Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman announced Friday that sophomore attackman Matt Rambo has been suspended indefinitely and student assistant coach Brian Cooper has been dismissed for their roles in an Oct. 22 incident.
Rambo and Cooper (Archbishop Spalding) were charged with first- and second-degree assault, according to court records. Rambo also was charged with malicious destruction of property. Both men were released on their own recognizance.
A spokesman said the team did not learn about the incident until earlier in the week. Their court date is scheduled for Nov. 24 in District Court in Upper Marlboro.
"We hold our student-athletes to a high standard and they are expected to represent our program and university accordingly," Tillman said in a statement. "We will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation. Because this is an ongoing matter, we will refrain from any further comment at this time."
Rambo ranked second on the Terps last season in goals (30) and...Read more
Maryland wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo got his opportunity against Iowa on Oct. 18, a chance to finally get in on offense and contribute after primarily watching from the sideline for the first six games.
Etta-Tawo took advantage and has continued to re-establish himself as a part of the Terps' wide receiver rotation in the weeks since.
The long-armed 6-foot-1, 200-pound sophomore started in place of junior Marcus Leak against Wisconsin last week and will likely see time Saturday at Penn State.
“I like the way he is coming along,” Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said, “and he’s giving us the ability to rotate some guys in there and keep fast, healthy guys [on the field] and guys that are well rested and are able to play fast like we want to.”
Etta-Tawo had 31 catches for 500 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman last season while flashing the ability to get behind defenders, make big plays and win in jump-ball situations.
While Etta-Tawo did not have a catch against...Read more
Each week during Big Ten play, the Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs, another Maryland football beat writer and I share our predictions for the Terps’ upcoming game.
This week’s rotating writer is Alex Kirshner from Testudo Times.
Here are our predictions for Saturday’s game between Maryland (5-3 overall, 2-2 Big Ten) and Penn State (4-3, 1-3) in State College, Pa.
Penn State 24, Maryland 17
I think Maryland’s defensive front is better than Penn State’s offensive line and that the Terps will be able to limit the Nittany Lions’ offense as a result. I just think that Penn State’s defense will create problems for the Terps’ offensive line and that Maryland will have trouble putting up points against that highly ranked Penn State defense, enough so for the Nittany Lions to come away with a win.
Maryland 20, Penn State 17
Penn State enters this game as a slight favorite, but I wonder how much of a toll last week’s emotional double overtime loss against Ohio State...Read more
When it was sunny and around 60 degrees in College Park on Tuesday, Maryland coach Randy Edsall joked about that weather not being beneficial for the Terps as they prepared for Saturday’s game at Penn State.
At that time, weather.com was calling for temperatures of around 40 degrees, winds close to 20 miles per hour, and the website had the likelihood of rain at 50 percent.
The forecast is still not great, but it is at least more promising.
As of Friday morning, weather.com has the chance of rain down to 30 percent and is calling for game time temperatures to be closer to 50 degrees.
Wind looks like it will still be a factor, though, as that part of the forecast has not changed.
Former Maryland and NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman stopped by the Terps’ practice Thursday and talked to the team afterward.
“We were blessed today to have Shawne Merriman here,” Edsall said. “He was in town, hit me up and wanted to come by, so he came by. He had a good message for our guys.”
In this week's recruiting roundup, Ty Johnson does laps around most of Western Maryland high school football.
-- Class of 2015 athlete commit Ty Johnson ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries and had a 29-yard touchdown catch in a 56-6 win Saturday. Watch him be faster and stronger than pretty much everyone on the field in the nearly 10-minute midseason highlight reel at the top of this page.
Seventeen years ago, Maryland coach Randy Edsall was scouting and recruiting Christian Hackenberg’s father, Erick.
Edsall was an assistant coach at Syracuse. Erick Hackenberg was a standout quarterback at Marian Catholic High School in Pennsylvania who chose to attend Virginia before transferring to Susquehanna.
Now Edsall and his defensive staff at Maryland are scheming to find ways to slow down Erick’s son, Christian, arguably the most talented young quarterback in the country. The Terps play Hackenberg and Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pa.
While Hackenberg has more interceptions (nine) than touchdown passes (six) in seven games this season, he threw for 2,955 yards, 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a true freshman last year after signing with Penn State as a five-star recruit.
“He's big, he's strong and he can make every throw that you want a quarterback to make,” Edsall said of the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Hackenberg. “He's mobile and able to move around. So when an...Read more