Talking Terps








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Today in the SVP Lounge, Baltimore Sports and Life’s Chris Stoner drops by to discuss Maryland’s chance to win the Big Ten, Saturday’s test at Purdue, Melo Trimble’s slump, what will constitute a successful season, the ideal match-up for March and more.

Topics discussed include:

  • Chris Stoner from Baltimore Sports and Life joins the show today
  • Wisconsin drops Iowa and puts Maryland in a spot where they control their own destiny to win the Big Ten
  • Chris believes the Terps can win the Big Ten, but there is reason for pessimism
  • Big test for the Terps on Saturday facing Purdue on the road
  • It’s been exceedingly difficult for the Terps to pull away from teams, would’ve liked for Maryland to stomp Michigan early and for good
  • Chris and CT would prefer if the Terps played more consistently inside-out
  • No definitive answer as to what’s ailing Melo Trimble, but his performance will determine how far Maryland goes the rest of the way
  • The guys are very pro-Brantley
  • Damonte Dodd had a pair of great defensive games, totaled 8 blocks
  • The second week of the tournament has to be the target zone for this team
  • Losing to Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament last year as tough, getting a crack in the title game would
  • CT thinks a team that plays big would be a good match-up for the Terps in the NCAA tournament. Chris thinks a team that plays fast and forces Maryland to do the same -- like in the loss to UNC -- would be the ideal match-up
  • *Without actually playing UNC
  • CT forgot about watching a Wizards game because he was so engrossed in the horror of the Minnesota loss
  • Michigan win wasn’t wholly inspiring
Direct download: Chose_Your_Destiny_Terps_Baltimore_Sports_and_Lifes_Chris_Stoner.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric discuss Maryland’s home winning streak coming to an end with a loss to Wisconsin, Diamond Stone smashing Vitto Brown’s head against the floor and the Red Shell Radio Vine that bounced around the Internet. Plus: Eric hates the flash mobs and the guys share what they did on Valentine’s Day.

Topics discussed include:

  • CT is sorry it was just him last week, internet was busted
  • Eric joins him in the SVP Lounge this week, Dan refuses to come back on to the podcast
  • The guys share what they did for Valentine’s Day
  • Eric does not like oysters, mussels and clams -- CT watches a Bachelor special
  • Forget the game, CT Vines Diamond Stone smashing Vitto Brown’s head and it bounces around the internet
  • The guys engage in spirited trash talk with opposing fan bases on Twitter in response to the Vine
  • Dan was worried the Vine would get Diamond Stone suspended
  • Stone does get suspended for the Minnesota game on Thursday by Mark Turgeon
  • Could you be persuaded that he didn’t do it on purpose?
  • But really how did he not get tossed?
  • Terps play their worst basketball of the year in the first half of the game against Wisconsin
  • Eric thinks there was a rust factor going from playing Purdue to Bowie State and then to playing a hot Badgers team
  • Wisconsin is on a roll right now
  • Melo Trimble’s gotta be hurt right?
  • The Badgers were able to play their offensive game, using the entirety of the shot clock and scoring. Also able to snag offensive rebounds and convert them for devastating threes. Everyone on Wisconsin was contributing, too
  • CT highlights the two back breaking plays in the second half
  • Eric hates the flash mob bit. Doesn’t think it’s an actual flash mob
  • Maryland goes to last place Minnesota on Thursday. They’ve been feisty lately, giving Iowa all it could handle in Iowa City. Hopefully a weaker opponent will help the guys dust themselves off
  • Michigan comes to the Xfinity Center on Sunday. It’s all about getting revenge, having a good showing against a better team in the conference
  • CT will be in Florida next week, might just do a solo pod

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Dan were lined up to podcast and then the Internet died. CT picks up the pieces with a new edition of CT After Dark. He starts off by running down wins over Nebraska, Purdue and the rounding out of the tough part of the schedule while staying within striking distance for Big Ten title. Later, CT recaps D.J. Durkin’s first recruiting class and previews Saturday's tilt against Wisconsin.


Direct download: The_Internet_Failed_Us_2_Maryland_Does_Not.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

Maryland Notches Signature Win Over Iowa, Grinding Out A Road Victory Against Ohio State, Signing Day Talk

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Matt convene following a week that saw Maryland notch a signature win over Iowa and a subsequent, grind-it-out victory over Ohio State. Later, the guys preview Nebraska and Purdue, Randy Edsall has a new job, and a little bit of signing day talk.

Topics discussed include:

  • Matt returns to the pod
  • Matt goes on a cruise, buys the all you can drink package shortly after boarding the boat
  • Terps win two tough games against Iowa and Ohio State, finally notching a signature victory on the resume they’d been lacking
  • Traffic was hell in College Park before and after the Iowa game
  • Terps come out fast, tough not to with that crowd -- Dan Dakich loves it
  • Terps score 41 in the first half, going back and forth with Iowa for most of the half and then Maryland is able to assert itself in the final five minutes, able to take a 6 point lead into the break
  • Jake Layman reemerges, scoring early and playing PHENOMENAL defense on Jarrod Uthoff
  • The team continues to shoot poorly as a whole
  • Robert Carter has another great night, seems more and more like a first round draft pick
  • He was also the key to busting Iowa’s zone
  • Iowa is legit
  • The whining about the Under Armour basketball at the end of the game was just absurd
  • Columbus is a place with bad vibes for the Terps
  • Impressive win over Ohio State on the road in a game that had letdown written all over it
  • Melo Trimble drops 20, has a clutch three and salted the game away with free throws
  • You knew that the Buckeyes would be ready after getting beat down at Xfinity
  • Maryland heads to Nebraska on Wednesday
  • The Cornhuskers are 3-7 in conference play, but aren’t totally terrible
  • This screams trap game as well, Matt’s worried about Nebraska playing small
  • Purdue comes to College Park on Saturday, another chance for the Terps to nab a top 50 win and to put some distance between themselves and another conference contender
  • Maryland and Purdue are the biggest teams in the Big Ten, should be interesting to see the battle down low
  • It’s tough to beat the Terps at home, obvz
  • Randy Edsall lands a job with the Lions doing we’re not sure what
  • Some light recruiting talk -- With the coaching staff turning over, tough to expect a whole lot
  • It is what it is and probably won’t change dramatically until Maryland can win a few more games
  • Terrell Hall is a big fish still in play for the Terps on signing day, will probably add an additional quarterback