean Davis, verbally committed to the Terrapins Tuesday night.

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    Terps move sophomore Jacquille Veii from running back to wide receiver

    Terps move sophomore Jacquille Veii from running back to wide receiver

    COLLEGE PARK — Randy Edsall’s plan all along was to re-assess Maryland’s depth chart after the first week of preseason practice, and the coach announced two position changes before the Terps’ practice Tuesday night.

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    Will Ulmer remains focused on playing quarterback for Terps

    Will Ulmer remains focused on playing quarterback for Terps

    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland coach Randy Edsall made a deal with Will Ulmer before the highly touted athlete signed with the Terps in February.

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    Ex-Gilman standout Kenneth Goins has become 'very valuable' to Terps offense

    Ex-Gilman standout Kenneth Goins has become 'very valuable' to Terps offense

    COLLEGE PARK - Kenneth Goins rarely, if ever, lined up as a traditional fullback at Gilman.

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    Notes on position battles and more from Terps football media day

    Notes on position battles and more from Terps football media day

    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland held its media day for football Monday. Here are some notes, including tidbits on some of the Terps’ position battles:

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    Ex-Terps cornerback Dexter McDougle suffers knee injury with New York Jets

    Ex-Terps cornerback Dexter McDougle suffers knee injury with New York Jets

    Former Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle, a rookie with the New York Jets, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during practice Sunday.

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    Notes and observations from Saturday's Terps football practice

    Notes and observations from Saturday's Terps football practice

    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland held two practices Saturday. The first was not open to the media, but here are some notes and observations from the second practice, which was held at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium:

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    Maryland freshman receiver Juwann Winfree has 'got a lot of potential'

    Maryland freshman receiver Juwann Winfree has 'got a lot of potential'

    COLLEGE PARK -- There have been freshman-like moments -- dropped passes, routes not being run as precisely as Maryland coaches would like and mental errors.

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    Maryland coach Randy Edsall takes on 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Maryland coach Randy Edsall takes on 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    Hours before the Maryland football team's second practice Saturday, coach Randy Edsall, quarterback C.J. Brown and linebacker Matt Robinson (Atholton) stood side by side just beyond the end zone at Byrd Stadium as Gatorade buckets full of ice water were dumped over their heads.

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    Atlanta Falcons sign former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford

    Atlanta Falcons sign former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford

    Former Maryland linebacker Darin Drakeford signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night, the team announced.

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    Terps cornerback Jeremiah Johnson is on the mend, and on the ball, in preseason

    Terps cornerback Jeremiah Johnson is on the mend, and on the ball, in preseason

    COLLEGE PARK — The Maryland football team's offense attempted a reverse during practice Friday.

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    ABOUT THE BLOGGERS


    Don Markus is a regular contributor to Tracking the Terps. He was the Maryland basketball beat writer for more than a decade in addition to covering golf and the NBA. He has taught sports journalism at American University since 2005.

    David Selig is the deputy sports editor and oversees Terps coverage. The Maryland grad previously managed The Sun's Orioles and high school sports coverage. Before that, he was sports editor at The Winchester (Va.) Star.

    Jonas Shaffer is a sports web producer/copy editor. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he served as The Diamondback's sports editor for two years.

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