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Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack guys convene to discuss Maryland's season ending loss to Xavier, whether the season was successful, the roster moving ahead to next year, their first IRL hangout and even a little bit of football hype. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Zack and Eric revisit the Big Ten tournament and Maryland's loss to Northwestern and worry about the Terps offensive woes. Later they talk Selection Show stress, preview Xavier, and plan on watching the game together – like real life friends.

Topics discussed include:

  • CT back from Japan
  • Phone Booth vibes for the tournament
  • Famous folks in the house
  • Maryland a 30-33 minute team with a lot of offensive problems
  • Wasted opportunity to lose at the Verizon Center in front of a home crowd
  • Selection Show stress
  • Thoughts on Xavier? How do the Terps matchup?
  • March Madness bracket takes
  • Eric's dumb take on the team playing golf
  • The guys decide to watch the game together, finally meeting up in real life at the same time
  • Eric's going to Austin for the Texas game
  • Spring football is underway
Direct download: Wasted_Opportunity_Against_Northwestern_Previewing_Xavier_Friends_IRL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack get into the coaching clinic Fran McCaffery put on Mark Turgeon, Rutgers as the cure for the common losing streak, Michigan State on Saturday and a little Big Ten tournament talk.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric get into two really tough losses to Minnesota at home and Wisconsin on the road. They discuss the embarrassing loss to the Gophers and how the Terps have gone from a team that closes close games to a team that folds in close games. Next they get into the Big Ten title race and Maryland's outlook through the next rest of the season. Finally, the guys go back into the abomination of the Wisconsin game and Eric gets fired up about how Mark Turgeon ended the game.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack go deep on Maryland's huge road victory over Northwestern, featuring a masterful performance from Melo Trimble. Later, they look back at the win over Ohio State and ponder all the dumb reasons Lefty Driesell isn't in the college basketball hall of fame. The guys get into the Big Ten title race as the Terps gear up for a big game against Wisconsin, mock Tom Izzo for his complaints about Dan Dakich, laugh at Debbie Yow for sabotaging North Carolina State, and dish out announcer hot takes with a little bit of yelling. 

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Zack and Eric convene following two brutal losses for the Terrapins. They get into the home loss to Purdue by the thinnest of margins and then how Maryland parlayed their hangover into and ugly defeat at Penn State. Later, they look ahead at the schedule and urge fellow Terps fans to CHILL.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Zack convene on National Signing Day to discuss Maryland football’s best recruiting class ever. What does it mean? Who committed? Who flipped? And how do these guys figure into next year’s depth chart. Later, the guys get into the No. 17 ranked Terps basketball team’s road wins over Minnesota and Ohio State. Plus, looking ahead to Purdue, dreaming about a Melo senior year and more.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack convene to discuss the Big Ten leading Maryland Terrapins and three wins over Illinois, Iowa and Rutgers. Later, they look ahead to road tilts against Minnesota and Ohio State, and close things out with some football recruiting news ahead of National Signing Day.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack convene following big wins over Michigan on the road and Indiana at home and discuss Damonte Dodd’s performances, the growth of the three freshmen, if Maryland-Indiana is a rivalry and how Cole Farrand saved a neighbor from a burning home.

Topics discussed include:

  • Eric attends the Indiana game
  • Maryland gets a big win over the Hoosiers. It was stressful for the guys
  • Damonte Dodd has been great, so has the team defense
  • Freshmen continue to grow before our eyes
  • Melo Trimble is still the centerpiece 
  • Star-studded crowd at Xfinity Center for the Indiana game
  • Is Maryland-Indiana a new rivalry?
  • Terps get their first road conference win of the year at Michigan
  • Dodd and Jared Nickens lead the way
  • Team shot well from three, hit their free throws and kept the turnovers low
  • Don't look now, but this looks like a Big Ten contender
  • Looking ahead to Illinois, Iowa and Rutgers
  • Zack talks about how Fran McCaffery and his wife were once ejected from a game while he was coaching at Dayton
  • Cole Farrand saves a neighbor from a burning house

Today in the SVP Lounge, the guys convene after a few weeks off to discuss the state of Maryland basketball with 15 games down and 16 to go. Plus, getting into the debacle of a loss to Nebraska, Quick Lane Bowl weirdness and much more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack convene following some time off for Thanksgiving and get into a jammed packed few days of Terps football and basketball action. They guys start with Maryland's bowl clinching win over Rutgers, what it means for the program going forward and how everyone's feeling after Josh Kaindoh decommitted over the weekend. Later, they look at two tight victories against Richmond and Kansas State in basketball and how the guys ran through a range of emotions for each game. Plus, losing to Pitt. 

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric convene before Thanksgiving to discuss the state of Maryland football after three straight beatings by ranked opponents, how uniquely awful Rutgers is and what bowl eligibility would mean for the program. Later, they get into basketball's victory over Georgetown and where the team stands after struggling against Towson on Sunday night.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack convene to preview the 2016-17 Maryland basketball season by asking 16 questions about the team.

Direct download: 16_Questions__2016-17_Maryland_Basketball_Season_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, the guys convene following Maryland's victory over Michigan State – the biggest home win in years. Later, they take a look at a sliding Indiana team and the Terps' chances of earning bowl eligibility in Bloomington.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack convene following a Terps loss to Minnesota in Tyrelle Pigrome’s first collegiate state. The guys long for Perry Hills and worry Maryland missed an opportunity to inch closer to six wins. Later, they look ahead to Saturday’s blackout against the reeling Michigan State Spartans and talk a little bit of basketball as the season is right around the corner.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Zack and Eric convene following a loss to Penn State and discuss how the wheels fell off in Happy Valley. Later, the guys preview Minnesota and how Maryland can get back on track against a team without its starting quarterback. Plus, CT recaps his birthday weekend, Zack's day in State College for the game, Redskins-Ravens talk, Perry vs. Piggy and Yannick Ngakoue tearing it up in the NFL.


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Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, the guys are giddy after Maryland smashes Purdue to open conference play. Plus, The Solid Verbal's Ty Hildenbrandt drops by to discuss Penn State.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT talks to J Money from Boiled Sports to get the scoop on Purdue ahead of Saturday's matchup. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric look ahead to Maryland’s Big Ten opener against Purdue in College Park. The guys discuss tailgating plans, Terps as the 10-point favorites, Wes Brownd’s return, recap the weekend’s Big Ten action and more.


Talking Terps will have a full-fledged Purdue preview on Thursday featuring a writer from

And stay tuned, Penn State week is around the corner. The Solid Verbal’s Ty Hildenbrandt will visit the SVP Lounge to discuss what could be a pivotal game in both teams’ seasons.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Zack and Eric recap a wild win in double overtime over UCF and look big picture as the Terps sit at 3-0 after a quarter of the season. Plus: Early thoughts on Purdue and homecoming, what the guys will be doing during the bye week, Laughing At Our Rivals featuring Virginia and Iowa, and looking at the rest of the Big Ten's weekend.

Today in the SVP Lounge, the guys look back at the first win of the DJ Durkin era, a 52-13 thumping of Howard. Plus, looking ahead to an interesting game against FIU, checking on the rest of the weekend in the Big Ten, Laughing At Our Rivals: Virginia Edition and Deep Thoughts With Randy Edsall.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack convene before Maryland football’s first game of the season against Howard. The guys give the only three available pieces of information on the internet about Howard’s football team, take a look at the week one depth chart, discuss Perry Hills' love of Dominos and more.

Topics discussed include:

  • Can you find out anything about Howard football online? Zack has a few nuggets about the matchup
  • The guys are excited for college football’s inaugural weekend
  • CT has new sounds on the board
  • Depth chart for the first game dropped
  • William Likely, Jake Funk and Tino Ellis listed on both sides of the ball at safety and corner, respectively
  • Likely listed as a co-starter at wide receiver, there is buzz surrounding it
  • Lorenzo Harrison seems to be the odd running back out and a candidate for a redshirt
  • DeAndre Lane beats out Levern Jacobs for the slot receiver position, Jacobs moves to a back-up position as an outside receiver
  • Eric’s beer explodes
  • Darnell Savage Jr. starting over Josh Woods at safety
  • Qwuantrezz Knight has the best name on the team, he’s among the many young DBs that will get a shot this year
  • D.J. Durkin lands another four-star recruit in DeMatha offensive tackle Marcus Minor. It’s taken years for any kind of DeMatha pipeline to open
  • The Diamondback asked some of the football players where they eat around College Park. Perry Hills loves Dominos
  • What’s everyone looking for on Saturday?
  • CT and Eric will be in Lot 9B to tailgate. Eric is a butt-in-seat-at-kick-off kinda guy. CT is a tailgate lingerer. Zack will be with the Pride by Mowatt
  • The guys try talking about the Big Ten basketball conference schedule, but admit their heads and hearts are with football
  • Surprise sound drop
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Daniel Gallen on Fall Camp, Totally Serious Ideas for a Maryland-Rutgers Trophy

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric talk to Daniel Gallen – who’s been covering the Terps for the Baltimore Sun and Carroll County Times – about what he’s seen at Maryland fall camp, how Perry Hills looked at Saturday’s open scrimmage, what’s surprised him thus far, reasons to worry as the season progresses and why he’s hemorrhaging followers. Plus, CT and Eric are going to Orioles-Nationals in D.C., discussing a potential Maryland-Rutgers trophy game, and Eric has never seen GUTS.

Topics discussed include:

  • CT and Eric hung out on H Street in D.C. last weekend
  • Eric went to Camden Yards for Orioles-Nationals, he and CT both going to the final game of the series in D.C.
  • CT always buys Flying Dog’s Snake Dog at Nationals Park. The high ABV gives you a lot of bang for
  • Rutgers wants a rivalry trophy with Maryland, Eric is intrigued
  • CT says it should be a piece of asphalt like the Aggro Crag from GUTS. Eric doesn’t know what GUTS is
  • The guys welcome Daniel Gallen to the SVP Lounge
  • From a guy who’s been around the football program for several years, what the difference in the vibe between Randy Edsall and D.J. Durkin?
  • Gallen says that Perry Hills looks like a capable quarterback, there was less of an overhaul this year that last. If we see improvement, it will be on the little things he did wrong last year
  • Caleb Rowe hasn’t been as much of a factor in the quarterback competition due to injury
  • What’s Gallen’s running back pecking order? Ty Johnson looks great, having lost 21 pounds during the offseason. Might see as many as five guys, at least early on
  • Gallen is most surprised to see Shane Cockerille playing linebacker after playing quarterback. Team intensity, body transformation is very noticeable. Worries that the intensity could be backfire, it’ll be interesting to see how they respond to superior teams in tough spots
  • Denzel Conyers should be back for Howard
  • CT wonders if Gallen’s tired of Maryland sports, he says no, will continue to watch
  • Gallen’s lost followers since he took his new job

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Zack put Red Shell Radio to bed and announce a new era of Maryland podcasting with Talking Terps. In the first episode of the 2016-17 season, the guys go full speed with pads on to preview the 2016 Maryland football season. They discuss the dawn of the D.J. Durkin era, breakdown the preseason story lines, go through the team position-by-position, hash out everyone’s plans for tailgating, comb over the schedule for wins, and put Randy Edsall on a shelf by recounting losses that will haunt their dreams forever.

