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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 10:24 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.

FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football.

Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.

In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.

Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.

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ESPN Scout’s Inc: Joe Vellano Earns C; Kenny Tate, Devonte Campbell Ranked in Top 10

December 15th, 2012 at 10:33 AM
By Sam Spiegs

Though we're still four months away from the 2013 NFL Draft, it's never too early to discuss the Terps' NFL prospects.

Maryland's all-American defensive lineman Joe Vellano is the highest-rated prospect, earning a grade of 70 and ranked 14th at the defensive tackle position.

Of course, Vellano primarily played defensive end in 2012, though much of his success came in the year prior as a defensive tackle.

Vellano finished with a team-high 14 tackles for loss and shared the team lead with 6 sacks in 2012. He also forced a fumble and recorded 61 tackles, which ranked fourth on the team.

ESPN Scout's Inc. rated his intangibles — his family history and starring role on the Terps – as his best qualities. Scouts were also impressed with his quickness, which they believe will make him difficult to block on the next level.

Kenneth Tate

Kenneth Tate is the ninth-ranked outside linebacker, though two years ago scouts told him he was a second- to third-round selection at the safety position.

Injuries plagued all of Tate's 2011 and part of his 2012 season, yet he still managed 42 tackles, four sacks and four pass break-ups this year.

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Maryland Terrapins Basketball: Winning Streak by the Numbers

December 15th, 2012 at 9:57 AM
By Sam Spiegs

Three points separate the Terps basketball squad from a 9-1 season and a perfect 10-0 mark. That loss, of course, came in the season opener when then No. 3 Kentucky fended off Maryland in the final minutes.

Since then, Maryland has reeled off nine consecutive wins, taking care of business in their non-conference schedule. 

Excluding Kentucky, Maryland has played nine of the 12 non-conference foes on its schedule and has won those contests convincingly.

20: During the team's win streak, Maryland has earned an average margin of victory of nearly 20 points.

Call it old school, but the Terps have excelled in the elementary aspects of the game, too.

Last year, in head coach Mark Turgeon's first season at the helm, Maryland averaged 37 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game. This year, the team has improved on both marks.

3: The Terps rank third in the nation with 19 assists per game. Junior Pe'Shon Howard has become the school's all-time assists leader, while Dez Wells ranks in the top-two in the ACC in that category.

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ESPN’s Chad Ford Rates Terps’ Alex Len No. 2 Sophomore

December 14th, 2012 at 11:07 AM
By Sam Spiegs

In ESPN Insider Chad Ford's college basketball sophomore rankings, Maryland Terrapins center Alex Len comes in at No. 2, trailing only Indiana's Cody Zeller, arguably college basketball's best overall player this season.

Len, who in his second season with the Terps has emerged as a scoring threat and dominant rebounding force, has made noticeable progress from his freshman season. 

Maryland has won nine consecutive games, largely due to Len's contributions — he is averaging a team-high 14 points and 9 rebounds per game, and has recorded an ACC-best 26 blocks this year.

Ford wrote this on Len … 

Needless to say it was a great decision for him to return to Maryland. He would've been a borderline first-round pick in the 2012 draft. I believe he has a decent shot at being the No. 1 pick if he has consistently strong performances in conference play and if a team that really needs a true center — like the Cavs or Magic — gets the No. 1 pick. I doubt he slides out of the Top 10 unless he really

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Justus Pickett, Makinton Dorleant Leaving Terps Football Program

December 11th, 2012 at 9:31 AM
By Sam Spiegs

A pair of Terps have left the football program, according to reports

Justus Pickett, the sophomore running back who at one point in the season emerged as the team's featured running back, has left the university to return home to North Carolina due to an undisclosed family matter.

Pickett started four games at tailback, but eventually lost his job to freshmen Wes Brown and Brandon Ross as the season progressed.

After emerging as a complementary back to Davin Meggett in 2011, Pickett finished this season with 183 yards and tied with Perry Hills for a team-high three rushing scores.

Makinton Dorleant, a  redshirt freshman out of Naples, Fla., served as a reserve defensive back this year.

On Sunday, Dorleant tweeted he was heading to the University of Northern Iowa.

For the most part, Dorleant was limited to special teams duties. He played in all 12 games, racking up four total tackles.

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