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Terps: Meet Ivan Bender

On January 8, the Terrapins Men’s Basketball team announced that power forward Ivan Bender from Croatia would be joining the team. Bender has …

Bubble Watch - February 7, 2015

Welcome to my second installment of the Bubble Watch, where I give a more in-depth look at where teams stand in relation to the bubble. For further …

Good and Bad Rookie Situations - Part 1

Follow Kofie<p>Director of Personnel at The Left Bench<p>No team is safe. Kofie is also a contributor for @USATODAYcollege, @ESPNU and a student member of …

Bracketology 2015 - January 28, 2015

<b>Last Four In Byes</b><p>Seton Hall (13-6, RPI: 44, SOS: 52)<p>Colorado State (18-3, RPI: 33, SOS: 129)<p>Xavier (14-7, RPI: 26, SOS: 17)<p>St. John’s (13-6, RPI: 51, …

Podcast: All Three Levels episode 1

Welcome to our first ever episode of “All Three Levels” hosted by Kofie Yeboah and Cameron Neimand. This podcast will talk about the three levels of …

College Basketball Midseason All-Conference Team: A Look Back at Where I was Right and Wrong

We’re halfway through the 2014-2015 college basketball season and that much closer to the thrill of March. Before the season started, I gave my …

Maryland Basketball Is Back On Track

After Maryland went on their second seven game winning streak in the 2014-2015 season, on January 7th, Maryland lost their second game of the season …

The Different types of a Bad NBA Team.

I didn't even know Mo Williams was still in the league.. I can't believe he scored 52 points<p>Raise your hand if you knew Mo Williams was still in the …

Article :: 13 Nifty Things About Macaw: The New Application for Designing Responsive Websites and Prototypes

If you’ve been looking for a more visual way to build responsive websites and prototypes, it’s time to check out Macaw, and the book Getting Started …

Web Design

How Are Brands Using Twitter For Marketing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter recently celebrated its 8th birthday and, in that relatively short period of time, the platform has become an increasingly important …

Marketing

How Are Journalists Using Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media has changed the way that hundreds of millions of people around the world consume news, and journalists – and the media brands that …

Public Relations

Terps Basketball Gets Their Midterms: Part II

Last week I gave out midterm grades to some of the Maryland men’s basketball players but there are some whose grades I needed some more time to …

NBA: The Best Point Guards you Don’t Think About

In today’s NBA, no position is deeper than point guard. Chris Paul and Tony Parker, the veterans, dominate the game with their leadership, savvy ball …

Southern California's 2015 Recruiting Class

Southern California has a new bullet point to add to its uber-extensive list of bragging rights. Joining perennial sunshine and a celebrity surplus, …

Northern California's 2015 Recruits to watch

When one thinks about Northern California and basketball, names of NBA all time greats come to mind. Jason Kidd and Gary Payton famously battled …

Scrub Time Episode 2: What does Maryland know about the Big Ten?

With Maryland entering the Big Ten. How much do Maryland students know about their new conference? And on a serious note, 12% of all Fantasy Football …

Chicago's 2015 Recruits to Watch

Jabari Parker, Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, Dwayne Wade, Tim Hardaway, Isiah Thomas and George Mikan; these names are among the list of superstars …

Settling the NBA's Backcourt Debate

The Wizards’ Bradley Beal claimed to reporters last Tuesday that the Wizards have the best backcourt in the NBA. This sparked a fire in the …

North Carolina's Top Recruits -- High School Basketball

Gillian Vesely<p>North Carolina’s Top High School Basketball Recruits<p>Home to numerous outstanding college basketball programs, the state of North …

The 2015 Recruiting Class of Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, and yes, that everything includes the sport of basketball. Chris Bosh, Clyde the Glide, LaMarcus Aldridge, Grant Hill, …

Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State: A Hate Triangle

With Maryland and Rutgers coming into the Big Ten, questions were asked about who would rival who out of the three northeast teams. Could it be a …

Winners and losers from conference realignment

A few years ago the college sports landscape changed drastically. It was a domino effect that began in 2011 when Colorado jumped to the PAC and …

College Basketball All-Conference Teams and More

The college basketball season and all of its excitement is practically upon us. Before the season starts, these are my last-second preseason …

Maryland Basketball Game by Game preview 2014-2015

With the Maryland basketball season here, The Left Bench staff sat down to preview the entire season.<p>Kofie Yeboah, Michael Stern, Justin Meyer, Kyle …

Students React to Criticism of Maryland Fans

On Dec. 3, Maryland’s men’s basketball team hosted Virginia in College Park’s first ranked matchup in over five years. The Terps lost 76-65 to their …

Reactions to the Shirley Povich Symposium on Racism in Sports

Reactions from the Shirley Povich Symposium on Nov. 11 were positive after a crowd of roughly 200 listened to Michael Wilbon, Scott Van Pelt, Kevin …

Are the Wizards True Title Contenders?

Gillian has been writing for The Left Bench since 2014. She can be reached at gvesely12@gmail.com or on Twitter @gillianvesely. Contact: …

The National High School Hoops Festival Recap (at Dematha)

HYATTESVILLE Md. – This past weekend DeMatha Catholic High School hosted the National High School Hoops Festival, featuring some of the most highly …