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Maryland Minute 5.17.13- Competition for Antonio Barton and Women's Lacrosse Advances to Final Four

In today's Maryland Minute we look at a new school who is battling the Terps for Antonio Barton's services, discuss the Women's Lacrosse team's 5th-straight Final Four appearance, and recap some the other spring teams seasons.

Is Tennessee in the running to land Memphis transfer Antonio Barton?
Is Tennessee in the running to land Memphis transfer Antonio Barton?
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Terps have some competition for Antonio Barton from Tennessee -
"It appears now that the Terps have some new competition for Barton from Tennessee. Barton was in Knoxville "Wednesday or Thursday," according to a source."

Tennessee, eh? Barton going to Tennessee would be....surprising to me, to say the least. Maryland is better in almost every category for Barton (better basketball school/conference, better exposure, closer to home), so I'd be shocked if this happened. But I've also learned to never be shocked by the decisions of college kids.

#TourneyTerps Advance to Final Four
Congrats to the Women's Lacrosse team, who punched their ticket to their fifth-straight Final Four after defeating Duke on Saturday, 14-9. The Lady Terps will take on Syracuse Friday at 7:30 at Villanova Stadium, so go check them out if you're in the area.

Terps Trio: Big Ten schedule, previously scheduled games, road trips - Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus and Jeff Barker and editor Matt Bracken weigh in on the three biggest topics of the past week in Maryland sports: 2014 schedule announced Thursday by the Big Ten, non-conference football games, & the four Big Ten road trips on tap for Maryland in 2014.

Terps' Edsall to rally fans in Ocean City | The Daily Times |
In case you hadn't seen, the Maryland Athletic Department is doing another round of those state-wide "Coaches Caravan" this summer. I think they're fantastic, get fans engaged and help building the Maryland brand across the state, from Ocean City (where this one is taking place) out to Western Maryland.

Terps Rally, Win on Senior Day
The Maryland baseball team closed out their season with a 5-4 win over Boston College on Saturday.

Preakness 2013 - Baltimore Sun
"...along with Maryland folks like Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver; Mark Turgeon, University of Maryland basketball coach; and Sasho Cirovski, University of Maryland soccer coach." Greivis Vasquez was also in attendance. Sounds like Kevin Plank had a pretty happening Under Armour tent going on at Preakness.