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Maryland Minute 7.9.14 - Terps face steep odds in first Big Ten season

Terps are 100-1 to win the Big Ten, Maryland Pride expands, and soccer stars need your votes!

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Checking the odds on Big Ten teams' chances in 2014 - ESPN
Maryland's at 100-to-1 odds to win the Big Ten, behind Minnesota, Northwestern, Illinois and Indiana. The divisional alignment probably plays some factor for some of those schools, but it still seems a bit off. [Pete]

Big Ten, Badgers welcome Maryland basketball - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Our new B1G buddies at Bucky'5 5th Quarter give a nice Maryland basketball history. Could they become a new B1G basketball rival? [Dave]

Vote Terps for the MLS All-Star Game!
Fifteen former Terps are in contention for a spot in the MLS All-Star game.  The ballot can be found here.  Vote early and often.

If you were stuck at work on July 1, as I was, enjoy this video of the festivities.

What's it take to be Big Ten champion?
ESPN takes a look at commonalities among B1G champs over the past 10 years.  The results: run the ball well, defend the run, and get turnovers.  Also, tackles for loss, third down conversions, and red zone offense are not helpful indicators.

The Maryland Terrapins football program’s social media accounts now go by MarylandPride
New plan: MarylandPride.  Along with a new conference, we have new social media accounts and branding for the Maryland athletic department.  Update your feeds accordingly.

Lowe, Shawaryn Picked for Perfect Game Freshman All-American Team
Two Terps are named All-Americans by their 4th publication.  Not half bad.