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Maryland Minute - 08.02.11 - The Return of the Maryland Minute

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Well, it appears that long, dead period for college sports news that takes place from June-July is finally over, so it's time to bring back the daily Maryland Minute. For those of you new to the site, myself, Ben. B and Ben G. each search the interwebs for any news links related to Maryland sports and put them all into one nice, neat posting for you to check out each day. You're welcome.

Anyway, onto the MM!

Maryland football: Uniform changes will make Maryland a truly new-look football team
Just with no names. Nothing else we don't already know, except that "Maryland" will continue to be featured prominently. It's also a wrap-up of the event at Baltimore Sports Legends Museum, so there are a few other things about WRs and whatnot. -Ben B.

My take - I was at the Sports Legends event. It was a cool event to attend. Edsall said that the new unis will feature "MARYLAND" across the front and that we'll get to see them on August 22nd. Also, Davin Meggett wants the names back on the jerseys and he and Cam Chism, who were both at the event, are still lobbying Edsall to change his mind. I told them about Maryland being the first school to put names on the back and they were going to point that out to their coach during their next debate on the subject.

Is taking names off the backs of Maryland jerseys a big deal? -
Matt Vensel asks what fans think about Maryland removing the names off the backs of the jerseys.

New Locker Room Entrance Unveiled
Plenty of Under Armour branding and quite shiny and new. -Ben B.

Terps' Weijs won't let weighty issues limit his effectiveness - Washington Times
Weijs knows he's undersized weight-wise, but thinks he can still contribute. We do too.

Tracking the Terps: A remedy for Maryland's frontcourt woes? Jeff Barker -
Jeff Barker looks to see if anyone on the football team could help out the basketball team. His final few sentences are hilarious and definitely worth the read.

Knoche: Minus Palsson, what's next for Terps?

Palsson had acknowledged to the coaching staff before Williams’ departure that he was considering leaving the team because of family-related issues. While playing for Iceland’s under-20 national team this summer, Palsson starred. He averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds and no doubt turned some heads in doing so.

Apparently this is something Hawk had been considering for a while and their are family issues involved. I know most have simply wished Hawk the best, but for those who have questioned this decision, especially the timing of it, back off a little, okay?

Another Warrior chooses the Terps | The Suffolk News-Herald
Some info on two new baseball commits for the Terps.

Recruiting Report: Terps pledge Avery Thompson wants to 'be great' - Matt Bracken -
Matt Bracken talks with football commit Avery Thompson.

Maryland Terrapins Football rosters, game schedules, photos, articles, and videos | Fanbase
Awesome resource for Terps football info of the past, including video and photos. h/t to CharlesDriesell for finding this.

Jamel Artis impresses at HoopGroup End of Summer Classic
He recently listed Maryland as one his favorites. Guessing he's another backup option as a versatile combo guard.

Artis is a big guard standing at 6’6" and while he can play both guard positions his true calling seems to be at the point. He is a mismatch nightmare at that spot because he is just too big for defenders to handle. He has a good combination of power and speed which allow him to work his way into the lane repeatedly. Artis is a skilled passer both in transition and in half court ball screen sets. Probably his top skill right now is his toughness on the glass which he exhibits on both ends of the floor. Despite playing point guard for Baltimore Elite, Artis was unquestionably their best rebounder today. He loves contact inside and finished through it multiple times both on drives and offensive rebounds.