It has been an uneven season for Maryland, a preseason top-five team with the potential to dazzle and disappoint, often in the course of one game. But before a national TV audience, the Terps can extend their season, and maybe prove themselves worthy of the hype and hope so many fans held for them.
Mark Turgeon has often talked in the past about what happened to future Hall of Fame coach Gary Williams and Maryland six years ago in Spokane. What has gone virtually ignored is what also happened to Turgeon and his team at Texas A&M.
Nearly a quarter-century after he finished his Maryland career starring for a team not permitted to play in the NCAA tournament, Walt Williams will make his March Madness debut Friday in Spokane, Wash.
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.
Lefty Driesell will find out Friday if he will become a finalist for the third time after making it that far in 2003, the year he retired from coaching. Should that happen, he will learn during this year's Final Four if he finally gets in.
Eighteen months after the University of Maryland's jump to the Big Ten, the conference's television network is eagerly trying to make Terps fans feel more at home in their sprawling new neighborhood — an Illinois-based league with deep Midwestern roots.
When No. 8 Maryland hosts No. 3 Iowa at Xfinity Center on Thursday, it will mark the 15th time two top 10 men¿s teams have faced off in College Park since Lefty Driesell arrived in 1969. Interestingly, it will be the first time that has happened on the College Park campus since the No. 3 Terps beat top-ranked Duke, 86-73, at Cole Field House during the 2001-02 season.
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Maryland routed Rutgers 88-63 on Wednesday. It could have been worse if Mark Turgeon -- whose first three years at Maryland saw the Terps take similar poundings on a regular basis and even had three blowout road defeats during the first half of the Big Ten season a year ago -- had not substituted freely and rested his starters early. The move was not lost on Eddie Jordan.
It remains to be seen whether the two-year deal between Maryland and Georgetown leads to a more permanent resumption of the long-ago rivalry between the region's two biggest college basketball powers, but the excitement surrounding Tuesday night's early-season showdown at Xfinity Center should push both schools in that direction.
One of the common threads that ties together the 17 seasons Mark Turgeon has been a Division I college basketball coach are the transfers who have helped transform his respective teams, particularly those at Wichita State and Maryland.
David Hutsell, PGA assistant professional at Woodholme Golf & Country Club in Pikesville, won the 90th Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship on Wednesday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.
So how does a Maryland basketball program that seemed to be trending downward as recently as 2013-14 ¿ or have you all forgotten the 17-15 season that ended without any sort of post-season invitation ¿ get included by the Sporting News in its ranking of the top 15 programs since 2000-01? It has mostly to do with the weighted points system used to determine a program¿s accomplishments.
American Pharoah swept to a commanding victory — and kept alive hopes for an elusive Triple Crown — as Baltimore eagerly embraced the 140th Preakness Stakes' boisterous day-long festivities, which came less than three weeks after the city was torn by riots and looting.
The addition of Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon to a Maryland team many have already picked to win the Big Ten Conference next season and be a legitimate contender for a national championship gives the Terps the most talent fans in College Park have probably seen since the 1970s.
A local basketball rivalry that hasn¿t had a regularly-scheduled game in more than two decades will resume next season when Maryland plays Georgetown in the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games between the Big Ten and Big East.
From the time they emerged from a team meeting in the basement of coach Mark Turgeon's home Sunday night, the Maryland players and Turgeon himself have tried to move forward from the shocking image they saw displayed on the living room¿s big screen television a few minutes before.
With the start of the NCAA tournament, coach Mark Turgeon is hoping to see more efficiency than he did toward the end of the Big Ten Conference season, when opponents that played the Terps more than once figured Maryland out.
Projected to be a No. 3 seed in Pittsburgh after finishing the Big Ten Conference tournament with a 27-6 record, a No. 8 national ranking and in second place in the conference, Maryland was made a No. 4 seed and put in the same Midwest bracket as the tournament's top overall seed, unbeaten Kentucky.