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Melvin Keihn
Melvin Keihn
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Football:

Melvin Keihn Announces Maryland Transfer

Keihn was the no. 21 ranked weakside DE coming out of high school in Baltimore when he chose to play football for the Hokies and Virginia Tech. Now he will return home to add his potential to a growing Terrapins team.

Former Virginia Tech defensive end Melvin Keihn tweets he’s transferring to Maryland - The Washington Post
"While Maryland has yet to make the addition of Keihn official, the former Gilman star has reportedly planned to join the Terps since requesting his release at Virginia Tech last week. He appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman for the Hokies last year, logging most of his time on special teams and finishing the season with two tackles."

Polling the players: B1G coach you'd most like to play for? - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Sixteen of the forty two player representatives were polled anonymously at Big Ten media days last week and asked which coach they would most like to play for.

Polling the players: Who's the B1G's best defensive player? - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
This time 17 of the 42 player representatives for the Big Ten were polled about there thoughts on the Big Ten's best defensive player. Spoiler Alert: This time a Terp does indeed make the list. Deion Sanders tried to place ten votes in his own name, but unfortunately wasn't eligible to do so.

Maryland Terrapins kicker Brad Craddock an unlikely team leader - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Despite winning the Lou Groza award last season for being recognized as the nations best collegiate football kicker, Brad Craddock is still not a name most would likely associate with leadership, not initially at least, because, well...he's a kicker. A Kicker has never been a position synonymous with leadership in the sport of football. However, Craddock has transformed from a young Australian who struggled to understand the most basic rules of American football to become "the Maryland poster boy for hard work."

Basketball:

Steve Blake impressed with Terps - Baltimore Sun
Steve Blake took a break from his annual basketball camp in Montgomery County to stop by College Park for a little pick up game with some current Terps. Needless to say Blake wasn't disappointed with the talent on display.

Bill Connelly's College Football Countdown:

Florida Gators are threats to beat any team they play, thanks to their defense alone - SBNation.com
Despite an unproven offense, the Florida Gators efficient defense should make them a tough opponent in the SEC.