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Maryland set to enter 'a new world' in the Big Ten Conference

2:36 PM EDT, June 28, 2014

Maryland set to enter 'a new world' in the Big Ten Conference

Goodbye, Blue Devils, Cavaliers and Tar Heels. Farewell to Duke's venerable Cameron Indoor Stadium, to the 85-year football rivalry with Virginia and to myriad trips to destinations characterized by sweet tea and Southern drawls.

Frosh wins Democratic primary for attorney general

12:59 AM EDT, June 25, 2014

Frosh wins Democratic primary for attorney general

Brian E. Frosh, a veteran state senator from Montgomery County who championed gun control and environmental protection, defeated two opponents to win Tuesday's Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general.

Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security

10:18 PM EDT, June 20, 2014

Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security

President Barack Obama named a veteran federal official from Maryland to lead the Social Security Administration on Friday, more than a year after the previous director left the critical post.

Ehrlich is sought, but stays neutral, as he watches 'buddies' in GOP governor's race

8:01 PM EDT, June 19, 2014

Ehrlich is sought, but stays neutral, as he watches 'buddies' in GOP governor's race

For Republican candidates for governor, there's simply not enough Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to go around. He's like the father in a large family whose kids compete for his attention but can't manage to get Dad all to themselves.

Gansler embraces role as scrappy challenger

7:48 PM EDT, June 16, 2014

Gansler embraces role as scrappy challenger

Fifth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor.

For Ron George, Main Street is not just an address

5:49 PM EDT, June 11, 2014

For Ron George, Main Street is not just an address

Third in a series of profiles of candidates for governor.

Brown questions Gansler's 'puzzling priorities' in mailer

2:32 PM EDT, June 14, 2014

Brown questions Gansler's 'puzzling priorities' in mailer

Democrat Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor distributes a mailer to voters questioning opponent Douglas F. Gansler's "puzzling priorities."

Cardin leads but undecideds are wild card in volatile AG race

11:30 PM EDT, June 8, 2014

Cardin leads but undecideds are wild card in volatile AG race

Del. Jon S. Cardin leads the Democratic field in the race for Maryland attorney general, but the contest remains far from settled because of a striking number of undecided voters and a well-funded challenger who is gaining ground, according to a new poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun.

GOP candidates take aim at Democrats

9:15 PM EDT, June 2, 2014

GOP candidates take aim at Democrats

In their only scheduled debate on Baltimore television, the four Republican candidates for governor depicted Maryland as overtaxed and overspent under a Democratic administration, creating a climate in which businesses are fleeing to neighboring states.

Brown's media money goes to Baltimore market

2:42 PM EDT, May 31, 2014

Brown's media money goes to Baltimore market

When it comes to media spending, Democrats Anthony G. Brown and Douglas F. Gansler are like distance runners intent on keeping their rival close. The two most visible candidates in the primary for governor each spent more than $2 million on television and radio advertising from early March until late May, according to documents and campaign interviews.

With money to spend, candidates for governor likely to launch ad blitz

10:11 PM EDT, May 28, 2014

With money to spend, candidates for governor likely to launch ad blitz

Maryland voters can expect to see an escalating barrage of television ads before the June 24 primary for governor, a blitz that will be fueled by the nearly $9 million the contenders have in the bank.

Gansler spot focuses on teachers' effectiveness

1:40 PM EDT, May 24, 2014

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Gansler spot focuses on teachers' effectiveness

A 30-second television spot for Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's gubernatorial campaign highlights the Democrat's pledge to "lift up all our kids" by ensuring that teachers are placed in classrooms based on effectiveness over seniority.

Democratic governor hopefuls debate with front-runner absent

10:01 PM EDT, May 27, 2014

Democratic governor hopefuls debate with front-runner absent

With the front-runner in the race conspicuously absent, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Douglas F. Gansler and Heather R. Mizeur disagreed — politely — during a debate Tuesday night, with Gansler saving the brunt of his criticism for the missing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

Victor Espinoza hopes to learn from past for his Triple Crown future

8:55 PM EDT, May 17, 2014

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Victor Espinoza hopes to learn from past for his Triple Crown future

In between wide smiles, Victor Espinoza kept dabbing his eyes with an orange towel featuring the logo of the Anaheim Ducks, his favorite hockey team.

Little luck when jockeys get hurt

3:49 PM EDT, May 15, 2014

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Little luck when jockeys get hurt

In his recurring dream, Jose Villegas still gets up in the predawn darkness at his Carroll County farmhouse, loads his riding helmet and boots into the trunk of his Toyota Corolla and drives 75 minutes to Laurel Park.

Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown

8:00 PM EDT, May 17, 2014

Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown

Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, said Saturday that he would like to see horse racing's Triple Crown events played out over two months, not five weeks.

Speaking to local Penn State fans, James Franklin says area opponents 'don't have a chance'

6:01 PM EDT, May 7, 2014

Speaking to local Penn State fans, James Franklin says area opponents 'don't have a chance'

Penn State football coach James Franklin paused Wednesday and — in an exaggerated deadpan manner — shouted a question to a member of his staff.

Brown accused of ducking debates; just two by Democrats set for TV

10:02 PM EDT, April 30, 2014

Brown accused of ducking debates; just two by Democrats set for TV

A Valentine's Day agreement among the Democrats running for governor to cooperate on setting up debates collapsed Wednesday as his rivals accused front-runner Anthony G. Brown of ducking a third televised encounter.

Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race

May 3, 2014

Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race

Go ahead and try pinning down Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett about whom he'll endorse in the Democratic primary for governor. Leggett may smile politely, but he will be wincing on the inside.

Demise of death row inmate rekindles debate over capital punishment

9:11 PM EDT, April 28, 2014

Demise of death row inmate rekindles debate over capital punishment

Convicted double murderer John Booth-El died in prison over the weekend, but a thorny debate outlived him: What should happen to the four other death-row inmates in legal limbo after the repeal of Maryland's capital punishment law?

5:45 PM EDT, April 25, 2014

First TV debates announced in governor's race

The first televised debate in Maryland's Democratic primary for governor will be May 7, followed by a second debate on June 2, according to the stations that will broadcast them.

First TV debates announced in governor's race

6:24 PM EDT, April 24, 2014

First TV debates announced in governor's race

The first televised debate in Maryland's Democratic primary for governor will be May 7, followed by a second debate on June 2, according to the stations that will broadcast them.

Diggs and Long suit up, but aren't quite ready

10:37 PM EDT, April 11, 2014

Diggs and Long suit up, but aren't quite ready

COLLEGE PARK -- A year ago, Stefon Diggs had turned Maryland's Red-White spring football game into an exhibition of elusiveness and versatility. He lined up as a receiver, punt returner and occasionally as a running back.

Terps fans travel, die hard

10:30 PM EDT, April 6, 2014

Terps fans travel, die hard

Former Terps women's basketball players Marissa Coleman and Kim Rodgers sat quietly at a table in Looney's Bar and Pub on Route 1 in College Park as Sunday's Final Four game came to an end.

Terps looking to 'crash the party' at women's basketball Final Four

7:58 PM EDT, April 5, 2014

Terps looking to 'crash the party' at women's basketball Final Four

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On the day before the women's Final Four, commentators and fans inside Bridgestone Arena used words like "epic" and "historic" to describe an almost irresistible championship game matchup of unbeaten teams to rival college football's 1971 "game of the century" between Oklahoma and Nebraska.

As Terps rally toward Final Four, they hope fans follow

8:54 PM EDT, April 3, 2014

As Terps rally toward Final Four, they hope fans follow

COLLEGE PARK — They had been traveling much of the night, but no matter. Hours after returning from a victory that sent them into the Final Four, Maryland's women's basketball players — giddy with fatigue and joy — stood on a balcony in the Stamp Student Union during Wednesday's lunch hour waving to fans and shooting silly videos.

Deon Long returns to Terps football practice after 'freaky' injury last season

8:19 PM EDT, April 2, 2014

Deon Long returns to Terps football practice after 'freaky' injury last season

COLLEGE PARK — The last time fans saw Deon Long, the Maryland wide receiver lie sprawled on the Wake Forest turf before being driven away by ambulance for what turned out to be season-ending fractures of the tibia and fibula in his lower right leg.

After 'limping' to Sweet 16 in 2013, Terps women now healthy enough to charge ahead

6:27 PM EDT, March 29, 2014

After 'limping' to Sweet 16 in 2013, Terps women now healthy enough to charge ahead

COLLEGE PARK — The crutches that came to symbolize last season have long since been stored away, and the three Maryland women's basketball players no longer need to run up and down the Comcast Center stairs to work their way back from knee surgeries while their depleted team practices on the court below.

Maryland women face a tall task in stopping Texas center Imani McGee-Stafford

3:51 PM EDT, March 24, 2014

Maryland women face a tall task in stopping Texas center Imani McGee-Stafford

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland had defeated Army 40 minutes earlier, and Terps players were picking up notepads and pens and filtering back toward the Comcast Center court to scout their next NCAA tournament opponent.

Maryland's 'supporting cast' may be as important to an NCAA run as Alyssa Thomas

5:15 PM EDT, March 22, 2014

Maryland's 'supporting cast' may be as important to an NCAA run as Alyssa Thomas

COLLEGE PARK — It's a recurring scene this season: Relentless Maryland forward Alyssa Thomas is stretched out on the floor after tumbling for a loose ball or colliding with a defender. Her teammates reach to gingerly pull her up.

Earlier comeback against Notre Dame helped position Maryland for Final Four run

6:57 PM EDT, April 2, 2014

Earlier comeback against Notre Dame helped position Maryland for Final Four run

There were four minutes remaining in the first half and Maryland's women's basketball team — which has won 84 percent of its games at Comcast Center since the building opened in 2002 — was in the unaccustomed and embarrassing position of getting dominated on its home floor on national television.

ACC tournament has never truly been Maryland's party

7:45 PM EDT, March 11, 2014

ACC tournament has never truly been Maryland's party

For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball tournament has had a distinctly North Carolina flavor, characterized by barbecue joints, sweet tea, Waffle House restaurants and southern drawls.

CAA is betting on Baltimore as it brings its men's basketball tournament here this weekend

6:08 PM EST, March 5, 2014

CAA is betting on Baltimore as it brings its men's basketball tournament here this weekend

The bands, the cheerleaders, the cartoon-like mascots — they all return this weekend as the city hosts postseason college basketball for the first time since the NCAA tournament staged sold-out games in 1995 and then promptly outgrew Baltimore Arena.

