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  • Two starting linebackers likely out for Terps vs. JMU, Taivon Jacobs starting at WR 

    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland is likely to be without two starting linebackers for Saturday’s opener against James Madison.

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    Maryland-James Madison game will not be available on DISH Network

    Maryland-James Madison game will not be available on DISH Network 

    Maryland's season-opening game against James Madison Saturday will not be available to DISH Network customers, a Big Ten Network spokeswoman said.

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    With suspensions, Terps now will be more dependent on Taivon Jacobs, others

    With suspensions, Terps now will be more dependent on Taivon Jacobs, others

    Taivon Jacobs on Friday went from being excited to be a part of the same offense as his brother to being one of the players the Maryland football team will count on to help replace him.

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    Three nontransfers who could be factors for James Madison vs. Terps

    Three nontransfers who could be factors for James Madison vs. Terps

    James Madison is led by a transfer at quarterback in former Georgia Tech starter Vad Lee. The Dukes will also depend heavily on former North Carolina wide receiver Sean Tapley as well as some former Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players on defense.

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    Maryland receiver Levern Jacobs, safety A.J. Hendy suspended for the season

    Maryland receiver Levern Jacobs, safety A.J. Hendy suspended for the season

    Maryland wide receiver Levern Jacobs and safety A.J. Hendy have been suspended for the season by the university for violating the school's student code of conduct.

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    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    In this week's recruiting roundup, the Terps get one step closer with a blue-chip center.

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    Former Terps coach Ralph Friedgen off to good start as Rutgers OC

    Former Terps coach Ralph Friedgen off to good start as Rutgers OC 

    Ralph Friedgen told Rutgers coach Kyle Flood his greatest gift as an offensive coordinator is to look at the players he has on offense and find a way to score.

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    Former Maryland center recruit Trayvon Reed reportedly commits to play at Auburn

    Former Maryland center recruit Trayvon Reed reportedly commits to play at Auburn

    Trayvon Reed, the 7-foot-1 center who was not allowed to enroll at Maryland after his arrest outside a College Park convenience store last month, has committed to play at Auburn, according to multiple media reports.

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    InsideMDSports: With new top five, Terps forward target Esa Ahmad to visit this weekend

    InsideMDSports: With new top five, Terps forward target Esa Ahmad to visit this weekend

    Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site.

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    Terps football notes on Taivon Jacobs, Nnamdi Egbuaba and Saturday's uniforms

    Terps football notes on Taivon Jacobs, Nnamdi Egbuaba and Saturday's uniforms

    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland redshirt freshman Taivon Jacobs is listed as a backup at wide receiver, but coach Randy Edsall said the Terps have packages to utilize Jacobs' speed and elusiveness.

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    Previewing Maryland-James Madison with a Dukes football beat reporter

    Previewing Maryland-James Madison with a Dukes football beat reporter

    Back for a second season, we'll be previewing each of Maryland's football games by conducting a Q&A with a reporter who covers the Terps' next opponent.

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    Five key questions as Maryland enters 2014 football season

    Five key questions as Maryland enters 2014 football season 

    Maryland football beat reporter Matt Zenitz examines five looming questions before the Terps begin their first season as a member of the Big Ten with Saturday's opener against James Madison.

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    Maryland hires Logan Aronhalt and John Auslander as graduate assistants

    Maryland hires Logan Aronhalt and John Auslander as graduate assistants 

    Both Logan Aronhalt and John Auslander began their college basketball careers at other schools before coming to Maryland.

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    Maryland football notes on Derrick Hayward, Levern Jacobs and more

    Maryland football notes on Derrick Hayward, Levern Jacobs and more 

    COLLEGE PARK — Derrick Hayward did not look natural at tight end during the early part of preseason practice.

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    Maryland will feature upgraded video boards at Byrd Stadium and Xfinity Center

    Maryland will feature upgraded video boards at Byrd Stadium and Xfinity Center

    Maryland is hoping to have a successful debut in the Big Ten this year. With it, athletic department officials are hoping to enhance the experience of the fans both at Byrd Stadium and the recently renamed Xfinity Center.

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    Stefon Diggs 'back on track' and other Terps notes

    Stefon Diggs 'back on track' and other Terps notes 

    COLLEGE PARK — Maryland star receiver Stefon Diggs was relegated to working with the second-team offense for most of the second half of preseason practice, and coach Randy Edsall made clear he would remain with the second team until he improved.

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    Highly touted Terps freshman Jesse Aniebonam could be factor as pass rusher

    Highly touted Terps freshman Jesse Aniebonam could be factor as pass rusher 

    COLLEGE PARK — Like most football roommates, Maryland linebackers L.A. Goree and Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil constantly talk about football.

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    West Virginia will be without starting cornerback against Maryland Sept. 13

    West Virginia will be without starting cornerback against Maryland Sept. 13

    West Virginia starting cornerback Ishmael Banks will be suspended for the Mountaineers’ first three games because of an academic issue, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Monday.

