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In today's Maryland Minute, we look at the Irish's early entry to the league and whether it could impact Maryland's lawsuit with the ACC, review the All-ACC selections, and Gary Williams being honored as an ACC Legend.
Notre Dame and the Big East have reached an agreement allowing the Fighting Irish to leave the league two years early and join the ACC on July 1.
This means a number of things. First and foremost, Maryland gets one season of the Irish in basketball (along with Pitt and Syracuse) before leaving for the B1G. Second, could this impact the Maryland-ACC lawsuit? Since the ACC lawsuit alleges that Maryland leaving is "damaging" the ACC, I would presume that the Irish joining early negates any loss of Maryland leaving for the B1G, but I'm not a lawyer. Either way, should be interesting.
Alex Len was honorable mention all-ACC and on the all-ACC defensive team. No Terp made an appearance on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd team. This is the part where I remind people that no writers from the state of Maryland are part of the ACC Writers Association.
Cool breakdown of the various ways to calculate who should be on the All-ACC teams using a variety of methods and stats to value player performance. Regardless of how you measure, it's clear that Alex Len probably should have been on the 3rd team All-ACC.
Congrats to Gary. Well deserved. Now just get him into the Basketball Hall of Fame...
I answered some questions for Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun about the Terps' season, feelings towards Turgeon and the outlook for next year. Check it out.
Alex Len makes the USBWA's Ristrict III team. District III includes VA, NC, SC, and MD. Never really heard of these awards, but thought it was worth sharing.