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Maryland Minute 4.15 -- Alyssa Thomas drafted by Liberty, traded to Sun

Spinelli to BC gets finalized, Maryland announces their leadership council and a few targets go elsewhere.

Andy Lyons

2014 WNBA Draft - Round 1, Pick 4: The New York Liberty select Maryland's Alyssa Thomas - Swish Appeal
Thomas was picked by the Liberty and traded to the Connecticut Sun.

Boston College announces Scott Spinelli as new assistant coach
It's official. Spinelli will be one of the ACC's highest-paid assistants.

Randy Edsall announces Maryland football leadership council | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
C.J. Brown, Sal Conaboy, Albert Reid, P.J. Gallo, Deon Long, Andre Monroe, Matt Robinson, Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil, Cole Farrand, Jeremiah Johnson and Brad Craddock are the players on the council this year. That may be promising for Reid and Gallo's chances at winning starting jobs, or it may mean nothing at all!

Texas Longhorn Football Recruiting: RB Tristian Houston Commits to Texas - Barking Carnival
Houston was a Maryland target (from Houston) who the Terps seemed to be in good position with, but the rumor mill always had Texas as his landing spot if the Longhorns offered. They did, and there he goes.

Recruiting on the South Plains | 2015 LB D'Vonta Hinton Commits to Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
Another Maryland target in Texas heads to an in-state Big 12 school. Maryland appeared to be in quite good position with Hinton before the offer from Tech. There's going to be a lot of these kinds of situations as the Terps head into Texas and Florida -- they want to grab the kids who the big schools ignore, but if a big school comes in later, there's little they can do.

What if? The Legacy of Len Bias - Sonics Rising
Our friend Mitch Northam at Sonics Rising has a terrific and heartwrenching piece about Len Bias.

Acrosse the Lacrosse Polls: April 14, 2014 - College Crosse
Maryland falls to sixth in the aggregate poll -- fifth in the coaches, seventh in the media.