Topics discussed include:

  • Red Shell Radio is now Talking Terps!
  • Eric is engaged
  • Zack is the new face in the fold
  • Who’s hyped for the D.J. Durkin era?
  • What are you excited for going into the season?
  • Quarterbacks! It can’t be worse than last year, right?! The guys are confident Perry Hills will be the starter
  • Zack points out Walt Bell’s offense should be simpler than dealing with the offense constantly changing last year. Eric is still concerned with need to move the ball through the air when the team is down
  • For the first the first time in god knows how long, Maryland might actually have an effective running game. Ty Johnson could be a lot of fun to watch
  • Zack gets to gush about Randy Edsall one last time as he did recruit offensive lineman well, could finally have a Big Ten caliber line in terms of size and strength
  • The receivers need to get the ball, but if they do, this group is solid
  • D.J. Durkin pulls a coup, nabs JUCO transfer J.C. Jackson. He’s a former four-star recruit and Florida Gator. The guys are hyped
  • CT is glad Maryland is rolling the dice on a guy who’s had issues in the past
  • William Likely is a beast, look for Alvin Hill to play behind him and Jackson. There could be depth issues behind that
  • Durkin added a bunch of freshmen to the secondary that we might see at corner and safety
  • CT not feeling confident about Josh Woods and Denzel Conyers, Zack and Eric don’t share his skepticism
  • Jermaine Carter Jr. could be the best player on the team
  • Zack points out that Durkin likes to play a lot of nickel and dime defense, helps to cut down for the need of depth at linebacker
  • The defensive line has the biggest range in terms of floor and ceiling: They might be terrible, but they also might be pretty decent
  • CT knows nothing about the kickers, Zack and Eric drop knowledge on him. The presumptive starting punter Wade Lees got busted for PEDs in Australia, has a huge leg
  • The guys get into some tailgating talk, CT doesn’t have any wedding conflicts. Eric’s own wedding could be slated for fall 2017
  • Here’s to winning games and not being forever stuck with noon kickoffs
  • The Terps have gone from having one of the hardest schedules in the country to one of the easiest in the conference
  • The first three games of the season against Howard, FIU and UCF are all very winnable. If they want to go bowling, those three are important
  • The first three games of the Big Ten season are also winnable with Purdue, Penn State and Minnesota
  • Maryland’s got a good shot against Purdue at home, Penn State will be tough, Minnesota is about on the Terps level
  • All three guys pick Maryland to go 5-1 in the first half of the season. They are really boring
  • The second half of the season is really damn tough. CT thinks they might not win another game until Rutgers
  • Despite all of our positive talk, this team was bad last year. We’re just looking for improvement. Five wins would be a big
  • The guys decide to put Randy Edsall on a shelf and move on for good by discussing which Randy Edsall loss will haunt their your dreams forever? There are so many horrific examples
Direct download: 2016_Maryland_Football_Preview__Dawn_of_the_Durkin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric convene for part two of Terrapins postmortem pod. They discuss Eric’s last hoorah at Looney watching the game, the highs of the first half against Kansas, lashing out on Twitter after the game, disappointing vs. successful season, a lack of depth really hurting Maryland throughout the season, and how a meal of crab cakes, steak and fried chicken has the guys eyeing football season.

Go back and last listen to part 1 of the Terps Postmortem Podcast.

Direct download: Maryland_Postmortem_Podcast_Pt._2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10am EDT

Postmortem: Kansas Drops Maryland in the Sweet 16, Offseason Questions for the Terps

Today in the SVP Lounge, the guys convene in the wake of Maryland's Sweet 16 loss to Kansas to sort through the wreckage and look ahead to the offseason. Plus: A successful season and a disappointing season are not mutually exclusive.

Today in the SVP, the guys convene on a glorious Monday after the Terps punch a ticket to the Sweet 16. They breakdown the win over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and later invite Kevin from into the Lounge to preview Kansas.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric convene following Maryland's 79-74 victory over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in the first round of the NCAA tournament. They discuss the scary last 8 minutes, Melo's bozo foul, an offensive explosion at the beginning of the second half, good defense in the first and Maryland second round opponent Hawaii. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, the guys convene to discuss a consecutive loss to the Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament semifinals, the grueling water cooler conversations that result from it, the Maryland Tease being alive and well, looking at South Dakota State and the South Region, a fun half against Nebraska and how we’d all take a Sweet 16 appearance and go home happy.

Topics discussed include:

  • Listening to the watercooler talk following a Maryland loss is brutal, even worse around tournament time
  • Dan’s dad is full of old white guy hot takes
  • The guys are struggling to get excited for the NCAA tournament after a tough loss to Michigan State and a stumbling end to the regular season
  • Dan watched both games solo, CT watch Nebraska solo
  • The Maryland Tease is alive and well, you best prepare yourself
  • The Terps take on South Dakota State on Friday, would face the winner of Cal-Hawaii on Sunday if they advance out of the first round
  • The guys just want to see Maryland get out of the Sweet 16
  • Melo Trimble should’ve tried to score instead of being hopelessly intent on the foul. His ugly three pointer, as well as Jake Layman’s, before that play were also offensive
  • Dan has indigestion over the fact that Michigan State was always able to get back on defense
  • How much fun was the first half against Nebraska?
  • Golf clap for Jake Layman, he’s really had a great year
  • Dan thinks Michigan State got jobbed with their seeding, CT thinks Indiana got jobbed as a five
  • Looking at the rest of the South Region

Wake Up With CT: Looking Back at Indiana and Looking Ahead to the Big Ten Tournament

Today in the SVP Lounge, it’s Early Morning with CT as he looks back at Maryland’s loss to Indiana, and how the Terps ran into a buzzsaw in Assembly Hall – while not doing themselves any favors. Plus, a few words on Maryland’s potential opponents in the Big Ten quarters and how the Terps postseason accolades are indicative of their season.

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
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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.


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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

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric break down a tough loss to Michigan State while snowbound, talkin rebounding issues, why this loss shouldn’t be surprising, Matt Costello’s career night and if the Terps still have a shot at the Big Ten title. Later Adam McGinnis, Iowa alumnus and blogger, drops by to preview Thursday’s huge tilt between the Terps and the Hawkeyes. Plus: An overtime win over Northwestern and Eric’s thoughts on Dwayne Haskins.

Topics discussed include:

  • Guys have been snowed in
  • Tough loss to Michigan State on the road
  • Was the best chance for Maryland to get its best win of the year, but Michigan State was desperate, avoiding losing fourth in a row
  • Rebounding becomes a huge issue, lack of hustle dooms the Terps again
  • Matt Costello is a turtle killer, has career night versus the Terps
  • Melo Trimble keeps Maryland in the game
  • Are people overrating the negative impacts of this loss?
  • Terps still have a shot in the Big Ten?
  • Adam McGinnis joins the show
  • Nothing but excitement for Iowa basketball
  • The Hawkeyes have been rolling since the second half of the first Purdue game on the road
  • A big difference between this year’s team and last is they can light it up from three
  • Iowa is a tough team, out muscled Michigan State in East Lansing
  • Hawkeyes are long, start four seniors, great guard play
  • How do Maryland and Iowa matchup?
  • Jarrod Uthoff vs. Jake Jayman
  • It’s the first clash between top ten teams in the Xfinity Center
  • Anthony Clemmons vs. Melo Trimble
  • Eric asks Adam if the bar Airliner is still in Iowa City
  • CT and Eric look back at the overtime win over Northwestern
  • Rasheed Sulaimon has been in a funk, been shooting poorly
  • The Trimble three at the end of regulation was predictable
  • Eric gives his thoughts on the Dwayne Haskins decommitment, where it leaves Maryland and the football team’s quarterback position. Also gives his thoughts on a few of the quarterback targets the staff is considering

CT After Dark: Why It's OK To Be Mad About Dwayne Haskins, Terps Notch First Big Ten Loss at Michigan, Thrash Ohio State

Today in the SVP Lounge, it's a CT After Dark edition of the podcast where he breaks down Dwayne Haskins’ decommitment from Maryland, why it makes sense, why it doesn’t and why it’s ok to be mad about it. Later, he revisits the Terps first Big Ten loss at Michigan, the thrashing put on Ohio State on Saturday, looking ahead to Northwestern and more.


Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric convene to discuss the No. 3 Maryland Terrapins, a bludgeoning of a terrible Rutgers team, Melo Trimble hitting a game winning three at Wisconsin with almost no time left, College Gameday being in East Lansing for the Terps tilt against Michigan State, Dwayne Haskins-quarterback recruiting drama and more.

Topics discussed include:

  • We’ll have a show Friday for you, looking back at Michigan and ahead to Saturday’s tilt versus Ohio State
  • Championship night in college football. over-under 1, number of Maryland football national championship appearances in the next 50 years
  • Terps stay at No. 3 in the AP poll today after beating Rutgers and Wisconsin this past week
  • Terps remain undefeated in conference play, 4-0
  • 15-1 overall, Maryland’s best start to a season EVER
  • Terps bludgeon Rutgers, 88-63
  • Could’ve easily scored 100+
  • Eddie Jordan thanked Turgeon in the post game presser for calling off the dogs
  • Melo sat out the 2H with a tight hammy, he’s ok
  • Jake Layman feasted on a bad team -- Only his 3rd time scoring double digit points in 11 games
  • Varun Ram with a bunch of playing time
  • Melo 3 at the death seals the Terps fourth win in conference play over Wisconsin, 63-60
  • Damonte Dodd had a nice first half
  • Offensive rebounds, 2nd chance points and turnovers were the reasons Wisconsin stayed in this game
  • Diamond Stone was, of course, heckled. Definitely shaky to start. Played better as the game progressed
  • Terps go to Michigan on Tuesday
  • Wolverine’s star player Caris LeVert, the team leader in points, rebounds and assists, is probably not going to be playing. Leg injury
  • If Michigan’s hitting their shots and Maryland’s having a tough time cracking the 1-3-1 zone this game has the makings of an upset. Still, the Terps can definitely win another on the road
  • Terps at Michigan State will be the first edition of College Basketball Gameday on Saturday January 23
  • Dwayne Haskins-quarterback recruiting situation, Adam McClean tweets
Direct download: No._3_Maryland_Bludgeons_Rutgers_Melo_Saves_the_Day_at_Wisconsin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Eric convene to look back at Maryland’s first week in conference play, including a win over Penn State behind a historic night from Diamond Stone, a relaxing beating of Northwestern on the road, dry January, the week head in hoops and much more.

Topics discussed include:

  • Recapping the wild win over Penn State
  • Who thought the Terps were doomed to taking a loss in the first Big Ten game?
  • Diamond Stone has a huge night
  • How would the Terps bounce back on the road against a decent Northwestern side?
  • Melo Trimble and Rasheed Sulaimon have big comeback games
  • It was relaxing to watch Maryland crush Northwestern
  • Dan is refraining from alcohol during January
  • Stone receives Big Ten player of the week and Big Ten freshman of the week
  • Rutgers comes to town on Wednesday, Maryland should roll them
  • Terps game in Madison announced as a 1 p.m. tip on Saturday
  • Diamond Stone’s return to Wisconsin, a lot of Badger fans are still butt hurt


Today in the SVP Lounge, it’s CT After Dark — a one man show in which he tackles a wild comeback win over Penn State immediately after the final buzzer, Diamond Stone's historic 39-point night, the worst game of the season for the rest of the squad, as well as his sketchy, nonexistent co-hosts.

Direct download: CT_After_Dark__Recapping_Penn_State_Diamond_Stones_Historic_Night.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric talk about Saturday's game against Princeton in Baltimore, a win over lowly Eastern Shore, the slow part of the basketball schedule, Randy Edsall breaking his silence, Byrd Stadium changing names and more. 

Today in the SVP Lounge, the CT, Matt, Eric and Dan discuss a solid, resume-building win over UConn in Madison Square Garden and D.J. Durkin’s impressive hires for his defensive staff. Plus, Eric can’t find a Chick-fil-a to redeem his basketball ticket for a sandwich.

Topics discussed include:

  • Terps beat UConn
  • Initial reactions
  • First half the Terps played phenomenal, excellent defensively
  • Melo Trimble and Diamond Stone start fast
  • Toward the end of the second half UConn starts bombing threes and gets within 3 with 2:45 left
  • During this ugly stretch Jake Layman was playing poorly. Where’s everyone stand on him after this game? If he made a few more shots, would the perception of him change?
  • CT has a horrible botch on Twitter
  • Everyone is fine with Dickie V’s novelty act, CT still can’t stand him
  • UConn had a standard Big East-built team
  • Solid victory for Maryland
  • The foul that caused Kevin Ollie to get a technical was poor, but he totally killed his team’s momentum
  • Tons of coaching news talk: Scott Shafer, former Syracuse coach, hired as defensive coordinator; Mike London, former Virginia boss, hired as associate head coach; Aazaar Abdul-Rahim, former head coach at Friendship Collegiate Academy and assistant director of player personnel at Alabama, hired as defensive backs coach
  • D.J. Turner tweets a photo with him, Durkin AND Mike Locksley
  • Adam McClean tweets about Lane Kiffin, it was later deleted
  • Trevon Diggs is back in consideration for Maryland with the Abdul-Rahim hire, says in an interview he thinks Dwayne Haskins will stay committed to Maryland and that the Terps will have a big recruiting haul because of this guy
  • Is Locksley back in the fold?
  • What’re Dan and CT wearing to the Legwarmers concert?
  • Eric tried to redeem his basketball ticket for his free Chick-fil-a sandwich, but had serious trouble locating a restaurant, was using signs on the side of the highway

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt breakdown the hire of Maryland football's new head coach D.J. Durkin, the former defensive coordinator at Michigan. The guys think the hire is solid and checks many of the boxes that the Terps were looking for in a head coach. They also discuss the situation with Mike Locksley and ask if his price tag worth keeping the recruiting class in tact?

