Recent stories by Jeff Barker
6:06 PM EST, December 1, 2013
Midway through November, Maryland had lost three straight games and it began to look as if the team might never pick up its sixth win and become bowl eligible.
9:13 PM EST, November 30, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — A year ago, coaches representing the University of Maryland's 19 athletic teams lined up across the back wall of a meeting room in the student union, all dressed in red.
7:23 PM EST, November 30, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — Playing one of the best all-around games of his career, Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown nearly topped his school record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season.
8:41 PM EST, November 26, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — In their few free moments, Maryland players might be tempted to glance at the Atlantic Coast Conference's bowl-game scenarios, trying to narrow down where they might find themselves playing in the postseason.
8:37 PM EST, November 29, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — It was neither football nor basketball season, but college athletics was very much in the news.
6:14 PM EST, November 24, 2013
Maryland had just converted on fourth down and had the ball inside the red zone with a four-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.
4:42 PM EST, November 22, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland football coach Randy Edsall considered Boston College's offensive statistics and shook his head in admiration.
7:27 PM EST, November 23, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Representatives from the Military Bowl and AdvoCare V100 Bowl attended Saturday's Maryland-Boston College game to scout both teams.
5:53 PM EST, November 17, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland's membership in the Big Ten Conference next season means that all Terps home football games will be televised, according to the Big Ten Network.
6:17 PM EST, November 21, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Tom McMillen could hardly have been a more highly touted recruit.
6:34 PM EST, November 19, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — There are too many bowl scenarios to determine for certain where Maryland will end up, but the school seems to have a willing suitor in the Military Bowl, which calls the Terps "a logical choice."
6:33 PM EST, November 20, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — It was Maryland's media day, and Roddy Peters kept forgetting to look at the cameras surrounding him. The freshman point guard would glance up momentarily, but then his gaze would drop again until he was staring at his shoes.
6:30 AM EST, November 17, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — In recent weeks, University of Maryland staff members have hiked around their sprawling campus, taking inventory of every field, court and wall where "Atlantic Coast Conference" or "ACC" appear.
10:40 PM EST, November 16, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Roberto Nelson insists that he isn't losing focus. Oregon State's leading scorer says his concentration is solely on the men's basketball game the Beavers (1-1) will play on Sunday at Maryland (1-1).
8:03 PM EST, November 15, 2013
Damien Russell is 43 now. It's been 22 years since the former defensive back played for Virginia Tech.
6:56 PM EST, November 10, 2013
Sal Conaboy spoke so softly that the reporters surrounding him had to lean forward to hear.
10:15 PM EST, November 9, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Seventy-six years after Wilmeth Sidat-Singh was barred a game against Maryland because of his race, the family of the late Syracuse player and Army pilot was honored at Byrd Stadium on Saturday.
9:35 PM EST, November 9, 2013
Maryland had just committed another turnover — its fourth — and seemed headed for its low point of the season. It had grown dark and cold inside Byrd Stadium, the student section had thinned out, and the loudest remaining fans were huddled in the Syracuse section, chanting, "Let’s go, Orange!"
10:07 PM EST, November 6, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland anticipated most fans would initially react "emotionally and negatively" to last year's decision to join the Big Ten Conference. So the school sought to influence the debate with a plan to lobby media pundits and plant positive comments into fan message boards.
11:40 PM EST, November 5, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — One more win would make Maryland bowl-eligible for the first time since 2010, but it would also accomplish a whole lot more.
6:10 PM EST, November 8, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland's bid to secure bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday will come against a school with which coach Randy Edsall could hardly have more history.
3:54 PM EDT, November 2, 2013
Kenny Tate couldn't have known how fleeting it would be -- those heady weeks after his junior season of 2010 when the NFL beckoned and he made a fateful decision to postpone the career he long imagined and return to Maryland.
6:07 PM EST, November 8, 2013
It's been 76 years, but Lyn Henley doesn't consider it too late for the University of Maryland to do the right thing.
8:28 PM EST, November 7, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland said Thursday that it paid $3,000 to a social media firm last year and directed it to correct any "inaccuracies" appearing on websites during the initially stormy debate over the school's decision to join the Big Ten Conference.
5:32 PM EST, November 4, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — For years, Ernest Graham had a wish. The former Maryland basketball star hoped to live long enough to see his number retired by the school.
7:02 PM EDT, October 27, 2013
Maryland coach Randy Edsall on Sunday endorsed C.J. Brown as the starting quarterback, but he said the Terps' inexperienced receivers need to provide better support after being elevated to starters due to injuries.
10:52 PM EDT, October 26, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland fans may well have had a question for coach Randy Edsall — what position is Ricardo Young playing?
10:02 PM EDT, October 26, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Injury-depleted, overmatched Maryland donned its bright red, “Pride 2.0” uniforms for its homecoming game Saturday, then tried to preserve some vestige of that same pride against No. 9 Clemson.
8:24 PM EDT, October 25, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Cole Farrand knows how Maryland's defense is supposed to look. He has an image in his mind as a perpetual reminder.
8:11 PM EDT, October 23, 2013
A prominent developer says he has no "present plans" to pursue a large, mixed-use development on land now occupied by the University of Maryland golf course.
10:12 PM EDT, October 19, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Maryland's top two wide receivers, Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, suffered lower leg fractures in Saturday's 34-10 loss to Wake Forest and are both likely out for the season.
7:34 PM EDT, October 23, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Scott Van Pelt is joking that he may have gone too far this time, that Maryland may turn on him for his pointed criticism about the droves of fans who abandoned Byrd Stadium's student section before the end of the Terps' one-point win over rival Virginia on Oct. 12.
7:00 PM EDT, October 22, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Before preseason practice began in August, Maryland released a preseason depth chart with more talent and experience at key positions — notably wide receiver — than in recent years. "Oh, expectations are high. Absolutely," assistant coach Andre Powell said as the team gathered for its first practice.
9:55 PM EDT, October 19, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Maryland wide receivers Deon Long and Stefon Diggs were sprawled on the BB&T Field turf less than 10 yards apart. It was early in the second quarter, and Maryland's once-promising season was taking a stunningly ominous turn.
7:34 PM EDT, October 13, 2013
Opposing coaches could afford to be single-minded last season in scouting Maryland receivers. After Stefon Diggs, everyone else was merely an afterthought.
6:45 PM EDT, October 20, 2013
In the week before games, Randy Edsall will periodically reach out and knock twice on a wooden table when the subject of player injuries is raised.
6:52 PM EDT, October 9, 2013
— The shouts of joy emanating from the visitors' locker room were loud enough to be heard in the tunnel at Scott Stadium.
1:49 PM EDT, October 18, 2013
When Maryland made the trip for Saturday's game at Wake Forest, the Terps brought with them a number of players still recovering from all sorts of injuries — from a damaged rotator cuff to a broken toe.
7:01 PM EDT, October 8, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Virginia football coach Mike London was paying special attention when Maryland released its depth chart this week, looking for clues on whether starting quarterback C.J. Brown would rebound from a concussion in time to play Saturday against the Cavaliers.
5:30 PM EDT, October 4, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — All week, the media dogged Maryland players with questions about the uncommonly large stakes — for the program and themselves — presented by their game Saturday at No. 8 Florida State.
5:51 PM EDT, October 2, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — As they prepare for No. 8 Florida State, Maryland's coaches have studied video of Jameis Winston completing 25 of his first 27 college passes and film of the Seminoles quarterback twice bolting away from pressure last week to complete a ridiculously athletic Hail Mary against Boston College.
6:43 PM EDT, October 1, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Two years ago, Maryland traveled to Florida State and endured a 25-point defeat, punctuated by the sight of starting quarterback C.J. Brown leaving the game dazed after a head-high tackle.
11:28 PM EDT, September 20, 2013
In the mid-1980s, a Gilman offensive lineman named Mark Agent enrolled at Maryland to play football.
11:42 PM EDT, September 14, 2013
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. —Maryland coach Randy Edsall might have felt a little disoriented walking out of the visitors locker room Saturday night at Connecticut's Rentschler Field.
11:59 PM EDT, September 14, 2013
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Ultimately, it didn't matter how loudly the Connecticut fans booed Maryland and Randy Edsall, the coach they celebrated for a dozen seasons when he wore their colors.
