When Maryland and Virginia meet Wednesday night at what is now the Xfinity Center, it will have a different kind of historical relevance. It marks the first game the Terps will play in the ACC-Big Ten challenge since switching leagues earlier this year.
As Tony Bennett watched Maryland play Arizona State last week in the semifinals of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic, an intangible quality jumped through the television screen and became very obvious to the Virginia men's basketnall coach.
Mark Turgeon said he expected some emotional hangover from his players after a draining two-day stretch that began with Maryland winning the CBE Hall of Fame Classic over No. 13 Iowa State on Tuesday and then finding out Thursday it had lost leading scorer Dez Wells for a month with a fractured right wrist.
With senior guard Dez Wells out for a month after breaking his right wrist, and senior forward Evan Smotrycz returning after missing a little more than a month with a broken left foot, the Terps failed to find the chemistry, cohesion, confidence and consistency they played with in Kansas City
With Evan Smotrycz's return from a broken foot seemingly imminent, it's going to be interesting to see how Maryland coach Mark Turgeon fits the 6-foot-9, 235-pound senior forward back into his team's rotation.
The Terps return to Xfinity Center Friday night against Monmouth (2-2) seemingly undaunted, in the midst of the program's first 5-0 start in eight years and on the cusp of its first national ranking in five seasons after beating Arizona State and No. 13 Iowa State.
A year ago, a Maryland team searching for its identity went to a tropical location and seemingly found it at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands, taking home a trophy and what turned to be a false sense of confidence.
The Maryland Terrapins have played big games at Byrd Stadium before, but there is no longer any question that the decision to jump to the Big Ten Conference has electrified the atmosphere around the football program.
As a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Maryland was required to put out a detailed injury report each week that listed each injured player, their ailing body part and the player¿s status heading into the upcoming game. That is not the case in the Big Ten.
A year after the Maryland men's basketball team appeared to be more dysfunctional than dynamic, Mark Turgeon returns with what he calls a "low maintenance" Terps squad that looks and acts much different that its immediate predecessor.
In a vote of Big Ten Conference coaches, Maryland was selected to win the league in its first year out of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Sophomore guard Lexie Brown was named preseason All-Big Ten. Expectations are high, as they have been since the Terps won the national championship in 2006.
Moving from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten means new foes and unfamiliar arenas, but Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon said he doesn't anticipate the Terps neeing to adapt to an overall different style of play.
Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon and women's basketball coach Brenda Frese were in Baltimore on Monday, having breakfast with boosters and talking about their teams' upcoming first season in the Big Ten.
If Len Bias could attend his own Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday, he'd do so as a 50-year-old man. That's a heck of a thing to wrap your head around if you grew up as an obsessed ACC basketball fan in the 1980s.
There were cheerleaders on either side of the Maryland women's soccer team as it jogged onto Ludwig Field before its game Friday night. Capping the scene was a Big Ten banner that was displayed as the players made their entrance.