For years, Duke's arrival at Comcast Center provided Maryland fans a chance to generate noise and passion as they vented their heartfelt disapproval at the Blue Devils. No other opponent inspired such taunts
Maryland ripped off eight goals in just over four minutes in the second quarter, turning a two-goal deficit into a six-goal lead in a resounding, 16-8, victory over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.
As the NFL scouting combine kicks off today at Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts, several draft prospects with local ties have been invited to audition for coaches, scouts and executives.
Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller is regarded as a first-round talent and a lock to be drafted during the first round provided that he runs the 40-yard dash in the 4.4-second range, according to NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock.
Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon said on Monday's ACC coaches teleconference that he received an apology from the league about the mistake made by the referees and officials working at the scorer¿s table during Saturday's loss at Duke.
The senior associate director of basketball operations for the Atlantic Coast Conference acknowledged Sunday night that a mistake was made with the change of the possession arrow during the second half of Saturday¿s Maryland-Duke game at Cameron Indoor Stadium that gave the Blue Devils the ball on a key possession when it should have belonged to the Terps.
Maryland nearly changed the script everyone outside its locker room and most loyal fans were expecting, taking the No. 8 Blue Devils down to the final seconds before losing, 69-67, in what will be regarded a fitting, if unfulfilling, ending for the Terps in this magnificent rivalry.
An upset victory over the No. 8 Blue Devils might not be enough to put the Terps back in the NCAA tournament discussion, but it would at least give an underachieving Maryland team a small amount of solace in an otherwise disappointing season.
In its prime, Maryland-Duke was a series that emanated heat. While Duke fans professed indifference, the rivalry didn't fade away quietly at Maryland, not even after the school announced it would join the financially lucrative Big Ten beginning this July.
The question going into Saturday's home game is whether starting Mitchell will give Maryland (13-10, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) a boost right from the opening tip against Florida State (14-8, 5-5). It didn't happen in Mitchell's first start Tuesday, a 75-63 loss at North Carolina.
Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach to get you better acquainted with the player and his or her team. Today's guest is Syracuse coach John Desko, who guided his alma mater to last year's NCAA tournament championship final where the team fell to Duke, 16-10. The 11-time national champion Orange will make their debut in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season.