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Maryland Minute 7.28.14: Penn State hires Sandy Barbour as new athletic director

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A former Terp lands in the NFL and more on a recent commitment.

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Sandy Barbour Named Penn State Athletic Director - Black Shoe Diaries
The former Cal AD was the "first and unanimous choice" of the selection committee led by university President Eric Barron. Cal football had horrible graduation rates during her time at the school, but she had to deal with severe budget cuts and a tough academic environment. She'll certainly have a bigger budget to work with (and a more established program), so we'll see if this tenure works out differently.

Former Terp Meggett Signs with Colts
Former Maryland running back Davin Meggett is back in the NFL. Congrats to him, but he'll be competing with some established (and talented) backs for playing time.

Ready to play football: Majette nearing decision "
Before his decision, Mike Majette talked to the Left Bench about his recruitment. He said he wanted to stay home and rep the DMV -- looks like he has the chance to do that.

Is this heaven? No it’s Iowa. Does anyone give a Figge? | From Todd's Mind
More from Todd's trip.