Later, they talk Maryland basketball's loss to North Carolina including the dismal first 10 minutes, the abundance of turnovers, Jake Layman's hugely disappointing night, virtuoso performances from Rasheed Sulaimon and Melo Trimble, and the conclusion that the Terps can compete with anyone in the country. 


Direct download: Dirty_Terps_Hire_D.J._Durkin_First_Loss_At_UNC_Whats_Up_With_Layman_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Dan talk about football coming to a merciful end with a comeback victory over Rutgers to end the season at 3-8 and where Maryland currently stands in its head coaching search. Later, they get into tonight's game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill and look back at the Terps' Thanksgiving spent in the Cancun Challenge.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric convene following a nail biter of a victory over Rider, diagnose what ails the team, discuss the Terps trip to Cancun, Eric’s trip to Chapel Hill and Maryland’s shiny new No. 2 ranking in the AP and Coaches polls. Plus: More “football is an abomination” talk, Yannick Ngakoue and Brandon Ross’ big days, the quarterback situation getting even worse, coaching rumors, the guys want Les Miles and a shout out to Sasho Cirovski and the Maryland men’s soccer team.

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Matt and Eric break down an epic evening for the University of Maryland by discussing a victory over long-dormant rival Georgetown, why the Terps and Hoyas should play every year, what didn’t work on the court, the insanity of the crowd, Rasheed Sulaimon and Robert Carter making their presence known, Melo Trimble abusing his body, which line-up worked the best and more. Plus: The legend himself Scott Van Pelt doing SportsCenter from the Xfinity Center floor following the game, Greivis Vasquez’s appearance in the student section, the night as a recruiting tool and a recap of the win over Mount Saint Mary’s.

Topics discussed include:

  • Huge night for the University of Maryland
  • Very exciting show ahead
  • ¾ of the pod were in attendance
  • Atmosphere was live
  • Huge amount of chatter in the area about the game
  • CT asked on the street twice if he was going to the Terps game, Eric’s office buzzing
  • Acting like children during the game
  • Why shouldn’t we see this game consistently?
  • If you’re influential within either Maryland or Georgetown and you’re reading this: KEEP THIS SERIES GOING. DO IT FOR THE AWESOME BASKETBALL
  • Diving into the 75-71 victory
  • The Terps were down early and down most of the second half. How concerned was everyone?
  • Georgetown was really unlucky to lose, they were better for most the game
  • Crowd was a massive advantage
  • Jake Layman was totally lost in the first half, Rasheed Sulaimon was excellent and kept the Terps in the game
  • What’re your concerns? Matt says he’s right where he thought they’d be
  • The guys, regrettably, talk more about how strong Georgetown was. Impressive that the Terps were able to win the game down the stretch
  • The offense in the final five minutes was wonderful
  • The Melo Trimble dribble-drive offense does the trick in a pinch
  • Line-up talk: The smaller line-up at the end of the game (Carter-Layman-Nickens-Sulaimon-Trimble) seemed to prove most successful
  • Eric asks if last year’s Maryland team could’ve won that game? Could they have closed the game out like the Terps did last night?
  • Rasheed Sulaimon and Robert Carter Jr. add a toughness and an experience level to this team that it did not previously had
  • Scott Van Pelt brings SportsCenter to College Park
  • Greivis Vasquez makes an appearance, fires up the crowd when he walks in
  • The whole night was a great recruiting tool
  • SVP and Kevin Plank go to Bentley’s after SportsCenter concludes
  • Mount Saint Mary’s was a good start-up game last Friday night
  • Scoring was balanced
  • Fun to see Diamond Stone have a solid first collegiate performance
  • Brushing over football after another loss to Michigan State
  • Can the Terps get a Big Ten win in the final two weeks of the season?
  • Wes Brown suspended again. Matt never wants him to play for Maryland again
Direct download: What_A_Night__Terps_Beat_the_Hoyas_SVP_Hosts_SportsCenter_from_Xfinity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46am EDT

Today on Red Shell Radio, CT, Dan, Eric and Matt convene in the SVP Lounge to discuss a sad Saturday for the Maryland Terrapins that featured a loss to Wisconsin, Trevon Diggs committing to Alabama and news that Dion Wiley would be out for the year with a torn meniscus. Plus: an exhibition game recap, the beer situation at Xfinity Center, Looney's is horribly laid out and Bentley's is charging $15 for cover these days. 

Topics discussed include:

  • Saturday was a bad day for Terrapin sports
  • Football loses its sixth straight game
  • Looked good in the first half, came unraveled in the second
  • Dammit, Ross brothers
  • Dion Wiley tears his meniscus, out for the year
  • Pointing to the Terps depth is what most will do, but this is a big loss
  • Trevon Diggs commits to Alabama, who can blame him?
  • The way Maryland underutilized Stefon Diggs, had no quarterback during his time in College Parks, cost him a lot of money. The Diggs family bridge to Maryland is effectively burned.
  • Other schools using Stefon Diggs against the Terps in recruiting, "how'd it work out for him?"
  • Brad Craddock has surgery on his hand, might never see him play for Maryland again
  • The impact of Dion Wiley's loss on the Terps' lineups, starting and how the guards change roles as Melo Trimble goes in and out of the game
  • This more or less ensures Jake Layman will be playing exclusively at the three
  • Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter sign their letters of intent
  • CT not going to the the Mount Saint Mary's or Georgetown games
  • Dan gives the rundown on the beer situation at Xfinity
  • Looney's is a horribly laid out bar
  • Bentley's charged a $15 cover on Saturday night. What a joke
  • Dan summarizes the exhibition game
  • Diamond Stone gets the start, leads the Terps in scoring in limited minutes
  • Ivan Bender sighting

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt kick off their fourth basketball season doing Red Shell Radio by previewing the much-hyped 2015/16 Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team. They answer a slew of BURNING questions about the squad, running down nearly every guy on the roster and dishing out HOT takes during this monstrous preview podcast.

Topics discussed include:

  • Hey guys it’s basketball season! We’re pumped!
  • Mark Turgeon from the HOT SEAT to the DRIVER SEAT
  • Entering the season, the biggest concern I have about this team is __________
  • Expectations could be a problem, Dan wants to be a top Ken Pomeroy rankings team
  • Romelo Trimble is the Big Ten preseason player of the year. Does he end up winning the actual award?
  • Obvz, Melo is the most important player on the team. Hopefully he doesn’t have to shoulder the bulk of the scoring work. Does his time at the Pan Am games affect his game?
  • How confident are you in Jaylen Brantley’s ability to effectively back-up Melo Trimble at the point guard position? He needs to take the ball up the court and spell Melo for 8-10 minutes
  • Dan will wear one of CT’s dirty t-shirts if Brantley plays more than 10 minutes a game
  • Is Rasheed Sulaimon the missing link? How does he fill the void left by Dez Wells?
  • The pod is excited about the fact that Sulaimon is a turncoat
  • The Terps have an embarrassment of riches in the front court
  • Diamond Stone has the luxury of progressing and not needing to perform immediately with Damonte Dodd and Michal Cekovsky
  • If there’s one thing Turgeon knows how to do, it's develop big men. All three of those guys could play well
  • What are the line-ups going to look like? Are they going big all the time? What will they look like when they go small?
  • Does Jake Layman emerge as a great, everyday player? Or will he continue to drift in and out of games?
  • Out of all the Mark Turgeon castaway’s that left the program following the 2013-14 season, who will have the best year? The worst?
  • CT hopes Nick Faust is junk out at Long Beach State
  • Which member of the show will make the biggest fool of themselves before/during/after the Princeton game in Baltimore
  • Does Dion Wiley emerge as a viable third guard or is he still another year away from being consistent?
  • Will Robert Carter be the second best player on the team? Don’t we always hear this about the transfer who sat out last season?
  • The guys share what they’ve been drinking throughout the show
  • Mark Turgeon is the star in this puzzle, but has the tough task of figuring out how to properly utilize nine to ten guys
  • How is this team’s mindset different from Turgeon's early disaster squads
  • Dan wishes Turgeon would have the team play faster, zone defense -- both have been effective at getting us back into games
  • Don’t forget about Jared Nickens!
  • Bench talk with Varun Ram, Kurt Auslander and Ivan Bender
  • Hot takes to end the show
Direct download: Welcome_to_the_Bandwagon__Previewing_the_2015_16_Maryland_Terrapins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Eric discuss Maryland's latest loss to an undefeated Iowa team, whether Homecoming is a Hallmark holiday, Stefon Diggs tearing it  up in Minnesota, why you shouldn't be mad the Terps are ranked #3 in the first Associated Press poll, Halloween costumes and a pair of bold predictions for the coming weeks.

Programming note: The guys will convene on Thursday night for a full-on basketball preview podcast. Look for it on Friday morning.

Topics discussed include:

  • Abbreviated podcast tonight and then we go full on basketball preview podcast Thursday night
  • Dan is unsure whether he's attending Saturday's Homecoming game against Wisconsin, calls it a "Hallmark Holiday"
  • Terps lose to Iowa 31-15, fifth in a row and still winless in conference
  • Hawkeyes played solid, allowed Maryland to beat itself, play like the bad team it is
  • Dan went fishing in the Baltimore Harbor during the first half of the game
  • Brandon Ross' fumble on the first drive, blocked punt early were so deflating
  • Perry Hills is a great arm punter, first Terp to have third consecutive 100 yard rushing game since Lance Ball
  • Yannick Ngakoue second in the country in sacks
  • How'd you feel about the punts as time was winding down and the Terps had terrible field position
  • Wisconsin comes to town, Maryland is a 13-point underdog
  • Last year's game was a hellacious beat down. Let's hope they're frisky for a half?
  • You can probably listen to the podcast at this time in years prior and we'll have the same defeated attitude about football
  • Eric tries to spin things positively 
  • Stefon Diggs is the hero in the Minnesota Vikings game, his wink at the camera after the touchdown is the NFL's version of the shimmy
  • Terps land at #3 in the first Associated Press poll
  • No reason is be rankled. They haven't played any games, there's a lot of question marks and they got blown out in the second round of the NCAA tournament last year
  • Maryland has plenty of chances to prove themselves in the first quarter of the season with Georgetown, North Carolina and UConn on the schedule
  • Exhibition game on Friday
  • CT and Eric have friends in town for Homecoming
  • What was everyone for Halloween? CT was mustard, Dan was a carrot, tries to pay for his drinks at the bar with a bag of carrots
  • Eric predicts the Terps will go 1-3 in football to end the season, with a win over Indiana
  • Dan predicts the basketball team will lose at home before CT makes it to Xfinity Center
Direct download: Cool_Iowa_Loss_Homecoming_Talk_Terps_ranked_AP_3_Stefon_Diggs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24am EDT

Today on Red Shell Radio, the guys look back at a tough loss to Penn State in Baltimore in what was, surprisingly, a fun game to watch. They discuss missed opportunities, turnovers and grasp at moral victories. Later, they preview Iowa, ask how long the Terps might hang with the Hawkeyes, and discuss Maryland basketball landing at No. 24 in Ken Pomeroy's preseason rankings.
Topics discussed include:
  • Do you guys remember what it was like to lose a close game? A game that you truly were vested in the outcome?
  • For at least one Saturday this year, football was fun
  • Maryland had plenty of opportunities to win this game, couldn’t get it done
  • Stings to lose to James Franklin
  • Eric says the tailgating scene was awesome, Penn State heavy. The inside of the stadium was 50/50 and there were fights!
  • The early turnovers were killer
  • Secondary got bombed by Christian Hackenberg — long ball repeatedly killed the Terps
  • Perry Hills had five turnovers, some how made them less backbreaking than Caleb Rowe would have
  • Talking about five turnovers as an improvement shows how ugly things really are
  • Will Likely and Shane Cockerille make appearances. Eric says Cockerille’s appearances remind him of Josh Portis showing up to run the option 
  • Penn State strikes twice right before the half to go up 17-14
  • Terps have two nice, long touchdown drives in the third quarter — Another sign of progress
  • The guys grasp at moral straws
  • Dan hopes that the loss puts to rest any Mike Locksley for head coach talk
  • Terps had multiple chances to take the lead back and win the game in the 4th quarter. Defense hung tough, giving the ball back to the offense multiple times, but the offense couldn’t hold up their end of the deal
  • Defensive line played really well
  • Firing Randy Edsall midseason was a good call, brings a different dynamic to the team
  • Can Maryland hang with Iowa? CT and Eric don’t think it’s that crazy
  • Eric’s a secret Iowa fan, fills the guys in on the undefeated team
  • The Hawkeyes dodged a bullet in missing the B1G East’s big three, could end the regular season undefeated
  • CT and Matt talk to a guy with inside knowledge on the coaching search and conclude no one knows anything
  • Dan shows off his basketball season ticket booklet
  • Ken Pomeroy has Maryland ranked at No. 24 in his preseason rankings, Terp fans need to settle down
  • Stefon Diggs has a great day for the Vikings, makes one of the catches of the year