NFL brings entrepreneurial boot camp for current, former players to Baltimore

7:55 PM EST, February 25, 2014

NFL brings entrepreneurial boot camp for current, former players to Baltimore

Longtime NFL cornerback Phillip Buchanon is creating a board game to teach money management and other life skills to kids. Arizona Cardinals long snapper Mike Leach and his wife, Julie, are developing a product to help parents toilet train their toddlers. Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress has introduced a line of colorful, luxury socks.

For CAA teams with dreams of dancing, Baltimore 'is the gateway to the NCAA tournament'

6:32 PM EST, March 6, 2014

For CAA teams with dreams of dancing, Baltimore 'is the gateway to the NCAA tournament'

Doug Wojcik took a moment Thursday to once again size up Baltimore Arena — the musty throwback of a building he played in as Navy point guard alongside David Robinson 27 years ago — and imagine the weekend's possibilities.

Subpoenas issued to at least 10 ACC schools in Maryland-ACC legal battle

10:16 PM EDT, March 21, 2014

Subpoenas issued to at least 10 ACC schools in Maryland-ACC legal battle

Documents filed Friday in the University of Maryland's legal battle with the Atlantic Coast Conference show that subpoenas have been issued to at least 10 ACC schools — plus various broadcast media partners — seeking information about the ACC's $52 million exit fee and a number of other topics.

Terps seeded No. 4, will play Army in 1st round

10:11 PM EDT, March 17, 2014

Terps seeded No. 4, will play Army in 1st round

COLLEGE PARK — In nearly four years at Maryland, career scoring leader Alyssa Thomas has been on teams that have won one game, two games and three games in the NCAA tournament. But she's never claimed that elusive fourth victory.

NCAA considering adding 'dead periods' to help students focus on school, president says

6:38 PM EST, March 5, 2014

NCAA considering adding 'dead periods' to help students focus on school, president says

COLLEGE PARK — The NCAA may need to mandate new "dead periods" to rein in the time demands on college athletes that increasingly pull them away from the classroom, NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday.

Spring practice means a new start for Terps' Wes Brown, Marcus Leak

7:08 PM EST, February 26, 2014

Spring practice means a new start for Terps' Wes Brown, Marcus Leak

COLLEGE PARK -- It was August 2012 and Wes Brown was meeting the media for the first time as a Maryland football player. Athletic department staff taped a name tag to the freshman's chair for the benefit of reporters.

New offensive line coach Greg Studrawa brings personality to Terps' staff

5:37 PM EST, February 21, 2014

New offensive line coach Greg Studrawa brings personality to Terps' staff

COLLEGE PARK — Every football staff needs a big personality, and Maryland seems to have found its alpha assistant in Greg Studrawa, the new offensive line coach whose raspy voice is certain to be heard echoing around the Gossett Football Team House.

Approaching his final season, Terps outside linebacker Matt Robinson is finally healthy

9:36 PM EST, March 1, 2014

Approaching his final season, Terps outside linebacker Matt Robinson is finally healthy

COLLEGE PARK There was the torn labrum, the chipped bone, the groin injury, the problematic rotator cuff. Each has taken a toll on Maryland outside linebacker Matt Robinson, testing his body and his will.

Terps expecting 'big game' feel against Syracuse

9:18 PM EST, February 23, 2014

Terps expecting 'big game' feel against Syracuse

COLLEGE PARK — For years, Duke's arrival at Comcast Center provided Maryland fans a chance to generate noise and passion as they vented their heartfelt disapproval at the Blue Devils. No other opponent inspired such taunts.

Wake Forest's Devin Thomas is more than just Alyssa's little brother

6:52 PM EST, February 17, 2014

Wake Forest's Devin Thomas is more than just Alyssa's little brother

COLLEGE PARK — It was early in a Maryland-Wake Forest game last season and Devin Thomas and Alex Len seemed to be testing each other.

Combatants in the Maryland-Duke rivalry hate to see it end

6:00 PM EST, February 13, 2014

Combatants in the Maryland-Duke rivalry hate to see it end

Forget for a moment about where Maryland-Duke might rank in the pantheon of college basketball rivalries and think back instead to Duke fans chanting "Sweat, Gary, sweat" at former Maryland coach Gary Williams. His face is glistening and his silver hair is matted as he stalks the sideline under the hot lights at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Following big win, Terps look to keep momentum going vs. N.C. State

5:33 PM EST, January 19, 2014

Following big win, Terps look to keep momentum going vs. N.C. State

COLLEGE PARK — Nick Faust wagged his tongue as he ran back on defense, spreading his arms like wings.

Nigerian linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba set to join Terps just three years after first touching a football

5:21 PM EST, February 4, 2014

Nigerian linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba set to join Terps just three years after first touching a football

The FedEx package lay on the St. Frances football coach's desk, waiting for Nnamdi Egbuaba like an unopened present.

Turgeon, others debate the value of basketball coaches using the hook

2:32 PM EST, January 18, 2014

Turgeon, others debate the value of basketball coaches using the hook

COLLEGE PARK — In the course of a game, Mark Turgeon may yell, stomp his feet, clap his hands, plead or curse. When frustrated with a player, the Maryland men's basketball coach sometimes looks to the rafters as if seeking divine inspiration.

James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State

5:35 PM EST, January 9, 2014

James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State

When he was a Maryland quarterback, Chris Turner told a story of his phone once ringing at 4:34 in the morning.

Seth Allen leads Terps as they prepare for final regular-season game against UNC in ACC

9:19 PM EST, February 3, 2014

Seth Allen leads Terps as they prepare for final regular-season game against UNC in ACC

Within the last year, Seth Allen has broken bones in his left hand and left foot. Before that, he broke the same hand during his senior year of high school. And then there were the two plates and 24 screws inserted in his left elbow as the result of a 2007 bicycle accident that left a 7-inch scar winding down the underside of his forearm.

Lee Hull stresses family atmosphere as he takes over at Morgan State

5:40 PM EST, January 9, 2014

Lee Hull stresses family atmosphere as he takes over at Morgan State

Former Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith sat in the first row as Lee Hull was introduced as Morgan State's 19th head football coach on Thursday.

Suspended Terps running back Wes Brown close to returning to school

10:51 PM EST, January 2, 2014

Suspended Terps running back Wes Brown close to returning to school

Five months after being suspended from the University of Maryland following a confrontation with police, Terps running back Wes Brown has met the necessary requirements for readmission to the school and is expected to re-enroll for the spring semester, his attorney said Thursday night.

Led by up-and-down C.J. Brown, marathon drive gets Terps only so far vs. Marshall

9:46 PM EST, December 27, 2013

Led by up-and-down C.J. Brown, marathon drive gets Terps only so far vs. Marshall

Once he gets over the sting of Friday's 31-20 loss to Marshall in the Military Bowl, Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown is likely to appreciate the best drive of his Terps career, as if it were a work of art.

Maryland goes heavy on the offensive line as it prepares to compete in Big Ten

7:06 PM EST, February 5, 2014

Maryland goes heavy on the offensive line as it prepares to compete in Big Ten

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland's football team introduced a 17-member recruiting class Wednesday that — while not highly ranked — left the coaches giddy. Their excitement was based largely on the signing day addition of top target Damian Prince and four other players to an offensive line in need of an upgrade as the Terps head to the Big Ten next season.

Terps will face a potent offense and a fervent fan base in Military Bowl game against Marshall

6:29 PM EST, December 26, 2013

Terps will face a potent offense and a fervent fan base in Military Bowl game against Marshall

WASHINGTON — Shouts of "We are Marshall!" rang out in the lobby of the team's downtown Washington hotel, where exuberant, green-clad fans of the Thundering Herd had gathered on the eve of Friday's Military Bowl matchup against Maryland in Annapolis.

Terps cornerback Jeremiah Johnson has battled back from injury and hopes to play in Military Bowl

5:24 PM EST, December 25, 2013

Terps cornerback Jeremiah Johnson has battled back from injury and hopes to play in Military Bowl

Jeremiah Johnson sensed something was wrong with his foot, but he wasn't ready to process the signals his body was sending.

Afghanistan veteran Tehuti Miles knows the difference between football and war

9:04 PM EST, December 24, 2013

Afghanistan veteran Tehuti Miles knows the difference between football and war

For years, war terminology has seeped into football telecasts. Quarterbacks become "field generals," games are equated to "battles."

As Terps begin bowl festivities, they look back at Virginia Tech victory as a key moment

7:06 PM EST, December 23, 2013

As Terps begin bowl festivities, they look back at Virginia Tech victory as a key moment

WASHINGTON — When the Virginia Tech game had been won, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall bolted from the sideline and bounded across the field, his arms upraised, his fists pumping, an ear-to-ear grin on his face.

Led by Dez Wells, Terps stop slide with rare road win at Boston College, 88-80

10:33 PM EST, December 12, 2013

Led by Dez Wells, Terps stop slide with rare road win at Boston College, 88-80

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Last year, the Maryland men's basketball team won just two Atlantic Coast Conference games on the road. It won one the season before.

Military Bowl officials hope for sellout of Maryland-Marshall matchup

6:55 PM EST, December 20, 2013

Military Bowl officials hope for sellout of Maryland-Marshall matchup

COLLEGE PARK — After declines in attendance at Washington's RFK Stadium over the past two years, Military Bowl officials say they hope to sell out this year's game between Maryland and Marshall at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis on Dec. 27.

Maryland waiting to find out which postseason bowl game it's bound for

6:06 PM EST, December 1, 2013

Maryland waiting to find out which postseason bowl game it's bound for

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.

Turgeon stresses better defense, fewer turnovers as Terps head into ACC opener

5:49 PM EST, December 11, 2013

Turgeon stresses better defense, fewer turnovers as Terps head into ACC opener

COLLEGE PARK — Like many basketball coaches, Mark Turgeon tends to retain numbers. He can recall Maryland's rebounding margin from two seasons ago, or tell you precisely where one of his former Texas A&M teams ranked defensively.

Maryland coaches Mark Turgeon, Brenda Frese initially opposed move to Big Ten

9:13 PM EST, November 30, 2013

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Maryland coaches Mark Turgeon, Brenda Frese initially opposed move to Big Ten

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.