2:50 PM EDT, September 13, 2013
When Randy Edsall was coaching Connecticut, he had the opportunity to schedule two games with Maryland. The school wasn't far from where he grew up in Glen Rock. Pa., and he believed playing the Terps could help the Huskies recruit in the talent-rich Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region.
8:00 PM EDT, September 10, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Randy Edsall waited nearly 20 years to become a head football coach, navigating multiple stops along a twisting path that led him to Connecticut 15 years ago at the age of 40.
4:36 PM EDT, September 6, 2013
Maryland's game against Old Dominion on Saturday marks the beginning of the end of an era. The Terps plan to phase out games against Football Championship Subdivision opponents in the coming years.
6:25 PM EDT, August 30, 2013
Athletes have long known about the benefits of running in sand. But running in thick, black muck? While chasing rabbits as they dart and weave?
10:13 PM EDT, August 19, 2013
— A prominent developer has met with Maryland President Wallace D. Loh to gauge interest in a proposal costing more than $100million to add a large, mixed-use development on land now occupied by the school's golf course and to provide a direct link to the campus from Interstate 95.
10:33 PM EDT, September 7, 2013
Randy Edsall surely loved sophomore wide receiver Stefon Diggs' 41-yard touchdown reception, but the Maryland coach seemed not to be happy with what came along with it.
6:00 PM EDT, September 1, 2013
When the ball was snapped, cornerback Dexter McDougle bolted off the edge and made a beeline for Florida International quarterback Jake Medlock.
6:47 PM EDT, August 29, 2013
Inside Randy Edsall's large, contemporary home hangs a framed newspaper bearing a photo of the coach with his arms raised and his jubilant Connecticut players dancing around him on the sideline.
7:23 PM EDT, August 15, 2013
Sometimes, Maryland defensive line coach Greg Gattuso will lapse back to when he was a howling bear of a head coach stalking the sidelines as if looking for prey.
6:25 PM EDT, August 9, 2013
The unseasonably cool temperatures marking the beginning of training camp were gone Friday. The return of the summer heat left Maryland players bathed in sweat after practicing in pads inside Byrd Stadium.
6:43 PM EDT, August 29, 2013
Stefon Diggs was too polite to pose the question.
7:24 PM EDT, August 5, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland won just two football games in 2011, followed by four victories in 2012. As 2013 training camp begins, there is an internal clock ticking inside many Terps players and coaches saying it's time to collect at least two more wins — they hope for much more — and return to a bowl game for the first time since 2010.
5:47 PM EDT, July 25, 2013
The NCAA is grappling with how to treat college athletes' use of marijuana — a popular drug that presents a puzzle because it is considered unsafe by the U.S. government but is not a performance enhancer and has been decriminalized by a number of states.
4:22 PM EDT, July 3, 2013
As they enter the 61st and final year of their partnership, Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference are like a newly divorced couple that is forced by circumstances to continue to live together and makes a halfhearted pledge to remain friends.
June 23, 2013
The University of Maryland football players and coaches didn't know what kind of reception they'd get as their buses arrived at Middletown High School — surrounded by mountains, 50 miles northwest of College Park — for a scrimmage on a sunny Saturday near the end of spring practices in April.
3:10 PM EDT, August 4, 2013
Stefon Diggs' poignant words are echoing in cyberspace. They are like cries in the darkness.
3:34 PM EDT, July 19, 2013
In the most trying moments of C.J. Brown's long recovery, there was no noise — no whistles, no coaches' shouts, no slamming of pads against training sleds.
7:41 PM EDT, June 11, 2013
Towson’s men’s basketball team — which was barred from the last postseason — will be permitted to play in the 2014 postseason but will be docked practice time because the program hasn’t yet reached academic goals, the NCAA said Tuesday.
9:43 PM EDT, May 20, 2013
The state plans to submit a bid this summer that it hopes will fulfill its vision of making Baltimore a "semi-permanent" home of the NCAA lacrosse championships.
9:23 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
Gambling started Wednesday afternoon at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort right after the state approved the opening of its fourth casino, one that Western Maryland leaders hope will lure not only gamblers but also their families to a region eager for more tourist dollars.
7:30 PM EDT, July 7, 2013
Six years ago ago, Janice Rowe and her husband shopped around and spent about $250 on a high-tech, air-cushioned, Riddell Revolution football helmet. It was pricey for a helmet at that time, but she considered it a bargain if it helped protect her son.
9:22 PM EDT, May 23, 2013
An attorney representing the University of Maryland argued Thursday that the Atlantic Coast Conference has left the college's athletic department with a vast budget "hole" by improperly withholding millions of dollars in shared conference revenues after the school decided to join the Big Ten.
6:43 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
— Joining the Big Ten means that Maryland's football team will soon have Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and other schools as new division opponents. But it also means the school's nonconference schedules are being upgraded and that some previously-scheduled games could be dropped.
8:43 PM EDT, May 13, 2013
Jerry Bailey can look back on a Hall of Fame jockey career that featured 5,892 victories but also the searing memory of 17 fractures, including a broken back, jaw and collarbone, and several busted ribs.
May 5, 2013
For decades, the Orioles commanded a sweeping empire of fans — a territory larger than some European countries, stretching from southern Pennsylvania to North Carolina and including Washington, where the team operated a popular retail store.
8:16 PM EDT, May 18, 2013
John Velazquez's run of misfortune began when he broke a rib and his right wrist during a tumble at Aqueduct Racetrack in April.
10:25 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
Ticket sales for the 138th Preakness Stakes are up nearly 10 percent over last year, with some fans excited that the winner of the Kentucky Derby has a connection to Maryland.
7:10 PM EDT, April 11, 2013
Loyola said it will announce on Friday its choice to replace former men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos.
7:55 PM EDT, April 22, 2013
Seeking to solidify its membership following Maryland's decision to depart for the Big Ten, the Atlantic Coast Conference said Monday that 15 current or future members have signed documents granting the conference their media rights for the foreseeable future.
10:12 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
The quarterback of Maryland's past — and presumably its future — stood on the sideline with a ball cap and a headset, signaling in plays.
7:46 PM EDT, April 10, 2013
COLLEGE PARK -- Last season, Maryland seemed to be perpetually waiting for Quinton Jefferson.
7:49 PM EDT, April 6, 2013
Often during games last season, Maryland returner Stefon Diggs would hesitate near the goal line as the ball settled into his hands, assessing whether to down the kickoff in the end zone or take off with it.
7:39 PM EDT, April 3, 2013
Jimmy Patsos was introduced as Siena's new men's basketball coach on Wednesday — calling the school "my dream mid-major" — as his former assistant, G.G. Smith, emerged as a leading candidate to replace Patsos at Loyola.
1:08 AM EDT, April 3, 2013
Maryland's continuing quest for basketball redemption led it to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, with the opportunity to fashion an upbeat ending to a season that had once seemed all but lost.
4:11 PM EDT, April 5, 2013
Maryland's football team is hitting the road again — this time to Frederick County — for a spring practice Saturday that is open to the public and is designed to deepen the program's roots in the state.
6:50 PM EDT, March 25, 2013
If coach Mark Turgeon considers the postseason an educational opportunity for his young Maryland team, then Tuesday night's National Invitation Tournament game at top-seeded Alabama must represent an advanced class.
11:33 PM EST, February 27, 2013
Someday, Mark Turgeon insists, Maryland will become a formidable road team.
7:59 AM EDT, March 19, 2013
Coach Mark Turgeon is hoarse with a bad cold, scoring leader Dez Wells has been nursing a sore knee since midway through the ACC tournament, and Maryland has had to get over playing four games in seven days and not making the NCAA tournament.
7:35 AM EDT, March 18, 2013
Maryland's men's basketball season will continue in the NIT, where the Terps are a No. 2 seed and will open Tuesday night at Comcast Center against seventh-seeded Niagara of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
7:45 PM EST, March 1, 2013
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said Friday that it's too early to turn the page on this season and predicted that — unlike last year — the Terps will be selected for a postseason tournament.
