Shaq is a Terp!

I'm sure many of you have heard about it by now, but many sources have confirmed that Shaquille Cleare, the 4-star center verbally committed to the Terps today.

While many of us expected it, it's so nice to see the new regime close on a big time guy and hopefully this starts the snowball rolling to one heck of a 2012 class.

Nice job Bino for getting the job done and it's so nice also to see a guy pick Maryland over schools like  Arizona, Baylor,  Texas and Texas A&M.

Great day to be a Terp!

Oh, and here's next year's basketball schedule:

Nov. 4: Northwood, 8 (Exhibition)

Nov. 13: UNC Wilmington, 8
Nov. 17:
vs. Alabama in Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 5  (ESPN2)
Nov. 18:
vs. Colorado/Wichita State in Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 6:30 or 9
Nov. 20:
vs. Iona/Purdue/Temple/Western Michigan in Puerto Rico Tip-Off, TBA
 Nov. 25: Florida Gulf Coast, TBA
Nov. 29: 
Illinois (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), 7:30 (ESPN)

Dec. 4: vs. Notre Dame in the BB&T Classic at Verizon Center, 4:45 (MASN)
Dec. 7:
Mount St. Mary's, 8
Dec. 14: Florida International, 8 (ESPN)
Dec. 23: 
Radford, 8
Dec. 28: Albany, 8
Dec. 31: Samford, 1

Jan. 3: Cornell, 8
Jan. 8: at N.C. State, 6 (ESPNU)
Jan. 11: Wake Forest, 7 (RSN)
Jan. 15: Georgia Tech, 1 or 4 (Raycom)
Jan. 17: at Florida State, 9 (ESPNU)
Jan. 21: 
vs. Temple (at the Palestra), TBA (ESPNU)
Jan. 25: Duke, 9 (ESPN)
Jan. 28: Virginia Tech, 2:30 (Raycom)

Feb. 1: at Miami, 8 (Raycom)
Feb. 4: North Carolina, 4 (ESPN or ESPN2)
Feb. 7: at Clemson, 7 (ESPNU)
Feb. 11: at Duke, 4 (ESPN)
Feb. 16: Boston College, 9 (Raycom)
Feb. 18: at Virginia, 1 (Raycom)
Feb. 21: Miami, 8 (Raycom)
Feb. 25: at Georgia Tech, 2:30 (Raycom)
Feb. 29: at North Carolina, 8 (ESPN or ESPN2)

March 4: Virginia, 2 (Raycom)
March 8-11: ACC tournament in Atlanta

Author: Gregg | 8/24/2011 8:30:08 AM |

Terps, Oops... Maryland Unveils New Jerseys

Say goodbye to the 'Terps', and say hello to 'Maryland'. Our new football jerseys were unveiled tonight in a fashion show on campus.  There are no more references to 'Terps' on the helmet or uniforms as we had heard in previous weeks and, in my opinion, most of the stuff is pretty cool. The black, white, and red jerseys are sharp and the [...] Read More »

Author: Gregg | 8/22/2011 5:31:07 PM |

Terps Open Thread as Requested

Sorry folks for the delay in opening up a new thread. There has been a lot to talk about in the past week or so.  From the Miami situation, which makes Ohio State look like they got busted for jaywalking; to the fact that the Terps are likely in a no-win situation on Sept. 5.  If they win, they should have considering the Canes may be [...] Read More »

Author: Gregg | 8/18/2011 1:50:01 PM |

Hawk Going Pro? Thin Gets Thinner

As if the Terps hoop team couldn't get much thinner, it looks like they will be losing another front court player as the Washington Times reported today that Hawk Palsson will be leaving school to pursue a pro career in Europe. As we know, Palsson played in the Under 20 European tournament in Sarajevo recently and after averaging over 20 pts. an [...] Read More »

Author: Gregg | 8/1/2011 3:04:11 PM |

Conversation With Prince Ibeh's High School Coach

Trusted reader and Turtle Soup recruiting guru, DBR had an opportunity to speak with Naaman Forest High School Men's Basketball Coach, Jeff Clarkson, about his star player, Prince Ibeh.  Below, in DBR's own words, is a summary of the conversation: TERPS PUSHING FOR A PRINCE Bigs have been on the minds of Terp Nation as new head coach Mark [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 7/18/2011 7:47:05 PM |

My Guest Column In The Register-Citizen

The Register-Citizen is Jordan Williams' hometown newspaper.  Sports editor Dan Podheiser was kind enough to ask me to write a guest column for Sunday's paper about Jordan's prospects in the NBA.  As loyal Soup readers, I offer you an early crack at it.  Enjoy! Guest Column: Jordan Williams will struggle early on, but ultimate [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 7/2/2011 7:57:06 PM |

My Terp Football Preview For College Football Zealots

The good folks at College Football Zealots asked if I would be so kind as to participate in a Q and A about Maryland Football for their site.  The piece on Maryland drops on July 1st; but I decided to cross post my answers here since things are pretty quiet on the basketball recruiting front.  Enjoy! (PS: Don't say I don't care about the [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 7/1/2011 12:00:00 AM |

NBA Draft Thread - Jordan Williams Edition

Schadenfreude is a German word that means pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.  Tonight, I think there will be many Terp fans who will experience this odd sensation as Jordan Williams awaits his fate from the Draft Gods.  I will not be one of them. Don't get me wrong. I'm terribly disappointed that Jordan made such a rash and [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/23/2011 10:03:18 AM |

The Death Of A Dream - 25 Years Later

(Editor's note:  I haven't posted about the big NBPA 100 camp going on this weekend because I'm not there and frankly, DBR is going to have much better information than me.  However, I expect that after the camp has ended; we will get an idea next week of exactly whom the coaching staff thinks they can land.) June 19th, 1986 is a day t [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/17/2011 8:44:37 AM |

Thoughts On The State Of College Athletics

Two events of the past 45 days have left me with lingering melancholy.  The first is Gary Williams' retirement and Maryland's subsequent head-first dive into the world of big-time college recruiting. It has been well documented that 5-star recruits were basically off-limits to Terp fans under Williams.  Fans and alumni bitterly compla [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 6/8/2011 6:13:45 PM |
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