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03/07/2018 - 5:21pm Hey Brian

Hey Brian, since UMD (University of Maryland, duh) is on your mind, can we get the terps a slot on the Big Ten Blogs menu?? If you still want to exclude Rutgers that's cool... 

02/13/2017 - 7:58pm What do you mean by local media?

What do you mean by local media? Lansing?

In the OP's article there's a link to literally dozens of LSJ stories about Nassar. Many of them have been on the Freep site too, since it's the same company.…


02/09/2017 - 9:55pm Fight was not on campus and didn't involved players

I don't know where the rumor started, but that fight was completely unrelated to the football program. It happened several miles from campus in south Lansing. There's video of it on Facebook, and none of the participants look like they've spent any time in the weight room.

Also be careful about the words you choose. Four people were suspended in connection with a sexual assault, not "for" sexual assault. Subtle but important difference.

10/06/2015 - 5:27am Here's their myspace page. Is that ...


Here is their myspace page. One of those guys does look pretty familiar. The eyebrows are the same...


05/25/2015 - 2:08am Negative Ghostrider, the pattern is full.

Memorial Day is for those who died while serving this country. Current and former service members get our own day, called Veterans Day.

11/24/2014 - 1:09pm It's official

It's official, Maryland is in the B1G. Brian, How about a Testudo Times link on the sidebar??

11/01/2014 - 12:30am Yup

Yup, and looking at the free Quantcast info lets us dig even deeper since they show unique visits, pageviews, etc. The unique visitors number spiked to about 3X normal this week, but pageviews was only about 2X which means lots of regulars were F5ing, and many new visitors just read the one email article.

Also, it looks like MGOBLOG averages about 1/3 mobile visits, but during the spike about half of all visits were on mobile, which means there were probably a ton of visitors from social media. And there was almost as big a spike after the Minnesota game/concussiongate.

10/16/2014 - 7:23pm Yep

Yep, but then you turn it off for sites you value and trust, like this one....right? I'm guessing most of this site's revenue comes from ads.

10/11/2014 - 4:49pm I did, and it felt good.

Magnus' contribution to this website has nothing to do with his personal website.

My lack of contribution to this website has nothing to do with Magnus stealing hundreds (thousands?) of photographs and profiting off them.

10/10/2014 - 10:39pm Hey Magnus

Hey Magnus,

Congrats on your 16,000,000th pageview! Will you be sharing any of that ad revenue with the people who own the rights to all those "lovely lady" pictures you use?

10/02/2014 - 11:24pm SKYCAM

I think the skycam on ESPN 3 is my preferred method of watching this game, especially since both teams are no-huddle types. There's field audio, no announcers, don't need to be a subscriber.

10/01/2014 - 6:47pm Ace/Seth


Just a thought regarding the diagram...

If you make the top-250 star pointing down instead of up (i.e., rotate it 180 degrees) the diagram could show recruit ranking and star-dom at the same time. It would be a minor tweak but would enable you to elegantly label a player as a top recruit AND star player.

Either way, love the new diagram, makes it really easy to compare squads at a glance.

09/24/2014 - 6:49pm 21-13

21-13 Michigan

09/17/2014 - 11:17pm 17-21 UTAH

17-21 Utah wins

09/11/2014 - 8:38pm 38-9 Michigan

38-9 Michigan

09/03/2014 - 6:14pm 17-24 ND


08/07/2014 - 5:16pm That's the wrong map

The guy generated the map before the data had been cleaned; the new map (and relevant discussion) are posted here:…

02/12/2013 - 1:25pm Yes I know what an iPad is.

Yes I know what an iPad is. It's sort of like a laptop computer except without a keyboard. There are netbooks and other tablets that can do the same thing for less, which is why, yes, I would classify an iPad as a luxury item. I'm sure most people in this country oustide of Southern California would agree with that assesment.

What I don't know is why every student athlete should be receiving one for free.

Also, the snideness isn't needed. It's unbecoming.

02/12/2013 - 12:46pm I'm surprised

I'm surprised by the flippant attitude toward this. Maryland charges its students about $400 per year in athletics fees, which goes directly toward funding a department that is already millions of dollars in debt and had to cut several teams a year ago because of said debt.

Even if they were purchased at a steep discount, that's a couple hundred thousand dollars spent on items that can only be described as luxury.


02/12/2013 - 3:33am I don't have

I don't have enough points for a post, but if anyone else thinks this is board-worthy, please share it:…

Maryland, which cut a couple sports programs last year because they are millions of dollars in the red, appears to have blown its first B1G dowry payment on iPads. For every student-athlete at the university.

01/17/2013 - 12:36pm Hey Brian,

Hey Brian, have you confirmed the sourcing/accuracy of that Orwell quote? My 5 seconds of google-fu turned up this:…


So to paraphrase you, if you're not going to do the research, to confirm, to make sure a quote is accurate, what do you have left? *Of course if you can come up with a legitimate source this post is rendered irrelevant. But if it's fake, it sure is a bit ironic given the circumstances.


edit: yeah, what AAB said

11/18/2012 - 11:32pm FWIW a lot of Terp people are

FWIW a lot of Terp people are also against the move. I think this is an interesting take/take-down of some of the issues brought up on the UMD side:…

11/18/2012 - 10:27pm Yes

Sorry for the length. Long-time lurker here. Two things that I have seen missing from the debate: Maryland's place in the ACC and the compressed geography of the East Coast.

UMD is a charter member of the ACC but has no natural rival, in or out of the ACC. West Virginia has Pitt. Virginia has Virginia Tech. UNC has Duke. Maryland basketball has been succesfull enough to create rivalries with UNC and Duke but will always be secondary because of geography.

I think Rutgers, Penn State and Maryland could create a nice triangle rivalry if they are in the same conference. PSU alums are all over the DC area. Tons of UMD students are from NY/New Jersey, and alums from all three schools are all over NYC. There are also quite a few Ohioans at UMD because of the proximity to D.C. So if you start to think of an east division taking shape there are some interesting storylines. Columbus is only about a 6 hour drive from College Park.

I'm a transplanted Midwesterner living in Maryland and I can't overstate how significant the compressed geography is for attending football games. The only time I can usually see UM play is when they visit Happy Valley. I can't wait to go up to Connecticut next year. I'm sure many of the east coast alums from all of the B1G schools feel the same way. People from as far as New York and maybe even Boston will be willing to make the drive to College Park once a year, and anyone from Virignia to Boston will have no problem getting to Rutgers. This will improve football attendance at both schools, and help foster a better tailgating atmosphere.

The Virginia-Maryland-New Jersey-New York region really is becoming a recruiting hotbed and right now it's nobody's backyard. VaTech is a coaching change from irrelevance. UVA is too small and elitist to control any recruiting territory. If Maryland and Rutgers join the B1G either those two schools will build up recruiting territory and become consistently good football teams, or the B1G will have an easy pipeline to tap. Either way, the conference is better off.