Slightly favored and confident that redshirt junior quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome was ready to assume a starting role for injured graduate transfer Josh Jackson, the Terps stumbled badly, losing to the Boilermakers, 40-14, before an announced homecoming crowd of 52,296.
Thaenrat immigrated to the U.S. from a war-torn Liberia at 5 years old. Now, the 21-year-old is a father of two, poised to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and the starting tailback for the Tigers.
The Tigers captured last year’s Colonial Athletic Association title and cemented a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history, but senior guard/forward Nukiya Mayo said the hunger hasn’t changed.
Maryland Athletics announced plans to build a new Basketball Performance Center on Tuesday. The 60,000-square-foot facility would serve as the home for the Maryland men’s and women’s basketball programs.
Locksley has a greater sense of what the Scarlet Knights are going through as they prepare for Saturday’s game because he experienced it himself four years ago after he was named Maryland’s interim coach.
In his nine seasons at Maryland, Mark Turgeon has almost always found a reason to like the men’s basketball team he was coaching that particular year. This year’s team could turn out to be one of his favorites — and one of his best.