7:38 PM EST, December 13, 2013

Dez Wells showed leadership and 'bounce' in Terps' win at Boston College

Dez Wells is often somber after defeats. He takes losses as hard — as personally — as anybody on Maryland's men's basketball team.

Before postseason play, one final ACC regular-season game for Terps football

8:41 PM EST, November 26, 2013

Before postseason play, one final ACC regular-season game for Terps football

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.

Terps have hands full with Boston College and its record-setting rusher

4:42 PM EST, November 22, 2013

Terps have hands full with Boston College and its record-setting rusher

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland football coach Randy Edsall considered Boston College's offensive statistics and shook his head in admiration.

Terps football prepares for N.C. State and, after six decades, final farewell to ACC

8:37 PM EST, November 29, 2013

Terps football prepares for N.C. State and, after six decades, final farewell to ACC

RALEIGH, N.C. — It was neither football nor basketball season, but college athletics was very much in the news.

Terps need to win the close ones, Edsall says

6:14 PM EST, November 24, 2013

Terps need to win the close ones, Edsall says

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.

With Big Ten Network, Maryland fans will begin to see more of the big picture

5:53 PM EST, November 17, 2013

With Big Ten Network, Maryland fans will begin to see more of the big picture

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.

Military Bowl and AdvoCare V100 Bowl representatives on hand for game

7:27 PM EST, November 23, 2013

Military Bowl and AdvoCare V100 Bowl representatives on hand for game

COLLEGE PARK — Representatives from the Military Bowl and AdvoCare V100 Bowl attended Saturday's Maryland-Boston College game to scout both teams.

Terps legend Tom McMillen going into Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday

6:17 PM EST, November 21, 2013

Terps legend Tom McMillen going into Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday

COLLEGE PARK — Tom McMillen could hardly have been a more highly touted recruit.

Terps say it's too early to talk bowls, but at least 2 are interested in them

6:34 PM EST, November 19, 2013

Terps say it's too early to talk bowls, but at least 2 are interested in them

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."

One year after announcing move to Big Ten, anticipation and uncertainty reign at Maryland

6:30 AM EST, November 17, 2013

One year after announcing move to Big Ten, anticipation and uncertainty reign at Maryland

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.

Running wild, Terps quarterback C.J. Brown nears record rushing total

7:23 PM EST, November 30, 2013

Running wild, Terps quarterback C.J. Brown nears record rushing total

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.

Shy off the court, Terps' Roddy Peters is getting ready for his close-up

6:33 PM EST, November 20, 2013

Shy off the court, Terps' Roddy Peters is getting ready for his close-up

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.

Terps basketball prepares for a first: a visit from the president

10:40 PM EST, November 16, 2013

Terps basketball prepares for a first: a visit from the president

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).

With Terps' Sidat-Singh ceremony, 'that injustice was in some tiny way cleaned up today'

10:15 PM EST, November 9, 2013

With Terps' Sidat-Singh ceremony, 'that injustice was in some tiny way cleaned up today'

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.

For Fuller brothers, Virginia Tech has become a family home

8:03 PM EST, November 15, 2013

For Fuller brothers, Virginia Tech has become a family home

Damien Russell is 43 now. It's been 22 years since the former defensive back played for Virginia Tech.

Maryland football losing game in trenches

6:56 PM EST, November 10, 2013

Maryland football losing game in trenches

Sal Conaboy spoke so softly that the reporters surrounding him had to lean forward to hear.

University of Maryland launched extensive PR campaign to change impressions about Big Ten move

10:07 PM EST, November 6, 2013

University of Maryland launched extensive PR campaign to change impressions about Big Ten move

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.

On verge of bowl eligibility, turnover-prone Terps tossed aside in 20-3 loss to Syracuse

9:35 PM EST, November 9, 2013

On verge of bowl eligibility, turnover-prone Terps tossed aside in 20-3 loss to Syracuse

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!"

Terps one win away from becoming bowl-eligible

11:40 PM EST, November 5, 2013

Terps one win away from becoming bowl-eligible

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.

Former Terps star Kenny Tate is trying to keep his NFL dream alive

3:54 PM EDT, November 2, 2013

Former Terps star Kenny Tate is trying to keep his NFL dream alive

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.

Wearing a familiar No. 25, Maryland's Jonathan Graham still playing a waiting game

5:32 PM EST, November 4, 2013

Wearing a familiar No. 25, Maryland's Jonathan Graham still playing a waiting game

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.

No QB controversy for Terps, but plenty of questions with wide receivers

7:02 PM EDT, October 27, 2013

No QB controversy for Terps, but plenty of questions with wide receivers

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.

Injuries force Terps to overhaul receiving corps

10:52 PM EDT, October 26, 2013

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Injuries force Terps to overhaul receiving corps

COLLEGE PARK — Maryland fans may well have had a question for coach Randy Edsall — what position is Ricardo Young playing?

Maryland football goes for bowl eligibility against a team with ties to Edsall

6:10 PM EST, November 8, 2013

Maryland football goes for bowl eligibility against a team with ties to Edsall

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.

Injury-depleted Maryland falls apart late in 40-27 loss to No. 9 Clemson

10:02 PM EDT, October 26, 2013

Injury-depleted Maryland falls apart late in 40-27 loss to No. 9 Clemson

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.

As once-fearsome defense loses its edge, Terps try to find a way back to takeaways

8:24 PM EDT, October 25, 2013

As once-fearsome defense loses its edge, Terps try to find a way back to takeaways

COLLEGE PARK — Cole Farrand knows how Maryland's defense is supposed to look. He has an image in his mind as a perpetual reminder.

Maryland paid firm $3,000 to help correct 'inaccuracies' about Big Ten move

8:28 PM EST, November 7, 2013

Maryland paid firm $3,000 to help correct 'inaccuracies' about Big Ten move

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.

Terps wide receivers Diggs, Long likely out for season after leg injuries

10:12 PM EDT, October 19, 2013

Terps wide receivers Diggs, Long likely out for season after leg injuries

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.

Developer backs off plan that would 'repurpose' some of University of Maryland's golf course

8:11 PM EDT, October 23, 2013

Developer backs off plan that would 'repurpose' some of University of Maryland's golf course

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.

Maryland football trying to do right by Sidat-Singh, 76 years later

6:07 PM EST, November 8, 2013

Maryland football trying to do right by Sidat-Singh, 76 years later

It's been 76 years, but Lyn Henley doesn't consider it too late for the University of Maryland to do the right thing.

After bad stretch of injuries, Terps hope to pick up pieces — and some more wins, too

7:00 PM EDT, October 22, 2013

After bad stretch of injuries, Terps hope to pick up pieces — and some more wins, too

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.

Terps lose more than game in 34-10 loss to Wake Forest

9:55 PM EDT, October 19, 2013

Terps lose more than game in 34-10 loss to Wake Forest

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.

Terps' receivers Diggs and Long show 'they are going to be able to make some plays'

7:34 PM EDT, October 13, 2013

Terps' receivers Diggs and Long show 'they are going to be able to make some plays'

Opposing coaches could afford to be single-minded last season in scouting Maryland receivers. After Stefon Diggs, everyone else was merely an afterthought.

End of football rivalry with Virginia brings bittersweet memories for Maryland

6:52 PM EDT, October 9, 2013

End of football rivalry with Virginia brings bittersweet memories for Maryland

— The shouts of joy emanating from the visitors' locker room were loud enough to be heard in the tunnel at Scott Stadium.

Despite criticism, Scott Van Pelt has no problem flaunting his Maryland pride

7:34 PM EDT, October 23, 2013

Despite criticism, Scott Van Pelt has no problem flaunting his Maryland pride

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.

Terps finding ways to cope with injuries as they head to Wake Forest

1:49 PM EDT, October 18, 2013

Terps finding ways to cope with injuries as they head to Wake Forest

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.

Terps won't make a call on C.J. Brown until Thursday

7:01 PM EDT, October 8, 2013

Terps won't make a call on C.J. Brown until Thursday

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.

Terps' Will Likely has benefited from The Muck's NFL lineage

6:25 PM EDT, August 30, 2013

Terps' Will Likely has benefited from The Muck's NFL lineage

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?

Terps trying to treat Florida State as just 'another game on the schedule'

5:30 PM EDT, October 4, 2013

Terps trying to treat Florida State as just 'another game on the schedule'

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.

Developer's $100 million-plus campus plan could sink Maryland golf course

10:13 PM EDT, August 19, 2013

Developer's $100 million-plus campus plan could sink Maryland golf course

— 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.

Terps again must deal with serious injuries to top players

6:45 PM EDT, October 20, 2013

Terps again must deal with serious injuries to top players

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.

Terps have their hands full with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston

5:51 PM EDT, October 2, 2013

Terps have their hands full with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston

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.

Terps aim to prove they've narrowed the gap between them and national powers

6:43 PM EDT, October 1, 2013

Terps aim to prove they've narrowed the gap between them and national powers

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.

Against Old Dominion, Terps look to avoid recent trend of upsets

4:36 PM EDT, September 6, 2013

Against Old Dominion, Terps look to avoid recent trend of upsets

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.

Game at M&T Bank Stadium is Terps' latest push to increase presence in Baltimore

11:28 PM EDT, September 20, 2013

Game at M&T Bank Stadium is Terps' latest push to increase presence in Baltimore

In the mid-1980s, a Gilman offensive lineman named Mark Agent enrolled at Maryland to play football.

Terps coach Randy Edsall experiences the visitors' side of Connecticut's Rentschler Field

11:42 PM EDT, September 14, 2013

TERPS NOTES

Terps coach Randy Edsall experiences the visitors' side of Connecticut's Rentschler Field

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.

Third year will be crucial for Randy Edsall at Maryland

6:47 PM EDT, August 29, 2013

Third year will be crucial for Randy Edsall at Maryland

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.

Terps appreciate 'goofy personality' of D-line coach Greg Gattuso

7:23 PM EDT, August 15, 2013

Terps appreciate 'goofy personality' of D-line coach Greg Gattuso

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.

In Edsall's return to UConn, Brown keeps high-flying Terps unbeaten

11:59 PM EDT, September 14, 2013

In Edsall's return to UConn, Brown keeps high-flying Terps unbeaten

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.

Terps seek first 3-0 start since 2001 in Randy Edsall's return to Connecticut

2:50 PM EDT, September 13, 2013

Terps seek first 3-0 start since 2001 in Randy Edsall's return to Connecticut

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.