7:50 PM EDT, March 13, 2013
— Arriving at the site of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Maryland swingman Dez Wells began thinking about the most memorable players — Juan Dixon, Jay Williams, Shane Battier — he had watched in the tournament as a young fan who was more than a little star struck.
6:56 PM EDT, March 12, 2013
It's hard to fathom what it must have been like for Dez Wells to emerge from beneath the weight of public suspicion and step into a sold-out basketball arena again and hear cheers and balls bouncing and bands playing.
5:18 PM EST, March 9, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — The regular season's biggest game was approaching, and Maryland coaches had scrawled the words "Play with Passion" and "Play with Pride" on the blackboard inside Comcast Center.
7:51 PM EST, February 22, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Lefty Driesell is more than 26 years and 220 miles removed from Maryland's men's basketball program. At 81, the former coach doesn't get to many games anymore.
12:35 AM EST, February 20, 2013
Mark Turgeon can barely bring himself to utter the words NCAA tournament these days.
6:13 PM EST, February 15, 2013
When Maryland visited Cameron Indoor Stadium last month, Duke fans smugly expressed indifference at the impending end of a Terrapins-Blue Devils series that was once among the hottest in the country.
7:49 PM EST, February 26, 2013
It was a September day in 2007 and Seth Allen was riding his bicycle around his suburban Virginia neighborhood the same way he now plays basketball for Maryland — with speed and flair, but also a hint of youthful recklessness.
6:47 PM EST, January 15, 2013
Maryland had just encountered its first bit of adversity of the young basketball season — its second straight conference defeat — and Dez Wells looked crestfallen.
9:49 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
The University of Maryland's deal to join the Big Ten includes not only the lucrative annual payouts that all members receive, but also a significant concession obtained by the school — a subsidy worth tens of millions of dollars from the conference to offset athletic teams' anticipated higher travel costs, according to multiple sources.
4:47 PM EST, February 6, 2013
The college basketball season comes with all sorts of tests. For Maryland center Alex Len, one came in last Saturday's game against Wake Forest in the form of a forearm to his chest.
6:21 PM EST, December 21, 2012
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall wants to make Terrapins spring football more of a fan event — and he hopes to start by bringing it on the road, including perhaps to Baltimore.
6:58 PM EST, February 1, 2013
COLLEGE PARK — Mark Turgeon used to drive the identical route to the arena before every home game.
2:34 PM EST, February 1, 2013
SUPER BOWL XLVII
Let there be no misunderstanding — Phil Geppi adores the Ravens.
6:26 PM EST, January 25, 2013
Shortly before the season began, Maryland men's basketball players sat down at computers, logged in with special passwords and began answering seven probing questions not only about basketball, but about themselves.
6:23 PM EST, February 18, 2013
Long before the season started, the Maryland men's basketball team spent two grueling days testing its stamina and willpower by training with a former Navy SEAL under the hot September sun.
12:04 AM EST, February 8, 2013
Mark Turgeon is no bracketologist. The Maryland basketball coach keeps himself sheltered in a Rating Percentage Index-free zone.
4:05 PM EST, January 12, 2013
In his mind, Scott Spinelli can see himself calling the play. It's like a dream unfolding in slow-motion.
7:04 PM EST, December 11, 2012
Mark Turgeon's statement wasn't exactly true. But it certainly felt true.
7:06 PM EST, December 4, 2012
What Mark Turgeon remembers — what lingers with the coach like a nagging cold — is when his Maryland players dribble balls off their feet or try to make heroic passes when mundane ones would suffice.
2:22 PM EST, December 22, 2012
It has become part of college sports -- as ingrained as dunks and FieldTurf -- for large universities to accept prized basketball and football recruits and other athletes under more forgiving admissions criteria than are used for other students.
5:56 PM EST, December 20, 2012
— In recent days, members of the Maryland men's basketball team have been absorbed with final exams, writing papers and — perhaps — allowing themselves to think ahead to holiday gifts and an upcoming break.
10:31 PM EST, December 18, 2012
The Maryland men's outdoor track and field team will be able to operate at least until the school enters the Big Ten in July 2014, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said in a news release Tuesday.
10:55 PM EST, January 16, 2013
If there was any question how eager Maryland and its fans were for a quality win, it was answered Wednesday night in the way Terps players leaped up and down and the fans rushed the court after a final-second, 51-50 victory over No. 14 North Carolina State.
1:54 PM EST, November 24, 2012
COLLEGE PARK -- The college 5K race was ending too soon for University of Maryland freshman Kikanae Punyua. He summoned his legs to stride faster but felt instead an unnerving sense of fatigue — a vulnerability unfamiliar to a 20-year-old who had rarely confronted limits to his athletic promise.
3:07 PM EST, November 23, 2012
Players often liken the demands of major-college football to a full-time job, which might explain why Ryan Schlothauer needed to set his alarm for 5 o'clock on a still-dark morning so he could complete a paper for a business course and still manage to ice his sore ankle and squeeze in weightlifting, film study, meals, afternoon practice and a four-hour evening class.
7:37 PM EST, November 21, 2012
While questions about the University of Maryland's decision to join the Big Ten seemed to dissipate when school leaders explained the financial benefits of the move, doubts about the process used to reach the conclusion linger.
7:07 PM EST, November 20, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — The announcement that Maryland might reinstate some of its dropped sports surprised most everybody — including athletes who say they still feel betrayed by the cuts and even the man who will co-chair a panel to study the issue.
5:55 PM EST, November 26, 2012
Just when Mark Turgeon had grown weary of answering questions about the Big Ten, along comes a game with a Big Ten school — Northwestern — to revive the discussion about Maryland's move to its new conference in 2014.
1:07 AM EST, November 19, 2012
The University of Maryland moved closer Sunday to formally applying for admission to the Big Ten Conference and an announcement could come as soon as Monday.
6:08 PM EST, November 4, 2012
On his first play as a college quarterback, Shawn Petty hoped to make a statement, not only about Maryland's approach to Saturday's game with Georgia Tech, but about himself.
11:30 PM EST, January 13, 2013
It was growing late Sunday night at BankUnited Center, and the concerns Mark Turgeon had expressed about the Miami game were being realized.
9:28 PM EDT, October 26, 2012
COLLEGE PARK -- After losing its third quarterback since the beginning of training camp, Maryland enters Saturday's game against Boston College trying not to allow its season to be defined by injuries to prominent players.
7:04 PM EST, November 13, 2012
This is not at all how Maryland hoped to send off its 17 seniors — mired in a four-game losing streak and trying to make a final stand in a season characterized by injuries and two particularly wrenching losses.
6:35 PM EDT, November 1, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — On their recent media day, some of the Maryland basketball players made like heavyweight boxers, flexing their biceps and striking poses of exaggerated toughness for photographers.
4:12 PM EST, November 16, 2012
On a November night in 2007, Maryland recruit Joe Vellano sat in the Byrd Stadium stands as a high school senior and watched the Terps upset Matt Ryan-led Boston College to gain its second win of the season over a Top 10 team.
5:55 PM EDT, October 28, 2012
Caleb Rowe was like a kid who gets off a carousel and wants to hop right back on for another ride.
4:07 PM EDT, November 2, 2012
Shawn Petty is listed at 230 pounds, but he looked bigger than that as he took practice snaps in the end zone last week, dwarfing the other skill-position players standing around him.
8:29 PM EDT, October 16, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — Darryl Hill didn't set out to make history. The Atlantic Coast Conference's first African-American football player said Tuesday that he was a "reluctant pioneer."
7:16 PM EDT, October 31, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — In March 2010, the boy's basketball coach at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George's County found himself suddenly shorthanded in double-overtime of a playoff game against Wise.
6:52 PM EDT, October 23, 2012
The season-ending knee injuries of not one but two quarterbacks have left Maryland so depleted that it is deciding between two inexperienced players to be the new starter and must convert a freshman linebacker or tight end to be third string.
4:53 PM EST, November 8, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — One year ago, Mark Turgeon brought his Maryland basketball team to play in a tournament in Puerto Rico, where not even the swaying palm trees and balmy trade winds could make up for the coach's dissatisfaction with his players' efforts.
7:36 PM EDT, October 27, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Maryland switched kickers on Saturday for the first time this season after Brad Craddock missed another short field-goal attempt.
