Nike has signed more universities to outfitting deals, but rival Under Armour says it can succeed with a targeted approach based on identifying the most suitable partners — and geography plays a significant role.
Several coaches who've watched the league closely — including one Hall of Famer who's coached in the league and one who has taken his lumps coaching in it the past two years — were surprised by some of the Big Ten teams' seedings.
In the roughly three weeks since National Signing Day, Maryland's coaching staff hasn't slowed down at all on the recruiting trail. The Terps are doling out plenty of offers all over the country, and while the staff hasn't gotten its first commitment in the Class of 2017 yet, Maryland is making an impression on prospective recruits.
Should Maryland get to No. 1 in the latest Top 25 rankings by either the Associated Press or USA Today Sports released Monday afternoon, it will mark the first time in program history that the Terps occupy the top spot during the season.
Bert Jones, who quarterbacked the Colts to three AFC East championships in the 1970s, was elected Friday to the College Football Hall of Fame. A first-team All-American at LSU, Jones is one of 16 players and coaches named to the class of 2016, which will be inducted in December.
Before Maryland players enter their practice fields, they walk by a graveyard filled with tombstones bearing the results of past games. It¿s a reminder of the success the Terps have had in the past and how, in the future, they can shock and surprise teams again.
The Nittany Lions represent Maryland's only chance to develop a real rivalry in the Big Ten. The geography works and the timing might finally be right for two teams that arrived at this point from very different directions but find themselves at similar competitive crossroads.
Caleb Rowe will make his fourth career start for Maryland at quarterback against South Florida on Saturday, his first start since the end of October 2013. In his career, he¿s been a staple in relief, appearing in 15 games in his first three-plus years in College Park. But this marks the first time he¿s been handed the keys to the Terps offense with the opportunity to seize the job for the long haul.
Eddie Jordan's return to Rutgers had been rough. Taking over a program that made national headlines two years ago when Mike Rice was fired for verbally and physically abusing his players, Jordan helped changed the atmosphere. But the product failed to improve.
When the Maryland's men's soccer team faces Michigan in Ann Arbor and the women's team plays host to Rutgers at Ludwig Field, it will mark the Terps' first in-conference competition of any kind as a member of the Big Ten. The school officially joined the league in July after 61 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Now, the Baltimore native has the job of his dreams. He officially became an NFL football player Friday night when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, trading up with the San Francisco 49ers to select him 94th overall.
Maryland, which is contesting the exit fee as it prepares to join the Big Ten Conference in July, accuses the ACC of seeking to withhold information, along with more than $20 million in shared conference revenue.