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Maryland baseball will have 3D batting helmets in 2017

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

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The Maryland baseball team is well known for its wide variety of snazzy uniforms, and it looks like the Terps are stepping up to the plate again in 2017. The “M” logo on the team’s batting helmets will be in 3D this spring.

The Terps will follow the lead of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who wore helmets with raised logos during the 2016 season, becoming the first MLB team to do so. It’s not an easy feat, because helmet shells are rounded and the logos are rigid, but this definitely could become a trend.

Maryland will also sport new Under Armour cleats this spring.

The Terps’ season opens Feb. 17 with a weekend tournament in Clearwater, Fla.

In other news

Maryland won a basketball game after a sluggish start. That’s a pretty familiar script.

Terps running backs coach Anthony Tucker was named an All-Big Ten assistant by the conference Tuesday.

In a trick play that would make Maryland’s aggressive play callers proud, Western Kentucky pulled off a fake kneeldown against Memphis in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Maryland athletics rolled out this cool video celebrating some 2016 highlights.

I finished up my own video over the weekend about Maryland’s Brionna Jones. This was my final project for a multimedia journalism class, and it’s the reason I had to play around with a camera (rather than, ya know, write stories) during some recent home games. I’m a total amateur at this stuff, but I hope it’s worth a look.

Jones and the No. 4 Terps play at Duquesne tonight.

And finally, congratulations to all Maryland students who graduated last night, especially our own Matt Ellentuck.