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Maryland Minute - 12.09.10 - After Duke, Is There a Favorite in the ACC?

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In ACC, uncertainty rules for men's basketball - The Diamondback - Sports
True story. Even Duke, while still the clear favorite, is a little vulnerable with the loss of Irving to injury for possibly the season. Maryland certainly has the potential to step up, especially with how Jordan has been playing. But they need others to help him out. Just an aside about Jordan...he leads the Nation in double-doubles this season, which prompted my Mom to suggest the nickname "DD" when she called into the Gary Williams radio show yesterday. Gary and Chris Knocke both liked it. Jordan "DD" Williams.

Temple Vs. No. 9 Georgetown: Ramone Moore's 30 Points Help Owls Upset Hoyas, 68-65 -
Now I REALLY wish we'd beaten Temple. But at least the loss to them looks better now? Why are we cursed at the BB&T Classic?

Bowl win puts Terps turnaround in record books -
That would be pretty sweet...

A win over East Carolina in the Military Bowl will give the Terps the biggest turnaround in conference history. No other team has ever won nine or more games after winning two or fewer the previous season.

It is pretty amazing if we get 9 wins...remember what we were thinking/discussing this time last year?

Pitt's Baldwin is going pro, despite Pitt's conspiracy against him - Dr. Saturday
Another player Torrey Smith will be jockeying for draft position with, should he leave. If you want him to stay, this is good. -BB

My take  - I'm pretty sure it's a lock that Torrey is gone, but I guess that could change. But he's graduating this semester, so that's another thing to consider. I guess if there is a lock-out in the NFL, the possibility of Torrey staying another year would be one small, bright spot...

Final USA Today Coaches Ballet

cplysy did a fanshot about this and I thought it was worth linking to. Pretty interesting. Glad we got some love from fellow ACC coaches...

Violence and silence
I'm glad the FBI is finally involved in the police brutality beating of that Maryland student following the Duke win last year. Here's the clip if you haven't seen it. Disgusting.  Amazing how that whole PG County corruption scandal affected this investigation as well. Hope those cops get what's coming to them.

Recruiting Report: Season recap: Dontez Tyler - Matt Bracken -
Bracken discusses Terps DE Dontez Tyler.

Terps' O'Donnell wins Honda Award for field hockey -
The Terps have pretty much dominated this award the last several years...

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