Previewing Penn State with Ty Hildenbrandt, SVP Bringing SportsCenter to College Park
Today on Red Shell Radio, the guys are joined by the Solid Verbal’s Ty Hildenbrandt to preview Maryland-Penn State. They discuss the head coaching search, year two of James Franklin, what’s happened to Christian Hackenberg and look out for Saquon Barkley. Plus: Scott Van Pelt will broadcast SportsCenter from Xfinity Center after Maryland hosts Georgetown and the Terrapins land at #3 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
Topics discussed include:
  • How do the guys listen to the pod?
  • What did you do during the bye week?
  • Wild ending to the Michigan-Michigan State game
  • Groupon deal for Maryland-Penn State in Baltimore. Projecting the turnout among both fan bases 
  • First game for Mike Locksley as head coach, hopefully will they come out with energy as they did against Ohio State
  • Also hoped for improved play calling and that Perry Hills can be effective, again, with his legs
  • How does everyone feel about Penn State? Certainly one of the “winnable” games left on the schedule
  • Last week’s argument about who made the game-saving tackle on Ricky Dobbs in the 2010 Navy game at M&T Bank settled
  • The Solid Verbal’s Ty Hildenbrant joins the guys in the SVP Lounge to talk Maryland-Penn State
  • Ty gives the Penn State perspective on the Maryland-Penn State rivalry, says Rutgers tweaks Nittany Lion fans 
  • CT and Ty commiserate on fall weddings and how in your late 20s they can bog down your fall and football season
  • Dan breaks down the scale of delusion overrating or underrating the Maryland football job
  • Would you take Lane Kiffin or roll the dice on the field?
  • Exploring the theory that Greg Schiano hires people to talk him up online for head coaching jobs
  • Ty’s thoughts on handshake-gate from last year’s game
  • Year two of the James Franklin era: Ty is a fan of James Franklin the recruiter, not the strategic mind
  • There are three schools of thought when it comes to the head coaching position at Penn State
  • Ty’s soured on Christian Hackenberg, he only threw the ball 12 times last week
  • Penn State plays good defense, defensive line will cause problems for Maryland’s offensive line
  • Saquon Barkley is a serious threat on the ground
  • Game predictions
  • Any regrets you didn’t go to Magic Maryland Madness? Dan calls out CT for the negative episode title last week
  • Die hard fans would enjoy an actual midnight practice
  • Robert Carter is looking “chiseled,” Ceko looks ripped as well
  • Just when you think you can’t love Scott Van Pelt any more, he'll host SportsCenter at the Xfinity Center after Maryland-Georgetown
  • Terps land at No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches poll — Do you care where they’re ranked?
  • The guys explain where they are on their hatred for Georgetown
  • The new basketball hype video is killer

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan, Eric and Matt convene to talk about Randy Edsall’s firing as Maryland head football coach. They react to the news breaking on Thursday, the Terps playing surprisingly tough against Ohio State, the awkward post game press conference and Mike Locksley’s status. Plus: Outlook on the rest of the season, a Kenny Tate/Adrian Moten argument, don’t go to Magic Maryland Madness and more.
Topics discussed include:
  • Randy Edsall OUT as Maryland football head coach, Mike Locksley named the interim head coach
  • Did you really believe it when the Jeff Ermann dropped the news that Edsall would be fired following the Ohio State game?
  • Thoughts on how Kevin Anderson handled the situation, from the news leak to the press conference
  • The Terps go out and play hard against Ohio State before the Buckeyes pulled away half way through the first quarter
  • Had to be excited after that first score, at least a little bit, right?
  • The guys agree that even if the Terps had beaten Ohio State that Maryland would have fired Edsall anyway
  • You could tell by the play calling that Randy knew this was it
  • Perry Hills rushing the ball is what kept Maryland in the game, he’s probably going to be the starter going forward
  • The wide receivers have been garbage
  • Matt, again, wants Brad Craddock to punt
  • The guys speak highly about Hills’ performance, but that doesn’t mean they’re high on Hills
  • Most of Locksley’s more successful offenses have come with mobile quarterbacks, so expect to see more of Perry Hills using his legs
  • Randy storms out of the press conference after a dumb first question. Weird way to see him go out
  • What’s the outlook for the rest of the season? Does anything really change?
  • What’s Locksley’s status if he starts winning games? Should Maryland’s next head coach try and retain him in some capacity?
  • How would you recruit high schoolers to Maryland? CT would go the Louisville-hooker route
  • Saying goodbye to Randy Edsall. What were the high points of his tenure? They’re limited
  • How will the openings at Southern California and South Carolina affect Maryland’s coaching search?
  • Early head coaching candidates? Season is going to have to play out for any progress to be made on this front. Hooray weeks of baseless speculation!
  • CT thinks that Greg Schiano hires people to throw his name into coaching searches. Nobody wants him, yet his name always comes up
  • Penn State kick off set for 3:30
  • The guys debate whether it was Kenny Tate or Adrian Moten who made the 4th-and-goal tackle on Navy’s Ricky Dobbs back in the 2010 opener
  • Magic Maryland Madness is Saturday. He’s the list of guys from the podcast attending:
  • Do anything but go to Magic Maryland Madness
  • The pod continues to debate Moten vs. Tate
  • CBS Sports releases their 101 top college basketball players heading into the 2015-16 season

Today in the SVP Lounge, Ramzy Nasrallah from Eleven Warriors joins CT to talk Ohio State, last year’s wild ride to the college football playoff title, the Buckeyes’ struggles this year, how to fix the offense, who to fear on defense and much more. Plus: CT hangs out solo to discuss Gary Parrish’s CBS Sports article on Mark Turgeon.
Topics discussed include:
  • Ramzy gives a rundown of the roller coaster that was the end of the Buckeyes’ 2014-15 season, describes everything as surreal 
  • There’s a list of reasons why last year’s magic hasn’t completely transitioned to the new season
  • A lot of fans are nearing crisis mode, Ramzy thinks Ohio State is a few small fixes away from turning into that team at the end of last season
  • Urban Meyer suggests using JT Barrett inside the red zone, CT thinks trying out some new offensive wrinkles against the Terps is the perfect time to experiment
  • Ramzy insists Maryland will give Ohio State its best shot, like every other team
  • Ohio State has played some ugly games against inferior opponents thus far
  • Joey Bossa is playing like it’s the Super Bowl every damn game
  • The defense rarely has a bad play, let alone two in a row
  • CT asks Ramzy about Michigan State and Michigan at the end of the season, he doesn’t want to to think about it because that means football would be over
  • Don’t plan your wedding during the fall
  • A solo CT discusses Gary Parrish’s Mark Turgeon story and his interview this morning on The Sports Junkies in Washington, D.C.
Direct download: Ramzy_Nasrallah_from_Eleven_Warriors_Previews_Ohio_State.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Eric discuss another rough weekend as Maryland is manhandled again, this time by Michigan. They talk about when Randy Edsall gets the ax, the players only meeting, Hurricane Joaquin and the noon kickoff, the defense’s bold first half performance, the ineptitude of the offense and more. Plus: Urban Meyer omits Maryland from his Monday presser, CT is going to San Francisco, early season non-conference basketball games and Stefon Diggs in his NFL debut. 
Look out for a new episode tomorrow featuring Ramzy Nasrallah from 11 Warriors, talking Ohio State as they get ready to take on the Terps Saturday in Columbus. 
Topics discussed include:
  • Another rough weekend, you guys
  • Randy Edsall is always smiling
  • The guys immediately dive into Edsall’s current job status. Does he get fired midseason? Eric and Dan say it doesn’t do anything for the team
  • Players only meeting held, Edsall’s blindsided. Has he lost the players? This is just a bigger piece in the larger puzzle
  • Looming hurricane causes the game time to be shifted from 8 p.m. to noon. The guys are bummed there won’t be another night game this year
  • Eric says environment was sad on Saturday, tons of perfectly nice Michigan fans taking over Byrd Stadium
  • Dan says Yannick Ngakoue is the only player on the team worthy of snaps
  • The wide receivers have been super disappointing 
  • Remember when the entire offensive line laid down?
  • Caleb Rowe throws three interceptions, could’ve had five
  • Daxx Garman comes in and looks completely lost — CT things is particularly damning of the coaching staff
  • The guys talk Ohio State. They’re the No. 1 team in the country and it feels like they’ve got 99 problems
  • Urban Meyer doesn’t mention Maryland once in his Monday press conference, opposing fans don’t even talk shit
  • Meyer has more to worry about with his own team than their opponent
  • Ohio State’s struggled in nearly all of their games this year, sad to think they won’t with the Terps
  • CT is going to San Francisco, visiting Alcatraz on his birthday. He’s living the wedding life, has them back-to-back weekends
  • Bacon wrapped scallops the no. 1 seed for hors d’oeuvres/finger foods
  • The guys are excited about Maryland basketball’s early season non-conference games
  • Stefon Diggs has a nice NFL debut for the Minnesota Vikings
Direct download: _Maryland_Is_So_Bad_Nobody_Even_Talks_Shit__Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Matt convene to talk Terps following an embarrassing loss to West Virginia. They guys recap their double date on Saturday night, discuss a typical Randy Edsall blow out at the hands of the Mountaineers, what it would actually take to replace him, preview Michigan and recap CT’s outing to TGIFriday’s Endless Appetizers. 
Topics discussed include:
  • CT and Matt go a double date, their girlfriends now do a “are you buying me a dog” bit to annoy them
  • Realized that they never spoke of the Maryland-West Virginia football game throughout their entire evening out
  • Terps lose to the Mountaineers 46-6
  • The entire fan base has come around the cul de sac and everyone’s done with Randy Edsall
  • West Virginia has dominated Maryland for the last 8 years
  • The game with Matt with a lot of questions. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? 
  • Q: What Randy Edsall disaster does this remind you of? A: All of the them!
  • As terrible as the offense was, the defense was even more atrocious 
  • Edsall’s teams never ever come out energized
  • Looking ahead to potential wins, taking 2 or 3 more games is going to be a fight. The next few games will tell us a lot about this team
  • Brandon Ross is the lone bright spot, has a nice game
  • Caleb Rowe vs. Daxx Garman starting — Don’t worry it doesn’t matter much
  • CT throws out the idea of having Perry Hills grind things out, Matt shoots it down. Defense is getting shredded, duh
  • What would it take to actually get rid of Randy Edsall? From a football and fan perspective it makes sense, but there’s much more to it
  • The guys walk through the other parties involved in hiring and firing football coaches and the politics that come with it
  • CT and Matt are concerned if logistically the university could do a good job at hiring a coach
  • Firing Edsall would be a blow to Kevin Anderson’s ego
  • We could still see Edsall back again next year. Maryland’s afraid of the rebuild
  • The whole Byrd Stadium-name controversy only makes things more annoying
  • The guys don’t care at all — More offended by the football team
  • CT is bummed out he’s missing the tailgate on Saturday
  • Terps are +16 underdogs to Michigan in their token night game of the year, sure to be a flood of opposing fans
  • Previewing the Michigan Wolverines
  • The guys feel like Michigan looks ahead of schedule in Jim Harbaugh’s first year, but still seem a little overinflated. They played bad teams in UNLV and Oregon State, as well as a beaten down BYU squad
  • Maryland could compete, though, they are really good at getting their doors blown off
  • Offense is run heavy, Jake Rudock looks to be improving
  • Defense is strong, experienced
  • CT details his SECOND experience with TGIFriday’s Endless Appetizers
  • Pro tip: Avoid the potato skins
  • For his last plate, CT tried the peanut butter and jelly boneless buffalo wings — They were gross
  • What’s the turnout going to be for Saturday?

