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Tracking the Terps

Tracking the Terps News and notes on Maryland football, basketball and other sports
No. 2 Maryland starts slow, unable to recover in 89-81 loss to No. 9 North Carolina

This was not only a battle of two top-10 teams -- the first such matchup for the Terps in 13 seasons -- but maybe of two of the top five teams in the country.

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Maryland's Michael Dunn, Brandon Ross earn All-Big Ten honors

Maryland left tackle Michael Dunn and running back Brandon Ross were named All-Big Ten honorable mention Tuesday evening, joining five defensive players who earned All-Big Ten honors Monday.

Dunn, a junior, started the first 11 games of the season at left tackle. He was part of a unit that didn't allow a sack through the first three games of the season and averaged 200.7 yards per game on the ground.

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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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