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Maryland Minute 6.25.14 - Dez Wells changes number, honors friend

Dez Wells changes his number to 44 to honor his fallen friend, ESPY Nominations, and more football commentary.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Dez Wells to change uniform number for fallen former teammate -
He's waited four years to do this, and now finally has his chance. Wells will wear No. 44 next season, to honor a friend in a great story. [Pete]

Cummings Snags ESPY Nomination
The sensational sophomore Taylor Cummings has earned an ESPY Nomination for Best Female College Athlete in 2014.

Asking the Big Ten's best freshmen football recruits, Part 1 - ESPN
Part one of a two-part series wherein the folks at ESPN B1G ask incoming freshmen, including Maryland's Jesse Aniebonam, questions about the upcoming season. Aniebonam says Will Ulmer is overlooked and he's most looking forward to play Ohio State and Penn State. [Pete]

Asking the Big Ten's top freshmen - Part 2 - ESPN
Part two of the series -- Aniebonam has a really interesting quote: "Every time I went to the campus I was just pulled in and attracted to it more and more. If you asked me in the beginning of my junior season if I wanted to go to Maryland, I would’ve said, ‘Heck no.’ But it just grew on me; it just felt right." [Pete again]

Rant Sports College Football Rankings: No. 62 Maryland Terrapins
Yesterday's Maize and Brew preview was optimistic, and looked favorably upon the Terps.  Rant sports, not so much.  "It'll be a shocker if Maryland wins enough games to be bowl eligible this season, let alone gets into a position to contend for a Big 10 title." Ouch!

Top Five Maryland Terps VS Penn State Football Games
A quick catch up for younger Terps who have no memory of the Maryland - Penn. St. games, and a refresher for those with longer memories.

Branch, Elmore Speak at Turgeon Basketball Camp
"Mark has done a great job embracing the former Terps," [Adrian] Branch said." He has an open door policy. He is a fantastic coach and we have a bright future under his direction and leadership."