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Maryland Minute 10.22.09 - Is Dino the 5th Starter?

A picture of Kyle Singler getting posterized?  Awesome.  A picture of Dino doing the posterizing?  Even more awesome.
A picture of Kyle Singler getting posterized? Awesome. A picture of Dino doing the posterizing? Even more awesome.

Dino's the Favorite for the 5th Starting Spot

Jeff Barker over at the Sun talked to Gary and asked if Dino would be the 5th starter and it appears the answer to that is yes. So the starting 5 will probably be Vasquez, Hayes, Milbourne, Mosley and Dino. I like it. - homertuck

My Take: Dino seems like the most obvious choice here but I'm not sure he's got the body to bang with the ACC's biggest all season.  If we can get some solid contributions out of the freshmen, it'll make Dino's job a lot easier.   

Gary Feeling Vindicated

More on the basketball team. You can tell how happy last season made Gary. Vindicated is a word he uses a lot. Also good preview of some of the sets Gary plans to use this year, including the three guard sets we saw a lot of last year. ~ homertuck

Luke Winnn: Maryland #14 Backcourt

Seems a bit low, actually.

Vasquez might be the college game's most entertaining player due to his energy, flair and all-around talent. The Venezuelan combo guard's 35-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist effort in a February upset of North Carolina was one of last season's top performances. Hayes is a steady senior point guard, but the Terps need Bowie and Mosley to be more effective on the perimeter, as both players shot below 24 percent from long range last season.

One more thing: can we stop ranking Cal's backcourt ahead of Maryland's? Last year's results disagree. - bbroman

Maryland to play in 2010 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic - D1SCOURSE

Missed this yesterday. Not as nice as Maui, but better cause and better than the Old Spice Classic. - bbroman

Terp BB Quick Facts - Sporting News

A nice little write up by Sporting News. The most interesting parts of the article are the Maryland records Vasquez could challenge for. We're talking number retired records here folks. ~ homertuck

Family Ties Could Lead Buchanan to Terps -

Ron Buchanan, a 2011 target who's Vernon Davis' cousin, is looking at MD. It's a premium article, but I'm excited to possibly land anyone related to VD. ~ homertuck

Sun Editorial Sounds Off on New Slogan

It's still hard to fathom that the administration spent $250,000 on "Unstoppable Starts Here." And just think of all the rocks we could have painted for Tobias with that money.