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Maryland Minute - 11.7.13 - UMD used PR campaign to positively influence Big Ten reaction

The university launched a PR campaign to try and positively influence reaction to the Big Ten move

Patrick McDermott

University of Maryland launched extensive PR campaign to change impressions about Big Ten move -
According to the Baltimore Sun, the university tried to balance the negative fan response to the Big Ten move by extensively planting positive comments on message boards, blogs, and Twitter.

UConn Men: The UConn men open the regular season Friday night against Maryland, whose coach, Mark Turgeon, is impressed with the Huskies' depth -
Turgeon on UConn: "I actually think they're undervalued. I think they're better than that. We played Kentucky in the first game last year and we came up short, but I think UConn is a lot better team than Kentucky was last year when they had a lot of young guys. UConn is a lot further along."

Maryland basketball 2013: Separate paths, similar goals for Dez Wells, Nick Faust, Evan Smotrycz - The Washington Post
Nice piece on Wells, Faust, and Smotrycz, who had very different journeys to get to Maryland and who, along with Jon Graham, share an apartment.

Mark Turgeon and Larry Brown playing cards a long time ago
You definitely want to see this picture of a young Turgeon playing cards with Larry Brown in 1985.

Terps freshman Damonte Dodd looking to shed ‘project’ label
Turgeon had some really nice things to say about Dodd's progress so far, adding that he's a great kid who has "no ego."

Maryland wrestling coach Kerry McCoy will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame -
Congrats to Kerry McCoy, who is going to be a part of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

BOUNCING BACK - The Diamondback : Wrestling
The Diamondback previews the wrestling team's final season in the ACC.