Turgeon: Wells transfer official


Turgeon: Wells transfer official

By Steve Roney

The University of Maryland has officially admitted former Xavier forward Dezmine Wells, mens basketball coach Mark Turgeon confirmed Friday. Last years Sporting News Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year signed financial-aid paperwork today, completing his transfer and upgrading coach Turgeons front court.

Wells is no stranger to the Terps coaching staff, who know exactly what theyre getting in the 65 sophomore.

I have followed Dez for the past three years and I know he will be a good student-athlete and teammate, said Turgeon in a press release. Assistant coach Bino Ranson was very active in his recruitment at Xavier and has also built a strong relationship with Dez over the past several years. This is a new beginning and a fresh start for Dez at Maryland and were looking forward to him joining us on campus.

Wells saw significant action for the Musketeers last season, shooting 50.4 from the field and 37.7 from beyond the arc in 32 starts. Averaging 9.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, Wells played a key role in Xaviers Sweet Sixteen showing in the NCAA Tournament, recording a double-double against Notre Dame in the tournaments second round.

As a player, he is an athletic and powerful wing who can score in a variety of ways. He is also an excellent individual and team defender, said Turgeon in the release. Dez has experience playing in the postseason, which will help show our young players what it takes to reach that level of success.

Wells will enroll in classes immediately and have three years of eligibility remaining.

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Ravens announce inactives for Week 7 vs. Jets: Flacco in, Stanley, Suggs out

Ravens announce inactives for Week 7 vs. Jets: Flacco in, Stanley, Suggs out

EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J.  – Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (right shoulder) was active as expected Sunday, as was cornerback Jimmy Smith, who cleared concussion protocol.

However, seven key Ravens were inactive against the Jets – left tackle Ronnie Stanley, wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., right guard Marshal Yanda, cornerback Shareece Wright, and linebackers Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, and C. J. Mosley.

Some key points to follow in light of these injuries, as the Ravens (3-3) hoped to snap a three-game losing streak:


— It remained to be seen if Flacco would be 100 percent. He was later than normal coming out for pre-game warmups, perhaps getting treatment

—Without Suggs and Dumervil, the Ravens would face a challenge trying to generate a pass rush against Jets quarterback Geno Smith. Young pass rushers like Za’Darius Smith and Matt Judon will be counted on to step up.

—  Pass protection for Flacco could be an issue, with Stanley and Yanda both sidelined. It was surprise that Stanley was inactive, after practicing all week. Perhaps Stanley suffered a setback with the foot injury that had already kept him out the previous three weeks.

Here are the inactive players for the New York Jets.


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Ravens vs. Jets Live Updates: Week 7 scores, stats, highlights and analysis

Ravens vs. Jets Live Updates: Week 7 scores, stats, highlights and analysis

The Ravens have lost three straight games since starting 3-0, but a face a woeful Jets team that looks to quarterback Geno Smith for a spark. 

The Week 7 Ravens vs. Jets kicks off at MetLife Stadium at 1:00 p.m. on CBS. Be sure to watch Ravens Kickoff at Noon on CSN+.

CSN Mid-Atlantic will provide live updates of the Week 7 game between the Ravens and Jets.

You can find all the stats, scores, highlights, and analysis in the game thread below. Also, be sure to leave a comment in the section below the post.

Week 7 Ravens vs. Jets Live Updates:


2:10 p.m. - Geno Smith is headed to the locker room. Ryan Fitzpatrick will enter the game when the Jets get the ball next.

2:06 p.m. - Terrance West blows through the line and takes off for a 49-yard run. But rookie lineman Alex Lewis is flagged for holding, which means the run is for naught. Just one of the issues you encoutner when you have to play backup lineman.

2:02 p.m. - Geno Smith goes down awkwadly on a sack from Matt Judon. H's trying to stay loose on the sidelines, but Ryan Fitzpatrick is getting warm.

1:55 p.m. - Justin Tucker drills a 49-yard field goal into the wind. He's 2-for-2 on the day and 17-for-17 on the year. He good.  Ravens lead 13-7.

