After a full day of classes and two practices, one might think that Maryland basketball players would be exhausted by the time this year’s Midnight Mile rolled around.
Instead, the team entered the track at Ludwig Field running and dancing, excited to mingle with the student body.
Maryland basketball is hype for the Midnight Mile...especially @JalenSmith2000 pic.twitter.com/2hhSX1qGbh— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) October 10, 2019
Who’s got the best dance moves? pic.twitter.com/G7cPWKVTNv— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) October 10, 2019
“We practice throughout the day, so we don’t really get to interact with the students how we can here, so it’s good to get that bond with them,” junior guard Darryl Morsell said. “Like coach Turgeon said, they have a big impact on our games, especially home games, so just to have their support and know them off the court and just bond with our teammates off the court as well, it’s a great thing.”
That bond between the Terps was very evident, with players laughing and shouting as their teammates showed off their dance moves. The new freshman class was especially energetic.
These Terps are feeling it right now... pic.twitter.com/rtYBms0vKP— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) October 10, 2019
“Bruno’s gone so we had to have some guys that are crazy tonight,” Turgeon said. “So the young guys, this is their first experience with it, it’s good to see him having so much fun. I’m sure Chol [Marial] would be dancing if he was healthy.”
And though some guys were too tired to run the full mile, forward Jalen Smith was proud to say he went all four laps, going hard the whole time.
“That’s shows a lot of character out of me,” he joked with media after, boasting that he out-lapped some people. “I always take the full path, no matter how hard it is.”
And they’re off! pic.twitter.com/dSeTVEHBvB— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) October 10, 2019
In other news
I continued our Maryland men’s basketball player preview series by taking an in-depth look at sophomore guard Aaron Wiggins.
Linebacker Ayinde Eley had a standout performance against Rutgers with an interception and career-high in tackles. I explore his progression from last season in my latest feature.
On this week’s podcast, Matt Levine, Cody Wilcox and I discuss Tyrrell Pigrome taking over at starting quarterback this week with Josh Jackson out with an ankle injury, what to expect against Purdue and the new Maryland basketball performance center.
Maryland men's soccer confirmed Wednesday that forward Bryan Padilla tore his ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season.
For the second consecutive preseason NBA performance for the Atlanta Hawks, former Terp Bruno Fernando threw it down with a dunk.
BIG BRUNO pic.twitter.com/TUAbrMDG9u— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) October 10, 2019
The NCAA women’s basketball media team was in College Park Wednesday, getting some awesome content with Brenda Frese’s squad.
The anatomy of a perfect shot #WBBRoadTrip | @umdwbb pic.twitter.com/GrisgD4kva— NCAA WBB (@ncaawbb) October 9, 2019
"If you don't know how to dance, we gon' teach you how to dance today!" #WBBRoadTrip | @umdwbb @ITsKPough13 pic.twitter.com/9c3TSNGOwc— NCAA WBB (@ncaawbb) October 9, 2019
“Whoever wins, we’re going to watch Maryland Terrapins cutting down the net.” @brendafrese — NCAA WBB (@ncaawbb) October 10, 2019
Game 5️⃣ of the #WNBAFinals will feature 5️⃣ @umdwbb alum.
#ncaaW | #WNBA pic.twitter.com/KmWblOXzKL
Maryland field hockey goalie Noelle Frost was named the NFHCA Division 1 Defensive Player of the week on Wednesday.
Noelle Frost is your NFHCA Division I Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this year!— Maryland Field Hockey (@TerpsFH) October 9, 2019
: https://t.co/daMZEETVnK #BestOfTheBest pic.twitter.com/HEqEDvvuVm
Seven former Maryland lacrosse players were selected to the Fall Classic roster for Team USA.
Congrats to these 7⃣ hardshells representing @USAMLax at the 2019 Fall Classic!— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) October 9, 2019
: https://t.co/HMrhvL7cyJ#BeTheBest pic.twitter.com/OVu2zlOBRx
Former Maryland women’s lacrosse defender Julia Braig talks about the impact of coach Cathy Reese in this video released Wednesday.
“It’s something so indescribable and amazing... She’s my biggest role model.”— Maryland Women's Lacrosse (@MarylandWLax) October 9, 2019
❤️ || @cathyreese5 pic.twitter.com/gboYCpUJ6m
Maryland men’s soccer will be celebrating coach Sasho Cirovski’s birthday against Georgetown on Monday.
When The Boss has a party, he gives out the gifts— Maryland Soccer (@MarylandMSoccer) October 9, 2019
Ludwig hosts the biggest party of the year Monday night!
️ https://t.co/VF7vOiqGRM pic.twitter.com/MYJ9vquIRh
Maryland volleyball coach Adam Hughes shows off his office coffee setup.
Start your morning with a ☕️ with Coach!@AdamNHughes breaks down his passion for "the fuel behind Maryland volleyball"#LND pic.twitter.com/xQDPCofa6w— Maryland Volleyball (@TerpsVolleyball) October 8, 2019
Maryland women’s soccer released another funny video to let you get to know its players.
Who's hungry ️— Maryland W. Soccer (@TerpsWSoccer) October 9, 2019
Which one of these food combos would you try?
@andiwenck x #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/FKnzexLvAQ