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Testudo had a fantastic World Turtle Day

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

testudo Alexander Jonesi

Wednesday was World Turtle Day, an important landmark that absolutely must be circled on calendars well in advance. And there’s nobody better with whom to celebrate the occasion than a Terrapin mascot.

Like a mother on Mothers’ Day or a father on Fathers’ Day, Testudo was showered with praise and congratulations all day long. (The 2002 Maryland basketball team also received a shoutout, which was cool.) Here’s a rundown of the highlights.

Testudo’s celebration tour led him to the Greene Turtle in Washington, D.C., which is arguably the most ambitious crossover event in turtle history.

And ... about that Capitals Game 7..........

Yep. Exciting times in the region.

In other news

Maryland now has under a week before it learns whether or not it’ll have Bruno Fernando and Kevin Huerter on the team next year. I looked at potential lineups based on the different scenarios, which is both a promising and frightening concept right now.

Here’s an in-depth scouting breakdown on Huerter, whose stock is still on the rise.

Maryland men’s lacrosse is in the Final Four thanks in large part to its underclassmen, who collectively dominated against Cornell over the weekend.

The women’s team has also made it this far, and plays Boston College tomorrow. We brought in a (very confident) writer from BC Interruption to break down the No. 4-seed Eagles.

US Lacrosse Magazine wrote about Kali Hartshorn’s dominance on draw controls, which draws reminders of the legendary Taylor Cummings.

But let’s get back to the Capitals.