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan, Matt and Eric convene to discuss Maryland’s victory over South Florida, preview West Virginia and talk a whole lot of tailgating.
Topics discussed include:
  • The guys reunite for the South Florida football game, first time they’ve been together since recording the preseason pods
  • Everyone weighs in salt and vinegar chips
  • The tailgate is solid, CT forgets to buy beer the night before, gets iced by Dan
  • BBQ Ben gets mad after CT eventually buys Heinekens and dreams about packing the car up perfectly for tailgating
  • The guys give their general impressions from a 35-17 victory over the Bulls
  • Good to see Caleb Rowe moving the offense, but he was "boom or bust” as he threw good passes and backbreaking interceptions
  • Both Levern and Taivon Jacobs played well, as did Avery Edwards snagging two touchdowns
  • Offensive line appears improved or at least improved by default, still unclear on how good or bad they actually are based on the competition thus far
  • The guys like seeing more of Damien Prince
  • Dan repeats CT’s stat that the offensive line has yet to allow a sack
  • The guys feel confident in the defensive line, Matt and Eric thinks Yannick Ngakoue, Jesse Aniebonam and Quinton Jefferson could all play in the NFL
  • Sean Davis played much better than last week against Bowling Green
  • South Florida is bad, the West Virginia game will be the true litmus test for this team
  • Other assorted notes on the game
  • Terps are 16.5 underdogs to West Virginia
  • The Mountaineers are untested, a little bit unknown, defense is supposed to be strong suit
  • Matt and Eric are headed to Morgantown
  • From here on out there are no more soft game, need to perform well
  • CT gives a rundown of the Mountaineer team, drops knowledge bombs on his cohosts
  • Thoughts on the play calling in the South Florida game and looking ahead to the West Virginia game, Rowe in there changes the playbook 
  • Everyone leaning toward a Maryland loss
  • Heralded freshman defensive end Adam McClean leaves school due to an eligibility issue
  • Could come back next semester or be ready for next fall, Dan sets over/under on snaps taken at Maryland at 1 snap
  • CT runs down the other Big Ten scores
  • Eric asks if he should be afraid of Mountaineer fans
Direct download: Terps_Takedown_South_Florida_Previewing_the_Mountaineers_Tailgate_Talk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, Eric and Matt join CT to further discuss the fallout from Maryland’s loss to Bowling Green. The guys look at Saturday’s mess and recount all the ways things went wrong. Eric talks about how he long defended Edsall, but this game was his breaking point. Matt says the Terps aren’t yet at the breaking point and warns of the consequences of jettisoning Edsall. Plus: A change in quarterback, Can Maryland get back on track with a win over South Florida on Saturday, Eric melting down and much more.
Topics discussed include:

  • We’re back for a second episode this week!
  • Eric reports on the scene from Byrd Stadium, says he should’ve left during the storm delay. This is the game that’s caused him to turn the corner on Randy Edsall
  • Matt opts to go to a beerfest with Dan in Annapolis, watches the end of the game at a bar, was completely distraught after the game
  • The team is a mess
  • The guys start second guessing coaching calls
  • Caleb Rowe takes over the starting quarterback job over Perry Hills
  • By going to Rowe, Hills' failure is on Randy Edsall, not many people talking about that about because the team loss to the Falcons
  • Matt talks about Randy’s struggles in dealing with the quarterback situation, Maryland’s poor quarterback situation in previous years
  • The running game regressed, was quickly abandoned
  • Mike Locksley remains a poor play caller
  • Are we at the make or break point of the season already? Matt says no, Maryland is not as bad as they were in the second half, this is standard Terrapins operating procedure 
  • Eric recounts the the offense’s struggles in the first half, everyone agrees no need to read into Rowe’s interceptions
  • Matt thinks people underestimate the consequences of blowing things up with Edsall, Eric thinks it doesn’t matters and that keeping Edsall prolongs the mediocrity
  • Eric now fiercely anti-Edsall, anti-Locksley
  • What’s the low point of Edsall’s tenure? Matt says easily his first season when he took a 9-4 team and turn it into a 2-10 team. Eric says the Bowling Green is it for him
  • Eric makes his case to fire Edsall, Matt argues the time to hire him is long gone
  • Eric totally melts down at the end of the show
  • What to expect when the Terps take the field against South Florida
  • Tailgating plans for the weekend, they don’t get out there as early as they used to
Direct download: _This_Team_is_a_Mess__and_Other_Sad_Ways_to_Describe_Maryland_Football.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Dan convene to discuss the latest disaster in the Randy Edsall era, an embarrassing loss to Bowling Green at home. The guys discuss their feelings in the aftermath of the game, the program going forward and how it’s handcuffed to Edsall, a change in quarterback, Wenyen Gabriel’s visit and Dan’s business ideas. 
Topics discussed include:

  • Podcast is back on track, just CT and Dan tonight, Eric and Matt will be on tomorrow
  • Dan wants to have a podcast-sponsored channel on a popular adult website
  • Maryland loses to Bowling Green
  • CT goes to the game, the rest of the guys go to a beer festival in Annapolis
  • Dan talks about not prioritizing Maryland football, made the right call to skip the game
  • Attendance was low, minimal tailgating scene
  • Rain delay cleared any small attendance out
  • Dan says he was over the loss as it was happening, won’t let it ruin his fall by putting stock into the results
  • CT was severely distraught after the game, will not do that again
  • The guys warn of getting too high on the thought of Dwayne Haskins coming to the rescue next year, he’ll still only be a freshman
  • A friend of the pod suggests the program is handcuffed to Randy Edsall with Dwayne Haskins in the fold. The program can’t move forward without firing Randy, but to move forward you also need Haskins — who is tied to Randy
  • It’s tough five years in and not see a whole lot of progress. The Bowling Green is among the two worsts losses of Randy’s tenure
  • Maryland is a -7.5 point favorite over South Florida
  • Randy makes a change at quarterback, Caleb Rowe is the new starter
  • It’s maddening that Rowe wasn’t name the starter initially, also maddening Randy hasn’t recruited a quarterback in five years
  • There is still time to turn it around!
  • Maryland basketball has a big time visitor in five star recruit Wenyen Gabriel, CT spots him leaving after the first quarter
  • What kind of impression do you think he got from the football game?
  • Sounds like the visit went well
  • Dan had several ideas that have turned into real-world products. He claims he thought of Snuggies in the 7th grade, recently found k-cup soups and claimed he thought of that years ago
Direct download: Terps_Embarrassed_by_Bowling_Green_Low_Point_of_the_Edsall_Era_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan, Matt and Eric talk about a real football game in Maryland’s win over Richmond, hitting on Will Likely’s record setting day and Perry Hills’ struggles. Later, there’s basketball recruiting chatter after the commitment of Kevin Huerter, the guys refuse to attend “Magic Maryland Madness” as it promises to be underwhelming and a preview of Bowling Green. 
Topics discussed include:
  • The pod is back, Labor Day and fantasy football drafts pushed the show to Wednesday. The guys will be back next Tuesday morning, on their regular schedule
  • Maryland football gets its first win over the Richmond Spiders, 50-21
  • CT was the only one who watched the whole game in realtime. Eric was at a wedding, Matt attended the Navy football game, Dan tailgated and watched the second half
  • Dan tailgates in Lot 11, gives the rundown, mad the kids don’t pick up their trash
  • William Likely was the star, knifing the Spiders all afternoon and eventually breaking the Big Ten record for punt return yards in a game
  • Why did Richmond keep punting it to him?
  • Perry Hills was underwhelming
  • Hills is Matt’s new least favorite player, describes why he’s awful
  • Eric doesn’t think Hills will be the starter by the end of the year
  • The running game looked improved, helped stabilize things when Richmond was playing well. Everyone was fairly impressed 
  • The defensive front seven looked great, Matt notes the gelling and maturing of the crop of local players now featuring prominently in the defense
  • Brad Craddock misses a field goal, extra point, somehow earns a national nod
  • The guys run down the rest of the Big Ten games, highlight Penn State’s first loss to Temple since 1941
  • Maryland basketball gets a big recruiting victory with top-100 shooting guard Kevin Huerter committing to the Terrapins after visiting this past weekend
  • His commitment gives the Terps a lot of momentum in recruiting with a number of big fish slated to stop by College Park
  • Dan breaks it all down, CT botches names
  • Maryland Madness announced it will be called/themed “Magic Maryland Madness"
  • The guys agree Maryland Madness is always terrible, will not be lured in again this year
  • Bowling Green is up next, this Saturday at noon
  • Should be a tougher game, the Falcons have a strong, up-tempo offense
  • Running the ball should be a priority for the Terps
  • Eric asks if the Terps will start 3-0? He doesn’t feel confident, Matt is confident Randy Edsall will pull the plug on Hills if the game is in danger
  • Dan and Matt are going to a beer festival, Eric going to the game, CT is unsure

Direct download: A_Magical_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan, Eric and Matt discuss an actual football game with the Terrapins first week match against the Richmond Spiders. They get into Perry Hills winning the quarterback battle, tailgating, watching the game at a wedding, the Maryland-Under Armour New York Times story, the new court at the Xfinity Center, the release of the Big Ten basketball schedule and much more.
If you haven’t already listened, check out our 2015 football season preview and “The Maryland Draft.” It’s great way to geet ready for Saturday and to enjoy throughout your Labor Day weekend.
Topics discussed include:

  • Perry Hills wins the quarterback battle over Caleb Rowe and Daxx Garman
  • The guys give their thoughts on the first week starter. Dan considers it a conservative move by Randy Edsall
  • Eric is a little higher on Hills, admires his GRIT and TOUGHNESS
  • CT thinks Hills was picked because he outperformed his counterparts at camp, but he wonders if Rowe or Garman play the first three games against weaker opponents, if they'd round into form
  • Eric to miss his first home game since high school 
  • Dan talks about his college visit to Virginia, he hated it
  • The guys digress and debate the merits of the SAT
  • “Some people were good at smoking cigarettes in the bathroom and some people are good at the SATs"
  • CT gives an intel rundown on the Richmond Spiders
  • Matt joins the pod, has just returned from meeting Uncle Fred at the Moose Creek Lodge to split the family’s football tickets
  • Dan wants to tailgate and leave, Matt wants to only go to the game — Both are a working on their logistics 
  • Eric and CT will be at weddings, share their watching strategies
  • The guys talk the Maryland-Under Armour New York Times story and the nuggets within the article. Can’t beat that kind of press!
  • Kevin Anderson apparently involved in the original Maryland Pride uniform brainstorming session 
  • The new basketball court at the Xfinity Center has been officially unveiled and my God is it sexy
  • The guys reel off Maryland’s Big 10 conference basketball schedule and give their expectations after the first three games of conference play
  • Town Hall Liquors is being sold
  • Matt is surprised Rowe wasn’t picked to be the starter, says if Hills underperforms it’s all on Edsall. If Rowe would’ve started, it’d be on him
  • Everyone worried that Hills isn’t very good, everyone is also scared of the offensive line
  • Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Direct download: Football_Season_Has_Arrived.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am EDT

Maryland Football - 2015 Season Preview
Today on Red Shell Radio, CT, Dan, Eric and Matt deliver a monstrous 2015 Maryland Terrapin football preview podcast. In this preseason primer, the guys let you know what to expect from both sides of the ball this season, breaking things down unit-by-unit and running through the schedule. 
This is another in-person show recorded to kick off the season. If you have yet to do so, listen to last week’s “The Maryland Draft” show, where the Red Shell guys assembled teams with various Terp-related institutions, such as the Maryland Flag, Under Armour and the Gary Williams fist pump.
Red Shell Radio will return next week to talk Richmond Spiders, the opening weekend of the college football season, basketball news and speculation, tailgating and much more.
Topics discussed this include:

