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Maryland Minute 7.8.14 - Terps to host Winthrop in non-conference slate

Also, Maryland has a "new beginning" in football recruiting by joining the B1G, what former Terps could make the 2018 World Cup team, and a nice roundup of former Maryland baseball players currently playing professionally.

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Maryland to host Winthrop in non-conference play
Jon Rothstein reveals another piece of Maryland's non-conference schedule. Winthrop finished ranked as the 220th best team in KenPom's rankings last year, as they concluded the season with a 20-13 record. They made it to the championship game of the Big South Conference Tournament, but fell to Coastal Carolina. Here's additional info on what we know about Maryland's schedule thus far.

As Terps enter Big Ten, football has 'a new beginning' in recruiting -
"Maryland is a sleeping giant." is how one national recruiting expert discusses Maryland. Very interesting read on what a lot of the recruiting folks think about Maryland. The common theme is that Maryland gets a new start in the B1G, but they better win early if they want to take advantage of it.

Maryland is ranked No. 56, Terrapins are taking slew of offensive playmakers to Big Ten - Orlando Sentinel
No mention of Wes Brown and they say Maryland can be good in the B1G, yet they rank them 56th. Sounds like a convenient way to cover all of your bases as a writer.

Potential USMNT Terps For 2018 World Cup

What former Terps could be on the 2018 World Cup team? The folks at Terrapin Station take a look.

Pro Terps: Baseball, July 7 - The Diamondback : Baseball

Diamondback writer Kyle Stackpole takes a look at former Terps playing professional baseball. Nice roundup.

State College, PA - Penn State AD Search: What a Big Ten Conference Athletic Director Looks Like

Lot of info here on the current ADs in the Big Ten. Worth a read. Very interesting.

NCAA recommends football teams do less hitting in practice, if they want -
The new guidelines aren't mandates, but they will provide a more streamlined protocol than in the past.

Around the B1G:

Jaden Gault takes leave from Wisconsin football team - Bucky's 5th Quarter
One of Wisconsin's incoming recruits will be taking a leave of absence from the school. Sounds like the kid has been through a lot lately.

WR Sam Mays Commits To Illinois - The Champaign Room

Illinois picked up another 2015 recruit, this time a 3-star wide receiver out of Texas.

Tracy Sprinkle dismissed by Ohio State - Land Grant Holy Land

This isn't really a surprise. The Buckeyes' embattled backup defensive lineman has been cut loose by the football program after a multi-charge arrest which included drug possession and fighting.