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Maryland Minute 8.26.14 - Are the Terps a dark horse to win the Big Ten East?

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More notes on Maryland's depth chart, Diggs merely "scratching the surface" of his potential, and ranking all of the week 1 college football games.

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Football is back this week, you guys! Just a quick note that we recorded our B1G football preview podcast last night, so keep an eye out for that to appear soon.

Football

Big Ten East preview: Spartans are beasts of the East | CSN Chicago
Some of the folks at CSN Chicago think Maryland could be a dark horse in the B1G East this year. I agree.

Stefon Diggs merely 'scratching the surface' of his talent - NFL.com
"Edsall also said Diggs "hasn't even come close to scratching the surface of how good he can be."

"The Sun reported that Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith -- a Maryland alum -- has said Diggs is the most naturally gifted receiver to ever play for the Terps."

Notes from Terps' depth chart for Saturday's game vs. James Madison - baltimoresun.com
More on Maryland's depth chart, which was released yesterday.

Both Maryland players charged/summnoed with assault listed on depth chart vs. JMU | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore

Speaking of depth chart, the Maryland players who were recently involved in that arrest/summons both appeared on the depth chart released yesterday.

Looking at three non-starters who could play big roles for Terps football - baltimoresun.com
Maryland football players Wes Brown, Levern Jacobs and Yannick Ngakoue could play key rolls despite likely coming off the bench for Terps.

BIG TEN Team Previews: Maryland - The Daily Iowan
The Daily Iowan previews Maryland's first B1G football season.

Basketball

Big Ten Recruiting Roundtable: Week of 8/18 - BT Powerhouse

A look at the week that was in Big Ten recruiting.

Blue Ribbon releases their Preseason First Team All-Americans | CollegeBasketballTalk

Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia was a bit surprising to me. Unsurprisingly, no Maryland player was selected.

Around the B1G

The Galactic Empire picks Ohio State...still. - Off Tackle Empire
Is Ohio State still the favorite in the B1G?

WELCOME BACK, CASUAL PENN STATE FOOTBALL FAN! - Black Shoe Diaries
James Franklin is doing a lot at Penn State, including bringing back the casual PSU fan.

Urban Meyer Navy week press conference: Braxton Miller, Jeff Heuerman, Michael Bennett, Doran and Curtis Grant captains - Land-Grant Holy Land

Ohio State is going to be in Baltimore this weekend to take on one of Maryland's historic rivals, The Naval Academy, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Maryland in the Big Ten should prove challenging to Penn State men's soccer and field hockey | PennLive.com

And basketball.And in virtually every sport both schools play. Also in football this season.

Ranking the 99 best games of college football's 2014 opening week - SBNation.com

ICYMI, our very own Pete Volk breaks down the 99 best games of college football's opening week. Check it out to see where the Maryland-JMU game ranks.