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Terps receive various ACC honors


Terps receive various ACC honors

Despite a final record of 4-8 the Maryland Terrapins competed at a higher level during the 2012 season than in the disastrous 2011 season. That improvement showed when the Atlantic Coast Conference announced its all-conference teams for the year.

Maryland senior defensive lineman Joe Vellano highlighted the Terps season, taking his second straight first team all-conference honors. Though Vellano battled injuries for much of the year, he still finished with 61 tackles, 14 for losses, and six sacks. Many considered Vellano the key cog to a Terps defense that played well for most of the season.

Linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield landed on the second-team All-ACC list, moving up from an honorable mention nod in his junior season. Both seniors, Hartsfield and Vellano will be missed for the Terps next year.

Two other seniors, defensive lineman A.J. Francis and safety/linebacker Kenneth Tate, earned honorable mention conference honors this season.

Freshman sensation Stefon Diggs also landed on the honorable mention all-conference team. More honors could be in store for the wide reciever and kick returner, who racked up almost 1,900 all-purpose yards in his first season of college play. 

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Ranking Maryland's best basketball flash mobs

Ranking Maryland's best basketball flash mobs

Some things never get old.  Like flash mobs.

The Maryland Terrapins surprised us once again with their annual choreographed dance moves, despite their loss against Iowa.  This is the fifth year they have taken over their court to pump up the audience and show school spirit like no other.

See the tweet and video here.

It’s only right to compare the flash mobs of ghosts past to see if the Terps are getting better and better with every year. So here are the rankings:

5. 2014 vs. Syracuse

Though the choreography was tight, it lacked creativity.

4. 2013 vs. Wisconsin

Considering it was their first one, they get a leg up for the idea in and of itself.

3. 2015 vs. Wisconsin

Viewers are introduced to the t-shirt color transformation, leaving us to think how it was possible to coordinate that many bodies.

2. 2017 vs. Iowa

They took the “shirt transformation” to a whole new level as the crowd was the biggest yet.

1. 2016 vs. Wisconsin

Terps Mascot, Testudo led the crowd as Darth Vader after defeating storm troopers. Who doesn’t like Star Wars?

But, these are just flash mobs. At the end of the day, what brings them together is basketball.

May the force be with Maryland as they vie to take back their spot in the Top 25.

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Terps limp toward finish line, fall out of AP Top 25 following third-straight loss

Terps limp toward finish line, fall out of AP Top 25 following third-straight loss

The Maryland Terrapins seem to be limping toward postseason play. A 14-point home loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday was the Terps' third in a row, and their fifth loss in seven games.

Once one of the hottest teams in the country, Maryland is now on shaky ground thanks to a weak non-conference schedule and a down Big Ten this season.

As the Terps prepare for their final two regular-season games, the team is no longer one of the top 25 teams in the country according to the latest Associated Press poll.

Only two teams from the Big Ten earned a spot, with Purdue (No. 16) and Wisconsin (No. 22) hanging on.

Minnesota, the team that handed Maryland a 14-point loss on Wednesday, is surging, having won seven in a row and is now tied with Maryland and Michigan State for fourth place in the Big Ten and grabbed the top spot in the "also receiving votes" section of the AP Top 25.

Maryland finishes the season with a road game at Rutgers on Tuesday night before closing the season at home on Saturday against Michigan State in a game with major Big Ten Tournament seeding implications. 

Updated Associated Press Top 25 Poll

1. Kansas (58), 26-3. 3
2. Villanova (2), 27-3. 2
3. UCLA (3), 26-3. 5
4. Gonzaga (2), 29-1. 1
5. North Carolina, 25-5. 8
6. Oregon, 26-4. 6
7. Arizona, 26-4. 4
8. Louisville, 23-6. 7
9. Kentucky, 24-5. 11
10. West Virginia, 23-6. 12
11. Baylor, 23-6. 9
12. Florida, 23-6. 13
13. Butler, 23-6. 22
14. SMU, 25-4. 17
15. Florida State, 23-6. 19
16. Purdue, 23-6. 14
17. Duke, 22-7. 10
18. Cincinnati, 25-4. 15
19. Notre Dame, 22-7. 21
20. Saint Mary's, 26-3. 20
21.Wichita State, 27-4. 25
22. Wisconsin, 22-7. 16
23. Virginia, 19-9. 18
24. Iowa State, 19-9. NR
25. Miami (FL), 20-8. NR