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Maryland Minute - 8.1.14 - IT'S FOOTBALL MONTH!

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There will be Maryland football on your TV screen before you have to flip your calendar. Rejoice.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


Preseason Recognition

2014 college football team rankings: 41-48 - NFL.com
In a ranking of the top 100 college football teams for this coming season, NFL.com tabs Maryland as the 46th, two spots behind Penn State and one spot ahead of Arizona.

Maryland Terrapins can be top contenders in Big Ten - College Hoops - ESPN

Seth Greenberg (!) explores how the Maryland Terrapins can be a top contender in their inaugural Big Ten season.

Recruiting

Gilman QB Locksley commits to Florida State - baltimoresun.com
"They kind of were my dark horse throughout this whole process," Locksley said of the Terps. "They were a school I felt could, out of nowhere, just pop up, but we kind of decided together that it was real hard to play for your dad, especially at the level that he's at and [Maryland] being a strong program and a Division I program. It's much tougher to do it in college and we decided it was better to go elsewhere and grow myself as my own man."

Tyrone Taylor: Taking a Different Route to Success «
The combo guard target lists Maryland as one of his top schools.

Stanford football recruiting: JJ Arcega-Whiteside commits - Rule Of Tree
Arcega-Whiteside was one of the Terps' remaining targets at receiver.

Miscellaneous and around the B1G

XFINITY Center signs already up - Testudo Times
When Maryland announced on Monday that the Comcast Center would be renamed the XFINITY Center, effective immediately, they weren't kidding.

Overhauled 2014 Coaches Poll Top 25 here, topped by Florida State - SBNation.com
Of note: Ohio State at No. 6, Michigan State at No. 8 and Wisconsin at No. 14 -- all Maryland opponents this season.