Damonte Dodd showed his character when he didn’t complain after losing his starting job to freshman Diamond Stone late in the preseason, telling Maryland coach Mark Turgeon that it wasn’t that important to be on the court at the beginning of games.Read more
Maryland freshman forward Ivan Bender did not make the trip here for the Cancun Challenge because of an NCAA eligibility issue, an athletic department spokeswoman said Tuesday.
According to the spokeswoman, Bender was suspended a total of six games — the first three at home, the two the No. 2 Terps will play in Mexico as well as Saturday’s home game against Cleveland State.Read more
The matchup between Maryland and North Carolina might have lost some of its luster after the then-No. 1 Tar Heels lost at Northern Iowa on Saturday and dropped eight spots in the Associated Press media poll.
But the matchup of potential Maryland sophomore Melo Trimble and North Carolina senior Marcus Paige, both All-American point guards, might happen when the No. 2 Terps play in Chapel Hill on Dec.Read more
Maryland’s starting quarterback for Rutgers will be a game-time decision, interim coach Mike Locksley said Tuesday.
Juniors Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe were cleared to practice, Locksley said, and participated in Tuesday morning’s practice on a limited basis. Hills, who has made seven starts this season, missed Maryland’s 47-28 loss to Indiana with mononucleosis.Read more
Whether Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon was trying to send a message to Diamond Stone or simply believed that sophomore Michal Cekovsky deserved to start at center against Rider Friday, the effect on the 6-foot-11, 255-pound freshman was exactly what Turgeon wanted.Read more
The deluge of injuries that seemed to plague Maryland football in the past few years — namely the string of quarterback injuries and torn knee ligaments in 2012 — has been staved off so far this season.
But entering its final game at Rutgers on Saturday, the toll of a difficult Big Ten Conference schedule is starting to show.Read more