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6 ESPN experts think Maryland basketball will win the 2016 national title

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ESPN college basketball experts believe Maryland Basketball can win the 2016 national title. See this story and more in this Thursday's edition of the Maryland Minute.

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Basketball

Revisiting and in some cases revising our preseason college hoops predictions
Lots of Maryland in here.

Forde Minutes: Will these five 'contenders' deliver in March? - Yahoo Sports
Forde talks a bit about Maryland in this, saying: "The problem: Maryland hasn’t made the NCAA Sweet 16 since 2003, despite being seeded to do so four times (last year, 2010, ‘07 and ’04). Turgeon hasn’t made the Sweet 16 in his last five NCAA trips, one at Maryland and four at Texas A&M. Last time he got that far: 2006, when he was at Wichita State. Coach’s Final Four experience: none. Trust Meter reading, on a scale of 1 to Politician: Oil change technician who always says you need a new air filter."

Evaluating Maryland's NCAA Tournament success from 2003-2011, when they were coached by Gary Williams, and evaluating Turgeon on his NCAA tournament credentials at other schools regardless of seeding, doesn't seem like a fair way of predicting Maryland's potential success in this year's NCAA Tournament. -Dave

Brantley Hoping Performance vs Bowie St. Leads to Bigger Things
For the first time in over a month, sophomore point guard Jaylen Brantley saw extended minutes as No. 2 Maryland beat Division II Bowie State, 93-62.

Carter: 'I think we’re going to have a chance to win it all' | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Robert Carter, Jr. said what many have brought up as a possibility. Here is why he is correct that Maryland has a shot to win a national title.

Terps don't often need Bowie St. night from Cekovsky (and that's OK) | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Michal Cekovsky had a career high in points against Bowie State. That's not what Maryland needs from him down the stretch, though.

Football

Madieu Williams Returns to Speak with Terps - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site
Former Maryland football standout and nine-year NFL veteran Madieu Williams returned to campus on Wednesday morning to address the Terps football team. "Williams advised the current players to strive to make an impact both on and off the field. He noted how important it is for those that are blessed with certain skills or attributes to pay it forward. Williams spoke about how football players have a tremendous platform to make a difference and that they should leave their marks not only on the playing field, but also in the community."

Baseball

Terps Picked Second in Big Ten - Maryland Terrapins Athletics - University of Maryland Terps Official Athletic Site
Maryland was voted the preseason runner up in the Big Ten as voted on by the conference coaches and announced on Wednesday. The coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three students from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. Michigan was picked to win the B1G.