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MM 10.10: Maryland men’s basketball rallies student body in now-annual Midnight Mile

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


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.

“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.

“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.”

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.

The NCAA women’s basketball media team was in College Park Wednesday, getting some awesome content with Brenda Frese’s squad.

Maryland field hockey goalie Noelle Frost was named the NFHCA Division 1 Defensive Player of the week on Wednesday.

Seven former Maryland lacrosse players were selected to the Fall Classic roster for Team USA.

Former Maryland women’s lacrosse defender Julia Braig talks about the impact of coach Cathy Reese in this video released Wednesday.

Maryland men’s soccer will be celebrating coach Sasho Cirovski’s birthday against Georgetown on Monday.

Maryland volleyball coach Adam Hughes shows off his office coffee setup.

Maryland women’s soccer released another funny video to let you get to know its players.