Let me get this out from the get-go. I don't like the city of Pittsburgh. I don't like the Steelers. I don't like the Penguins. I don't really follow the Pirates, but I'm sure I don't like them either. This game's personal for me. Now that I've gotten that off my chest, today's MM...
Pitt ramps up offensive production - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pitt's up-tempo style of play should benefit the Terps. If the Panthers want to run, Maryland should be able to keep up. If they decide to slow down the pace, we could be in trouble.
Terps face Pitt in first challenge of season - Carroll County Times
Jordan is extra pumped for this game. Be afraid, Pitt, be very afraid...
"I’m definitely excited," he said. "That’s the mecca — Madison Square Garden playing against a top-five team in the country. That’s definitely a great way to play your fourth game of the season."
Jordan Williams playing with a 'chip' on his shoulder
Last week I suggested that Jordan seems to have a little of that typical Gary, me against the world attitude. Scratch that. He's got a lot of it.
"I've always played with a little chip on my shoulder," Williams said. "Coming out of high school, I wasn't recruited that heavily. I was always the type of person who was a question mark in scouts' books. There has always been something [skeptical] said about me somewhere: 'He can do this, but he can't do that.'
"The big question coming out of high school was, 'Yeah, he had his 38 [points] a game, but that's against people who are 6-2.' Every game is just a challenge for me to prove people wrong."
PressBox: Terps Expect Big Things From Big Man Jordan Williams
Great piece on Jordan from the folks at Press Box. - DT
Top 5: Maryland losses to Florida State
I link this not to upset you, but to motivate you to scream your butt off against FSU on Saturday.
Interesting article from a Virginia newspaper about Friedgen's disdain for the Wahoos.
Said Friedgen: "There’s guys that are meant to go to Virginia, and there’s guys that are meant to go to Maryland..."
Not sure if I agree with that, or even know what it means, but those do sound like fightin' words.
Could Men's Soccer be in for a 2008-like Championship run?
The Diamondback takes a look at the two seasons side by side.
PressBox: Scooting Around Minus Helmets Is Risky Practice At College Park
It amazes me that the University A). gives these scooters for athletes to drive around on and B). doesn't require them to wear a helmet...seems so stupid. - DT