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Maryland Minute 8.25.14: Danjel Purifoy commits to Auburn

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A surprising former Terp could start in the NFL, a big dunk from Dez Wells and more.

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4-star Maryland target spurns Terps, commits to Auburn | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Danjel Purifoy surprised no one and committed to Auburn. He previously said the Terps were his top school, but the presence of his friend Trayvon Reed likely had something do it with it. With Reed gone, Maryland was no longer considered a potential destination for the prospect.

Football

Takeaways from Terps' preseason practice - baltimoresun.com
Zenits runs through each positional unit for a final takeaway from camp.

Bigger and stronger this year, Terps' L.A. Goree 'more physical' than ever - baltimoresun.com
L.A. Goree was small enough as a freshman at Maryland in 2010 that former Terps coach Ralph Friedgen asked Goree to switch from linebacker to safety. He's now up to 245 pounds, and Matt Zenitz of the Sun wrote this feature on him.

The Randy Edsall Radio Show Begins Thursday - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site
The Randy Edsall Radio Show, featuring Maryland head football coach Randy Edsall, will air Thursday evenings throughout the 2014 football season on the Maryland Sports Radio Network.

Baltimore area's 2014 FBS players - baltimoresun.com
College football players in FBS from the Baltimore area for 2014. Lots of local kids playing for the Terps.

Former Maryland QB gets nod from Rams after Bradford injury | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Starting NFL quarterback Shaun Hill is looking like more and more of a possible thing.

Basketball

VIDEO: Dez Wells pulls off high-level slam in camp dunk-off | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Some impressive hops for the Terrapin senior.

2014-15 Wisconsin basketball schedule: 10 games you can't miss - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Our good friends at Bucky's 5th Quarter rank their top 10 games on Wisconsin's schedule, with Maryland making the cut at number five.

Around the Big Ten

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Big Ten for 2014 (Experts Poll) | AthlonSports.com
I voted in this poll! There are some Maryland players who received votes. This is not a coincidence.

InsideNU Big Ten Power Rankings: Week 1 - Inside NU
Where does Maryland rank among our Northwestern bros? [Dave]

Report: Tanner McEvoy to start at quarterback vs. LSU - Bucky's 5th Quarter
This is a surprising turn of event for the Badgers, as Joel Stave was expected to win the job.