8:01 PM EDT, November 3, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland tailback Wes Brown could hardly have had a more eventful day. Coaches clearly increased the freshman's workload Saturday to try to take some of the pressure off Shawn Petty, who was making his first start at quarterback.
9:35 PM EDT, October 13, 2012
Maryland entered the day knowing it needed to improve a running game ranked last in the Atlantic Coast Conference. But the Terps were without leading rusher Wes Brown (shoulder).
1:11 AM EST, November 13, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — These were just the sorts of games that Maryland often struggled to put away last season — nonconference contests against smaller teams that couldn't seem to hold the Terps' interest until the final moments.
6:32 PM EDT, October 20, 2012
Mark Turgeon has talked often in the preseason about how much bulkier and self-assured center Alex Len is compared to last year.
5:02 PM EST, November 11, 2012
The box score for Maryland's opening-game loss to Kentucky contained one gaudy, improbable number — 28.
8:33 PM EDT, October 14, 2012
The most memorable play in Maryland's victory over Virginia was foreshadowed on an August afternoon when Stefon Diggs settled under a kickoff during training camp.
10:27 PM EDT, October 12, 2012
— Mark Turgeon doesn't relish the spotlight — he'd just as soon skip being introduced to crowds — but fortunately for the students at Friday night's Maryland Madness, the Terps men's basketball players don't share their coach's reserve.
10:48 PM EDT, October 20, 2012
As the field-goal attempt sailed high into the air and the final seconds ticked off the clock, it appeared Maryland was somehow going to survive losing its starting quarterback and delight a homecoming crowd by remaining unbeaten in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
10:09 PM EDT, October 6, 2012
In the aftermath of Saturday's flawed victory, Maryland players knew all too well that they will be reminded by coaches this week of their many mistakes -- the fumbles, penalties and all the other errors that remain part of the identity of a young team still finding its way.
6:08 PM EDT, September 2, 2012
Freshman quarterback Perry Hills sat in the Gossett Football Team House auditorium with an ice pack strapped to his sore right knee and answered waves of media questions about the three interceptions he had just thrown in his first college game.
6:05 PM EDT, October 12, 2012
Albert Reid took the handoff, fended off a tackler diving at his legs, and managed to lunge forward to within a yard of the line of scrimmage before tumbling to the turf.
8:11 PM EDT, October 21, 2012
After Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown was lost for the season with a knee injury in August, wide receiver Devin Burns went to coach Randy Edsall and said he would like to switch positions to help fill the void.
7:31 PM EDT, October 9, 2012
— Months after being expelled by Xavier, Maryland basketball player Dez Wells said Tuesday that he finally feels a sense of relief because he has arrived in a place that feels like "home."
4:27 PM EDT, October 19, 2012
Football teams are notorious for adhering to routines, and under coach Randy Edsall, Maryland is no different.
7:18 PM EDT, September 22, 2012
Two important Maryland players made their season debuts Saturday — linebacker Kenneth Tate and running back Brandon Ross.
6:35 PM EDT, September 23, 2012
There is a defiance in the way that Maryland quarterback Perry Hills has responded to being sacked more than all but three quarterbacks in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
6:14 PM EDT, September 21, 2012
As Maryland prepared for No. 8 West Virginia, it might have comforted Terps fans — but only a little — that there have been other occasions in recent seasons in which the team entered games as a multi-touchdown underdog and came away with its dignity intact, if not with a win.
8:29 PM EDT, October 16, 2012
It's hard to miss the illustration of an oversized pyramid posted on a wall inside the Gossett Football Team House.
12:32 PM EDT, August 31, 2012
When he was growing up, A.J. Francis idolized The Rock, Charles Barkley and Reggie White, and he possesses elements of each — the girth, the candor, the ability to menace a quarterback.
12:35 PM EDT, August 31, 2012
Running back Wes Brown: The Good Counsel alum is the Terps" largest tailback at 210 pounds. He was Stefon Diggs' teammate in high school, and the two are close on the field. "If he's mad, I calm him down. I treat him like he's my little brother," Brown said.
9:14 PM EDT, October 13, 2012
It was all there for Maryland's taking Saturday: a prime opportunity against a struggling, turnover-prone rival to go 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time since 2001 and to begin to make something of a season from which little was expected.
10:13 PM EDT, October 6, 2012
Maryland kicker Brad Craddock has been something of a mystery to Terps fans in his first season.
6:07 PM EDT, October 3, 2012
— The 2002 Maryland basketball season could hardly have arrived quickly enough for Juan Dixon.
8:39 PM EDT, September 12, 2012
A new partnership between the Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame will help the ACC broaden its appeal in football and other sports, while allowing the school to retain the independence that is part of its identity in its marquee sport.
7:37 PM EDT, August 31, 2012
William & Mary, Sept. 1: Pssst, nobody wants to talk about it, but Maryland enters the season with an eight-game losing streak hanging around -- like a nagging cold -- from last year. No win is guaranteed, but the largely inexperienced Terps and their coaches are likely happy to open the year against a Colonial Athletic Association team rather than a major-conference team like California, which routed Maryland, 52-13, in the 2009 opener. William & Mary lost its all-time rushing leader, Jonathan Grimes, and is picked seventh in the CAA by the media.
6:06 PM EDT, October 2, 2012
As it prepares to open its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule Saturday against Wake Forest, Maryland is in an unaccustomed position.
7:19 PM EDT, September 8, 2012
— It's pretty clear — Maryland has one tough kicker this season.
6:55 PM EDT, October 9, 2012
Mark Turgeon wants to forget last season and focus instead on the players who stood before the Maryland basketball coach on Tuesday — a freshman class with youthful arrogance, frontcourt bulk and plenty of promise.
4:41 PM EDT, September 17, 2012
When Maryland plays at West Virginia on Saturday, the two schools will continue a rivalry appearing to possess all the elements required for healthy football hostility.
8:04 PM EDT, September 18, 2012
After catching 45 passes last season, senior Kevin Dorsey entered this year as Maryland's No. 1 receiver. Through three games, Dorsey has three catches for 26 yards.
9:38 PM EDT, September 1, 2012
Seven Maryland players made their first career start Saturday, but it was an experienced player — redshirt junior cornerback Dexter McDougle — who had one of the more difficult outings.
8:57 PM EDT, September 25, 2012
— Bulkier and more self-assured, Maryland center Alex Len appears poised for a breakout season after an uneven freshman year in which he said he struggled to adjust to the physical nature of the American game and to understand play calls because of his limited English.
7:46 PM EDT, September 11, 2012
— There are rows of shiny footballs displayed on wooden shelves in the home of Maryland football coach Randy Edsall.
6:22 PM EDT, October 7, 2012
As a punt returner, Stefon Diggs rarely signals for fair catches.
9:52 PM EDT, August 28, 2012
Eight months ago, Maryland nose-dived into the offseason by losing a 27-point, third-quarter lead at North Carolina State. The Wolfpack celebrated the biggest comeback win in their history by dancing and leaping on their sideline as the dazed Terps slowly left the field.
6:22 PM EDT, October 5, 2012
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall was asked this week whether he had ever started a true freshman on the offensive line.
9:31 PM EDT, September 1, 2012
Maryland opened its season Saturday with hope inspired by a new quarterback, new offensive and defensive coordinators, new kicker, new FieldTurf and new uniforms that unlike last year displayed the players' names on their backs.
7:57 PM EDT, August 24, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — Fifth-year Maryland linebacker Kenny Tate — who missed all but four games last season with a right knee injury — will be sidelined three to four weeks with an injury to the his left knee.
6:47 PM EDT, September 9, 2012
Stefon Diggs allowed himself a weak smile. Maryland had just defeated Temple, and Diggs had accounted for 135 yards on punt and kickoff returns, rushes and receptions.
7:49 PM EDT, September 15, 2012
Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs and running back Wes Brown attended the same high school (Good Counsel) and have a friendly rivalry.
7:27 PM EDT, August 18, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland quarterback Perry Hills saw — and heard — starter C.J. Brown injure his knee on the practice field Tuesday night, and in that moment he knew the course of his freshman season might be about to dramatically change.