Terps' Randy Edsall prepares for emotional return to UConn

8:00 PM EDT, September 10, 2013

Terps' Randy Edsall prepares for emotional return to UConn

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.

Quinton Jefferson goes from Best Buy to up-and-coming Terps defender

6:25 PM EDT, August 9, 2013

Quinton Jefferson goes from Best Buy to up-and-coming Terps defender

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.

Maryland's final year in ACC expected to be marked with awkward moments

4:22 PM EDT, July 3, 2013

Maryland's final year in ACC expected to be marked with awkward moments

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.

Terps notebook: Randy Edsall talks about Stefon Diggs' flip

10:33 PM EDT, September 7, 2013

Terps notebook: Randy Edsall talks about Stefon Diggs' flip

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.

University of Maryland looks to Big Ten move to boost athletic programs

June 23, 2013

University of Maryland looks to Big Ten move to boost athletic programs

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.

Long road to recovery hasn't been easy for Terps' C.J. Brown

3:34 PM EDT, July 19, 2013

Long road to recovery hasn't been easy for Terps' C.J. Brown

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.

Terps defenders draw praise for play in win over FIU

6:00 PM EDT, September 1, 2013

Terps defenders draw praise for play in win over FIU

When the ball was snapped, cornerback Dexter McDougle bolted off the edge and made a beeline for Florida International quarterback Jake Medlock.

Terps eye a return to bowl eligibility as they kick off practice for 2013 season

7:24 PM EDT, August 5, 2013

Terps eye a return to bowl eligibility as they kick off practice for 2013 season

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.

Stefon Diggs looking forward to catching passes from just one QB this year

6:43 PM EDT, August 29, 2013

Stefon Diggs looking forward to catching passes from just one QB this year

Stefon Diggs was too polite to pose the question.

Towson hoops docked practice time because of APR, but will be eligible for postseason

7:41 PM EDT, June 11, 2013

Towson hoops docked practice time because of APR, but will be eligible for postseason

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.

Marijuana remains a complicated drug for NCAA to police

5:47 PM EDT, July 25, 2013

Marijuana remains a complicated drug for NCAA to police

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.

Rocky Gap, state's fourth casino, opens in Western Maryland

9:23 PM EDT, May 22, 2013

Rocky Gap, state's fourth casino, opens in Western Maryland

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.

Md. looks to make city regular host of NCAA lacrosse championships

9:43 PM EDT, May 20, 2013

Md. looks to make city regular host of NCAA lacrosse championships

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.

Maryland says ACC has created budget 'hole' by withholding shared revenues

9:22 PM EDT, May 23, 2013

Maryland says ACC has created budget 'hole' by withholding shared revenues

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

Maryland may drop some planned games with FCS schools

— 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.

For Diggs brothers, departed father serves as motivation, inspiration

3:10 PM EDT, August 4, 2013

For Diggs brothers, departed father serves as motivation, inspiration

Stefon Diggs' poignant words are echoing in cyberspace. They are like cries in the darkness.

Preakness 2013 ticket sales up amid excitement over Orb

10:25 PM EDT, May 6, 2013

PREAKNESS 2013

Preakness 2013 ticket sales up amid excitement over Orb

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.

Dangers of football still give some Terps parents cause for concern

7:30 PM EDT, July 7, 2013

Dangers of football still give some Terps parents cause for concern

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.

On common ground, Orioles and Nationals have complicated relationship

May 5, 2013

On common ground, Orioles and Nationals have complicated relationship

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.

Loyola has two finalists for coaching job, will announce pick Friday

7:10 PM EDT, April 11, 2013

Loyola has two finalists for coaching job, will announce pick Friday

Loyola said it will announce on Friday its choice to replace former men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos.

Jockeys call for increased disability insurance

8:43 PM EDT, May 13, 2013

PREAKNESS 2013

Jockeys call for increased disability insurance

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.

ACC moves forward, announces grant of media rights

7:55 PM EDT, April 22, 2013

ACC moves forward, announces grant of media rights

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.

John Velazquez finishes 2nd with Itsmyluckyday, wins two other races at Pimlico

8:16 PM EDT, May 18, 2013

John Velazquez finishes 2nd with Itsmyluckyday, wins two other races at Pimlico

John Velazquez's run of misfortune began when he broke a rib and his right wrist during a tumble at Aqueduct Racetrack in April.

Stefon Diggs stars in Terps' Red-White game that ends in tie

10:12 PM EDT, April 12, 2013

Stefon Diggs stars in Terps' Red-White game that ends in tie

The quarterback of Maryland's past — and presumably its future — stood on the sideline with a ball cap and a headset, signaling in plays.

Five Terps to watch this football season

7:46 PM EDT, April 10, 2013

Five Terps to watch this football season

COLLEGE PARK -- Last season, Maryland seemed to be perpetually waiting for Quinton Jefferson.

Maryland hoping for big returns from special teams

7:49 PM EDT, April 6, 2013

Maryland hoping for big returns from special teams

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.

Maryland's season ends with 71-60 loss to Iowa in NIT semifinal

1:08 AM EDT, April 3, 2013

Maryland's season ends with 71-60 loss to Iowa in NIT semifinal

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.

Patsos introduced as Siena men's basketball coach

7:39 PM EDT, April 3, 2013

Patsos introduced as Siena men's basketball coach

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.

Terps' road woes continue in loss at Georgia Tech

11:33 PM EST, February 27, 2013

Terps' road woes continue in loss at Georgia Tech

Someday, Mark Turgeon insists, Maryland will become a formidable road team.

Maryland set to hold open football practice in Frederick County on Saturday

4:11 PM EDT, April 5, 2013

Maryland set to hold open football practice in Frederick County on Saturday

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.

Terps turn attention to next opponent in NIT: Alabama

6:50 PM EDT, March 25, 2013

Terps turn attention to next opponent in NIT: Alabama

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.

Second-seeded Terps draw Niagara in first round of the NIT

7:35 AM EDT, March 18, 2013

Second-seeded Terps draw Niagara in first round of the NIT

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.

Maryland players primed for NIT date with Niagara

7:59 AM EDT, March 19, 2013

Maryland players primed for NIT date with Niagara

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.

Against Wake Forest, 'young' Terps look to solve road struggles

7:45 PM EST, March 1, 2013

Against Wake Forest, 'young' Terps look to solve road struggles

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.

Terps looking for a fresh start in the ACC tournament

7:50 PM EDT, March 13, 2013

Terps looking for a fresh start in the ACC tournament

— 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.

At Maryland, Dez Wells has put stressful past behind him

6:56 PM EDT, March 12, 2013

At Maryland, Dez Wells has put stressful past behind him

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.

Up-and-down Terps finish regular season Sunday at Virginia

5:18 PM EST, March 9, 2013

Up-and-down Terps finish regular season Sunday at Virginia

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.

Lefty Driesell sees Saturday's recognition as a nod to the players of his era

7:51 PM EST, February 22, 2013

Lefty Driesell sees Saturday's recognition as a nod to the players of his era

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.

For Terps basketball fans, there's no bigger rival than Duke

6:13 PM EST, February 15, 2013

For Terps basketball fans, there's no bigger rival than Duke

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.

Terps suffer setback with 69-58 loss against Boston College

12:35 AM EST, February 20, 2013

Terps suffer setback with 69-58 loss against Boston College

Mark Turgeon can barely bring himself to utter the words NCAA tournament these days.

Raleigh native Dez Wells looking forward to Terps' game vs. N.C. State

6:47 PM EST, January 15, 2013

Raleigh native Dez Wells looking forward to Terps' game vs. N.C. State

Maryland had just encountered its first bit of adversity of the young basketball season — its second straight conference defeat — and Dez Wells looked crestfallen.

Terps freshman Seth Allen battled back from brutal injury

7:49 PM EST, February 26, 2013

Terps freshman Seth Allen battled back from brutal injury

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.

Terps center Alex Len continues to learn from physical tests

4:47 PM EST, February 6, 2013

Terps center Alex Len continues to learn from physical tests

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.

Terps could hold spring football scrimmages in Baltimore, Edsall says

6:21 PM EST, December 21, 2012

Terps could hold spring football scrimmages in Baltimore, Edsall says

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.

Maryland deal included multimillion-dollar travel subsidy from Big Ten

9:49 PM EDT, March 15, 2013

Maryland deal included multimillion-dollar travel subsidy from Big Ten

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.

Terps assistant Scott Spinelli deserves credit for team's success

4:05 PM EST, January 12, 2013

Terps assistant Scott Spinelli deserves credit for team's success

In his mind, Scott Spinelli can see himself calling the play. It's like a dream unfolding in slow-motion.

Maryland sharing the ball much better this season

7:04 PM EST, December 11, 2012

Maryland sharing the ball much better this season

Mark Turgeon's statement wasn't exactly true. But it certainly felt true.

Mark Turgeon says Maryland hasn't 'done anything yet'

7:06 PM EST, December 4, 2012

Mark Turgeon says Maryland hasn't 'done anything yet'

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.

Terps hold off Virginia Tech in 60-55 win

12:04 AM EST, February 8, 2013

Terps hold off Virginia Tech in 60-55 win

Mark Turgeon is no bracketologist. The Maryland basketball coach keeps himself sheltered in a Rating Percentage Index-free zone.

Superstitions are a way of life for Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon

6:58 PM EST, February 1, 2013

Superstitions are a way of life for Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon

COLLEGE PARK — Mark Turgeon used to drive the identical route to the arena before every home game.

With Ravens' Super Bowl run, selling PSLs could be an even more lucrative venture

2:34 PM EST, February 1, 2013

SUPER BOWL XLVII

With Ravens' Super Bowl run, selling PSLs could be an even more lucrative venture

Let there be no misunderstanding — Phil Geppi adores the Ravens.

Survey says Terps are 'well-integrated' team with solid chemistry

6:26 PM EST, January 25, 2013

Survey says Terps are 'well-integrated' team with solid chemistry

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.

Terps hit 'rock bottom' before rebounding against Duke

6:23 PM EST, February 18, 2013

Terps hit 'rock bottom' before rebounding against Duke

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.

Terps' men's basketball team hopes to avoid distractions vs. Stony Brook

5:56 PM EST, December 20, 2012

Terps' men's basketball team hopes to avoid distractions vs. Stony Brook

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.

Private funding keeps Maryland men's outdoor track & field running

10:31 PM EST, December 18, 2012

Private funding keeps Maryland men's outdoor track & field running

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.

