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Maryland Minute - 8.16.13 - Terps' 2014 Basketball Class Now Top Three

Maryland's 2014 basketball class moved into the top three of 247's rankings, with a high profile recruit still likely to commit before this class is completed.

Turgeon is working to get Maryland's 2014 class to #1 overall
Turgeon is working to get Maryland's 2014 class to #1 overall
Streeter Lecka

2014 Basketball Recruiting Team Rankings
I'll have more on this soon, but the Terps are now #3 in 247's 2014 basketball class rankings. They trail only UNC and Ohio State. Other B1G notables include Northwestern (17), Rutgers(!) (18), and Indiana (25). And remember, we're still adding at least one more player to this class, so we could climb even higher. Speaking of which...

InsideMDSports: Dominique Uhl 'excited and surprised' by Terps offer -
More on Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) power forward Dominique Uhl, who recently received an offer from the Terps.

Terps freshman was injured 'horsing around' in dorm - Baltimore Sun

Maryland athletics’ financial success hinges on ticket sales, fundraising - The Washington Post
Go to games and join the Terrapin Club people.

Terps aim for accountability in practice - The Diamondback : Football
We talkin' bout PRACTICE.

PressBox: Can A Healthy C.J. Brown Help Terps Improve In 2013?
Nice piece by PressBox discussing how a healthy C.J. Brown can impact Maryland's win total.

Roosevelt grad happy to focus on Terps' defense -- Gazette.Net
Another nice piece on Shawn Petty. He got to live his dream of being a college QB, but now he's happy to be back focusing on defense.

Cornerback Likely making early impact at Terps practice - The Diamondback : Football
Sounds like Will is likely to make an impact this season. See what I did there?

Edsall's Terps want to exit ACC on good note - York Dispatch
You guys, Edsall wants to do good this year.

An Israeli sledder finds his Olympic dream put on ice | The Times of Israel
This story is about a Maryland alum, Brad Chalupski, who is a dear friend of mine and is working his butt off to represent Israel at the 2014 Games in Skeleton. But he's unfortunately being frozen out.

Terps Announce 2013-14 Schedule - Maryland Athletics - University of Maryland Official Athletic Site
Terps Announce 2013-14 Schedule for wrestling.

From the site:

Big Ten/ACC Challenge Times Set - Terps to Play on ESPN(2) - Testudo Times
ICYMI, Maryland will be playing Ohio State on December 4th at 7:00 PM on either ESPN or ESPN 2.

Maryland Football Practice Notes 8/15: Brown Stars, Position Battles Rage - Testudo Times
Pete got to check out another practice yesterday that was open to the media, where he says certain position battles are raging.

Fan Appreciation Day This Saturday - Testudo Times
Don't forget - Maryland football will be holding its fan appreciation day Saturday, August 17 at 1 p.m. at Byrd Stadium. Gates will open at 12:30.

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