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Maryland Minute 7.8.15: Terps place 8th in 'best in college sports' ranking

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Something to Hang Your Hat On:

Terps Place 8th in CBSSports' "Best in College Sports" Ranking
CBS Sports developed a formula based on five main college sports (football, men's and women's basketball, baseball and an additional wild card sport) to determine the 'best in college sports' ranking. Given this formula, the Terps finished eighth overall in the nation...tied with none other than Duke.

Bill Connelly's 128-Part College Football Countdown (Two-Parter!)

West Virginia's defense will be nasty, but can the offense avoid becoming a problem? -
Can West Virginia's offense compliment its stacked defense enough to keep Holgorsen off of the hot seat?

If Bill Snyder has one more big year left at Kansas State, it probably won't be 2015 -
Bill Snyder's second tenure at Kansas State has been a success, but how long will his age allow him to be an efficient head coach?

Men's Basketball:

Washington Post Summer Workout Series - Anthony Cowan Jr. (Video)
Anthony Cowan discusses how working out in the off season helps him keep his confidence, and watch here as he discusses his attempts to aid in future Terp recruiting.

Men's Basketball (Sorta):

Photos: Here’s the ideal shoe for every Big Ten basketball team " Big Ten Network
Maryland's ideal basketball shoe may or may not include patterns resembling the state flag, you'll just have to click and see.


One breakout player for every Big Ten East football team " Big Ten Network
Read why redshirt freshman OT Derwin Gray is expected to be, and needs to be, a breakout player for the Terps in the upcoming football season.

Tom Dienhart’s best-case, worst-case scenarios: Big Ten East " Big Ten Network
Read BTN's analyst's take on the Terps' this season.

Women's Basketball:

Big Ten women’s basketball sets conference record in attendance " Big Ten Network
As you might have seen here, fans around the Big Ten like their basketball, and their desire for hoops is certainly not restricted by gender. Nine Big Ten women's basketball teams ranked in the top 25 in average home attendance. Maryland ranked 15th in the nation, and fifth in the conference with an average home attendance of 5,236.