  • Go back and listen to the Maryland Draft episode from last week
  • The plan is to preview the 2015 football season, going through unit-by-unit and doling out hot takes
  • Eric wants to fast forward to 2016
  • Most of the guys agree the Rutgers game still stings, 8 wins would’ve been nice, Matt disagrees
  • Every gives their general feelings on the team this year, overall strengths, concerns
  • First and foremost, the quarterback battle is discussed, Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman brought in to compete for the starting job
  • Dan and Matt think Caleb Rowe is Randy Edsall’s guy — That’s the first official hot take of the pod
  • The offense is going to look much different with whoever is playing quarterback than it did with CJ Brown last year
  • Rowe is a GUNSLINGER and Perry Hills is the GRIT
  • Moving onto the running game, Brandon Ross and Wes Brown are battling to be the no. 1 option
  • Last year’s running game was atrocious, CJ Brown was your leading rushing
  • It’s imperative that Maryland figures our a way to be successful running the ball
  • Dan presents his research on the offensive line, we’re going to start seeing some of the talent Randy has accrued in the past few years, average offensive line weight jumped 10 pounds
  • Big losses at receiver from last year, but the cupboard remains stocked with talent
  • Eric is worried about the group is mostly unproven
  • The guys are bummed about losing Juwann Winfree and Marcus Leak
  • Shifting over to the defensive side of the ball with a bit of review from last year 
  • Keith Dudzinski replaces Brian Stewart, implements 4-3 defense
  • The secondary could be lockdown this season, safeties are strong upperclassmen and the cornerbacks could be the best in the Big Ten
  • It’s redemption time for AJ Hendy, Matt says to look out for Denzel Conyers, Anthony Nixon took his lumps on those early bad Randy teams, but now is primed for a breakout
  • Will Likely is the most important player on the team, obvz 
  • Sean Davis will play cornerback full time this year, is a prolific tackler
  • Alvin Hill is back from injury as well
  • All four of Maryland’s starting linebackers graduated, but, like with the wide receiver position, there is talent
  • Maryland loses Abner Logan in camp
  • Defensive line is the biggest question mark on this team
  • Quinton Jefferson is back from injury, Yannick Ngakoue has moved to defensive end
  • Dan wants to do see Kingsley Opara and his cardigan on the field 
  • Reflecting on Brad Craddock’s greatness
  • The Terps could be in a lot of close games, and a good special teams could be the difference maker
  • Matt hated Nate Renfro last year, thinks he’ll meet seven people that night in D.C. that are better than Renfro
  • Can Craddock punt?
  • Likely is a king punt returner
  • The guys move on to running down the season
  • CT is missing the home opener, Michigan, possibly Penn State
  • At West Virginia is the first real test of the season
  • If Maryland could win one of West Virginia/Michigan, they’ll be in good shape
  • CT will be in San Francisco during the Ohio State game, Dan runs down CT’s recent travel spots
  • Penn State in Baltimore is the biggest game of the year
  • There will be guests abound this season, so stay tuned
  • Eric is worried about injuries by the time we get to the Iowa game
  • Wisconsin and Michigan State stand to be back-to-back losses
  • Terps could close the season strong with wins over Indiana and Rutgers
Direct download: Maryland_Football_-_2015_Season_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

The Maryland Draft
Today on Red Shell Radio, Dan, Matt and Eric join CT in the SVP Lounge, live and in person to kick of their fourth season of podcasting. To get things started this year, the pod holds the “Maryland Draft,” where the guys each draft three University of Maryland-related items. With 12 overall picks, the guys select things like Under Armour, the Maryland flag, Testudo and much more. 
Red Shell Radio will resume its schedule of recording Mondays and releasing shows Tuesday mornings starting next week with an overstuffed football preview podcast.
Topics discussed include:

  • Red Shell Radio is back for its fourth season, kicking off the year with the Maryland draft
  • CT is terrible with his phone, plays mean voicemail Matt leaves him
  • The guys will go through and draft 12 Maryland-related items
  • Eric takes the national championship team with the first pick
  • The guys run into Gary Williams in Rehoboth Beach
  • Dan selects the Thirsty Turtle, says it defines his college career
  • CT picks the Maryland flag with the third pick
  • The “What are your bottom five states?” discussion starts, but is ultimately tabled, Matt considers Pennsylvania and Ohio bottom five
  • Matt takes Under Armour with the fourth pick
  • Eric takes Scott Van Pelt, one of the most visible Maryland alums, always pumping up the Terps
  • Dan takes the Gary Williams fist pump
  • CT takes noon kickoffs, the guys talk about how noon kicks have defined the recent Maryland football fan experience, getting to the parking lot early to tailgate and streaming the game on the internet
  • Matt takes non revenue sports
  • Eric takes Chick-fil-a in Stamp Student Union, agreed that the food court as a whole is top notch
  • Dan continues to draft on nostalgia and drafts the $54.99 keg of Natural Light at Town Hall Liquors
  • CT takes Testudo, they all comment on his various forms
  • Matt takes Debbie Yow spending irresponsibly, defends her track record as an athletics director
  • Eric’s girlfriend Amy steps in as an impartial judge, declares CT the winner
  • Dan runs down everyone’s draft classes, declares Eric his winner
  • The guys don’t want to do the draft again next year
  • CT reels off the “undrafted free agents"
Direct download: The_Maryland_Draft.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Summer Grab Bag Podcast

On today's Red Shell Radio, the guys convene during the offseason to hit on a wide sprectrum of Maryland Terrapin topics. The guys run down the biggest news items by literally picking them out of a hat. 

The podcast will resume its regular weekly schedule the week before the 2015 football season begins (August 31 of September 1). Look out for one or two more offseason editions of the show. 

Subscribing on iTunes or following us on Twitter are the best ways to ensure you don't miss an episode.

Here are the topics selected from the hat, in no particular order:

  • Rasheed Sulaimon transfers from Duke to Maryland
  • Vegas pegs Terps as favorite to winner NCAA title
  • CT to miss football opener, Mchigan, the entire pod could miss Penn State
  • Dwayne Haskins commits to maryland
  • Terps baseball have another great season
  • Terps men’s lacrosse loses in the national championship game
  • Vegas sets Maryland win total at 4.5 – over or under?!
  • Marcus Leak and Juwann Winfree are doneski
  • Basketball to play Georgetown at home, North Carolina on the road
  • Basketball to play Princeton in Baltimore
  • Former Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman transfers to Maryland
  • Albert Reid transfers to Virginia
  • Dan, CT are headed to the beach
  • Beer to be sold in Byrd Stadium, Xfinity Center


Direct download: Summer_Grab_Bag_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

This week in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan, Matt and Eric convene one last time to look back a successful 2014-15 Maryland basketball season and look ahead to a promising 2015-16 season with the news of Diamond Stone’s commitment.

Thanks to everyone who listened this year. This was easily the best season of the podcast and our next should prove even better. 

Red Shell Radio will record monthly throughout the offseason until college football looms in August. Once the Maryland football season is underway, the podcast will resume it’s weekly schedule of posting a new show every Tuesday morning from the start of football season to the end of basketball season.

Topics discussed include: 

  • Thoughts on West Virginia getting drubbed by Kentucky
  • Two of the Final Four teams are from the Big Ten, Terps 3-1 against Michigan State and Wisconsin
  • Who’s your team MVP? Dez and Melo both got all-conference honors, but if they only gave one of those out, who do you hand it to?
  • Who’s your non-Dez, non-Melo MVP? What about the next tier of guys under Jake Layman?
  • What was your favorite non-Wisconsin game?
  • Best in-pod interruption? Drunk Ders, Eric’s fire alarm going off mid-interview or Matt’s roommates barging into his room?
  • What non-Northwestern game was Maryland’s luckiest win? / The game you felt was the most in doubt
  • Which non-Melo player takes the biggest leap next year?
  • We know nothing about Ivan Bender
  • Diamond Stone commits to Maryland
  • Dan found out about Stone’s commitment while peeing, recounts the time he dropped his phone in the toilet at work
  • Gushing about Stone. Easy to get excited about next year already
  • Mark Turgeon is likely to pick up one more player, people talking about
  • Damion Lee from Drexel as a perfect fit
  • Final reflections on the season 


Direct download: Year_In_Review__The_2014-15_Maryland_Basketball_Season.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt convene to anguish over and break down Maryland’s second round loss to West Virginia in the NCAA tournament.

Topics discussed include:

  • Thanks to BSR Network for featuring our podcast
  • End of the season is new terrirory for the show
  • We’ll be back next week to recap the entire basketball season
  • We made it through a full season, let’s bring back the "cancel the pod” bit
  • The guys talk about their game-viewing situations, harassment from West Virginia fans
  • CT and Matt prefer to watch alone, Dan has to go to a bar
  • Dan is routinely the most obnoxious person in the bar
  • With the pod being canceled the guys air their grievances with each other
  • They put off talking about the loss to West Virginia
  • The first half was relatively good, they shot the ball well, beat the press
  • Felt positive going into halftime
  • Dan was forever waiting for Dez Wells to find himself
  • The second half was the complete opposite, there was an impending sense of doom from the beginning
  • Once Melo Trimble was out, it was a “slow drip of death”
  • Dan feels bad for himself
  • Terps had a chance to cut down West Virginia’s lead half way through the second, but couldn’t hit any shots — After that West Virginia were relentless and Maryland was marred at every turn
  • What’s the deal with Layman? Where does he go from here?
  • Matt gives credit to West Virginia, says they wanted it more
  • Who do you want to win, West Virginia or Kentucky?
  • Dan has a bitter taste in his mouth with this loss, the loss to Michigan State and the loss to Rutgers in football
  • The Terps take a pretty big step forward, defy preseason expectations 
  • It’s not easy to make the Sweet 16
  • Bob Huggins’ daughters tweet about Dez Wells, causes an uproar
  • Where are the Terps ranked in the 2015-16 preseason poll? This is a dumb conversation
  • Matt is happy he never has to watch Varun Ram again


Direct download: NCAA_Postmortem__Maryland_Bows_Out_to_WVU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Today on Red Shell Radio, CT, Dan, Eric and Matt convene immediately following Maryland’s NCAA tournament victory over Valparaiso in the first round to discuss everything that went down in another tight Terrapin contest. Later, they get into the second round match-up against border rival West Virginia. 

Topics discussed inclue:

  • Maryland grinds out another win
  • Dan and Matt’s disjointed attempts to watch the entire game
  • Terps come out sharp, always about how they respond when the other team starts making shot
  • Dez Wells sits with two early fouls
  • Eric says this game went as he expected, sloppy and choppy
  • Jared Nickens on fire in the first half
  • Terps found success when Valparaiso wasn’t able to set up its defense
  • Terps can’t build a bigger cushion going into halftime
  • Damonte Dodd has a good game, gets a bullshit technical foul, fouls out on a bad call too
  • The second half was a seesaw
  • The Terps adjusted on offense as the game went along, able to attack the zone defense
  • Evan Smotrycz has a good game
  • Jake Layman disappears again, will catch up to Maryland if he can’t get going in the next game
  • Eric was relieved when Layman fouled out, Matt says he’s worried about Layman’s psyche 
  • Valpo hit a ton of tough shots, are a good team, well coached by Bryce Drew
  • Varun Ram is the defensive substitution of the evening, steals the ball as Valpo attempted to send it into overtime
  • Ram was a trending Twitter topic
  • He probably should’ve gotten called for a foul
  • West Virginia is Maryland’s second round match-up, presents some serious problems from the Terps
  • Eric feels better after beating Valpo, thinks the Terps can edge it out
  • CT rooting for Maryland, despite his Mountaineer roots
  • Dan thinks West Virginia is a bunch of chuckers
  • Matt doesn’t like the West Virginia match-up at all
  • Dez and Melo Trimble should be able to handle the press 


Direct download: RSR-Terps_Top_Valpo_Set_Up_2nd_Round_with_WVU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Eric convene to discuss the disappointing draw the Terps received in the NCAA tournament, picking up a #4 seed, a first round match-up with Valparaiso, a potential second round game against Buffalo or West Virginia and Kentucky looming in the Sweet 16.

Later, the guys welcome Sports Junkies producer and Maryland alum Matt Valdez down to the Lounge to reflect on the season, where the Terrapins landed in the bracket, talk about KenPom and the Terps’ “luck,” comparing Maryland to a recent Orioles team, what to expect from Valparaiso, his March Madness trip to Las Vegas, and his tailgating tactics. 

The guys wrap up the show agreeing that between the loss to Michigan State and Selection Sunday, a little bit of the excitement has been drained out of them. Also, they detail what they did on Saturday night to cope with the loss to the Spartans. 


