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Locksley explains what he told his team about Missouri protest

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Locksley explains what he told his team about Missouri protest

COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland interim head coach Mike Locksley was asked Tuesday during his weekly press conference with the media about the situation that unfolded over the weekend at Missouri, where football players threatened to boycott their game Saturday against BYU over concerns about the handling of racial incidents on the university’s campus.

The question was posed as a hypothetical, asking whether he would support a team protest if a similar situation like the one at Missouri were to arise. Locksley stressed the value of team unity and the difficulty of dealing with a hypothetical of that magnitude before continuing with this answer.

“What I told the team this morning about the Missouri situation was it’s amazing what happens when a team comes together,” Locksley said. “And to deal with a hypothetical situation would be tough because obviously it would have to be something that as a coaching staff was a person that I believe in as well.

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“I do believe as a parent -- and I always look at coaching as being a parent -- that you support your children when they’re right and when they’re wrong, you teach them and use them as teachable moments and I think that the Missouri situation is an awesome teachable moment.”

Missouri players will take part in Saturday’s game after the resignation of the university’s president and chancellor on Monday.

“I would be in favor of making sure as a parent that if the guys or the players are right, that you support them,” Locksley ended by saying, “and if it’s a teachable moment to where it may not be right, then we use it as that.”

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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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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