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M.M. 5.13.15: Even Tom Izzo is talking up the Terps

News and notes from around the Maryland internet.

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Men's Basketball:

Tom Izzo: No question Maryland is the Big Ten favorite in 2015-16
"They're definitely going to be everyone's favorite, I'm sure of that," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Monday afternoon on WQTX 92.1 FM in Lansing.

Maryland Basketball: Terrapins' Projected 2015-16 Rotation with Rasheed Sulaimon | Bleacher Report
Even though fans in College Park hate all things related to the Blue Devils, Sulaimon represents a big addition to an already impressive roster full of players capable of succeeding at both the college and professional levels.

How Rasheed Sulaimon fits into the Maryland puzzle | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Sulaimon was arguably Duke’s best defender before his dismissal last season, alongside freshman Justise Winslow.

Gary Williams on Maryland, Sulaimon, and chemistry | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"When I was coaching," he said with a smirk, "you couldn’t transfer within the ACC, so you didn’t have to worry about that."

Mark Turgeon, Maryland add former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon " Big Ten Network
"I am extremely grateful to the University of Maryland and Coach Turgeon for this opportunity to further my education and continue to play the game I love," Sulaimon said. "I’m looking forward to starting this next chapter at Maryland."

Thirty-second shot clock? BTN analyst Stephen Bardo loves the idea " Big Ten Network
BTN analyst Stephen Bardo is a big proponent of this move, and caught up with him to get his thoughts on why a 30-second shot clock makes sense.

Drafting a starting five for every Big Ten school over the past decade " Big Ten Network
While the conference has not crowned a national champion in hoops since Michigan State won it all back in 2000, that doesn’t take away from the outstanding talent that has come from the Big Ten.

Women's Basketball

Eleanor Roosevelt All-Met Kaila Charles commits to Maryland women’s basketball - The Washington Post
Charles, a rising senior who is currently playing in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League with Team Takeover during the offseason, emerged as a national recruit while leading Eleanor Roosevelt to an undefeated record


Stefon Diggs speaks after first camp with Vikings | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Diggs will be paired in Minnesota with offensive coordinator Norv Turner, in his second year with the team, and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, also in his second season.


Maryland-Yale finish latest example of why college lacrosse needs instant replay - Baltimore Sun
Keasey's shot appeared to hit off a left post and drop behind the goal line with 23 seconds remaining, which would have tied the game at 8. Instead, the ball hit the ground and spun backward out of the goal. No score was called and Maryland won its opening game, 8-7.

No. 1 Maryland women erupt for 19 goals to continue title defense " Big Ten Network
The team’s 18 goals were the Terps’ most in an outing this season. The Minutewomen came into Sunday’s game with the No. 2 defense in the nation, holding opponents to 5.45 goals per game.