Tracking the Terps

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Preston: Former Maryland coach Mark Duffner puts new energy into Buccaneers defense

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter was looking for some new energy to put into his defense, so it seemed strange when he hired 65-year-old Mark Duffner to replace Mike Smith as the defensive coordinator in October.

Tampa Bay was last in passing yards (355.8) and points (34.6) allowed and next to last in total yards, giving up an average of 440 per game. So, why hire a coach who might retire soon?

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Maryland football coach Michael Locksley's contract includes several performance-based incentives

New Maryland football coach Michael Locksley stands to make up to an additional $775,000 annually on top of the $2.5 million he will receive in base salary and guaranteed supplemental income should he turn the Terps into national championship contenders, according to a copy of his memorandum of understanding obtained by The Baltimore Sun in a public-records request.

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World's most embarrassing mom sings Kelly Clarkson during Maryland men's basketball game

A video of a Terps men’s basketball fan singing along to Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” to her mortified son has gone viral.

The moment was captured during Maryland’s win Tuesday over Loyola Maryland at Xfinity Center in College Park. It was tweeted by the Terps team and has garnered more than 600,000 views.

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Maryland standouts Bruno Fernando, Jalen Smith get first-round grades in NBA mock drafts

In its latest poll of the top 100 NBA prospects, ESPN lists Maryland big men Jalen Smith and Bruno Fernando at Nos. 31 and No. 75, respectively.

It doesn’t mean that ESPN doesn’t think the 6-foot-10, 215-pound freshman from Baltimore and the 6-10, 245-pound sophomore from Angola wouldn’t be drafted if they decide to enter the 2019 draft.

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Three takeaways from Maryland basketball as team heads into an 11-day break

The Maryland men’s basketball team did its best to put its disappointing 62-60 loss at Purdue last week in the past, with a pair of victories over Loyola.

First the Terps took care of Loyola Chicago, 55-41, in Saturday’s Charm City Classic at Royal Farms Arena. Then they dispatched Loyola Maryland, 94-71, on Tuesday at Xfinity Center.

Maryland (9-2) has 11 days off before its next game, Dec.

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Maryland men’s soccer’s ‘special’ run to NCAA title might open doors for Donovan Pines

Everything about the Maryland men’s soccer team’s march to its fourth national championship last weekend took on a magical feel for Donovan Pines — with one exception.

The junior center back had capped the 11th-seeded Terps’ 2-0 upset of No. 2 seed Indiana in Friday night’s semifinal in Santa Barbara, Calif., with the third goal of his career.

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