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Maryland Minute - 10.15.14 - New athletic policy focuses on academics

Recruiting, basketball and B1G friends.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

University System of Maryland policy would deny coaches bonuses for poor academic performance - Baltimore Sun
A new USM policy could deny coaches bonuses if players fail to meet academic benchmarks.

Abner Logan is cleared to play for Maryland football team after appealing probation - The Washington Post

The redshirt sophomore, who played in 12 games last season, will provide needed depth to a banged-up position group.

Thon Maker's guardian calls John Calipari's UK combine a "game-changer'

One of the most highly touted high school players of recent memory, the class of '16 recruit lists Maryland as one of the schools after him hardest.

31 Days to B1G Basketball: BTN Announces Basketball Coverage - BT Powerhouse

Lots of Maryland related names here.

Around the B1G

Good breakdown from our fantastic Iowa site about a usually stout run defense struggling vs. Indiana. One reason is that Tevin Coleman is fantastic, but there is some hope that Maryland could also exploit this flaw, potentially with CJ Brown.

Penn State Basketball Season Preview: Why is Everyone Sleeping on D.J. Newbill? - Black Shoe Diaries
From BSD, they look at why know one's giving credit to their star Newbill. Chad mentions Dez Wells, who is getting some love nationally, as a comparison.