We're putting the band back together! At Maryland Madness on Friday, four of the five starters from Maryland's National Championship Team will be playing in the annual alumni game. Dixon, Blake, Wilcox and Mouton are reportedly going to be there for the game. Wish they could get Baxter too. Mike Grinnon and Dave Neal are also expected to participate. I've heard rumors of Vasquez making an appearance as well, but I haven't seen confirmation of that as of yet. Regardless, I really wish Maryland could have figured out a way to have this event in Cole. It just seems like a slam dunk idea. You rent a court for the event and you'll probably fill Cole if you have it there. It's the place where we won the Natty, it's such a great atmosphere inside, and what better way to honor that team and event by having it there? Maybe they can have a game there in the future. Here's more details from the Sports Bog and The Sun:
Maryland bringing back title team for midnight madness - DC Sports Bog
Probably worth a full post, but I decided to make it an MM entry. Pretty cool, and a great way to make MM relevant again. -BB
And here's the promo video to get you psyched for Friday
40 Years of Madness - October 14 @ Comcast Center (via MarylandAthletics)
Maryland's Joe Vellano named ACC defensive lineman of the week - baltimoresun.com
Defensive tackle Joe Vellano earned ACC defensive lineman of the week for his play against Georgia Tech, where he recorded 20 tackles.
For Terps, an unhealthy trend - Sports - The Diamondback - University of Maryland
The Diamondback looks at the impact key injuries are having on the football team, including forcing more and more freshmen into starting roles.
2011 Clemson vs. Maryland Depth Chart Recruited Talent Analysis - Shakin The Southland
I guess we could try to do something like this week-to-week, except for the fact that it would be boring to be reminded week-in and week-out that Maryland has inferior talent. No different than you would expect: Clemson is a three-and-a-half star team, and Maryland is a two-and-a-half star team. -BB