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Maryland Minute 8.20.14 - Brandon Ross remains favorite in running back race

With the season looming large, the picture at tailback becomes clearer, fall camp is winding down, and soccer is heating up.

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Maryland News:

Randy Edsall talks about the Terps' depth chart, more notes from Tuesday
Brandon Ross continues to lead the running back battle.  Albert Reid is number two, and Wes Brown three.  Tuesday was the last day of preseason camp open to the media.  Maryland will scrimmage today, and the final day of preseason camp is Thursday.  After that, the focus will shift to game planning for JMU.

Terps practice report: August 19 notes and quotes
The Diamondback walks through yesterday's practice.  Unfortunately, there is no timetable yet for Evan Mulrooney's return to action.

First look: Maryland freshman Michal Cekovsky takes challenge | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
He's tall. Also, check out the xfinity center sign behind him. [Dave]

Terps Cruise Past Zips In Soccer Exhibition Match
Final score: 3-0.  Terps take on a tough Delaware team in their final tune up on Saturday.

Maryland announces life-time scholarship guarantee for student-athletes
In case you missed it, "The Maryland Way Guarantee" will provide all freshman student athletes with a lifetime scholarship to finish their degree.  Maryland joins fellow B1G member Indiana in offering this unique commitment.

Big Ten News:

Braxton Miller's done for the year. Here's what that means
Our very own Pete Volk explains what impact Miller's injury could have on the B1G as a whole


Measuring classroom, on-field effort
ESPN came up with a nifty new way to rank college football programs based on graduation rates and onfield performance.  The metric is a bit convoluted, but the formula is: AP Top 25 rank + USA Today Top 25 rank + Graduation Success Rate.