Direct download: RSR-Terps_Land_4_Seed_Matt_Valdez_from_The_Sports_Junkies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

RSR-Terps Lose to Sparty, the Pod Meltdowns, Readies for NCAAs

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Eric convene following the semi-final loss to Michigan State to sort through the wreckage and look ahead to the NCAA tournament. Red Shell Radio reflects on a great first half, but they didn’t think it would last. The guys then look at the flatness of the second half and how the Terps eventually lost. CT melts down on people patting themselves on the back for “calling” this loss. The guys agree Terp fans need to move on and hope for good things in the NCAA tournament. Expectations have adjusted for this team and the second weekend of the tournament is the new goal. 

We’ll be back on Tuesday morning to discuss where Maryland is going in the first weekend and preview who they will face. 


Direct download: RSR-Terps_Lose_to_Sparty_the_Pod_Meltdowns_Readies_for_NCAAs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

RSR-Maryland Downs Indiana in Big Ten Quarters

This evening in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan, Matt and Eric convene following Maryland’s thrilling victory over Indiana in the Big Ten quarter finals. The guys immediately salt any “this team is lucky” talk by examining how the Terps keep winning close games. They heap praise on the team, come to terms with its shortcomings and how they overcome them. Later, they discuss who they’d rather play, Ohio State or Michigan State (This episode was recorded during that quarter final game), and agree that at this stage it’s a matter of picking your poison. Plus: Should the guys all wear the same shirts they wore for the Indiana game during tomorrow’s semifinals?

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT gets you prepped for Maryland's first ever Big Ten tournament game against Indiana by welcoming Kyle Swick from Crimson Quarry to the pod. Kyle brings us up to speed on the Hoosiers who beat Northwestern last night and may or may not still be on the bubble. They also get into Tom Crean's job status, what this third game between Indiana and the Terrapins will look like, Alex Olaf flopping around and why CT can't eat ribs when Maryland is playing.

We'll be back in the pod after tonight's game to recap the action.


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Category:general -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Matt, Dan and Eric wrap up the regular season and look ahead to post-season play, which they’ve been waiting on for a week. The guys get into Mark Turgeon getting the media Big Ten Coach of the Year Award, who’s more deserving: Turgeon or Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan, if Maryland is really the #8 team in the country, the ugliness of the Nebraska and Rutgers games, potential Big Ten tournament match-ups and much more #RollTerps

Topics discussed include:

  • Matt gets a new car, invents the Miller Index
    Mark Turgeon wins media-voted Big Ten Coach of the Year, Bo Ryan gets the award from the coaches
  • Who really deserves it? Eric thinks Turgeon deserves it, Dan thinks it’s unfair to to discount Bo Ryan because of his team’s talent and the fulfillment of expectations
  • The Miller Index ranks Turgeon as a better looking coach than Ryan
  • "For an older gentleman, he doesn’t look bad”
  • The podcast gets interrupted by Matt’s roommate, the guys discuss the best podcast interruptions of the season
  • It would have been laughable to think this was the #8 team in the country in the fall
  • Is Maryland really the eighth best team in the country? Where do they actually fall?
  • CT thinks the effort the team put forth this year is what put them over the edge, especially in tight contests. Big difference between this year’s team and last
  • The guys have the “lucky, damn good or somewhere in between” conversation as it pertains to close games
  • The Nebraska game was an ugly foul-fest
  • It’s not lucky that the Terps are money at drawing and making free throws
  • Rutgers game also wasn’t great
  • Dez Wells has a big game, been going bananas lately
  • BBQ Ben pours Dan a huge glass of wine
  • Tons of Maryland fans in Piscataway, N.J. — Rutgers is a disaster
  • The RAC looks like an old Soviet bunker
  • Terps have the #2 seed in the Big Ten tournament
  • The guys would, obviously, prefer to play Northwestern
  • Northwestern is playing well, Indiana swooning
  • Matt says it doesn’t matter who the Terps play, CT is having a hard time being comfortable that Maryland can beat anyone in the conference
  • Dan tells CT not to make ribs for the games, last time the Terps got blown out to Indiana
  • Selection Sunday should be exciting 
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

RSR-Uncoordinated, Spontaneous Havoc and Rap Music

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Eric convene to reflect on a big week in Maryland basketball. They talk about what it’s like for the Terps to be relevant nationally, as this is normally the time of the season the team and podcast fall off the radar. They get into the exciting upset over Wisconsin, closing out conference play undefeated at home against Michigan, Terrell Stoglin balling and brawling in Lebanon, legal marijuana in the District, and much more.

Topics discussed include:

  • Dan and CT hang out with a bunch of fellow Terps over the weekend, party hop around Baltimore
  • How does it feel for Maryland to be relevant nationally once again?
  • This is the time of the year the podcast normally falls off as well
  • Wisconsin game
  • The strong defensive effort in the first half
  • Michal Cekovsky’s play on the Badgers’ Frank Kaminsky
  • People who whine about court storming are dumb
  • Dez Wells adds another memorable game to his resume, Melo Trimble impressive as always
  • Thoughts on the flash mob — They should stop calling it a flash mob
  • Tuesday and Saturday’s broadcasts fawning over the crowd at Xfinity Center
  • Michigan game
  • CT argues the Terps best lineup is with Evan Smotrycz playing the five
  • The guys give love to Jared Nickens, whose impact has been slightly overlooked due to Trimble’s play
  • Final two games are on the road against Rutgers and Nebraska — Let’s see which team shows up
  • Terrell Stoglin get in an on-court altercation while playing basketball in Lebanon
  • Dan wants to know if life in the District is different with legal marijuana 
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:50am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Eric and Matt convene to dig into Maryland’s victory over Nebraska and breakdown why the Terps have such a tough time closing the door on teams. Later, the guys have The Definitive Evan Smotrycz Conversation, condemning the student’s booing of him in the last game and peeling back the onion on this much maligned and complex Terp. They also preview Wisconsin, talk Dez Wells and senior day against Michigan, and close with the news of defensive coordinator Brian Stewart’s ouster. All that and more, on today’s Red Shell Radio.

Topics discussed include:

  • Maryland’s 69-65 victory over Nebraska at home
  • Similarities between this game and the win over Penn State
  • Gushing over Melo Trimble, scores 26 on nine shots, hits two big three-pointers in the final four minutes
  • The Big Three strikes again
  • Dez Wells and Richaud Pack hold Terran Petteway to 8 points, 2-14 shooting
  • Why does Maryland struggle to slam the door on teams?
  • The Definitive Evan Smotrycz Conversation:
    • The students cheer when he’s subbed out for Damonte Dodd
    • Eric has a new theory on Smo
    • Where does this irrational anger come from?
    • What’s Smotrycz’ deal?
    • Is he actually the fourth best player on the team?
    • Let’s be real, though, he has massively regressed from last year
    • Why do we have different standards for him than fellow transfer Jonathan Graham?
  • The Wisconsin game
  • We’re excited for it! The Xfinity Center is going to be rockin’
  • Traffic will be a nightmare, it’s impossible to get from work to the game for a 7 p.m. tip
  • CT says the way to beat Wisconsin is to frustrate Frank Kaminsky and try to get him into foul trouble
  • Miller thinks the key will be on the offensive end
  • Final home game against the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday
  • CT shells out for Michigan tickets
  • Dez’ last game in College Park, CT has as soft spot for Dez. Red Shell Radio has been around for his entire career at Maryland, covering the news of his immediate eligibility in the first episode
  • Defensive coordinator Brian Steward is OUT at Maryland
  • Stewart is replaced from within with inside linebackers coach Keith Dudzinski
  • Eric and CT are surprised at the move, at this point in time – Matt is not, reminding the pod this is something Randy Edsall has done before
  • Stefon Diggs shines at the combine, Deon Long looks nice too

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Eric look back at a stabilizing week for Maryland basketball with a tight home win over Indiana and a completion of the sweep against the Nittany Lions on the road. Later, they discuss their Valentine's Day plans, if the game came in conflict with those plans and they touch on McDonald's new Old Bay fish filet sandwich. Topics covered include:

  • The guys' lack of snowday 
  • Dan gets fired up about teachers demanding days off on Facebook
  • Thoughts on the Indiana game
  • CT and BBQ Ben go to the game, Ben gets made about the guy who stands in front of him -- What do you do in such a situation?
  • Yogi Ferrell as a ferocious jungle cat -- He almost hits a shot to win and tie at the buzzer
  • Do you have rivalry feelings about Penn State?
  • Thoughts on Pat Chambers' post-game comments
  • The tradition of PSU coaches talking trash about Maryland
  • The season looks very different today than it did a week ago
  • Did your Valentine's Day conflict with the Terps game?
  • Old Bay Filet O' Fish is released locally


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Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, the four-man squad of CT, Dan, Eric and Matt meet to discuss Maryland’s third straight thrashing on the road against Iowa, preceded by a tough game against Penn State at home. Topics discussed include:

  • Matt returns to the lounge after sickness and a Vegas trip
  • Adam Woodberry poking Melo Trimble in the eye
  • The dreadful first half against Iowa
  • Don’t hit the panic button
  • Trimble breaks out of his field goal drought, scores 20
  • Matt thinks the Terps’ struggles on the road are mental
  • Was that actual the worst half of basketball we’ve seen in recent history?
  • Tight one against Penn State at home
  • Eric felt the team looked tentative shooting in the first half against the Nittany Lions
  • Layman still goes in and out of a lot of games, same as it ever was
  • A look at the race for second place in the Big Ten
  • Dan asks if the offense runs better without Dez Wells on the floor?
  • Former Jacksonville Jaguars running backs coach Terry Richardson hired for the same position with Maryland
  • Caleb Rowe applies for an extra year of eligibility  


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Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Eric convene to do their best to stay levelheaded following a blasting by Ohio State in Columbus. They examine what’s been ailing Maryland in recent weeks, the most frustrating things about this poor spell of play, look ahead at the schedule and discuss reasons why Terp fans should stay positive. The guys also describe what they do to clear their heads after a rough week at work and Dan has a pair of odd purchases from Amazon.

Later, the guys welcome to the Lounge Adam McGinnis, Iowa alumnus and blogger at Adam. Topics discussed include:

  • Recapping Iowa’s season to this point
  • Aaron White’s injury status
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the Hawkeyes
  • A brief rundown of the current Maryland squad
  • The benefits of joining the Big Ten
  • Raycom sucks
  • Iowa’s recent coaching history
  • The Adam Woodbury-Dan Dakich-Fran McCaffery drama
  • Greg Anthony busted for picking up a hooker in Logan Circle 


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Category:general -- posted at: 8:27am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Eric look back at what was nearly a two-loss week, if not for some late-game heroics from Dez Wells against Northwestern. The guys also invite Eleven Warriors writer Nicholas Jervey to bring Terp fans up to speed on Ohio State ahead of Thursday’s tilt, and Eric nearly burns down the SVP Lounge.

Discussed in this week’s pod:

* Where were you when Dez sunk the winning shot?
* The most discouraging things from the first 36 minutes against Northwestern
* What salvaging a win means
* Why they’re not worried about losing to Indiana 
* What CT was doing while watching the Terps play the Hoosiers
* How Sunday night’s victory changed the perception of the team

Later, Eleven Warriors writer Nicholas Jervey joins the pod to breakdown the Buckeyes, touching on:

* Does anyone care about basketball or is everything still basking in the glow of a national championship
* Evaluating where Ohio State is at this point in the season
* Who is Amir Williams and why is he so hated?
* D’Angelo Russell
* The outsider’s perception of Maryland
* Isaiah Prince’s recruitment 

Closing out the show, the guys get into:

* Their thoughts on Maryland’s chances against Ohio State
* D’Andre Payne’s transfer from Tennessee to Maryland
* 2016 high school guard Anthony Cowan transfers to Maryland
* A Terrell Stoglin/Braxton Dupree overseas update 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:52am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge CT and Matt give some final thoughts on Maryland’s victory over Michigan State and how they feel about the season at this point, staring down another tough test on the road against a ranked team in Indiana. 