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    Maryland looking for safety Anthony Nixon to be more than just 'Steady Eddie'

    Maryland looking for safety Anthony Nixon to be more than just 'Steady Eddie' 

    COLLEGE PARK — During one preseason practice, Maryland safety Anthony Nixon read the eyes of quarterback Caleb Rowe, jumped in front of wide receiver Levern Jacobs and was in perfect position for an interception in the middle of the field.

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    Notes from Terps' depth chart for Saturday's game vs. James Madison

    Notes from Terps' depth chart for Saturday's game vs. James Madison 

    The winners of all of the Terps’ positional battles became clear by the final week of preseason practice, but Maryland released its depth chart Monday.

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    Looking at three non-starters who could play big roles for Terps football

    Looking at three non-starters who could play big roles for Terps football 

    A glance at three Maryland football players who aren't expected to begin the season in the starting lineup but could still produce for the Terps:

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    Two former Terps will face Maryland as members of James Madison football team

    Two former Terps will face Maryland as members of James Madison football team 

    Titus Till and Jeremiah Wilson both left Maryland for James Madison after Randy Edsall's first year as the Terps' coach in 2011.

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    Bigger and stronger, Terps' L.A. Goree 'more physical' than ever

    Bigger and stronger, Terps' L.A. Goree 'more physical' than ever 

    COLLEGE PARK -- L.A. Goree was small enough as a freshman at Maryland in 2010 that former Terps coach Ralph Friedgen asked Goree to switch from linebacker to safety.

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    Stefon Diggs' impressive catch-and-run from Terps' scrimmage

    Stefon Diggs' impressive catch-and-run from Terps' scrimmage

    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland star wide receiver Stefon Diggs scored two touchdowns during the Terps' final scrimmage of preseason practice Wednesday.

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    Takeaways from Terps' preseason practice

    Takeaways from Terps' preseason practice 

    Maryland players wrapped up preseason practice Thursday and moved their belongings out of Dorchester Hall, their home for preseason camp, later in the day.

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    Maryland football players Levern Jacobs, Alex Twine charged with assault

    Maryland football players Levern Jacobs, Alex Twine charged with assault

    Two Maryland football players — junior wide receiver Levern Jacobs and senior inside linebacker Alex Twine — were charged Thursday with second-degree assault, according to Maryland court records.

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    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    In this week's recruiting roundup, Mark Turgeon and the Terps' player pool in the class of 2016 continues to swell.

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    Turgeon builds schedule around tournament teams to test his young group

    Turgeon builds schedule around tournament teams to test his young group 

    In the midst of the mass exodus that saw five players with remaining eligibility leave Maryland this past spring, Mark Turgeon took a high-profile matchup Dec. 8 against Villanova in the Jimmy V Classic at New York’s Madison Square Garden off the 2014-15 schedule.

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    Maryland men's basketball team will be tested by the time Terps enter Big Ten play

    Maryland men's basketball team will be tested by the time Terps enter Big Ten play 

    Unlike Mark Turgeon's first three years at Maryland, when a lack of early-season road experience and not many tough non-league games left his men’s basketball team a little ill-prepared for what it would face in the ACC, the Terps should be more battle-tested when they start play in the Big Ten.

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    Freshman corner Daniel Ezeagwu 'going to be a crazy player' for Terps

    Freshman corner Daniel Ezeagwu 'going to be a crazy player' for Terps 

    COLLEGE PARK — The first thing that sticks out about Daniel Ezeagwu? Probably his hair, a flat top of sorts with the top dyed yellow.

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    Terps' Randy Edsall identifies two of his primary roster-related concerns

    Terps' Randy Edsall identifies two of his primary roster-related concerns 

    COLLEGE PARK -- Two of Randy Edsall’s primary concerns entering preseason practice remain two of the coach’s top concerns as Maryland now gets ready to wrap up camp: Depth at cornerback and depth along the offensive line.

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    Randy Edsall talks about the Terps' depth chart, more notes from Tuesday

    Randy Edsall talks about the Terps' depth chart, more notes from Tuesday 

    COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland will scrimmage Wednesday before wrapping up preseason practice Thursday, but Tuesday’s morning session was the last practice of camp that was open to the media.

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    Maryland to offer its student-athletes guaranteed scholarships

    Maryland to offer its student-athletes guaranteed scholarships 

    Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski has seen more than a dozen of his players leave school early to pursue professional careers. The departures have often left Cirovski to wonder whether his former athletes would eventually come back to finish their undergraduate degrees.

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    ABOUT THE BLOGGERS


    Don Markus is The Sun's Terps men's basketball beat reporter and contributes to other coverage. He's written about Maryland hoops off-and-on for more than two decades. He has taught sports journalism at American University since 2005.

    Matt Zenitz covers Maryland football for The Baltimore Sun Media Group. He has been with the Carroll County Times since 2008 and covered the Ravens for two years before moving to the Maryland beat in 2014.

    David Selig is The Sun's deputy sports editor and oversees college coverage, digital and enterprise. He previously managed The Sun's Orioles and high school sports coverage. Before that, he was sports editor at The Winchester (Va.) Star.

    Jonas Shaffer is a sports web producer/copy editor. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he served as The Diamondback's sports editor for two years.

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