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  • Dez Wells' lawsuit against Xavier dismissed following financial settlement

    Dez Wells' lawsuit against Xavier dismissed following financial settlement

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    Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare announces he will transfer to Texas

    Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare announces he will transfer to Texas

    Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare will transfer to Texas, he announced Thursday.

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    InsideMDSports: Rising-star forward Esa Ahmad 'big' on Terps, will visit in May

    InsideMDSports: Rising-star forward Esa Ahmad 'big' on Terps, will visit in May

    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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    Maryland hires Cliff Warren as director of basketball operations

    Maryland hires Cliff Warren as director of basketball operations

    The Maryland men's basketball program has hired former Jacksonville University coach Cliff Warren as its new director of basketball operations.

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    New Maryland football assistants' contracts reflect new landscape

    New Maryland football assistants' contracts reflect new landscape

    The contracts awarded to Maryland's three newest assistant football coaches reflect the school's move to the Big Ten and the sport's shifting postseason landscape.

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    Maryland's home football game against Michigan State will be in prime time

    Maryland's home football game against Michigan State will be in prime time

    Maryland's home football game against Michigan State on Nov. 15 will be a prime-time kickoff on the Big Ten Network.

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    Maryland target Kenny Johnson joins Louisville staff

    Maryland target Kenny Johnson joins Louisville staff

    Maryland's attempt to lure highly-touted recruiter Kenny Johnson back to his alma mater has proven to be unsuccessful.

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    Thoughts on replacing Scott Spinelli, Nick Faust's possible landing spots and baseball

    Thoughts on replacing Scott Spinelli, Nick Faust's possible landing spots and baseball

    Baltimore Sun reporter Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports.

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    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    In this week's recruiting roundup, the Terps add another member to their incoming football recruiting class and a four-star becomes a five-star.

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    InsideMDSports: Terps add junior-college cornerback Denzel Conyers to incoming class

    InsideMDSports: Terps add junior-college cornerback Denzel Conyers to incoming class

    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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    Terps assistant coach Scott Spinelli joins Boston College staff, according to report

    Terps assistant coach Scott Spinelli joins Boston College staff, according to report

    As expected, Maryland assistant men’s basketball coach Scott Spinelli has left to take a similar job at Boston College, according to reports Saturday.

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    Thoughts on Maryland's transfers, Michal Cekovsky and the need for improvement on defense

    Thoughts on Maryland's transfers, Michal Cekovsky and the need for improvement on defense

    Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports.

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    Final Four run nets Terps coach Brenda Frese bonuses topping $100,000

    Final Four run nets Terps coach Brenda Frese bonuses topping $100,000

    The Maryland women’s basketball team’s run to the Final Four triggered bonuses topping $100,000 for head coach Brenda Frese.

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    Terps football raising money for cystic fibrosis research at spring game and Maryland Day

    Terps football raising money for cystic fibrosis research at spring game and Maryland Day

    Part of Friday's annual Red-White spring game at Maryland will involve fundraising for Uplifting Athletes, a non-profit organization that matches college football teams that raise money for medical research of rare diseases.

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    Maryland's spring football game may look more like a practice, Edsall says

    Maryland's spring football game may look more like a practice, Edsall says

    COLLEGE PARK — Spring football practice is typically a tease, an opportunity for college football coaches, players and fans to think about how good their team is going to be in the fall, before reality hits in a few months.

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    After season away from football, Terps' Leak ready to realize potential

    After season away from football, Terps' Leak ready to realize potential

    Marcus Leak tried to watch as many Maryland football games as he could last season, but that was not always easy. The junior wide receiver was home in Charlotte, N.C., taking a semester off for still-undisclosed "personal" reasons.

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    Terps grant three players' requests to be released from men's basketball team

    Terps grant three players' requests to be released from men's basketball team

    Maryland basketball fans had been clamoring all throughout the team’s disappointing 17-15 season for third-year coach Mark Turgeon to do a makeover of the roster before the program joined the Big Ten.

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    Dexter McDougle finally gets chance to impress scouts at Terps' Pro Day

    Dexter McDougle finally gets chance to impress scouts at Terps' Pro Day

    COLLEGE PARK — Dexter McDougle playfully chided his teammates as he got ready to show off his leaping ability in the standing vertical jump Tuesday at Maryland’s Pro Day at Byrd Stadium.

