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Maryland Minute 2.19.15 - Dez Wells finding his form heading into stretch run

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Dez Wells is ready for the stretch run of his senior year; Big Ten rivalries and more.

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Basketball:

Maryland’s Dez Wells is finding his form - The Washington Post
Turgeon on Dez: "He’s just playing well. He’s making good decisions. He had a few too many turnovers against Indiana... Him being more consistent is what we’re looking for. He’s pretty determined and pretty focused, and he’s approaching every day like that."

Yes, Big Ten basketball needs protected rivalry games - Land-Grant Holy Land
If the Big Ten created protected rivalry games for basketball, who would you want Maryland's rival to be? Who would be the best (or most realistic fit)?

Petteway a "Scary" Matchup For Maryland
Like Yogi Ferrell and D.J. Newbill, Nebraska's Terran Petteway poses a tough challenge.

Flush with confidence, Maryland returns home to meet Nebraska - The Washington Post
Turgeon says the Terps are "very confident" in close games.

Maryland football:

Profiling 12-year-old football prospects: How low will it go? - The Washington Post
"I see big issues with that trend, and I hate to say that we have offered kids early," Edsall said. "I don’t like to do it, but because of the nature of the business that in we are in it, it makes colleges and coaches do those things. This is why we need to put a stop to all this silliness that has taken place with early offering and evaluating sixth-graders. It is really not fair to the student-athletes." [Pete]

Former Maryland LB Alex Twine found not guilty of second degree assault - The Washington Post
Former Maryland linebacker Alex Twine was found not guilty on a charge of second-degree assault relating to a July incident in College Park. His attorney said he was found not guilty on the grounds of "reasonable doubt."

2014 college football receiver stats - Football Study Hall
Stefon Diggs' and Deon Long's stats are included in here -- worth a read. [Pete]

Other:

One SEC athletic director has an idea that could change college sports forever - SBNation.com
This would change a *lot* of things, including the record books. [Pete]

What’s Lefty Driesell’s grandson doing coaching basketball at George Mason? - The Washington Post
The family business brought Lefty Driesell's oldest grandkid to his old stomping grounds. [Pete]