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Maryland Minute - 4.10.14 - Hype building for 2014-15 Terps basketball season

Terps make Lunardi's early bracketology, Maryland is included in some early Top 25 projections

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Way Too Early College Hoops Top 10 for 2014-15 - State of The U
Let the hype machine commence! Jerry Steinberg at State of the U has Maryland just missing the cut for his top 10. [Pete]

Terrell Stoglin talks about Maryland's transfers
Interesting segment featuring former Terp Terrell Stoglin [Dave]

Former Terps center Shaquille Cleare explains decision to transfer: ‘I’m going to take the blame’
"I’m not blaming anyone but myself," Cleare said. "I’ll apologize to the fans." Just a phenomenal piece from Alex Prewitt on the decision-making process that went into Cleare's transfer. [Pete]

Lunardi Has Maryland as an 8
I think being an 8 seed next year would meet expectations for Maryland, even with the recent transfers.

Five teams -- SMU, Maryland, Miami, Utah, A&M -- will rise next season -
More hype for Maryland!

The final Terps spring practice report: Day 14
C.J. Brown and Will Likely impressed, while Jacquille Veii and Albert Reid split time as the first-team running backs (with Brandon Ross and Wes Brown on the second team). If you saw that coming, drinks are on me. [Pete]

7 teams poised to improve in college basketball next season -
Another honorable mention for the Terps!

Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season - ESPN
Says MD could crack top 25 by November

The 2014-2015 College Basketball Top 25 (Very Early Edition) | The Big Lead
Another Top 25 pick for Maryland. Get excited, y'all... [Dave]

Dienhart: A sneak peek at 2014-15 Big Ten hoops " Big Ten Network
"The Terps’ have the talent to battle during their maiden Big Ten voyage, with Wells leading the way. But they lack the defensive edge and star power to contend. The roster is over-crowded, so the staff somehow will need to make some room in the offseason. The 7-0 Cekovsky is the top newcomer in a very strong four-man recruiting class."

RGIII: ‘Coach supports his players, New Year’
John Thompson, Jr.: "You know, Gary’s paid his dues, and definitely, I thought he was an excellent coach. So I’m kind of happy. But I don’t want to be too happy for anybody at the University of Maryland, because it may spoil my image." [Pete]

Terps walk-on A.J. Metz to transfer
Walk-on A.J. Metz is also transferring, citing his wishes to find a school where he can "concentrate more on my academic goals [he wants to be an orthopedic surgeon] while balancing my basketball requirements as well."