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Maryland has 'secret scrimmage' on Oct. 31, source confirms

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Maryland has 'secret scrimmage' on Oct. 31, source confirms

Maryland has a "secret scrimmage" set for Oct. 31 on the road against Villanova, a source confirmed to CSNmidatlantic.com.

The news was first reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com as part of a larger list of scrimmage dates for teams across the country.

In accordance with NCAA rules, coaches and staff are not permitted to discuss such preseason arrangements between teams.

News of so-called "secret scrimmages" often leaks, but they differ in nature from a traditional exhibition. Whereas exhibitions are typically against Division II or III opponents, secret scrimmages allow for a higher level of competition for teams while still remaining out of the public eye.

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They also present opportunities for coaches to experiment and structure the scrimmage how they choose, not necessarily governed by traditional game rules.

Villanova was picked to win the Big East in the conference's preseason poll, released last week. The Wildcats received nine of the ten possible first-place votes. They are ranked ninth in the newly released preseason Coaches Poll for the 2015-16 season.

Maryland has been picked to win the Big Ten and is ranked No. 3 in that same Coaches Poll.

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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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