7:05 PM EDT, August 22, 2012
— What Maryland fans saw was Matt Robinson sprinting from his safety position to behind the line of scrimmage, sidestepping a blocker, and slamming his torso against the shoulder of Miami running back Mike James before tumbling to the ground.
3:59 PM EDT, September 7, 2012
The YouTube video just keeps going and going. Running back Jordan Todman is taking handoff after handoff, pitch after pitch, often carrying the ball deep into the opposition's secondary.
6:26 PM EDT, September 14, 2012
It was last Saturday's opening kickoff, and freshman kicker Brad Craddock realized he was the last Maryland Terrapin standing between Temple returner Matt Brown and 60 yards of inviting, open field.
3:33 PM EDT, August 11, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — Freshman running back Wes Brown sat quietly by himself in the Gossett Football Team House auditorium during Maryland's recent Media Day interview sessions.
6:22 PM EDT, July 13, 2012
The gulf could hardly be wider in a dispute between the Orioles and Washington Nationals over media rights fees that has dragged on for months.
6:51 PM EDT, September 5, 2012
Dezmine Wells, a highly touted former Xavier basketball player hoping to transfer to Maryland, was in College Park on Wednesday as the school studied a sexual assault allegation against him that a prosecutor said resulted from a game of "truth or dare."
8:08 PM EDT, August 9, 2012
It was four years, three defensive coordinators, two head coaches and one knee surgery ago that Kenny Tate took his spot on Maryland's kick-return team and watched as the ball was kicked high into the warm, late-summer air to begin his freshman season.
5:47 PM EDT, July 17, 2012
The Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a 69-day fall meet schedule for Laurel Park that will begin Sept. 5 and feature more stakes races and higher average purses than a year ago.
5:26 PM EDT, May 31, 2012
Mark Turgeon has been spending lots of time lately with the kids — and not just his three young children. The Maryland coach is now working with a handful of freshmen on a team that appears to be the youngest he will coach since Wichita State in 2001-02.
8:59 PM EDT, August 7, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — When all of the variations of Maryland's new football uniforms were unveiled last year, they were nearly as conspicuous for what didn't appear on the jerseys as what did.
3:03 PM EDT, August 5, 2012
Assistant Maryland football coach Greg Gattuso pointed across a dining-hall table at Joe Vellano and said in his best deadpan: "His dad was better."
July 3, 2012
Even now, those most affected by the elimination of seven Maryland athletic teams speak about it in language usually reserved for tragedies.
9:17 PM EDT, June 29, 2012
It all caught up with University of Maryland swimmers and divers, men's cross country runners, women's water polo players and other athletes young enough to have rarely confronted limits on their talents and dreams.
9:25 PM EDT, May 19, 2012
Mike Smith appeared dazed in the moments after his horse, Bodemeister, was again beaten by Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another — this time by a neck in Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. The veteran jockey wore the frozen smile of a man hardly able to fathom what had just transpired.
6:13 PM EDT, June 26, 2012
There was a lectern waiting for Randy Edsall as he walked briskly to the front of the Gossett Football Team House auditorium to open a session with the media Tuesday.
6:17 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
– Thoroughbred racing is sometimes called the "sport of kings," but the horse owners and prospective owners sipping red wine at a reception the other night seemed too young to have ascended to an exalted level of royalty.
6:57 PM EDT, May 29, 2012
Last year, Maryland's football uniforms made their dramatic debut on the season's opening night. While some called the glitzy helmets and jerseys a "fashion fumble," there was no argument that the school generated plenty of buzz.
9:41 PM EDT, May 1, 2012
Former Major League Soccer midfielder Santino Quaranta has spoken before about a story that is both disturbing and uplifting -- signing with MLS when he was 16, battling abuse of cocaine and painkillers, becoming sober, returning to the game and playing for his country.
5:24 PM EDT, May 31, 2012
One year after arriving as Maryland's men's basketball coach, Mark Turgeon says the nonconference schedule "is not where I want it to be" and that he hopes to toughen it by adding more marquee games in future seasons — perhaps including some in Baltimore.
9:29 PM EDT, May 19, 2012
They might not have rivaled the revelry in the winner's circle after Saturday's Preakness, but the lines in front of the tellers' windows at Pimlico Race Course were abuzz with fans shouting in excitement about their winning tickets.
3:23 PM EDT, May 15, 2012
The Orioles and Nationals are awaiting a decision on how much more money Washington will receive in annual rights fees from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which televises both teams' games.
11:26 PM EDT, April 29, 2012
Davey Johnson hadn't owned a home in more than a decade. But soon after being hired by the Orioles in 1995, he defied baseball managers' conventional logic by buying — rather than renting — a ranch house on the north side of Loch Raven Reservoir.
3:03 PM EDT, June 9, 2012
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank says it's time for Maryland supporters to "wrap our arms around" football coach Randy Edsall, who endured a 2-10 season and plenty of fan criticism in his first year in College Park, and to "stop rooting against him."
7:49 PM EDT, April 21, 2012
Don't let the 120 total points fool you: Maryland's spring football game on Saturday was won emphatically by the defense, which celebrated inside Byrd Stadium with high-fives and chest bumps while the offense was left to wonder how it surrendered late sacks and penalties.
8:24 PM EDT, August 6, 2012
It's hard not to notice Stefon Diggs' hands. They are so large they appear almost mismatched — as if they should be attached to a much larger body.
5:38 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
Maryland trainer Chris Grove knows all too well that racehorses sometimes take fatal missteps. It happened to one of his best horses last summer during a morning workout, and Grove likens the experience to losing a child.
8:39 PM EDT, May 9, 2012
Seth Allen wasn't quite satisfied.
8:43 PM EDT, April 17, 2012
– With no crowd noise, much of the sound coming from Maryland's spring football practice Tuesday was generated by the "pop" of collisions on the field.
3:03 PM EDT, June 9, 2012
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank says he believes Maryland fans will be "very happy" with a new synthetic-turf football field featuring designs and colors that the school has yet to reveal.
8:09 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
Maryland said Friday that it is extending the fundraising timeline in its effort to try to save at least a portion of the men's track program.
3:26 PM EDT, May 5, 2012
For years, Orioles fans have had an almost primitive response to being outnumbered in their own stadium by thousands of visiting fans who root, root, root for the Red Sox or Yankees. To the home fans, it is as if invaders are threatening the castle.
5:42 PM EST, March 8, 2012
7:48 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
The handful of reporters inside Alumni Hall knew where Navy coach Stefanie Pemper was headed when she began describing how the Mids needed to disregard Maryland's national ranking and view the Terrapin women merely as basketball players like themselves.
5:53 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
Kim Rodgers watched Maryland's 2006 national championship game victory at home with her parents in Virginia Beach, Va.
7:25 PM EST, March 6, 2012
Maryland is preparing to open spring football practice with 10 starters back on defense, questions on the offensive line and a promise from coach Randy Edsall that "we're on the right track."
9:03 PM EDT, May 1, 2012
Former Major League Soccer midfielder Santino Quaranta has spoken before about a story that is both disturbing and uplifting — signing with MLS when he was 16, battling abuse of cocaine and painkillers, becoming sober, returning to the game and playing for his country.
6:02 PM EST, March 9, 2012
5:00 PM EST, March 7, 2012
Terrell Stoglin picked up a red pen when he was in first grade, and out poured his vision of future basketball glory on page after page that he stapled together and proudly presented to his parents.
6:08 PM EST, February 24, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — It's the time of the college basketball season when many coaches become amateur statisticians and bracket pundits, sizing up their schools' records against scores of other would-be participants in the NCAA and NIT tournaments.
5:45 PM EST, February 6, 2012
It was only a month ago that Maryland was riding a seven-game winning streak and its players were full of hope — swagger, even — as they pronounced themselves eager to open the Atlantic Coast Conference portion of their schedule.
9:05 PM EST, February 8, 2012
– For new offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, returning to Maryland – where he previously served as an assistant to two Terps' head coaches – feels like renewal.
12:36 AM EST, February 16, 2012
For Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, watching point guard Pe'Shon Howard go down in practice with a season-ending knee injury was akin to watching an awful movie — for the second time.
6:33 PM EST, January 18, 2012
Alex Len got the ball on the wing and hesitated. Then Maryland's 7-foot-1 center took off toward the lane with surprising ease and coordination.
