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Maryland Minute - 9.12.13 - Terps Ranked No. 43 in College Basketball Countdown

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USA Today is ranking their pre-season tournament field, and the Terps check in at No. 43.

Streeter Lecka

College basketball countdown: No. 43 Maryland
Nice piece by USA Today on Maryland. They don't really talk about Jake Layman at all, which I think they'll regret by March. They have Maryland as a 10 seed in the tourney but admit they could finish much higher. I think Maryland ends up as a solid 5 or 6 seed, honestly. -DT

Rebuilding Maryland to hold its own in tough ACC | One And One - SI.com
SI.com also did a bit of a season preview of the Terps and talked to Mark Turgeon about life without Alex Len, Roddy Peters, and the offense.

Film Breakdown: UConn offense vs. Maryland defense - The UConn Blog
The folks over at UConn's SB Nation have put together a nice analysis of how they feel the Huskies should best attack the Terps defense on Saturday.

Where do college football players come from? - Football Study Hall
A look at the distribution of FBS college football players according to their home state. Very interesting to see where Maryland and D.C. rank on this. -DT

Former Terrapins Quarterback Scott McBrien Talks This Season And The Big Ten Move " CBS Baltimore
Nice interview with Scott McBrian, who was asked about everything from the game against UConn to the move to the Big Ten to Oklahoma State.

Maryland players focused on remaining undefeated, not Randy Edsall’s return to Connecticut
Bit of a look into a couple of players' mindsets as the Terps prepare to try and avenge last year's loss in Edsall's first return to Hartford.

NOTEBOOK: Ngakoue makes early impact; Terps equal 2012's interception total - The Diamondback : Football
Checking in on freshman OLB Yannick Ngakoue and how Maryland is dealing with the loss of Jeremiah Johnson at cornerback.

InsideMDSports: Terps targeting D.C. Assault point guard Anthony Cowan - baltimoresun.com
A now-free piece from IMS about Class of 2016 recruit Anthony Cowan, who Turgeon offered a scholarship to on Saturday.