One-third of the way through the season, the acclimation period for Maryland's freshmen has wound down. The group has experienced the highs of winning, the lows of big losses, playing at home and facing a hostile environment on the road. Along the way during Maryland's 2-2 start, the team's freshmen have emerged as contributors. Through four games, running back Ty Johnson, wide receiver D.J. Moore, tight end Avery Edwards (twice) and freshman Jahrvis Davenport have all scored touchdowns. It's
Saturday night's game against Michigan kicks off Maryland's second season in the Big Ten Conference, but it also begins a daunting stretch of games that could prove telling about the course of the Terps' season. After playing No. 22 Michigan, Maryland has matchups at No. 1 Ohio State, versus Penn State in Baltimore, at 4-0 Iowa, versus No. 19 Wisconsin, at No. 2 Michigan State and versus 4-0 Indiana before finishing up with a Thanksgiving weekend tilt against a discombobulated Rutgers program.
The calendar turning over to October this week also marks a new leaf in Maryland¿s season. The Terps will host Michigan in their Big Ten Conference opener at what¿s expected to be a sold-out Byrd Stadium on Saturday night.
There were plenty of disparities from Maryland's 45-6 loss at West Virginia, starting with the score and working on down through total yards, plays and other various aspects of the game. And in his postgame press conference, coach Randy Edsall brought up on particular aspect unprompted: the Terps' inability to convert third and fourth downs against the Mountaineers defense. Maryland was 4 of 14 on third down conversions and failed twice on fourth down. West Virginia, meanwhile, was 9 of 16 on
One game after he threw four interceptions and was pulled in the third quarter of a 45-6 loss to West Virginia, Caleb Rowe will start at quarterback for Maryland against Michigan in Saturday night's Big Ten Conference opener, coach Randy Edsall said Sunday.
They won't be on the field at the same time, but Maryland middle linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. knows there will be a familiar face on the far sideline when the Terps take on West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium on Saturday. Mountaineers safety DaeJuan Funderburk was a year behind Carter at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington — part of a loaded defense that also featured current Maryland defensive ends Yannick Ngakoue and Cavon Walker and Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor. And though
When Maryland hosts Michigan in primetime on Oct. 3 in both teams¿ Big Ten Conference opener, the game will be headlining a day of games on the Big Ten Network. And the Terps will be the focal point for more than just the action on the field, too.
Maryland opened its season in impressive fashion a week ago with its 50-21 victory over Richmond. In Week 2, the Terps host a high-powered Bowling Green squad that put up big numbers against then-No. 25 Tennessee a week ago.
When the Terps began the search for C.J. Brown's successor two weeks ago, all eyes turned to the Rowe, the veteran gunslinger, and Garman, the tantalizing talent described as a "football junkie" by coach Randy Edsall. All that left Perry Hills to toil in near anonymity. But after Edsall tabbed him to lead the first-team offense during Saturday afternoon's open scrimmage at Fan Appreciation Day, Hills return to the starting job could be close to reality for the Terps.
In his last three starts, Bryan Cole has recorded four goals and eight assists, and his emergence as a playmaker will be critical for Maryland (13-3) as the NCAA Division I tournament continues. The No. 6-seeded Terps will face No. 3 seed North Carolina (13-3) in Sunday's quarterfinal at 2:30 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Johns Hopkins goalie Eric Schneider has rediscovered the ability that made him the team's undisputed starter last season. He backstopped Johns Hopkins' run to its first Big Ten Conference tournament championship, giving the team a first-round date in the NCAA tournament with No. 7 seed Virginia (10-4) at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Mark Dixon traded his ESPN hat for his Big Ten Network one last week as the analyst for the Big Ten tournament semifinals and final at Byrd Stadium in College Park and then participated in a live online chat for Inside Lacrosse as the 18-team field for the NCAA tournament was unveiled Sunday night.
Mark Dixon served as the analyst for No. 3 Maryland's 13-4 rout of Michigan on the Big Ten Network on Sunday. The former Johns Hopkins midfielder offers analysis on other topics around Division I men's lacrosse.
Sophomore Colin Heacock (Boys' Latin) had a career-high four points and nine players scored as the No. 3 Maryland men's lacrosse team defeated Robert Morris, 13-4, Tuesday, for its sixth straight victory.
Nearly two full seasons after Wells missed two shots in the closing seconds that could have beaten eventual-national champion Connecticut in the 2013-14 opener in Brooklyn, N.Y, and more than a year after Wells seemed surprised to hit a 3-pointer to beat Miami in College Park, the last-second heroics are almost second-nature.
Maybe it was just a coincidence that Iowa center Adam Woodbury just happened to poke Melo Trimble in the eye right after Melo had hit three straight shots late in the first half and temporarily pulled the Terps back into Sunday¿s game, but you might not think so if you saw his defensive performance against Wisconsin earlier this season.
Playing Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 30 is an opportunity for the Terps to add to the buzz, a chance for Maryland to build on the momentum it has generated through a competitive first season as a member of the Big Ten, its recent success in recruiting and the finalization of plans to construct a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility.
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.