Len's put-back in final second lifts Terps over No. 14 N.C. State, 51-50

10:55 PM EST, January 16, 2013

Len's put-back in final second lifts Terps over No. 14 N.C. State, 51-50

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.

Kenyan Kikanae Punyua pursues his dreams in an imperiled Terps program

1:54 PM EST, November 24, 2012

Kenyan Kikanae Punyua pursues his dreams in an imperiled Terps program

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.

Ryan Schlothauer a Terps tight end by day, MBA student by night

3:07 PM EST, November 23, 2012

Ryan Schlothauer a Terps tight end by day, MBA student by night

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

University System of Maryland regents face criticism for secret vote, but no punishment likely

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.

'Special admissions' bring colleges top athletes, educational challenges

2:22 PM EST, December 22, 2012

'Special admissions' bring colleges top athletes, educational challenges

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.

Athletes from cut sports still feel that Maryland betrayed them

7:07 PM EST, November 20, 2012

Athletes from cut sports still feel that Maryland betrayed them

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.

Terps try to get past rash of injuries as they face Boston College

9:28 PM EDT, October 26, 2012

Terps try to get past rash of injuries as they face Boston College

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.

Terps face big test at Northwestern in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

5:55 PM EST, November 26, 2012

Terps face big test at Northwestern in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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

Maryland could announce move to Big Ten today

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.

Shawn Petty's debut another step into 'uncharted territory' for Terps

6:08 PM EST, November 4, 2012

Shawn Petty's debut another step into 'uncharted territory' for Terps

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.

Terps' Caleb Rowe 'ready for anything' after first college start

5:55 PM EDT, October 28, 2012

Terps' Caleb Rowe 'ready for anything' after first college start

Caleb Rowe was like a kid who gets off a carousel and wants to hop right back on for another ride.

Terp notes: Wes Brown featured in Maryland's new 'Wild Crab' formation

8:01 PM EDT, November 3, 2012

Terp notes: Wes Brown featured in Maryland's new 'Wild Crab' formation

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.

Maryland suffers ugly loss at Miami, 54-47

11:30 PM EST, January 13, 2013

Maryland suffers ugly loss at Miami, 54-47

It was growing late Sunday night at BankUnited Center, and the concerns Mark Turgeon had expressed about the Miami game were being realized.

Maryland football's senior class has been through plenty of ups and downs

7:04 PM EST, November 13, 2012

Maryland football's senior class has been through plenty of ups and downs

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.

Maryland freshman Jake Layman prefers to only 'go crazy' when he's on the court

6:35 PM EDT, November 1, 2012

Maryland freshman Jake Layman prefers to only 'go crazy' when he's on the court

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.

Maryland seniors face last chance to knock off Top 10 team

4:12 PM EST, November 16, 2012

Maryland seniors face last chance to knock off Top 10 team

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.

Caleb Rowe and Devin Burns present two different QB options for Maryland

6:52 PM EDT, October 23, 2012

Caleb Rowe and Devin Burns present two different QB options for Maryland

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.

Notebook: Struggling Maryland ground game stays grounded

9:35 PM EDT, October 13, 2012

Notebook: Struggling Maryland ground game stays grounded

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).

After intrasquad scrimmage, Mark Turgeon says Terps' Alex Len will start

6:32 PM EDT, October 20, 2012

After intrasquad scrimmage, Mark Turgeon says Terps' Alex Len will start

Mark Turgeon has talked often in the preseason about how much bulkier and self-assured center Alex Len is compared to last year.

With Shawn Petty at QB, element of surprise could help Terps vs. Ga. Tech

4:07 PM EDT, November 2, 2012

With Shawn Petty at QB, element of surprise could help Terps vs. Ga. Tech

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.

Terps honor Darryl Hill, first African-American football player in the ACC

8:29 PM EDT, October 16, 2012

Terps honor Darryl Hill, first African-American football player in the ACC

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."

Terps' linebacker-turned-QB Petty has been called on in a pinch before

7:16 PM EDT, October 31, 2012

Terps' linebacker-turned-QB Petty has been called on in a pinch before

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.

Patience pays off for Maryland's Stefon Diggs on returns

8:33 PM EDT, October 14, 2012

Patience pays off for Maryland's Stefon Diggs on returns

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.

Terps hope to get running game going at Virginia

6:05 PM EDT, October 12, 2012

Terps hope to get running game going at Virginia

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.

This year's Terps suddenly look like a Turgeon team

4:53 PM EST, November 8, 2012

This year's Terps suddenly look like a Turgeon team

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.

Terps notes: Maryland switches kickers after Craddock misses from 35 yards

7:36 PM EDT, October 27, 2012

Terps notes: Maryland switches kickers after Craddock misses from 35 yards

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Maryland switched kickers on Saturday for the first time this season after Brad Craddock missed another short field-goal attempt.

Perry Hills looking forward to second start after Terps' one-point win

6:08 PM EDT, September 2, 2012

Perry Hills looking forward to second start after Terps' one-point win

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.

Mark Turgeon is all business, but players party at Maryland Madness

10:27 PM EDT, October 12, 2012

Mark Turgeon is all business, but players party at Maryland Madness

— 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.

Terps lose to N.C. State, 20-18, after Brad Craddock misses 33-yard field-goal try

10:48 PM EDT, October 20, 2012

Terps lose to N.C. State, 20-18, after Brad Craddock misses 33-yard field-goal try

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.

Terps start slow, come to life in home opener

1:11 AM EST, November 13, 2012

Terps start slow, come to life in home opener

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.

7:31 PM EDT, October 9, 2012

Dez Wells says Maryland feels like home

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."

Tate, Ross make season debuts vs. Mountaineers

7:18 PM EDT, September 22, 2012

Tate, Ross make season debuts vs. Mountaineers

Two important Maryland players made their season debuts Saturday — linebacker Kenneth Tate and running back Brandon Ross.

Big rebounding numbers vs. Kentucky provide Maryland hope

5:02 PM EST, November 11, 2012

Big rebounding numbers vs. Kentucky provide Maryland hope

The box score for Maryland's opening-game loss to Kentucky contained one gaudy, improbable number — 28.

Justus Pickett's 1-yard touchdown lifts Terps to 19-14 win over Wake Forest

10:09 PM EDT, October 6, 2012

Justus Pickett's 1-yard touchdown lifts Terps to 19-14 win over Wake Forest

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.

Terps quarterback Perry Hills hanging tough despite taking sacks

6:35 PM EDT, September 23, 2012

Terps quarterback Perry Hills hanging tough despite taking sacks

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.

Terps sticking to routine as they prepare for big game vs. N.C. State

4:27 PM EDT, October 19, 2012

Terps sticking to routine as they prepare for big game vs. N.C. State

Football teams are notorious for adhering to routines, and under coach Randy Edsall, Maryland is no different.

For Terps' A.J. Francis, big game catching up to big personality

12:32 PM EDT, August 31, 2012

For Terps' A.J. Francis, big game catching up to big personality

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

Five Terps freshmen who could make a difference

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.

Heavy underdog Terps know what's on line vs. West Virginia

6:14 PM EDT, September 21, 2012

Heavy underdog Terps know what's on line vs. West Virginia

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.

At midway point of season, Maryland close to reaching one of its goals

8:29 PM EDT, October 16, 2012

At midway point of season, Maryland close to reaching one of its goals

It's hard to miss the illustration of an oversized pyramid posted on a wall inside the Gossett Football Team House.

Juan Dixon leads list of Terps to be inducted in school's hall of fame

6:07 PM EDT, October 3, 2012

Juan Dixon leads list of Terps to be inducted in school's hall of fame

— The 2002 Maryland basketball season could hardly have arrived quickly enough for Juan Dixon.

Notre Dame to join ACC in all sports other than football, ice hockey

8:39 PM EDT, September 12, 2012

Notre Dame to join ACC in all sports other than football, ice hockey

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.

Devin Burns could assume starting quarterback duties for Maryland

8:11 PM EDT, October 21, 2012

Devin Burns could assume starting quarterback duties for Maryland

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.

Game-by-game look at Maryland's schedule

7:37 PM EDT, August 31, 2012

Game-by-game look at Maryland's schedule

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.

Terps set to begin ACC schedule as favorites over Wake Forest

6:06 PM EDT, October 2, 2012

Terps set to begin ACC schedule as favorites over Wake Forest

As it prepares to open its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule Saturday against Wake Forest, Maryland is in an unaccustomed position.

Notebook: Terps' Brad Craddock shows range, misses kicks vs. Wake Forest

10:13 PM EDT, October 6, 2012

Notebook: Terps' Brad Craddock shows range, misses kicks vs. Wake Forest

Maryland kicker Brad Craddock has been something of a mystery to Terps fans in his first season.

Terps beat UVa. 27-20, are 2-0 in ACC for first time since 2001

9:14 PM EDT, October 13, 2012

Terps beat UVa. 27-20, are 2-0 in ACC for first time since 2001

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.

Terps notebook: Brad Craddock gets physical against Temple

7:19 PM EDT, September 8, 2012

Terps notebook: Brad Craddock gets physical against Temple

— It's pretty clear — Maryland has one tough kicker this season.

Terps could use more from Kevin Dorsey, Matt Furstenburg

8:04 PM EDT, September 18, 2012

Terps could use more from Kevin Dorsey, Matt Furstenburg

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.

Alex Len returns to the Terps ready for an even better season

8:57 PM EDT, September 25, 2012

Alex Len returns to the Terps ready for an even better season

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.

Freshman class gives Terps' Turgeon a new start

6:55 PM EDT, October 9, 2012

Freshman class gives Terps' Turgeon a new start

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.

Maryland will look to rebound Saturday at West Virginia

4:41 PM EDT, September 17, 2012

Maryland will look to rebound Saturday at West Virginia

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.

Edsall keeps memories of his time at UConn close

7:46 PM EDT, September 11, 2012

Edsall keeps memories of his time at UConn close

There are rows of shiny footballs displayed on wooden shelves in the home of Maryland football coach Randy Edsall.

As William & Mary game nears, Maryland puts past behind

9:52 PM EDT, August 28, 2012

As William & Mary game nears, Maryland puts past behind

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.

Terps notebook: Rough day for McDougle in secondary

9:38 PM EDT, September 1, 2012

Terps notebook: Rough day for McDougle in secondary

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.

