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    Highly touted Terps freshman Jesse Aniebonam could be factor as pass rusher 

    COLLEGE PARK — Like most football roommates, Maryland linebackers L.A. Goree and Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil constantly talk about football.

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    West Virginia will be without starting cornerback against Maryland Sept. 13

    West Virginia will be without starting cornerback against Maryland Sept. 13

    West Virginia starting cornerback Ishmael Banks will be suspended for the Mountaineers’ first three games because of an academic issue, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Monday.

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    Maryland looking for safety Anthony Nixon to be more than just 'Steady Eddie'

    Maryland looking for safety Anthony Nixon to be more than just 'Steady Eddie' 

    COLLEGE PARK — During one preseason practice, Maryland safety Anthony Nixon read the eyes of quarterback Caleb Rowe, jumped in front of wide receiver Levern Jacobs and was in perfect position for an interception in the middle of the field.

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    Notes from Terps' depth chart for Saturday's game vs. James Madison

    Notes from Terps' depth chart for Saturday's game vs. James Madison 

    The winners of all of the Terps’ positional battles became clear by the final week of preseason practice, but Maryland released its depth chart Monday.

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    Looking at three non-starters who could play big roles for Terps football

    Looking at three non-starters who could play big roles for Terps football 

    A glance at three Maryland football players who aren't expected to begin the season in the starting lineup but could still produce for the Terps:

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    Two former Terps will face Maryland as members of James Madison football team

    Two former Terps will face Maryland as members of James Madison football team 

    Titus Till and Jeremiah Wilson both left Maryland for James Madison after Randy Edsall's first year as the Terps' coach in 2011.

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    Bigger and stronger, Terps' L.A. Goree 'more physical' than ever

    Bigger and stronger, Terps' L.A. Goree 'more physical' than ever 

    COLLEGE PARK -- L.A. Goree was small enough as a freshman at Maryland in 2010 that former Terps coach Ralph Friedgen asked Goree to switch from linebacker to safety.

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    Stefon Diggs' impressive catch-and-run from Terps' scrimmage

    Stefon Diggs' impressive catch-and-run from Terps' scrimmage

    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland star wide receiver Stefon Diggs scored two touchdowns during the Terps' final scrimmage of preseason practice Wednesday.

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    Takeaways from Terps' preseason practice

    Takeaways from Terps' preseason practice 

    Maryland players wrapped up preseason practice Thursday and moved their belongings out of Dorchester Hall, their home for preseason camp, later in the day.

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    Maryland football players Levern Jacobs, Alex Twine charged with assault

    Maryland football players Levern Jacobs, Alex Twine charged with assault

    Two Maryland football players — junior wide receiver Levern Jacobs and senior inside linebacker Alex Twine — were charged Thursday with second-degree assault, according to Maryland court records.

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    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    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 the 2014-15 schedule.

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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 more battle-tested when they start play in the Big Ten.

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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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    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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