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Tracking the Terps

Tracking the Terps News and notes on Maryland football, basketball and other sports
Lefty Driesell finds his 'lucky' jacket that he wore in beating No. 1 UNC at the Dean Dome

Lefty Driesell was rummaging through a hall closet at his vacation home in Bethany Beach this fall when he found an old “yellow” sports jacket, the one he remembered wearing for a number of big games during his 17-year career at Maryland, including the one at North Carolina in 1986.

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Maryland's Likely, Ngakoue earn All-Big Ten honors

Maryland cornerback Will Likely and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors Monday evening.

Likely won the Big Ten’s Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year award for his performance this season. Likely averaged 17.7 yards per punt return and returned two for scores.

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'About five' schools have contacted former Georgia coach Mark Richt

Mark Richt, who was fired by Georgia on Sunday, said on his weekly radio show Monday evening that “about five” schools had contacted him about coaching vacancies.

Richt declined to name the schools, but he has been linked to the current opening at Maryland by The Washington Post, 247sports and other outlets.

“It’s kinda crazy,” Richt said, via

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Maryland DE Yannick Ngakoue declares for NFL draft

Maryland defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who set the program's single-season sack record this fall, announced on his Twitter account late Monday afternoon he will forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the NFL draft.

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Consistent Robert Carter Jr. wants Terps to be at their best, especially vs. Tar Heels

When Robert Carter Jr. left the game with a few minutes remaining in Saturday’s 80-63 victory over Cleveland State at Xfinity Center, the junior forward seemed a bit frustrated.

It wasn’t necessarily how he played, since the transfer from Georgia Tech finished with team-highs of 17 points and eight rebounds.

Carter was a bit miffed about how lackadaisical the No.

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Analysis: Pep Hamilton checks off a lot of boxes for Maryland football hire

The Maryland football season ended Saturday with a wild 46-41 shootout win over another Big Ten bottom feeder, giving interim coach Mike Locksley his first victory in six games and what might be a going-away present for the popular assistant in College Park.

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