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Local coach leads City of Gods to ESPN tournament semifinals

Joe Connelly describes ESPN's "The Basketball Tournament" as "AAU on steroids."

Connelly, who grew up in Baltimore and has coached on all levels, including the NBA, has led his City of Gods team to the semifinals of the tournament on Saturday.

From the frenetic pace of the games to the "posturing" between opposing teams as they walk past each other at the hotel, this second-year, single-elimination...

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No Terps make Big Ten list of football players to watch

The Big Ten Conference released a list of 11 players to watch in the upcoming football season Thursday. A select media panel voted for five players in the East and West division with the West garnering six players because of a tie.

Maryland didn’t have a single player on the list despite having two players named to the preseason All-Big Ten first team. Defensive back Will Likely and kicker Brad Craddock...

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Turgeon gets his own ice cream flavor

Mark Turgeon's first paying job as a 14-year-old in Topeka, Kan., was working at Baskin-Robbins.

Long before he became known as "Turgeon the Surgeon" dishing out assists for Larry Brown at Kansas, he was scooping out sundaes.

"I think I was making $1.65 an hour," Turgeon recalled Monday. "I was so little that I would get a lot of tips. I could barely reach the counter."

Turgeon still has something...

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Experience in Pan American games will help Melo Trimble, ESPN analyst says

ESPN college basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla has spent a lot of time in the past month observing Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, first when they were together at Stephen Curry’s summer camp in California and now at the Pan American Games in Canada.

Fraschilla, a former college coach at Manhattan, St. John’s and New Mexico, said that both experiences will help Trimble make the transition from...

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Maryland star Melo Trimble struggles in opening Pan Am Games victory

Melo Trimble’s first game as a member of the U.S. team at the Pan American Games in Toronto was a reminder of how young he really is. One thing you can say about Trimble’s nearly 13-minute stint in a slow-starting 85-62 victory over Venezuela: he wasn’t the only college player who appeared a bit overwhelmed.

Trimble, who finished with five points, three turnovers and an assist, certainly looked more...

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Top quarterback recruit Dwayne Haskins Jr. '110 percent committed' to Terps

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

Dwayne Haskins Jr., one of the nation's top quarterback prospects and the centerpiece of Maryland's expected "movement" of top local prospects to College Park, made waves this month by saying he planned to visit Florida. Haskins is Maryland's most promising...

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