Maryland Minute 5.12.14: Randy Edsall expects success in Big Ten

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Rule changes in college basketball, more hype for Melo Trimble, updates on former Terps and more.

Maryland coach Randy Edsall applauds move to Big Ten, expects to win | NCAA.com
Despite the no duh-ness of all of this, this is quite an interesting read.

"Do we have as many quality student athletes as some of the people we're going to play? Probably not, if you take a look at the rankings," Edsall said. "But I know this: Our players are excited about what we have, and we're going to prepare well."

NCAA Recommends Change to Charge/Block Rule - Tar Heel Blog
After a season where no one really knew what was a charge or block anymore, the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee is basically changing the charge/block rule back to what it was prior to the 2013-14 season.

2014 NFL Draft picks by college, conference, state and recruit rating - SBNation.com
Maryland had one draft pick, of course (more than Texas!), but the Big Ten trailed the ACC by 12 picks (thanks in large part to Florida State and Louisville). Five players from the state of Maryland were selected, as well as one from DC.

Oh, Hello: S Ayron Monroe Commits to Penn State - Black Shoe Diaries
Black Shoe Diaries' coverage of Monroe's commitment, which includes not one, but two shots at Maryland. Not our rivals, huh?

A decade after hiding his sexuality, former Terp Akil Patterson embraces it - Football - The Diamondback Online
A wonderful (and jarring) story from the Diamondback on former Maryland lineman Akil Patterson, who has come out of the closet after his Terrapin career and recounts some of the difficulties he faced while at the school.

Local team DMV’s Finest makes 32-team bracket for $500,000
Terrell Stoglin, John Auslander and Logan Aronhalt are all on the team, which will donate a portion of their potential proceeds in honor of Zach Lederer.

Observations: Rebuilding guru Ben Howland a perfect fit for Oregon St. - CBSSports.com
Noted positivity troll Jon Rothstein says Romelo Trimble may be the most important freshman in the country next season.

Oh, Hello: S Ayron Monroe Commits to Penn State - Black Shoe Diaries
Black Shoe Diaries' coverage of Monroe's commitment, which includes not one, but two shots at Maryland. Not our rivals, huh?

Is Keelon Lawson now the nation's top assistant coaching candidate? - CBSSports.com

Could this be Maryland?

"Multiple sources have told CBSSports.com that Keelon Lawson interviewed for a spot on staff at a high-major program earlier this week. No offer was made -- and Keelon Lawson, when asked, declined to discuss specifics."

Boston College Basketball Recruiting: PF Jeremy Miller Re-Opens Recruitment - BC Interruption
Miller was a Maryland target before he committed to the Eagles.

Washington Post: Profiles Brooke Griffin

For those who missed it, the always reliable Alex Prewitt profiled women's lacrosse leading scorer Brooke Griffin in Sunday's WAPO. (Todd - with apologies to Pete)

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