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Maryland Minute - 5.16.14 - Terp Lax looks towards an unexpected 2nd round

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Maryland-Bryant Lacrosse Matchup An Unexpected Duel
After a stunning come-from-behind victory over Cornell in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the no. 7 seeded Terrapin men's lacrosse team assumed they'd be playing no. 2 Syracuse. That isn't happening because Syracuse went out and got stunned themselves by upstart Bryant. It sets up an odd but intriguing second round matchup.

James Franklin on Kevin Anderson: 'I respect him' | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
“Everybody that comes into a leadership position, they kind of have their own plan of where they want to go and how they want to attack things and I respect him for that,” Franklin told CSN. “That was a decision that he made. Fortunately I had some opportunities at that time and was able to go to Vanderbilt which, like always, there’s a blessing in disguise. That turned out to be an unbelievable experience for me and another opportunity to grow professionally.” (Pete)

Maryland Celebrates 2013-14 At Terp Awards - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site
Student-athletes, coaches and teams were honored Tuesday for prowess in academics, community service and athletics at the third annual Terp Awards, co-sponsored by the Terrapin Club and the `M' Club, held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on campus. (Pete)

The big 2014 Purdue football preview: No quick solutions -

Bill Connelly's preview series moves into the B1G, and it's not good for Purdue. "On the bright side, the Boilermakers did still rank ahead of four Ivy League schools, though Yale and Penn got awfully close. But technically it could have been worse." (Pete)

ACC to experiment with 30-second shot clock -
The ACC will use the shortened shot clock in exhibition games to see how it impacts pace and scoring. (Pete)

Alyssa Thomas: A new horizon for region's native Sun |
Thomas's hometown paper with a great piece on the Maryland great. (Pete)

Dienhart: Iowa’s 2014 schedule analysis « Big Ten Network
Tom Dienhart says Iowa has a very easy schedule this upcoming season. They play in College Park in mid-October. (Pete)