7:45 PM EST, January 7, 2012
Pe'Shon Howard extends his wrists to display tattoos of stars — the sort you might see on the door to a Hollywood actor's dressing room.
8:51 PM EST, February 28, 2012
It was Feb. 4, and Maryland trailed by just three points at Comcast Center when Tyler Zeller, North Carolina's 7-foot senior, missed a shot with 2:37 left.
6:46 PM EST, January 14, 2012
In Mark Turgeon's fourth and final season coaching Texas A&M, the Aggies ranked 19th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 60.9 points per game.
8:08 PM EST, February 20, 2012
Mark Turgeon had been talking Monday about how he had no true point guard, how his team couldn't finish games, how his center was reluctant to shoot, and how his post players have been maddeningly inconsistent.
11:17 PM EST, January 3, 2012
After scoring the game's first 16 points, Maryland seemed poised to end the evening's suspense early against Cornell and to open Atlantic Coast Conference play this weekend riding a confidence-inducing seven-game winning streak.
4:54 PM EST, March 7, 2012
Sophomore Terrell Stoglin, the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading scorer, hasn't finalized his decision to return to Maryland next season, and his father said the family would at least look at NBA draft options.
6:54 PM EST, December 22, 2011
Maryland's injured and sorely missed point guard, Pe'Shon Howard, will return ahead of schedule and plans to play Friday night against Radford at Comcast Center.
6:59 PM EST, February 17, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — For much of Maryland's season, the goal very simply was to perform better than in the game before.
7:30 PM EST, January 27, 2012
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland fans no longer get to shout out Rob Ehsan's name in pregame introductions as they once did, extending the first syllable so it came out "EEEEE-SAHN."
8:21 PM EST, February 3, 2012
COLLEGE PARK - The Maryland football team is tentatively scheduled to open the 2012 season at home on Sept. 1 against William & Mary, followed by games at Temple, at home against Connecticut and at West Virginia on Sept. 22.
9:00 PM EST, January 10, 2012
Mark Turgeon brushed his hand across his head in a gesture of exasperation.
12:45 AM EST, December 15, 2011
Gary Crowton is out after one disappointing season as Maryland's offensive coordinator, and the school is expected to hire former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley as his replacement, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
10:18 PM EST, February 8, 2012
As he focused in recent months on classwork and recovering from a broken left arm, Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien has also pondered whether to return to the Terps next season, according to a relative.
10:41 PM EST, January 24, 2012
Maryland's decision to name the Comcast Center court for its all-time winningest men's basketball coach, Gary Williams, was bumpier than the public knew and came despite the objections from the coach with the second most wins in program history — Lefty Driesell.
1:06 AM EST, January 21, 2012
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has plenty to be concerned about. Road games, for one.
6:57 PM EST, December 29, 2011
Maryland has told former basketball players Ernest Graham and Johnny Rhodes that they will soon join 16 other Terps whose names and numbers appear on banners hanging from the Comcast Center rafters.
4:15 PM EST, December 3, 2011
It was partly "Rudy" that led Eric Atkins to Notre Dame. But not for the reasons you might think.
1:15 PM EST, November 25, 2011
North Carolina State enters Saturday's game against Maryland at Carter-Finley Stadium with clear incentive. The Wolfpack needs a win on their Senior Day to become eligible for their third bowl appearance in four years.
1:13 AM EST, December 10, 2011
Andrew Luck may be NFL-ready, but the Stanford quarterback — who could end up joining Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts — said Friday that he would have no problem being drafted by a team with an established quarterback.
7:54 PM EST, November 16, 2011
Three games in four days? It's the sort of compressed schedule that some teams play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in March.
9:21 PM EST, December 22, 2011
Maryland announced the hiring Thursday of former New Mexico coach Mike Locksley as offensive coordinator, then switched its focus to the defense where the evaluation of coach Randy Edsall's staff may lead the team to hire a new defensive coordinator, according to multiple sources.
5:51 PM EST, January 16, 2012
Before the ESPN College GameDay cameras began rolling, before analyst Dick Vitale bellowed "Are you kidding me?" there was just Deividas Dulkys practicing his 3-pointers.
12:05 AM EST, December 28, 2011
COLLEGE PARK — Alex Len slowed as he approached the foul line and did a little hop.
7:18 PM EST, December 2, 2011
Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson plans to meet with football coach Randy Edsall Saturday night as part of a "top to bottom" review of a football program that ended the season with a 2-10 record that Anderson called "unacceptable."
4:45 PM EST, November 22, 2011
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said Tuesday that he has begun to establish a "groundwork" for the program and that he is not discouraged by a 2-9 season in which he has found himself criticized — unfairly, he believes — for his team rules.
8:54 PM EST, November 15, 2011
The meeting occurred on the outdoor track — their track. Members of the Maryland men's and women's track and field teams sat in a semicircle between the starting line and high-jump pit and were told the men's program was being recommended for elimination.
9:13 PM EST, November 22, 2011
Too much was happening at once.
7:11 PM EDT, October 25, 2011
It was late in the fourth quarter and the sun was beginning to set as Maryland took the ball in half-empty Doak Campbell Stadium trailing Florida State by 31 points.
4:00 PM EST, November 12, 2011
It was still just the preseason, but this is what it had come to for Maryland's undersized, inexperienced, depth-challenged, work-in-progress men's basketball team:
7:45 PM EST, February 3, 2012
Mark Turgeon had to pause and collect himself while proudly recounting how his bench players rallied in Maryland's double-overtime loss to Miami – a game in which the coach was ejected and spent the extra periods in the locker room receiving texts and trying vainly to follow what was unfolding on the court.
8:27 PM EST, December 6, 2011
There are times when coach Mark Turgeon is a portrait of anguish on the Maryland sideline. He'll stamp his feet. He'll crouch in front of the bench and lower his head between his legs. He'll gaze up at the rafters, as if searching for inspiration.
10:11 PM EST, November 13, 2011
It was late Saturday night and defensive tackle Joe Vellano was asked to think back to the lofty expectations Maryland had harbored in September as it entered a new season with a new coach.
8:24 PM EST, January 31, 2012
Coaches say the best way to emerge from a slump is simply to keep shooting. Terrell Stoglin didn't need to be told twice.
7:26 PM EST, November 9, 2011
COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland held back letters of intent to high-school recruits of three sports — men's swimming, women's swimming, and women's water polo — an indication that those teams have showed up with others on a list of sports recommended for elimination, multiple school officials said.
6:10 PM EDT, November 3, 2011
In a new country in which he must learn a language and a culture, Alex Len knows basketball best.
7:38 PM EDT, October 14, 2011
COLLEGE PARK — It was the second half of last Saturday's 21-16 loss to Georgia Tech and quarterback Danny O'Brien stood on the Maryland sideline wearing a headset and signaling to the offense.
10:25 PM EST, November 13, 2011
New Maryland coach Mark Turgeon emerged from the Comcast Center tunnel Sunday night to a polite smattering of applause. There was no musical introduction by the band. No fist pump. It was a new era, and it was beginning quietly.
7:53 PM EST, November 9, 2011
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland announced its three-member men's basketball recruiting class Wednesday, and coach Mark Turgeon said he still hopes to add a player or two during the late signing period.
9:38 PM EST, November 11, 2011
Connecticut had just defeated Notre Dame in double overtime two seasons ago, but the thoughts of Huskies players were already racing past football and onto something far more profound.
8:51 PM EDT, October 21, 2011
Football coaches and players are notorious for proclaiming they can't gaze ahead at their schedules because it could distract them from a single-minded focus on the next opponent.
7:44 PM EDT, October 18, 2011
There had long been a stealth factor associated with C.J. Brown.
7:21 PM EDT, October 30, 2011
Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown was on his back on the Byrd Stadium grass and never saw the end of the play.
7:01 PM EST, November 6, 2011
It seems almost frivolous to ask these days who is Maryland's quarterback.
6:55 PM EST, November 14, 2011
In September 2009, Maryland held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Tyser Tower, a $50.8 million football stadium modernization project that included 63 luxury suites with bars and flat-screen TVs.
