- Jonathan LaMantia over at the ACC Sports Journal gives us his daily link dump, which tends to always have some good Maryland news. In particular, he addresses the disastrous budget woes that the Terps have faced since the evil overlord Debbie Yow vacated the building. But 2017 is expected to bring a lot of hope!
- The Terps have been playing the waiting game for Antonio Barton, putting a lot of stock in the fact that he’s pretty likely to go here. As a result, they’re laying low on talking to other point guard recruits — like Malik Smith. Smith, an FIU scorer who could have come in and helped the Terps right away, announced his intention to play for Minnesota over in the B1G. You have to wonder how much longer the Terps are willing to wait… (StarTribune)
- Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun is already concocting previews of what the Terrapins rotation will look like with or without Antonio Barton in town. You can check them out here. What’s interesting is that, in both of his with or without scenarios, Roddy Peters and Charles Mitchell are not starters. I actually tend to agree with that.
- Matt Bonesteel of the Washington Post gives us the Terps non-revenue roundup. For you lacrosse junkies, that includes taking a look at the record-breaking women’s team that’s finally gearing up for the NCAA tournament. There’s also a little mention of some softball in there, and Stefon Diggs being named Mr. Terp.
- ACC commish John Swofford has been made out to be Leonardo Da Vinci lately with this whole “saving college football and killing expansion” thing, and rightly so. Give credit where credit is due, and Andy Staples of SI.com does by calling Swofford a “ninja magician.” But people have short memories, and I still don’t like the guy.
- Back to transfers, because it’s the offseason. Even though Maryland is losing out on some guards, there are still plenty available that the Terps could go after, many whom could play a crucial role not next year, but the year after. Guys like Julien Lewis of Texas, LJ Rose of Baylor, and even Trae Golden of Tennessee. So while we are missing out on players, there are still plenty more available.