Learning process for Terps true freshmen Stefon Diggs, Wes Brown

6:47 PM EDT, September 9, 2012

Learning process for Terps true freshmen Stefon Diggs, Wes Brown

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.

Perry Hills shows poise in first scrimmage as Maryland's starting QB

7:27 PM EDT, August 18, 2012

Perry Hills shows poise in first scrimmage as Maryland's starting QB

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.

Maryland football notes: Linebacker Kenny Tate out 3-4 weeks with left knee injury

7:57 PM EDT, August 24, 2012

Maryland football notes: Linebacker Kenny Tate out 3-4 weeks with left knee injury

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.

Maryland punt returner Stefon Diggs trying to learn when to take risks

6:22 PM EDT, October 7, 2012

Maryland punt returner Stefon Diggs trying to learn when to take risks

As a punt returner, Stefon Diggs rarely signals for fair catches.

Terps still searching for workhorse running back

3:59 PM EDT, September 7, 2012

Terps still searching for workhorse running back

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.

True freshman Mike Madaras set for 1st career start on Terps' O-line

6:22 PM EDT, October 5, 2012

True freshman Mike Madaras set for 1st career start on Terps' O-line

Maryland football coach Randy Edsall was asked this week whether he had ever started a true freshman on the offensive line.

Terps finally break through in 7-6 win over William & Mary

9:31 PM EDT, September 1, 2012

Terps finally break through in 7-6 win over William & Mary

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.

Terps running backs young, but ready to make names for themselves

3:33 PM EDT, August 11, 2012

Terps running backs young, but ready to make names for themselves

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.

Despite injuries, Terps safety Matt Robinson fights to become leader

7:05 PM EDT, August 22, 2012

Despite injuries, Terps safety Matt Robinson fights to become leader

— 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.

Stefon Diggs, Wes Brown come up big for Terps in loss

7:49 PM EDT, September 15, 2012

Stefon Diggs, Wes Brown come up big for Terps in loss

Maryland receiver Stefon Diggs and running back Wes Brown attended the same high school (Good Counsel) and have a friendly rivalry.

MASN dilemma continues to simmer between Orioles, Nationals

6:22 PM EDT, July 13, 2012

MASN dilemma continues to simmer between Orioles, Nationals

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.

Young Terps team presents challenge for Turgeon

5:26 PM EDT, May 31, 2012

Young Terps team presents challenge for Turgeon

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.

'Eccentric' kicker Brad Craddock finding his way at Maryland

6:26 PM EDT, September 14, 2012

'Eccentric' kicker Brad Craddock finding his way at Maryland

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.

Jockey 'dumbfounded' by Bodemeister's loss to I'll Have Another at Preakness

9:25 PM EDT, May 19, 2012

Jockey 'dumbfounded' by Bodemeister's loss to I'll Have Another at Preakness

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.

As Maryland reviews Dezmine Wells for admission, prosecutor calls transfer 'a good kid'

6:51 PM EDT, September 5, 2012

As Maryland reviews Dezmine Wells for admission, prosecutor calls transfer 'a good kid'

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."

In final season, Terps' Kenny Tate prepared for even more change

8:08 PM EDT, August 9, 2012

In final season, Terps' Kenny Tate prepared for even more change

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

Laurel Park's fall meet with feature more stakes races, higher average purses

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.

6:17 PM EDT, May 18, 2012

Younger investors aim to bring horse racing to the 'public's doorstep'

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.

Terps to bring back names on the back of football jerseys

8:59 PM EDT, August 7, 2012

Terps to bring back names on the back of football jerseys

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.

Joe Vellano follows in footsteps of his father, a fellow Terps All-American

3:03 PM EDT, August 5, 2012

Joe Vellano follows in footsteps of his father, a fellow Terps All-American

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."

Maryland officially cuts 7 sports; men's track saved

July 3, 2012

Maryland officially cuts 7 sports; men's track saved

Even now, those most affected by the elimination of seven Maryland athletic teams speak about it in language usually reserved for tragedies.

As deadline looms for Maryland cuts, one sport has good chance for survival

9:17 PM EDT, June 29, 2012

As deadline looms for Maryland cuts, one sport has good chance for survival

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.

Maryland ushers in Year 2 of Edsall era with more accessibility

6:13 PM EDT, June 26, 2012

Maryland ushers in Year 2 of Edsall era with more accessibility

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.

Maryland makes plans for synthetic turf at Byrd Stadium

6:57 PM EDT, May 29, 2012

Maryland makes plans for synthetic turf at Byrd Stadium

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.

Santino Quaranta's anti-drug message comes from the heart

9:41 PM EDT, May 1, 2012

Santino Quaranta's anti-drug message comes from the heart

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.

Preakness notes: I'll Have Another gives Pimlico bettors plenty of reasons to celebrate

9:29 PM EDT, May 19, 2012

Preakness notes: I'll Have Another gives Pimlico bettors plenty of reasons to celebrate

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.

Orioles await decision on Nationals' request for rights fees increase from MASN

3:23 PM EDT, May 15, 2012

Orioles await decision on Nationals' request for rights fees increase from MASN

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.

15 years after split, a chance for Peter Angelos, Davey Johnson to patch things up

11:26 PM EDT, April 29, 2012

15 years after split, a chance for Peter Angelos, Davey Johnson to patch things up

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.

Mark Turgeon hoping to toughen Maryland's future hoops schedules

5:24 PM EDT, May 31, 2012

Mark Turgeon hoping to toughen Maryland's future hoops schedules

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.

Defense dominates in Maryland's annual Red-White spring game

7:49 PM EDT, April 21, 2012

Defense dominates in Maryland's annual Red-White spring game

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.

Terps, Diggs ready to get started

8:24 PM EDT, August 6, 2012

Terps, Diggs ready to get started

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.

Industry practices are at the center of debate on horse safety

5:38 PM EDT, May 18, 2012

Industry practices are at the center of debate on horse safety

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.

Plank encourages Maryland fans to embrace Edsall

3:03 PM EDT, June 9, 2012

Plank encourages Maryland fans to embrace Edsall

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."

Promising Maryland basketball recruiting class will get chance to make early impact

8:39 PM EDT, May 9, 2012

Promising Maryland basketball recruiting class will get chance to make early impact

Seth Allen wasn't quite satisfied.

Terps RB Brandon Ross pounding his way through spring practice

8:43 PM EDT, April 17, 2012

Terps RB Brandon Ross pounding his way through spring practice

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.

8:09 PM EDT, March 16, 2012

Maryland extends fundraising timeline for men's track programs

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.

Plank: Maryland fans will be 'very happy' with field renovations

3:03 PM EDT, June 9, 2012

Plank: Maryland fans will be 'very happy' with field renovations

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.

Nationals fans take back their park

3:26 PM EDT, May 5, 2012

Nationals fans take back their park

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.

Navy's Pemper knows how to spring an NCAA tournament upset

7:48 PM EDT, March 15, 2012

Navy's Pemper knows how to spring an NCAA tournament upset

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.

Terps women's 2006 national title still resonates with current team

5:53 PM EDT, March 16, 2012

Terps women's 2006 national title still resonates with current team

Kim Rodgers watched Maryland's 2006 national championship game victory at home with her parents in Virginia Beach, Va.

As Maryland opens spring practice, Edsall says Terps are 'on the right track'

7:25 PM EST, March 6, 2012

As Maryland opens spring practice, Edsall says Terps are 'on the right track'

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."

Toughest stretch of Maryland's schedule is on the horizon

5:45 PM EST, February 6, 2012

Toughest stretch of Maryland's schedule is on the horizon

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.

9:03 PM EDT, May 1, 2012

Santino Quaranta's anti-drug message comes from the heart

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.

Terps' new offensive coordinator ready for fresh start

9:05 PM EST, February 8, 2012

Terps' new offensive coordinator ready for fresh start

– For new offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, returning to Maryland – where he previously served as an assistant to two Terps' head coaches – feels like renewal.

Terps could use greater contributions from Alex Len

6:33 PM EST, January 18, 2012

Terps could use greater contributions from Alex Len

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.

Maryland's Stoglin wants to show he can do more than score

5:00 PM EST, March 7, 2012

Maryland's Stoglin wants to show he can do more than score

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.

Turgeon wants Terps to be more rugged on the road

6:08 PM EST, February 24, 2012

Turgeon wants Terps to be more rugged on the road

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.

Maryland's 'Hollywood P' used support from 'Dad' to stay grounded

7:45 PM EST, January 7, 2012

Maryland's 'Hollywood P' used support from 'Dad' to stay grounded

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.

Maryland 'back to square one' without Howard at point

12:36 AM EST, February 16, 2012

Maryland 'back to square one' without Howard at point

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.

In sizing up North Carolina, Maryland's focus is on rebounding

8:51 PM EST, February 28, 2012

In sizing up North Carolina, Maryland's focus is on rebounding

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.

Turgeon focused on improving Maryland's defense, rebounding

6:46 PM EST, January 14, 2012

Turgeon focused on improving Maryland's defense, rebounding

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.

Terps' road to NCAA tournament? 'Four wins in Atlanta'

8:08 PM EST, February 20, 2012

Terps' road to NCAA tournament? 'Four wins in Atlanta'

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.

Terps squander early lead but recover to beat Cornell, 70-62

11:17 PM EST, January 3, 2012

Terps squander early lead but recover to beat Cornell, 70-62

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.

Stoglin will weigh options, but expects to stay with Terps

4:54 PM EST, March 7, 2012

Stoglin will weigh options, but expects to stay with Terps

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.

Howard's return will help Terps' Stoglin and Faust

6:54 PM EST, December 22, 2011

Howard's return will help Terps' Stoglin and Faust

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.

Maryland looking toward bottom line as regular season winds down

6:59 PM EST, February 17, 2012

Maryland looking toward bottom line as regular season winds down

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

Ehsan will see Saturday's game from a different perspective

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."

Maryland gets glimpse of 2012 football schedule

8:21 PM EST, February 3, 2012

Maryland gets glimpse of 2012 football schedule

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.

Turgeon seeks improvements from Pankey, Stoglin and Len

9:00 PM EST, January 10, 2012

Turgeon seeks improvements from Pankey, Stoglin and Len

Mark Turgeon brushed his hand across his head in a gesture of exasperation.

Locksley set to replace Crowton as Maryland's offensive coordinator

12:45 AM EST, December 15, 2011

Locksley set to replace Crowton as Maryland's offensive coordinator

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.

