Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA East player Dion Wiley (14) shoots the ball against Team Canada during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Terrapin Takes, Wednesday 6/24: Football Away From Byrd, Onuaku

  • Dave Tucker of TestudoTimes makes a pretty poignant argument about why the Terps shouldn’t be playing games away from Byrd Stadium. I’m more or less on his side concerning this one, mostly because of my disinterest in traveling to FedEx Field. I’d legitimately rather go to Baltimore to play a game than be forced to deal with the nightmare that is Landover, Maryland after a football game. Still, I do understand the necessity of revenue generation, and if that is the only way to do it in the short term, might as well.
  • The Terps are looking to add another big man, and their current crop of targets includes Chinanu Onuaku, the 6’9 Riverdale Baptist forward. According to Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports, Onuaku hit it off really nicely when he got to be around Maryland-bound commits Dion Wiley and Melo Trimble (who plays alongside Trimble for DC Assault) in June. Developing a rapport is important, and while I won’t be one to read too much into it after what happened with Padgett and Lance Stephenson, I think it’s still a very good sign of things to come.
  • Phillip Suitts over at DiamondbackOnline.com gives us a very nice rundown every Wednesday of Terps soccer players in the pros, and updates us on their progress. Judging by the length of this list, it’s pretty evident that Maryland is a soccer powerhouse. Get to know all of them here, and catch their games whenever possible.
  • I don’t even want to dwell on this subject much, but Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post most definitely did: the injury bug at the University of Maryland. Apparently the players aren’t into bad joo-joo, either, but they insist that it’s all a thing of the past. Let’s hope that this year’s football team is a healthy one.

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