Later, Kyle Swick of Crimson Quarry joins the pod to school the guys on the Terps next opponent, the no. 23 Indiana Hoosiers. Swick hits on:

  • Indiana’s insane offseason that was somehow more dysfunctional than Maryland’s
  • The complicated relationship fans have with Tom Crean and how many have the not-so-secret-hots for Brad Stevens 
  • Can’t everyone just enjoy this team?
  • Justin Blackmon, Jr., Yogi Ferrell and Indiana’s guard play
  • His concern over the Hoosier’s lack of size
  • The opponent’s perception of the Terps
  • What the atmosphere should be like in Assembly Hall on Thursday 


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Category:general -- posted at: 7:52am EDT

RSR-Matt Norlander in the SVP Lounge

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Dan marvel over the Terrapins win against Michigan State, drumming the Spartans at home behind the ESPN college basketball player of the week in Melo Trimble and the Big Ten player of the week in Jake Layman. They also discuss their Friday night out in DC and the sneakiness of Jello shots.

Later, they welcome CBS Sports college basketball writer Matt Norlander to the SVP Lounge to talk a little Scott Van Pelt, but mostly to examine the Terps season to date, his initial feelings when Maryland hired Mark Turgeon, revisiting last spring’s roster turnover, Romelo Trimble’s exciting year, where the Terps stand going forward in the Big Ten race and a reminder from the entire pod that rankings aren’t worth getting upset over.

New episode tomorrow with Crimson Quarry’s  Kyle Swick to talk about Maryland’s Thursday trip to Bloomington to face a ranked Indiana team. 


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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Matt and Eric take to the pod to discuss the the story lines following Maryland's 1-1 week on the road. They dig into the Terps victory over Purdue on Saturday and how Mark Turgeon and co. were able to overcome a disadvantage inside against Isaac Haas and AJ Hammon’s size, the continued poor shooting and winning the game with excellent defense. Then, the guys take a look at what went wrong against Illinois last Wednesday, chalking it up to playing a desperate team at home. 

Later, they examine where the Terps are in the Big Ten standings, talk Rutgers upset over Wisconsin and preview this week’s home slate versus the Scarlet Knights and the Michigan State Spartans. 

The boys also discuss the arrival of Ivan Bender from Croatia, his eligibility, whether he’ll play this year and where he fits in with next year’s roster. 

To close, Eric and CT discuss the disaster on the Washington, D.C., metro that trapped about 80 people in a smoke filled train. And as it relates to the Maryland, Eric spotted a former Terp football player as one of the unfortunates coming out of the smoke filled train. All that and more, on today’s Red Shell Radio #rollterps 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan, Matt and Eric whip out their scalpels and dissect a grind it out victory at home for the Maryland Terrapins over Minnesota. They discuss the first half flurry that put the Terps ahead, Mark Turgeon’s halftime adjustments, Damonte Dodd’s big game and how nice it was to take care of business at the Xfinity Center. Later, Eric is no fan of Evan Smotrycz, the guys take another look at the bowl game, talk Stefon Diggs to the NFL and CT doesn’t know how time zones work. All that and more, on today’s Red Shell Radio #rollterps 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Dan celebrate the Terps first Big Ten win ever, on the road at Michigan State, in double overtime. They talk about a big Dez Wells performance when it mattered, Damonte Dodd’s exciting night, shoddy officiating and the emotion following an exciting start to conference play. Later, CT has a night out in Brooklyn and the guys discuss the ugliness of Maryland’s loss to Stanford in the Farmers Bowl. All that and more, on today’s Red Shell Radio #rollterps

Red Shell Radio will return following the Terps first home Big Ten game against Minnesota. Stay tuned.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Dan get cised over Maryland’s no. 15 ranking and a big road win over Oklahoma State. The guys get into what went well in Stillwater, the fan reaction after the win and how this Mark Turgeon team differs from previous versions. Later they discuss Jake Layman’s continued dominance, heap praise on just about everyone and talk Maryland buzz saw mode. Plus: How Dan got so drunk he was booted from last week’s pod. All that and more, on Red Shell Radio #rollterps

Red Shell Radio will record next Wednesday, 12/31, to break down the results of the Michigan State Big Ten conference opener and the Farmers Bowl against Stanford.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt look back at the week in basketball and a pair of wins over N.C. Central and USC-Upstate, and discuss two big time performances from Jake Layman. Dan eventually gets thrown off the pod for being drunk and lobbing obscenities. CT and Matt press on without him, weighing in on the Farmers Bowl, celebrating Brad Craddock winning the Lou Groza and plenty of Stefon Diggs speculation. All that and more, on today's Red Shell Radio #rollterps

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Eric hold it down and go in-depth on football and basketball. They start off by putting a bow on football, reflecting on the team’s first season in the Big Ten, what Maryland needs to improve upon next year, how the Rutgers game still stings and the Terps trip to the Farmers Bowl to play Stanford. Then, the guys look at the week in Maryland basketball, breaking down the loss against Virginia and the win over Winthrop. CT and Eric talk about Maryland’s shiny new rank of no. 19 in the AP poll, life without Dez Wells and Evan Smotrycz, and how they feel about the team going forward. They close out with some recruiting news and former-Penn State commit Adam McLean committing to Maryland, and what it means for recruiting locally going forward. All that and more, on today’s Red Shell Radio #rollterps

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:47am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Matt and Dan convene to get sad about Maryland’s choke job against Rutgers on Saturday, coughing up a 25-point lead at home and ending the season with seven wins. Later the guys talk about a ranked Maryland basketball team, Dez Wells breaking his wrist, its performance over the weekend and they look ahead to Wednesday’s huge tilt against Virginia at home. They also run through a bunch of news including several football All-Big Ten honors, Nate Renfro leaving team, circling back to talk new-Cole Field House and much more on Red Shell Radio.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt convene after a week off to talk about a big week in Maryland sports. First they get into football's win at Michigan, seven wins with the potential for nine, what's attractive when looking at potential bowls and where the Terps stand in the college football hierarchy. Then, the guys get into basketball’s big wins against Arizona State and Iowa State, the impact of the freshmen, the different ways in which they won and the overall differences between this year’s team and last. Later, CT breaks down the ugly details behind his injury. All that and more on Red Shell Radio.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt convene to discuss the possible end of Stefon Diggs' playing career, what has to go right on Saturday for the Terps to beat Michigan State, the likelihood they lose and how basketball season crept up on them. Plus: Plans for the big tailgate and hitting D.C. on Saturday, CT tells how he got in trouble over the weekend and the guys harass him about his busy week. All that and more on today's Red Shell Radio #rollterps

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:42am EDT

RSR-Classless Podcast

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt talk all the big news following Maryland sixth win over Penn State on the road. Of course item 1A is handshake-gate, how the whining over "class" is dumb, and the Big Ten's subsequent suspension of Stefon Diggs and fining of Randy Edsall. They also breakdown the game, which was boring, and talk about the position Maryland is in with three games to go. Plus, the guys reflect on their Halloween weekend, look ahead to the Michigan State tailgate and more, on today's Red Shell Radio #rollterps

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:24am EDT

RSR-Oatmeal Bowl w/ Ty Hildenbrandt

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt are joined by Ty Hildenbrandt, Penn State grad and cohost of the Solid Verbal. The guys start off by discussing Ty impending trip to Mexico and Dan pushes to for Ty to visit Coco Bongos. Then they get into Ty thoughts on Maryland, why he uses the oatmeal comparison, what Randy Edsall's ceiling can be, the state of Penn State in 2014 and many words are exchanged on James Franklin. Later, CT, Dan and Matt delve a little deeper in the disastrous game against Wisconsin and make their own predictions for the Penn State game. All that and more in today's Red Shell Radio #rollterps

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan, Matt and Eric convene for a packed show. First, they tackle a bit of news, including a Maryland Madness recap, Evan Smotrycz breaking his foot and 2015 JUCO point guard Jaylen Brantley committing to the Terps and Mark Turgeon. Next, the guys breakdown Maryland’s big homecoming win against Iowa and everything that it entailed: big plays from Stefon Diggs and Will Likely, excellent line play on both sides of the ball, C.J. Brown’s injury, Perry Hills gutsy performance and more. Plus: Eric goes to a sorority tailgate, CT drinks too much Andre and Dan befriends a homeless man #rollterps

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:42am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt are joined by friend of the pod Eric Garland to chat about the news of the week, breakdown the good, bad and ugly from the season thus far, and look ahead to Maryland's matchup with Iowa this weekend #rollterps

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt convene to discuss the Buckeyes' romping over the Terps, as Maryland gets its first look at the upper crust of the Big Ten. The guys discuss the obvious talent gap, Ohio State's dominant line play and the latest in the C.J. Brown/Caleb Rowe quarterback controversy. Plus: CT pops bottles in the pod and gets in a fight with A.J. Francis on Twitter, Dan recaps his epic sporting weekend, and they all agree Maryland Madness is the worst #rollterps

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Dan convene to discuss their very different weekends with CT headed to a wedding and Dan off to see the Orioles and Terps. The guys get into whether the crowd will bring the noise, how Ohio State will probably win and the specific ingredients to produce a Maryland victory #rollterps

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

RSR-Tops the Big Ten East

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Matt and Dan talk about Maryland’s romping Big Ten debut against Indiana and bask in the glory of being first in the East and holding five shiny AP votes. The guys breakdown the game and agree the season has been set up eerily similar to 2013 with Ohio State upcoming. 

Next up, Ramzy Nasrallah from Eleven Warriors joins the guys to preview Maryland’s home Big Ten opener against Ohio State. Ramzy gives the lowdown on Ohio State’s season thus far, including the fallout from Braxton Miller’s injury, the home loss to Virginia Tech and J.T. Barrett’s growth. They also discuss Maryland’s arrival to the Big Ten from a Buckeye’s perspective, Stefon Diggs’ recruitment to Ohio State, why Ohio State fans can’t hate Maryland and the ongoing dysfunction at Michigan.

We’ll be back mid-week with another show. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and write us a review.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:29am EDT

RSR-Big Ten Virgins

CT and Matt convene in the SVP Lounge to preview Maryland's HISTORIC Big Ten opener against Indiana. But first, Matt gives a few final thoughts on the Syracuse game, the guys discuss the recently announced noon kickoff against Ohio State and DJ Adams to the Chargers practice squad.

Crimson Quarry lead blogger Kyle Swick drops by the SVP Lounge to give the pod the rundown on the Indiana Hoosiers. Swick and CT cover a lot of ground between general Big Ten conference talk, Indiana's big time win over Missouri, Tevin Coleman's inevitable destruction of the Maryland defense and tailgate beverage preferences. 

The pod comes full circle as CT and Matt close out the show by dissecting the Terps matchup against the Hoosiers.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

RSR-We'll Take 3-1

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT and Dan take a look back at Maryland’s 31-20 victory over Syracuse. They discuss the team’s 3-1 record at the quarter-point of the season, laud the special teams and discuss the continued issues with the offense and defense. Plus: Shout out to the coaching staff for its improved game plan and, as of today, is Maryland a bowl team? New episode 9/24, looking ahead to Maryland’s first game in the Big Ten. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt have a jammed packed show with much to discuss following a last second loss to West Virginia. The guys slice the game every way possible, talking a potential quarterback controversy, the offense’s ineptitude, the defense standing tall, special teams coming up big, where the hell is Wes Brown and all the big plays from this wild affair. Plus: A Chickfila nugget platter and sausage gravy rule tailgate, Dan watches from the auction car in the concourse and much more on today’s Red Shell Radio.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt are joined by Dale, WVU alumnus and friend of the pod, to breakdown the impending match-up in the border battle. Dale reflects on the Mountaineers’ previous season, what’s different after two games this year and revisits his love of Ford Childress. The boys talk about what each team needs to do to win, discuss tailgating plans and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt dissect Maryland's narrow victory in Tampa against South Florida. They breakdown the blocked punt that changed the game, examine C.J. Brown's woes, praise the defense, dry heave because of all the turnovers and talk Wes Brown as the heir apparent to the starting running back job. Plus, Dan recaps his trip to Tampa Bay, CT has an odd run in at the grocery store and Matt chats up UConn coach Geno Auriemma at Pussers. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:43am EDT

Today in the SVP Lounge, CT, Dan and Matt convene to breakdown the prospects for this year's Maryland Terrapins football team in its inaugural Big Ten season. They go position-by-position breaking down the depth chart and let you know who and what to look for when the Terps kick off Saturday -- outside of Stefon Diggs and the wide receivers. The guys also go game-by-game and predict Maryland's final record. James Madison is Saturday. Football is around the corner.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:26am EDT