Quarterback Danny O'Brien still deciding whether to return to Maryland

10:18 PM EST, February 8, 2012

Quarterback Danny O'Brien still deciding whether to return to Maryland

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.

Maryland's 'Gary Williams Court' result of contentious decision

10:41 PM EST, January 24, 2012

Maryland's 'Gary Williams Court' result of contentious decision

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.

Turgeon hopes Terps pass major road test against Temple

1:06 AM EST, January 21, 2012

Turgeon hopes Terps pass major road test against Temple

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has plenty to be concerned about. Road games, for one.

Former Terps stars Ernest Graham, Johnny Rhodes to be honored in Comcast Center rafters

6:57 PM EST, December 29, 2011

Former Terps stars Ernest Graham, Johnny Rhodes to be honored in Comcast Center rafters

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.

Connection with 'Rudy' led Atkins to Notre Dame

4:15 PM EST, December 3, 2011

Connection with 'Rudy' led Atkins to Notre Dame

It was partly "Rudy" that led Eric Atkins to Notre Dame. But not for the reasons you might think.

Dismal season for Edsall, Terps coming to an end vs. North Carolina State

1:15 PM EST, November 25, 2011

Dismal season for Edsall, Terps coming to an end vs. North Carolina State

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.

Andrew Luck talks about the Heisman, potentially playing for the Colts and more

1:13 AM EST, December 10, 2011

Andrew Luck talks about the Heisman, potentially playing for the Colts and more

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.

Terps settled in Puerto Rico, ready for action

7:54 PM EST, November 16, 2011

Terps settled in Puerto Rico, ready for action

Three games in four days? It's the sort of compressed schedule that some teams play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in March.

Terps hire Locksley, may be searching for defensive coordinator

9:21 PM EST, December 22, 2011

Terps hire Locksley, may be searching for defensive coordinator

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.

Terps excited to get 7-foot-1 freshman Len into the mix

12:05 AM EST, December 28, 2011

Terps excited to get 7-foot-1 freshman Len into the mix

COLLEGE PARK — Alex Len slowed as he approached the foul line and did a little hop.

Edsall's job safe, but Anderson to conduct 'top to bottom' review of football program

7:18 PM EST, December 2, 2011

Edsall's job safe, but Anderson to conduct 'top to bottom' review of football program

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."

Edsall says he's not discouraged over 'very, very difficult' first season

4:45 PM EST, November 22, 2011

Edsall says he's not discouraged over 'very, very difficult' first season

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.

5:51 PM EST, January 16, 2012

Maryland must pay close attention to Florida State's Deividas Dulkys

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.

News of potential cuts at Maryland met with heartache, hope

8:54 PM EST, November 15, 2011

News of potential cuts at Maryland met with heartache, hope

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.

One former Terps player's loss brings another renewed health

9:13 PM EST, November 22, 2011

One former Terps player's loss brings another renewed health

Too much was happening at once.

Turning Terps' season around starts with Boston College

7:11 PM EDT, October 25, 2011

Turning Terps' season around starts with Boston College

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.

Terps basketball preview: Expectations low for Turgeon's first season

4:00 PM EST, November 12, 2011

Terps basketball preview: Expectations low for Turgeon's first season

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:

Turgeon pushing Maryland to get little things right, says wins will follow

8:27 PM EST, December 6, 2011

Turgeon pushing Maryland to get little things right, says wins will follow

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.

Shots falling or not, Maryland's Stoglin has unsinkable confidence

8:24 PM EST, January 31, 2012

Shots falling or not, Maryland's Stoglin has unsinkable confidence

Coaches say the best way to emerge from a slump is simply to keep shooting. Terrell Stoglin didn't need to be told twice.

Turgeon faces his mentor Roy Williams when Terps host North Carolina

7:45 PM EST, February 3, 2012

Turgeon faces his mentor Roy Williams when Terps host North Carolina

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.

Len overjoyed to rejoin Maryland teammates

6:10 PM EDT, November 3, 2011

Len overjoyed to rejoin Maryland teammates

In a new country in which he must learn a language and a culture, Alex Len knows basketball best.

Terps' season of change could continue with QB switch

7:38 PM EDT, October 14, 2011

Terps' season of change could continue with QB switch

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.

Maryland trying to 'move and forget' after another humiliating loss

10:11 PM EST, November 13, 2011

Maryland trying to 'move and forget' after another humiliating loss

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.

7:53 PM EST, November 9, 2011

Maryland's incoming men's basketball class ranked 17th

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.

C.J. Brown is no longer Maryland's well-kept secret at quarterback

7:44 PM EDT, October 18, 2011

C.J. Brown is no longer Maryland's well-kept secret at quarterback

There had long been a stealth factor associated with C.J. Brown.

Maryland holds back letters of intent to swimming, water polo recruits

7:26 PM EST, November 9, 2011

Maryland holds back letters of intent to swimming, water polo recruits

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.

Edsall: Maryland's situation is like UConn transitioning to Division I-A

7:01 PM EST, November 6, 2011

Edsall: Maryland's situation is like UConn transitioning to Division I-A

It seems almost frivolous to ask these days who is Maryland's quarterback.

Terps beat UNC-Wilmington in Turgeon's regular-season debut

10:25 PM EST, November 13, 2011

Terps beat UNC-Wilmington in Turgeon's regular-season debut

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.

For Terps' Edsall, playing Notre Dame brings back mixed emotions

9:38 PM EST, November 11, 2011

For Terps' Edsall, playing Notre Dame brings back mixed emotions

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.

Maryland aims to end tough stretch with win over Florida State

8:51 PM EDT, October 21, 2011

Maryland aims to end tough stretch with win over Florida State

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.

Wide receivers have done Maryland quarterbacks no favors

7:21 PM EDT, October 30, 2011

Wide receivers have done Maryland quarterbacks no favors

Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown was on his back on the Byrd Stadium grass and never saw the end of the play.

Terps star Kenny Tate to have surgery, miss rest of year

6:57 PM EDT, October 23, 2011

Terps star Kenny Tate to have surgery, miss rest of year

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.

Edsall won't say who Terps will start at QB vs. Clemson

7:57 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Edsall won't say who Terps will start at QB vs. Clemson

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.

Terps freshman center Alex Len cleared by NCAA to practice

10:53 PM EDT, November 2, 2011

Terps freshman center Alex Len cleared by NCAA to practice

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.

6:55 PM EST, November 14, 2011

Tyser Tower suites a key contributor to Maryland's financial troubles

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.

Maryland has daunting task in defending Georgia Tech's triple-option offense

8:45 PM EDT, October 5, 2011

Maryland has daunting task in defending Georgia Tech's triple-option offense

Paul Johnson had grown tired of the question.

In naming court after Williams, prospect of large donation was discussed

9:48 PM EDT, November 4, 2011

In naming court after Williams, prospect of large donation was discussed

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.

Run defense, passing game among areas Maryland seeks to improve

7:34 PM EDT, November 4, 2011

Run defense, passing game among areas Maryland seeks to improve

After home wins, Maryland football players are known to race to the student section and gleefully leap into the stands.

Edsall "not panicking" about Maryland's 2-6 start to season

7:17 PM EDT, November 1, 2011

Edsall "not panicking" about Maryland's 2-6 start to season

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.

Maryland still focused on becoming bowl-eligible

7:50 PM EDT, October 28, 2011

Maryland still focused on becoming bowl-eligible

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.

Edsall says Terps are still adjusting to shift from Friedgen era

7:31 PM EDT, September 27, 2011

Edsall says Terps are still adjusting to shift from Friedgen era

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.

Dalonte Hill settling in as high-profile Maryland assistant

9:10 PM EDT, November 1, 2011

Dalonte Hill settling in as high-profile Maryland assistant

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.

Terps counting on Titus Till to fill in for Matt Robinson

12:33 PM EDT, October 7, 2011

Terps counting on Titus Till to fill in for Matt Robinson

Titus Till was the next Terp up.

Gonnella's Terps career over after senior suffers knee injury

7:58 PM EDT, October 9, 2011

Gonnella's Terps career over after senior suffers knee injury

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.

Terps lose Robinson, welcome back Tyler, McCree

8:03 PM EDT, September 25, 2011

Terps lose Robinson, welcome back Tyler, McCree

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.

In-state faceoff: Maryland vs. Towson

10:47 PM EDT, September 30, 2011

In-state faceoff: Maryland vs. Towson

Even before the season began, Maryland coach Randy Edsall openly wondered whether his defense had enough depth.

Terps' Turgeon talks Len, Faust and more before Media Day

7:40 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Terps' Turgeon talks Len, Faust and more before Media Day

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.

Short memory has served Maryland cornerback Chism well

6:51 PM EDT, September 21, 2011

Short memory has served Maryland cornerback Chism well

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.

Edsall has plan for suspended receivers Tyler, McCree

7:44 PM EDT, September 20, 2011

Edsall has plan for suspended receivers Tyler, McCree

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.

3:44 PM EST, November 12, 2011

Breaking down Maryland's 2011-12 basketball roster

Here is a look at Maryland's top players entering the 2011-12 season:

Terps' Turgeon gets his first taste of Maryland Madness

12:19 AM EDT, October 15, 2011

Terps' Turgeon gets his first taste of Maryland Madness

For his inaugural Maryland Madness, new men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon assembled a blend of old and new Friday night.

Terps force 4 turnovers, beat Towson, 28-3, in teams' first meeting

10:09 PM EDT, October 1, 2011

Terps force 4 turnovers, beat Towson, 28-3, in teams' first meeting

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.

7:41 PM EDT, September 17, 2011

Maryland falls short vs. West Virginia, 34-31

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.

Turgeon happy to have freshman Faust in a Maryland uniform

7:31 PM EDT, October 12, 2011

Turgeon happy to have freshman Faust in a Maryland uniform

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.

For some Terps, playing for Edsall has been 'a rough transition'

10:46 PM EDT, October 4, 2011

For some Terps, playing for Edsall has been 'a rough transition'

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.

Under Edsall, Maryland experiencing youth movement

5:48 PM EDT, September 29, 2011

Under Edsall, Maryland experiencing youth movement

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.

Terps start new era with 32-24 win over Miami

1:02 AM EDT, September 6, 2011

Terps start new era with 32-24 win over Miami

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.