1:50 p.m. - Joe Flacco connects with Dennis Pitta for a 12-yard gain. That pass gets Flacco over the 30,000-yard mark for his career. that's pretty good. 

1:47 p.m. - The second quarter begins with the Ravens facing another long third down. The Ravens held another early lead. They've pilfered early leads in their last two games. But Kamar Aiken comes up big with a 20-yard catch on third-and-19. 

FIRST QUARTER: Ravens 10, Jets 7

1:46 p.m. - And the first quarter ends with Joe Flacco getting hit hard by Mohammed Wilkerson, the first sack of the game. The Ravens are without Ronnie Stanley and Marshal Yanda. The Jets are now carrying all the momentum.

1:42 p.m. - And just like that, the Jets are on the board. Geno Smith hooks up with Quincy Enunwa, who puts on the burners and torches the Ravens' secondary for a 69-yard TD. It's the longest play of the year for the JEts, and their first offensive touchdown since Week 5. Ravens lead 10-7.

1:38 p.m. - Jets continue to drive. Geno Smith is 2-of-6 for 19 yards. Not flashy, but he's not making mistakes thus far. 

1:28 p.m. - Ravens get the ball after a Jets punt, and Joe Flacco finds Mike Wallace on a 57-yard bomb. The Ravens have opened up the pass attack in recent weeks. They are looking to hit the big shot (Or get a PI call). It's working early against the Jets. 

1:25 p.m. - Jets center Nick Mangold is down on the field. Hard to tell what the injury was. Mangold now off the field after some help from team staff. That is a huge loss foran already banged up Jets offense. 

1:15 p.m. - RAVENS TOUCHDOWN! The Jets punter Lachlan Edwards botches the snap, and the Ravens defense pounces on the ball, picking it up in the end zone. Reserve WR Chis Moore is there for the TD. Good guys lead 7-0. 

1:12 p.m. - Terrance West is up on the sidelines, working on the ankle. He could return next series. But still, something to monitor. West has rushed for 295 yards and three touchdowns over the past three games. 

1:10 p.m. - Terrance West is getting taped up on the sidelines. This is something to keep an eye on. 

1:07 p.m. - Ravens open with a run, then a short pass for first down> Flacco then looks deep, but over throws his target. Ravens go back to the ground, and Kenneth Dixon can't pick up any yardage. Ravens pass on third-and-10, and it falls incomplete. Ravens will punt. The Ravens called a timeout before the punt. That's weird. 

1:01 p.m. - The Jets win the toss and defer. The Ravens will get the ball to start. Look for a heavy dose of the run game today, what with Joe Flacco nursing a sore shoulder and Terrance West playing strong in the last two games. 


12:45 p.m. - Speaking of Geno Smith: Do you need some last-minute daily fantasy help? Our fantasy expert ben Standig has you covered, and although the Jets aren't great, Geno Smith might be worth a value-play. Seriously. 

12:25 p.m. - Oh that's right. Marshal Yanda is out too. Joe Flacco is going to need to protect that shoulder of his.

12:20 p.m. - Joe Flacco is looking healthy during warmups. 

12:10 p.m. - The Jets turn to Geno Smith at the quarterback for Week 7. Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled in the first six games, throwing a NFL-high 11 interceptions, which is three more than the second-most (8). The Ravens defense has not been an issue in the first six games. Despite not having Terrell Suggs on Sunday, the Ravens should be able to feast on Smith and the Jets' offense.

11:55 a.m. - The Ravens list of inactive players for Week 7 is in. Joe Flacco is starting, which is good news. The bad news? Ronnie Stanley and Terrell Suggs aren't in uniform. 

11:45 a.m. - Welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's game thread for the Week 7 game between the Ravens and Jets. You can follow me on Twitter, @TroyMachir. Be sure to follow our CSN Ravens Insiders Clifton Brown and Bo Smolka, who are providing live analysis of the Week 7 title.  You can also follow our CSN Ravens account for all the latest Ravens videos, news and articles.