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With kickoff between Maryland and Marshall in Friday’s Military Bowl mere hours away, here’s your standard game day link roundup. We’ll be back before the 2:30 p.m. start with pregame notes and your open discussion thread.

IN TODAY’S WAPO: Short trip goes long way for struggling Terps

Challenges, rest for Terps before Military Bowl

GAME PREVIEW: Maryland vs. Marshall 

FEATURES: For Matt Robinson, a reward for the pain

Muck City meets the Military Bowl

Wrestler Carl Buchholz fulfills football dream

Cornerback Jeremiah Johnson finds the right words

Tehtui Miles balances being an Army veteran and football walk-on

BLOG ITEMS: Ricardo Young suspended, Greg Gattuso won’t coach

Marshall QB Cato a big challenge

Five more things about Matt Robinson

Everyone posted pictures of their PlayStation 4s

Terps soak in experience at team hotel

Lee Hull interviewed for the Morgan State job

WR Amba Etta-Tawo runs with new experience

Aftermath of Syracuse loss helped Maryland salvage the season

Will Likely reflects on standout freshman season

Johnson to make long-awaited return in Annapolis

RECRUITING: Ryan Buchholz, Carl’s brother, boasts heavy interest

Gilman LB Melvin Keihn commits to Terps

OL Jared Cohen decommits

Long snapper Nate Adams commits | New York OL Sean Christie too

Juco lineman signs, familiar WR returns