When Maryland travels to East Lansing, Mich., this weekend to face Michigan State, the Terps know they're going to face a Spartans squad in an interesting predicament. Late Saturday night, Michigan State fell to Nebraska on a controversial call on a late touchdown pass, where the officials elected not to call a penalty that would have wiped out the result. The Cornhuskers beat the Spartans, 39-38. The loss was Michigan State's first of the season and knocked them all the way from No. 6 to No. 14
"You look at the discussions and the things that are being talked about nationally, the excitement, it's a 180-degree turn from the conversations that were going on a year ago," Penn State coach and former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin said Thursday.
For five years Tom Gilburg punted for the Colts, averaging 41.4 yards a boot before quitting in 1966 with a bum knee. Three times, he finished among the NFL's top 10 punters while doubling as a second-string offensive tackle.
The significance of Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking announcement that he's gay immediately struck a chord with former Ravens linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Playing a game that both teams were unsure would ever happen because of the U.S. government shutdown, the Midshipmen overcame a slow start offensively and a sloppy start defensively to beat Air Force 28-10, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
In just his second full training camp, Kindle has plenty of ground to make up. But with each bull rush of an offensive lineman, each burst off the edge toward the quarterback, the outside linebacker gains some traction in his long road back.
Gary Crowton might be fool's gold. The new Maryland offensive boss comes in with a shiny resume. The man won a national title at LSU. He directed the offense for Oregon¿s 2005 squad that went 10-1 and won the Fiesta Bowl behind Kellen Clemens' savvy play. Simply put, he seems like a home run. Don¿t fall for it -- yet.