Maryland to name Comcast Center court for Gary Williams

7:07 PM EDT, September 13, 2011

Maryland to name Comcast Center court for Gary Williams

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.

Naming court after Gary Williams is no slam dunk

9:04 PM EDT, September 8, 2011

Naming court after Gary Williams is no slam dunk

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.

Regis Philbin, Scott Van Pelt and Maryland's offense

8:54 PM EDT, October 4, 2011

Regis Philbin, Scott Van Pelt and Maryland's offense

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.

Maryland hopes Pittsburgh, Syracuse aren't the final ACC additions

7:52 PM EDT, September 18, 2011

Maryland hopes Pittsburgh, Syracuse aren't the final ACC additions

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.

Maryland looks to show off fast-paced offense vs. West Virginia

3:28 PM EDT, September 16, 2011

Maryland looks to show off fast-paced offense vs. West Virginia

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.

After Towson win, Terps turn attention toward Georgia Tech

6:03 PM EDT, October 2, 2011

After Towson win, Terps turn attention toward Georgia Tech

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.

University of Maryland makes a fashion fumble

8:09 PM EDT, September 6, 2011

University of Maryland makes a fashion fumble

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."

Maryland backup QB C.J. Brown is healthy and anxious to contribute

2:54 PM EDT, August 13, 2011

Maryland backup QB C.J. Brown is healthy and anxious to contribute

COLLEGE PARK — C.J. Brown didn't want to take his helmet off.

Maryland receivers grabbing attention — and passes

5:24 PM EDT, September 10, 2011

Maryland receivers grabbing attention — and passes

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.

Terps unveil another new set of uniforms

10:49 PM EDT, September 5, 2011

Terps unveil another new set of uniforms

Maryland pulled a uniform switch prior to Monday night's game — apparently to heighten the impact of its final choice of colors.

Adams brings flair to tough Terps running attack

9:28 PM EDT, August 16, 2011

Adams brings flair to tough Terps running attack

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."

8:56 PM EDT, September 19, 2011

No indication of next moves at Maryland forum

It's not hard to determine what consistently sells tickets to University of Maryland sporting events: winning teams.

Maryland's opener vs. Miami 'is going to be huge'

6:26 PM EDT, September 4, 2011

Maryland's opener vs. Miami 'is going to be huge'

With its dizzying number of storylines, Monday night's Maryland-Miami game hardly feels like a season opener.

Maryland's Anderson focused on ACC, not other conferences

6:40 PM EDT, August 25, 2011

Maryland's Anderson focused on ACC, not other conferences

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.

Maryland, West Virginia show coach-in-waiting agreements can go awry

7:19 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

Maryland, West Virginia show coach-in-waiting agreements can go awry

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.

Maryland notebook: Gary Williams receiving $400,000 salary

10:18 PM EDT, August 23, 2011

Maryland notebook: Gary Williams receiving $400,000 salary

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.

For Maryland football, everything feels new in 2011

7:53 PM EDT, September 1, 2011

For Maryland football, everything feels new in 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.

Maryland aims to catch recruits' eyes with new football uniforms

10:29 PM EDT, August 22, 2011

Maryland aims to catch recruits' eyes with new football uniforms

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.

Opportunistic Maryland defense looking to score vs. Temple

6:14 PM EDT, September 23, 2011

Opportunistic Maryland defense looking to score vs. Temple

In October 2006, Maryland linebacker Erin Henderson intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in a comeback win over Virginia.

Running back D.J. Adams back in the mix for Terps

7:31 PM EDT, September 13, 2011

Running back D.J. Adams back in the mix for Terps

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.

Ferrara back on top as Maryland's kicker and punter

6:58 PM EDT, August 30, 2011

Ferrara back on top as Maryland's kicker and punter

Nick Ferrara can almost feel the sweat and hear the low thud of impact as his right leg swings through the football.

Excitement lingers after Maryland's season-opening win

8:39 PM EDT, September 6, 2011

Excitement lingers after Maryland's season-opening win

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.

9:32 PM EDT, August 16, 2011

Notebook: Edsall says 'there will be some changes' to depth chart

A week into training camp, Maryland coach Randy Edsall is ready to tinker with the depth chart.

Edsall invites FBI agent to talk to Terps

5:13 PM EDT, August 19, 2011

Edsall invites FBI agent to talk to Terps

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.

Maryland's Edsall sets record straight on new rules

6:54 PM EDT, August 4, 2011

Maryland's Edsall sets record straight on new rules

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.

Maryland suspends Adams, Blue for Miami game

5:41 PM EDT, August 31, 2011

Maryland suspends Adams, Blue for Miami game

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.

Navy continues pursuit of Maryland lacrosse coach John Tillman

4:14 PM EDT, June 6, 2011

Navy continues pursuit of Maryland lacrosse coach John Tillman

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.

NBA season likely to be canceled, union chief says at seminar

10:32 PM EDT, August 3, 2011

NBA season likely to be canceled, union chief says at seminar

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.

Meggett, often a confounding personality, must carry the Terps

7:31 PM EDT, August 9, 2011

Meggett, often a confounding personality, must carry the Terps

New Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has three preset buttons on his car radio: sports talk, news talk and country.

Uniform changes will make Maryland a truly new-look football team

1:30 AM EDT, August 2, 2011

Uniform changes will make Maryland a truly new-look football team

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.

Maryland has fared well with defensive position changes

6:58 PM EDT, August 25, 2011

Maryland has fared well with defensive position changes

At 6 feet 4, Kenny Tate was a formidable safety, towering over receivers and his defensive backfield teammates.

Maryland offensive guard Lewis dismissed from team

11:04 PM EDT, July 5, 2011

Maryland offensive guard Lewis dismissed from team

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.

Jordan Williams: Leaving Maryland for NBA 'wasn't an easy decision'

5:24 PM EDT, June 7, 2011

Jordan Williams: Leaving Maryland for NBA 'wasn't an easy decision'

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.

Terps football program receives NCAA violations related to practice

9:13 PM EDT, July 1, 2011

Terps football program receives NCAA violations related to practice

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.

Coppin State basketball team losing four scholarships because of low APR

8:29 PM EDT, May 24, 2011

Coppin State basketball team losing four scholarships because of low APR

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

Maryland's Crowton eager to show off his offense

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.

After 25 years, Len Bias' legacy lives on

11:14 AM EDT, June 18, 2011

After 25 years, Len Bias' legacy lives on

In 2009, former Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell received a puzzling phone call.

Terps 'hung together' through changes, now looking forward to season

8:15 PM EDT, July 12, 2011

Terps 'hung together' through changes, now looking forward to season

It's only been seven months since word began to filter out to Maryland players that Ralph Friedgen was being dismissed as coach.

Could Turgeon turn to football team for help in frontcourt?

6:52 PM EDT, August 4, 2011

Could Turgeon turn to football team for help in frontcourt?

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.

7:57 PM EDT, July 14, 2011

Sources: Terps assistant Dalonte Hill being paid $300,000

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.

For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience

9:20 PM EDT, May 21, 2011

For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience

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.

O'Brien shines in Terps' spring football game

8:01 PM EDT, April 30, 2011

O'Brien shines in Terps' spring football game

— 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.

John Tillman tells Maryland he will stay at College Park

7:52 PM EDT, June 7, 2011

John Tillman tells Maryland he will stay at College Park

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.

Turgeon completes staff, gets recruit Faust back

10:52 PM EDT, May 17, 2011

Turgeon completes staff, gets recruit Faust back

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.

Maryland expects Tillman to remain with lacrosse team

7:46 PM EDT, June 2, 2011

Maryland expects Tillman to remain with lacrosse team

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.

Rise of 7-on-7 football teams raises questions

10:32 PM EDT, July 21, 2011

Rise of 7-on-7 football teams raises questions

As the father of a promising football prospect, Reginald Riley has no qualms about meddling in his son's affairs.

Maryland to pay Edsall $2 million per year and Turgeon $1.9 million annually

9:23 PM EDT, July 14, 2011

Maryland to pay Edsall $2 million per year and Turgeon $1.9 million annually

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.

Miller watch on after meeting with Anderson

11:02 PM EDT, May 7, 2011

Miller watch on after meeting with Anderson

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.

Md. Stadium Authority approves street modifications for IRL race

10:08 PM EDT, May 13, 2010

Md. Stadium Authority approves street modifications for IRL race

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.

Several undrafted Terps are in NFL limbo

9:53 PM EDT, June 12, 2011

Several undrafted Terps are in NFL limbo

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.

Competing with undersized frontcourt will be tall order for Terps' Turgeon

10:09 PM EDT, June 13, 2011

Competing with undersized frontcourt will be tall order for Terps' Turgeon

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.

New Terps coach Turgeon wants to 'do some great things'

9:50 PM EDT, May 11, 2011

New Terps coach Turgeon wants to 'do some great things'

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.

Duke ends Maryland's ACC tournament with 87-71 quarterfinal win

11:49 PM EST, March 11, 2011

Duke ends Maryland's ACC tournament with 87-71 quarterfinal win

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.

Bar manager says Terps' Lewis punched him in face

7:42 PM EDT, July 6, 2011

Bar manager says Terps' Lewis punched him in face

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.

Maryland hires Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon

12:16 AM EDT, May 10, 2011

Maryland hires Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon

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.

After coming out, former Maryland player feels he has a second chance

8:30 PM EDT, July 9, 2011

After coming out, former Maryland player feels he has a second chance

For years, Akil Patterson wouldn't tell the world who he really was: a gay man playing Division I college football.

Terps' Turgeon: 'He's just a basketball coach'

10:39 PM EDT, May 10, 2011

Terps' Turgeon: 'He's just a basketball coach'

In the summer of 1983, an undersized, unrecruited point guard arrived unannounced in new coach Larry Brown's office at Kansas.

Terps coach Turgeon realistic in his assessment of team

8:14 PM EDT, May 24, 2011

Terps coach Turgeon realistic in his assessment of team

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.

Orioles' debt may not mean club has serious economic troubles

9:37 PM EDT, June 3, 2011

Orioles' debt may not mean club has serious economic troubles

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.

Lack of 'chemistry' doomed Maryland's deal with Sean Miller

11:35 PM EDT, May 11, 2011

Lack of 'chemistry' doomed Maryland's deal with Sean Miller

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.

Williams says goodbye, coaching search heats up

12:16 AM EDT, May 7, 2011

Williams says goodbye, coaching search heats up

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.

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