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Maryland Minute - 8.29.14 - Terps in top 5 for Diamond Stone, Esa Ahmad

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Good basketball recruiting news, along with more praise for Diggs and info on the new XFINITY video board.

Francois Nel

Recruiting

Top 10 Stone down to five
Maryland has been in constant pursuit of Diamond Stone, the nation's top center in the 2015 class, for a very long time, but they've been seen as a long shot. That still might be true, but the Terps did find their way into the 5-star's top five, along with Duke, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Oklahoma State. Getting Stone on campus for a visit seems inevitable, and would be a very big deal.

Esa Ahmad Cuts List to Final Five, Including One New School
Maryland will have to compete with Ohio State, WVU, Wisconsin and Oregon for the top 100 forward. Ahmad has long been among the Terps top targets for the 2015 class.

Recruit Darvin Taylor commits to Florida State football - Tomahawk Nation
The four-star defensive tackle had Maryland as one of his finalists, but was widely expected to pick the Seminoles.

Football

Thursday's college football scores
Not much Big Ten action (although Minnesota did beat up on Eastern Illinois), but catch up on everything else.

Triangle All-Stars: Bo, Jack, and the College Football Kings of Our Hearts "
Our new best friend and Grantland contributor Mallory Rubin pegs Stefon Diggs as her college football All-Star for the year. Come for the Diggs praise, stay for the gifs.

Basketball

Maryland is putting a new video board in its basketball arena, and it’s pretty darn big - The Washington Post
The Post's Dan Steinberg has a little more on the new jumbotron at XFINITY. Also, a little talk about potential large concerts coming to campus in the near future.