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    Maryland reveals plans to celebrate the July 1 move to Big Ten

    Maryland reveals plans to celebrate the July 1 move to Big Ten

    As Maryland's move to the Big Ten Conference approaches, the school is planning a broad marketing campaign that will include a new slogan (THINK B1G) and celebratory events on campus and in Baltimore, the Washington area and New York City.

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    Analyzing Maryland's 2013-14 men's basketball season player by player

    Analyzing Maryland's 2013-14 men's basketball season player by player

    With the 2013-14 season in the books, beat reporter Don Markus analyzes the ups and downs of each of Maryland's key players this season and projects what's next as they prepare for 2014-15.

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    Terps assistant coach Scott Spinelli is in 'serious negotiations' for similar job at Boston College

    Terps assistant coach Scott Spinelli is in 'serious negotiations' for similar job at Boston College

    Maryland men's basketball assistant Scott Spinelli is in "serious negotiations" to become an assistant under new Boston College coach Jim Christian, Terps coach Mark Turgeon said Monday.

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    Gary Williams announced as Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee

    Gary Williams announced as Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee

    Even before he took Maryland to its first Final Four in 2001 and led the Terps to their only national championship the following season, Gary Williams had long been a respected member of the college coaching fraternity.

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    Maryland basketball adds 7-footer Michal Cekovsky to incoming class

    Maryland basketball adds 7-footer Michal Cekovsky to incoming class

    Maryland's lack of any inside presence at both ends of the court was a large part of its disappointing 17-15 season.

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    Terps' Stefon Diggs says he's 'more explosive' as he returns to 7-on-7 drills

    Terps' Stefon Diggs says he's 'more explosive' as he returns to 7-on-7 drills

    COLLEGE PARK -- Hanging above Stefon Diggs' bed at the University of Maryland is a simple sign with two words: Thank You.

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    Wearing lots of red apparel, fans support Terps women in Nashville

    Wearing lots of red apparel, fans support Terps women in Nashville

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It was easy to find Maryland fans inside Bridgestone Arena and on the streets outside. The arena is located in a downtown tourist area filled with restaurants and bars, many featuring live country music.

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    Gary Williams to be inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, source confirms

    Gary Williams to be inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, source confirms

    The list of the best college basketball coaches not to have made the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame apparently will shorten by at least one name when the 2014 class is unveiled Monday.

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    After heartbreak and a transfer, Terps' Katie Rutan is in the Final Four

    After heartbreak and a transfer, Terps' Katie Rutan is in the Final Four

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — No current Maryland player has made it to a Final Four. Senior guard Katie Rutan once came tantalizingly close, but not with the Terps.

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    At the Final Four, a family feel for Terps women's basketball

    At the Final Four, a family feel for Terps women's basketball

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Maryland’s Final Four trip took on the feel of a family reunion Saturday as former Terps stars Kristi Toliver and Laura Harper arrived at Bridgestone Arena and greeted coach Brenda Frese.

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    Maryland's exit from ACC 'disheartening,' ESPN women's basketball analyst says

    Maryland's exit from ACC 'disheartening,' ESPN women's basketball analyst says

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — ESPN college basketball analyst Doris Burke said Saturday that she is disheartened by Maryland’s impending move to the Big Ten Conference and wishes that financial considerations didn’t have to tear leagues apart.

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    Maryland guard Lexie Brown hoping her NBA dad can come to Final Four

    Maryland guard Lexie Brown hoping her NBA dad can come to Final Four

    The daughter of an NBA player or coach must make certain sacrifices. The league's time commitment could hardly be more demanding.

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    Thoughts on Maryland women in Final Four, Melo Trimble and men's coaching staff

    Thoughts on Maryland women in Final Four, Melo Trimble and men's coaching staff

    Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports.

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    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    In this week's recruiting roundup, Melo Trimble impresses as a McDonald's All-American, until he gets to the McDonald's All-American Game.

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    InsideMDSports: Class of 2016 WR Trevon Diggs could follow brother Stefon to Maryland

    InsideMDSports: Class of 2016 WR Trevon Diggs could follow brother Stefon to Maryland

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    ABOUT THE BLOGGERS


    Jeff Barker has been a Baltimore Sun sports writer since 2004, covering Terrapins basketball, the NFL, sports economics and congressional steroids hearings. Before that, he covered news and politics for The Baltimore Sun, The Arizona Republic and The Associated Press.

    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 overseeing Terps coverage. The Maryland grad was previously an intern at The Sun and at MLB.com and a correspondent for Sports Illustrated. He rejoined The Sun in 2011 after serving as 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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