6:57 PM EDT, October 23, 2011
Maryland linebacker Kenny Tate, a preseason all-conference pick who starred at safety last season, will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the season, coach Randy Edsall said Sunday.
7:57 PM EDT, October 11, 2011
Neither Maryland fans nor the team's next opponent — No. 8 Clemson — are likely to learn who will start at quarterback for the Terps until just before Saturday's game.
10:53 PM EDT, November 2, 2011
The Maryland men's basketball team finally got some positive news when it learned that Alex Len — the promising, shot-blocking center from Antratsit, Ukraine, who has intrigued Terps fans — can practice immediately and play this season but sit out 10 games.
9:48 PM EDT, November 4, 2011
The debate over whether to name Maryland's basketball court for longtime coach Gary Williams was more complicated than the public knew and included discussion of a possible large donation to the university, according to Board of Regents members.
7:34 PM EDT, November 4, 2011
After home wins, Maryland football players are known to race to the student section and gleefully leap into the stands.
7:17 PM EDT, November 1, 2011
First-year Maryland football coach Randy Edsall, whose team has lost six of seven games, said he remains as confident as ever that his methods are working and that his players are firmly on board.
12:33 PM EDT, October 7, 2011
Titus Till was the next Terp up.
9:10 PM EDT, November 1, 2011
Long before he began recruiting future NBA No. 2 draft pick Michael Beasley for Kansas State, Dalonte Hill said he grasped something important about the player's personality.
7:40 PM EDT, October 11, 2011
Mark Turgeon said Tuesday that he expects to tinker with a "small ball" lineup of four guards this season, and may blend the group with a raw 7-footer who the Maryland men's basketball coach believes possesses as much potential as he does length.
7:50 PM EDT, October 28, 2011
Its opponents' win-loss records suggest that this difficult season could get more manageable for a Maryland football team that hasn't beaten a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent since Labor Day and is coming off a 25-point loss.
3:44 PM EST, November 12, 2011
Here is a look at Maryland's top players entering the 2011-12 season:
8:45 PM EDT, October 5, 2011
Paul Johnson had grown tired of the question.
7:58 PM EDT, October 9, 2011
Andrew Gonnella arrived at Maryland in 2007 as a walk-on in a world of scholarship players. His college football career had been a calculated risk.
7:31 PM EDT, September 27, 2011
Three games into his new job, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said Tuesday that his team is not rebuilding but that he is trying to instill a new culture while addressing leftover "issues" from before he was hired.
10:47 PM EDT, September 30, 2011
Even before the season began, Maryland coach Randy Edsall openly wondered whether his defense had enough depth.
12:19 AM EDT, October 15, 2011
For his inaugural Maryland Madness, new men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon assembled a blend of old and new Friday night.
10:09 PM EDT, October 1, 2011
As it embarks on a perilous stretch in which it must face three top-25 teams in the next three weeks, Maryland knows it is not yet the team it must become.
8:03 PM EDT, September 25, 2011
Suspended senior Maryland receivers Ronnie Tyler and Quintin McCree will be allowed to return beginning Saturday against Towson, and they will start, coach Randy Edsall said Sunday.
7:31 PM EDT, October 12, 2011
COLLEGE PARK — Top recruit Nick Faust arrived at Maryland with a hitch in his shooting stroke, a tendency to miss the occasional dunk during workouts, and a story to tell about how the Terps almost lost him after coach Gary Williams retired in May.
7:44 PM EDT, September 20, 2011
Maryland coach Randy Edsall said Tuesday that he has developed a tentative plan for bringing back suspended receivers Ronnie Tyler and Quintin McCree before the end of the season.
6:51 PM EDT, September 21, 2011
Cameron Chism wore a puzzled look. It was Saturday's first quarter, and Maryland's senior cornerback had trailed a West Virginia receiver to the end zone as the ball floated harmlessly away.
10:46 PM EDT, October 4, 2011
Maryland opened the season a month ago with a new coach, new up-tempo offense, new team slogan, bright new uniforms and new Byrd Stadium field markings.
5:48 PM EDT, September 29, 2011
Three games into the season, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall is eagerly looking for playing time for the right guys — Edsall guys — and those players have increasingly turned out to be freshmen.
9:04 PM EDT, September 8, 2011
Long before Gary Williams pumped his fist for the last time at Comcast Center before retiring, there were efforts underway to name the arena's basketball court after the coach who won a school-record 461 Maryland men's basketball games.
7:41 PM EDT, September 17, 2011
All the early-season attention paid to a Maryland team with a new coach and gaudy new uniforms couldn't save the Terps Saturday from a rejuvenated old nemesis that had won five in a row against them and played as if it was its birthright to continue that streak.
7:52 PM EDT, September 18, 2011
Now that the Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, there are at least two members that believe the ACC should seriously consider taking the next step by adding two more schools.
1:02 AM EDT, September 6, 2011
Several weeks ago, Maryland kicker Nick Ferrara said he vividly imagined himself kicking the winning field goal against Miami and sending his coach, Randy Edsall, home a winner in his Terps debut.
7:07 PM EDT, September 13, 2011
Maryland said Tuesday that it will name the Comcast Center basketball court for Gary Williams, who retired as men's coach in May after 22 seasons and a school-record 461 wins.
3:28 PM EDT, September 16, 2011
Occasionally during training camp, Maryland football players couldn't help but smile as they sprinted through plays at a pace that was tiring just to watch.
8:54 PM EDT, October 4, 2011
Fans who looked closely at Maryland's sideline during the season-opening football game may have been puzzled by what they saw on cards held up by team managers.
10:49 PM EDT, September 5, 2011
Maryland pulled a uniform switch prior to Monday night's game — apparently to heighten the impact of its final choice of colors.
8:56 PM EDT, September 19, 2011
It's not hard to determine what consistently sells tickets to University of Maryland sporting events: winning teams.
6:26 PM EDT, September 4, 2011
With its dizzying number of storylines, Monday night's Maryland-Miami game hardly feels like a season opener.
6:03 PM EDT, October 2, 2011
It was less than an hour after Maryland's 28-3 victory over Towson, but it wasn't too soon for the Terps and their coaches to begin preparing — at least mentally — for the daunting challenge of slowing down Georgia Tech's triple-option offense.
8:09 PM EDT, September 6, 2011
After a nationally televised victory, one imagines the Terps spending the next day basking in glory. Not waiting for a call from "What Not to Wear."
2:54 PM EDT, August 13, 2011
COLLEGE PARK — C.J. Brown didn't want to take his helmet off.
7:19 PM EDT, September 14, 2011
A year ago, James Franklin was heir to the throne. Maryland's animated offensive coordinator had a contract entitling him to $1 million if not elevated by the university to head coach by Jan. 2, 2012.
5:24 PM EDT, September 10, 2011
As he met with fans during the offseason, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall seemed eager to reassure them — repeatedly — about his largely unheralded group of receivers.
6:40 PM EDT, August 25, 2011
With more than 7 million people in the Baltimore-Washington market, it's inevitable that the University of Maryland will continue to be prominently mentioned — at least in the media — in discussions about conference realignment.
10:18 PM EDT, August 23, 2011
In the months since his retirement, former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams has been deployed by the university as a fundraiser and high-level salesman.
10:29 PM EDT, August 22, 2011
With overhead spotlights, a runway and blaring pop music, Maryland football players unveiled new uniforms Monday night that update the team's brand with more intricate designs and a lighter, sleeker look designed to appeal to recruits.
9:28 PM EDT, August 16, 2011
D.J. Adams has abandoned the diamond earring he wore last season and trimmed away most evidence of the blond dye job that he says was just a "training camp thing."
6:14 PM EDT, September 23, 2011
In October 2006, Maryland linebacker Erin Henderson intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in a comeback win over Virginia.
7:31 PM EDT, September 13, 2011
Running back D.J. Adams, who was suspended for Maryland's opening game, is back in the mix for Saturday's contest against No. 18 West Virginia.
7:53 PM EDT, September 1, 2011
Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien stood on the sidelines at M&T Bank Stadium on a warm summer day, casually watching a seven-on-seven touch football tournament while flipping a ball up and down with his large right hand.
