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3 biggest games on Maryland's newly-released B1G schedule

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3 biggest games on Maryland's newly-released B1G schedule

The Big Ten released the 2015-16 conference schedules for each of its member schools on Thursday, including the possible No. 1 team in the nation, the Maryland Terrapins. You can see it in full here.

Let's take a deeper look at it, highlighting the three most interesting games on the conference slate.

3) at Wisconsin (Kohl Center, Sat., Jan. 9, 2016)

Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker are no longer Badgers -- both are now in the NBA -- but this game should still be a competitive tilt early in January. That's not why it checks in at No. 3 on this list, though.

This game matters for one big reason -- Diamond Stone. Stone is a native of Wisconsin who faced backlash from Badger fans after the five-star freshman-to-be committed to the Terrapins over the school in his home state.

Now he returns to Wisconsin for this one on a team looking to win a national title. If the first time around doesn't work out, Stone will get a second crack at the Badgers on Feb. 13 back in College Park.

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2) at Michigan State (Breslin Center, Sat., Jan. 23, 2016)

If Maryland gained something of a rival in its first season in the conference, it might have been Michigan State. These two teams had three marquee battles last season, two Maryland wins but a Michigan State victory when it counted most in the Big Ten tournament.

Michigan State loses Travis Trice and Branden Dawson, but Denzel Valentine is back and four-star freshman Deyonta Davis enters the fold as well.

1) at Indiana (Assembly Hall, Sat., March 5 or Sun., March 6, 2016)

The date isn't set in stone yet, but the matchup will be about as good as you could hope for late in the season.

Maryland point guard Melo Trimble and Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell battled last season. Make this Melo-Yogi IV. It will be in the Hoosiers' house, with perhaps the chance to knock off the nation's No. 1 team.

And depending on how things shake out, it could Big Ten regular-season title implications. Sign me up.

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.

Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.

Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.

With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders.  The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.

Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off.  Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them.  He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).

No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.

Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.

After today though, it may be hard to say no.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!

Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.

But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!

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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.

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