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Former Terp leads Toronto to CFL championship

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Former Terp leads Toronto to CFL championship

By Matt Dewhurst
CSNbaltimore.com contributor 

While Maryland fans are still licking the wounds of another lost football season, they can find solace north of the border.

When the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday, 35-22, to claim the 100th Grey Cup (the Super Bowl equivalent in the Canadian Football League), it was none other than former Terp Scott Milanovich leading the way. Not on the field, but as the team's head coach.

Millanovich is in his first year as Toronto's head coach after bouncing around the CFL for the last decade at various coaching positions. Ironically, he last played professional football in 2003 as a member of the Stampeders, the very team he beat in the Grey Cup.

Arguablly one of the most proliofcs passers in Maryland history, Millanovich's name is all over the Terrapin record books. Millanovich played quarterback at Martyland from 1992-1995 and still holds numerous Maryland records including career marks for pass attempts (982), completions (650), yards (7,301), and touchdowns (29).

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Former Terrapin Melo Trimble, signs with the Minnesota Timberwolves

Former Terrapin Melo Trimble, signs with the Minnesota Timberwolves

It was a long summer for Melo Trimble and his NBA outlook, but any doubt has ceased. On Tuesday, it was announced that the former Maryland guard signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

The announcement was first announced by Adrian Wojarowski and then confirmed by multiple sources.

Throughout the NBA Summer League, Trimble spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers. Seeing light action both in Utah and Las Vegas, Trimble made use of his time on the court. His best performance was in Vegas where he played in three of the team's five games. Averaging 13.7 minutes, he shot 60 percent from the field for 10.3 ppg and also reeling in 1.3 steals a game. 

Originally the former Maryland standout signed with the Philadelphia 76ers after draft night as a free agent. Having an abundance of young talent on their roster, Trimble just did not have as big of an impression. Obviously Minnesota felt differently. 

With a loaded roster for the Timberwolves, that was the highlight of fee agency, he will have to compete with other guards already on the roster Jeff Teague, Jimmy Butler, Tyus Jones, and Jamal Crawford.

According to the report, a portion of the contract is guaranteed that is an incentive for Trimble to stay with the team and perhaps work without a roster spot.

Minnesota does happen to have a G-league team in the Iowa Wolves that could be a potential landing point for the guard. For the time being though, he is the third point guard on the Wolves depth chart.

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NCAA Finances: Maryland increases revenue total in second Big Ten season

NCAA Finances: Maryland increases revenue total in second Big Ten season

The University of Maryland saw its total sports revenue increase according to the most updated NCAA Division 1 public school athletics spending and revenue list released by USA TODAY Sports. 

Since joining the Big Ten, Maryland has seen drastic increases in the money they bring in from sports. 

In 2013-2014, Maryland's final year in the ACC, the Terps earned $73,434,869 in sports revenue, a little less than a $10 million increase from the previous year. 

The following year, in the Terps first financial season as a part of the Big Ten, that number jumped to $92,686,128, with the most notable increase being an almost $18 million rise in rights and licensing. 

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According to the most updated report, in the 2015-2016 year, Maryland's total revenue continued to rise, although slightly, totaling $94,101,697.

Just seeing the revenue rise is a promising thing. With that total, the Terps rank No. 36 in school revenue in the country.

While being seen as a very successful feat, the Terps have some ground to make up compared to their Big Ten counterparts.

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The Terps ranked 11th in the Big Ten, only ahead of Rutgers and Purdue. 

The entire Big Ten conference is in the top 50 on the list, making it one of the most lucrative conferences in the country. Ohio State (No. 3) and Michigan (No. 5) lead the way.

The approximate $2 million rise for Maryland mainly came from a rise in the "contributions" category.

Maryland needs to continue to see their revenue rise if they want to stay competitive in the Big Ten due to costly expenses. The expenses quickly add up, with coaching staffs, scholarships, and facilities all requiring millions of dollars.

In the 2015-2016 year, for example, Maryland matched their expenses with their revenue total: $94,101,697.

An approximate $3 million rise in coaching/staff fees, $2 million increase in scholarships, and $4 million increase in other expenses is what led Maryland to come out even at the end of the 2015-2016 year.

The move to the Big Ten was a financial one and Maryland is justifying the change as their total sports revenue has increased since joining the conference. For the Terps, that needs to continue.