8:39 PM EDT, September 6, 2011
Maryland's glitzy new uniforms generated national buzz, but the team said it showed its true colors with an up-tempo offense that seemed to wear down its opponent and a defense that made stops when it needed them most.
6:58 PM EDT, August 30, 2011
Nick Ferrara can almost feel the sweat and hear the low thud of impact as his right leg swings through the football.
9:32 PM EDT, August 16, 2011
A week into training camp, Maryland coach Randy Edsall is ready to tinker with the depth chart.
5:13 PM EDT, August 19, 2011
Maryland invited an FBI agent to speak to players about making sure they steer clear of bookmakers and others who could do the program harm, coach Randy Edsall said Friday.
5:41 PM EDT, August 31, 2011
Maryland tailback D.J. Adams and offensive lineman Cody Blue are out of Monday night's season opener against Miami for violating team rules, leaving a pair of first-year running backs in important backup roles in coach Randy Edsall's first game as Terps coach.
10:32 PM EDT, August 3, 2011
NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that if he "had to bet on it," he would wager that the entire 2011-12 season would be wiped out by the lockout.
7:31 PM EDT, August 9, 2011
New Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has three preset buttons on his car radio: sports talk, news talk and country.
6:54 PM EDT, August 4, 2011
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall said Thursday that there is "misinformation" in the media about rules he has imposed — such as not permitting players to wear ball caps, do-rags or earrings during meetings — and that team members aren't complaining about the tighter discipline.
6:58 PM EDT, August 25, 2011
At 6 feet 4, Kenny Tate was a formidable safety, towering over receivers and his defensive backfield teammates.
4:14 PM EDT, June 6, 2011
Navy continues to be interested in Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman — a flirtation confirmed when the academy asked permission over the weekend to speak to Tillman about its coaching vacancy, sources close to Maryland athletics said Monday.
9:13 PM EDT, July 1, 2011
Maryland's football program has been docked practice time during the 2011 season for NCAA secondary violations that occurred under former coach Ralph Friedgen, according to documents and school officials.
1:30 AM EDT, August 2, 2011
When Maryland's new football uniforms are unveiled later this month, they will be as conspicuous for what doesn't appear on the jerseys as what does.
11:04 PM EDT, July 5, 2011
Justin Lewis, who started 12 of 13 games for Maryland's football team last season at right guard, was dismissed from the team Tuesday and turned himself in to authorities to respond to allegations of second-degree assault, according to university and law enforcement officials.
5:24 PM EDT, June 7, 2011
Former Maryland center Jordan Williams arrived at Verizon Center Tuesday with a trim new body (19 pounds lighter), a new position (forward) and an explanation for Terps basketball fans on how and why he left the team after his sophomore season to pursue an NBA career.
8:29 PM EDT, May 24, 2011
The NCAA said Tuesday that it is stripping the Coppin State men's basketball team of four scholarships because of low academic progress scores.
12:38 AM EDT, August 28, 2011
Gary Crowton extends his right hand to display the damage. The wrist had to be stabilized with a plate and 11 screws after two players careened into him as he coached at an LSU practice several years ago. He also suffered a concussion and lost a few teeth. "Didn't miss a practice," he says.
11:14 AM EDT, June 18, 2011
In 2009, former Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell received a puzzling phone call.
7:57 PM EDT, July 14, 2011
COLLEGE PARK — It was just a few years ago that the salaries of Maryland's assistant men's basketball coaches ranked at or near the bottom of Atlantic Coast Conference schools.
8:15 PM EDT, July 12, 2011
It's only been seven months since word began to filter out to Maryland players that Ralph Friedgen was being dismissed as coach.
6:52 PM EDT, August 4, 2011
Mark Turgeon needs bodies — the new Maryland men's basketball coach has just eight scholarship players remaining — and he said Thursday that he isn't ruling out turning to the football team for frontcourt help.
8:01 PM EDT, April 30, 2011
— Fans who attended Maryland's spring football game Saturday at Byrd Stadium saw a new head coach and coordinators, new looks on offense and defense, and nine players in different positions than a year ago. There was even a wide receiver — Cliff Tucker — trying to make the transition from a basketball player in short pants to a football player in pads and cleats.
10:32 PM EDT, July 21, 2011
As the father of a promising football prospect, Reginald Riley has no qualms about meddling in his son's affairs.
9:20 PM EDT, May 21, 2011
In recent years, the Gaudet family watched a succession of their friends in the horse-racing business leave Maryland for the lure of larger fields and heftier purses in other states.
7:52 PM EDT, June 7, 2011
Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman has told athletic director Kevin Anderson he is staying at the school despite overtures from Navy about its coaching vacancy.
10:52 PM EDT, May 17, 2011
On the day Mark Turgeon finalized his coaching staff, the Maryland men's basketball coach received some additional good news when Nick Faust reaffirmed his commitment to the Terps.
7:46 PM EDT, June 2, 2011
Maryland said Thursday that it expects men's lacrosse coach John Tillman — who had attracted interest from Navy — to remain in College Park, where he led the Terps to the NCAA title game in his first season.
9:23 PM EDT, July 14, 2011
COLLEGE PARK — The contracts Maryland signed with its new men's basketball and football coaches contain incentives reflecting athletic department priorities — competing nationally, quickly leasing luxury stadium suites and selling more football season tickets, and improving athletes' classroom performance.
11:02 PM EDT, May 7, 2011
Maryland fans waited Saturday night to see if the initial interest between the school and Arizona's Sean Miller would lead to the Wildcats' basketball coach being hired to succeed Gary Williams.
10:08 PM EDT, May 13, 2010
The Maryland Stadium Authority on Thursday approved minor Russell Street modifications near Oriole Park at Camden Yards to clear the way for a deal under which downtown Baltimore would host an Indy Racing League event in 2011.
9:53 PM EDT, June 12, 2011
There is no more Terps football for Adrian Cannon, Emani Lee-Odai and other undrafted former Maryland players wondering if their NFL hopes can outlast the league-wide lockout. There are no fight songs, no playbooks, no coaches on the sidelines with ball caps and whistles.
10:09 PM EDT, June 13, 2011
When Mark Turgeon was asked about his frontcourt Monday, Maryland's men's basketball coach inhaled deeply like a swimmer about to take an underwater plunge.
9:50 PM EDT, May 11, 2011
Not even Mark Turgeon's wife had anticipated he was ready to leave Texas A&M to become Maryland's next men's basketball coach. Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson had moved on in his coaching search, believing Turgeon wasn't interested.
7:42 PM EDT, July 6, 2011
A manager at a College Park bar and restaurant says Maryland football player Justin Lewis punched him in the face after accusing him of "looking at his girl," according to a charging document obtained Wednesday from a Prince George's County District Court.
8:30 PM EDT, July 9, 2011
For years, Akil Patterson wouldn't tell the world who he really was: a gay man playing Division I college football.
9:37 PM EDT, June 3, 2011
The Orioles have showed up on a list of major league teams with debt beyond what baseball permits. But experts said Friday that the finding doesn't mean the team is financially unsound.
10:39 PM EDT, May 10, 2011
In the summer of 1983, an undersized, unrecruited point guard arrived unannounced in new coach Larry Brown's office at Kansas.
11:49 PM EST, March 11, 2011
Maryland had one more opportunity Friday night to get it right, one precious chance -- in a meaningful game in March -- to finally claim a memorable win against a ranked team while retaining a shred of hope of securing an NCAA tournament berth.
12:16 AM EDT, May 10, 2011
Maryland on Monday night hired Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon -- a Larry Brown disciple at Kansas who has been likened to Gary Williams -- to replace Williams as men's basketball coach.
12:16 AM EDT, May 7, 2011
Gary Williams retired after 22 basketball seasons at Maryland as new details emerged Friday about the school's efforts to keep him, and athletic department officials moved quickly in the search for his successor.
8:14 PM EDT, May 24, 2011
Mark Turgeon knows next season's Maryland roster is literally thin up front. Its biggest returning player -- 6-foot-10 Berend Weijs -- has limited experience and is on a 5,000-calories-per-day regimen to bulk up.
11:35 PM EDT, May 11, 2011
Maryland's brief flirtation with Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller didn't end because it was outbid, according to multiple sources who said Wednesday that there was more to it than money.
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