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Tracking the Terps

Tracking the Terps News and notes on Maryland football, basketball and other sports
Terps freshman Ivan Bender suspended

Maryland freshman forward Ivan Bender did not make the trip here for the Cancun Challenge because of an NCAA eligibility issue, an athletic department spokeswoman said Tuesday.

According to the spokeswoman, Bender was suspended a total of six games — the first three at home, the two the No. 2 Terps will play in Mexico as well as Saturday’s home game against Cleveland State.

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North Carolina's Marcus Paige might be ready for Maryland game

The matchup between Maryland and North Carolina might have lost some of its luster after the then-No. 1 Tar Heels lost at Northern Iowa on Saturday and dropped eight spots in the Associated Press media poll.

But the matchup of potential Maryland sophomore Melo Trimble and North Carolina senior Marcus Paige, both All-American point guards, might happen when the No. 2 Terps play in Chapel Hill on Dec.

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Maryland QBs Hills, Rowe to be game-time decisions at Rutgers

Maryland’s starting quarterback for Rutgers will be a game-time decision, interim coach Mike Locksley said Tuesday.

Juniors Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe were cleared to practice, Locksley said, and participated in Tuesday morning’s practice on a limited basis. Hills, who has made seven starts this season, missed Maryland’s 47-28 loss to Indiana with mononucleosis.

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Maryland coach Mark Turgeon challenges Diamond Stone, who responds

Whether Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon was trying to send a message to Diamond Stone or simply believed that sophomore Michal Cekovsky deserved to start at center against Rider Friday, the effect on the 6-foot-11, 255-pound freshman was exactly what Turgeon wanted.

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Terps have health concerns ahead of finale

The deluge of injuries that seemed to plague Maryland football in the past few years — namely the string of quarterback injuries and torn knee ligaments in 2012 — has been staved off so far this season.

But entering its final game at Rutgers on Saturday, the toll of a difficult Big Ten Conference schedule is starting to show.

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Terps basketball team moves up to No. 2 in coaches' and media polls

Despite a pair of come-from-behind victories at home against unranked competition last week, the Maryland men's basketball went up a spot in both the AP media poll and the USA Today Sports coaches' poll released Monday.

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