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Unsurprisingly, Ohio State was a unanimous pick to win the B1G. Also Adidas is making some really ugly uniforms and college basketball is less than 100 days from tipping off!

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Football

Ohio State the unanimous pick to win Big Ten per B1G media poll - Land-Grant Holy Land
Ohio State is, unsurprisingly, the preseason favorite to win the B1G in the annual unofficial preseason media poll, conducted each year by the folks at Cleveland.com. Maryland was picked to finish 5th in the East, behind OSU, MSU, PSU, and Michigan. Both Rutgers and Indiana were picked to finish 6th and 7th, respectively. 

2015 college football preseason rankings (No. 68): Maryland's offense filled with questions | syracuse.com
Speaking of preseason rankings, Patrick Stevens gives his take on Maryland's upcoming football season and it sounds about right.

Why does Adidas keep making college teams wear hideous garbage? - SBNation.com
There are definitely a lot of people who don't like the uniforms Under Armour makes for Maryland but those people should redirect that hate towards Adidas, who once again released a uniform design that is just awful.

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL DRUNK SPECTRUM - Every Day Should Be Saturday
Where do you think Maryland would fall on the college football drunk spectrum?

Basketball

99 things to be excited about for the 2015-16 college basketball season | Sporting News
No. 6 - Is the Maryland hype real and No. 10 - a loaded B1G race are some of the Maryland references in this Sporting News piece.

Predicting where college basketball's top 10 uncommitted recruits will play - SBNation.com
Many of the top players in the class of 2016 are still uncommitted. Where will they end up? Ricky O'Donnell of SBNation takes a guess. While none of these players really have a direct connection to Maryland, several are involved and could end up at B1G schools.

Recruiting: 2015 Five Star Diamond Stone - BT Powerhouse
The folks at BT Powerhouse have a nice breakdown of Diamond Stone's game. Most surprising thing? Probably Stone's ability to run fast breaks.

Conference realignment

Evidently 2010's proposed Pac-16 wasn't the only Big 12 mass exodus on the table - Rock M Nation
A new column from the Omaha World-Herald suggests that five Big 12 schools were looking to leave for the Big Ten around the time of Texas' Pac-16 proposal. Had that happened, Maryland would probably still be in the ACC or some other conference.