Less than a week after parting amicably -- it was called a "mutual" decision, according to Maryland coach Randy Edsall -- former Terps defensive coordinator Brian Stewart was named Tuesday as defensive backs coach at Nebraska.
Going into Tuesday's much-anticipated game between No. 16 Maryland and No. 5 Wisconsin at Xfinity Center, the Terps' Layman and the Badgers' Sam Dekker are both among 16 players being considered for the first Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year award.
Richaud Pack started the last part of his five-year college basketball journey by showing those who didn't think he could play at a high-major program how far he had come since his high school years in Detroit.
Recent history suggests that 16th-ranked Maryland will not blow out Nebraska on Thursday night at Xfinity Center, despite the fact that the Cornhuskers have lost five of their past six games, with all the defeats coming in double figures.
The Terps men's basketball team's Feb. 28 game against Michigan will be played at noon, Maryland announced Sunday. The matchup, which will be the Terps' final game at Xfinity Center this season, will be broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2.
One thing became abundantly clear toward the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half of Maryland's 76-73 victory over Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday. Though defense might still win championships on various levels in different sports, offense still wins college basketball games.
Maryland basketball's win over Indiana on Wednesday took some pressure off the Terps. It was Mark Turgeon's team's most impressive victory since they defeated Michigan State at Xfinity Center on Jan. 17.
Maryland men¿s basketball coach Mark Turgeon used to bemoan the long breaks in the schedule, for fear that his Terps would lose focus. Even Turgeon admitted that Maryland¿s first Big Ten bye could not have come at a better time.
Maryland men's basketball has four more games before it faces Indiana again Feb. 11 at Xfinity Center, starting Sunday at home against Northwestern. What happened at Assembly Hall on Thursday was startling to the Terps.
After little went right for most of the game, nearly everything went Maryland¿s way over the last 15 minutes Saturday at Xfinity Center, though, particularly for Layman and Trimble, as well as for senior forward Evan Smotrycz.
This has not been a stellar start to the season for the Big Ten. Aside from winning its annual interleague competition with the Atlantic Coast Conference despite its ranked teams going 1-5, Maryland's new basketball breathren have not exactly lived up to their reputation among the nation's best.
Maryland's Sal Conaboy is used to being in the middle of controlled chaos, whether it meant growing up as the second youngest of eight siblings near Scranton, Pa., or as the starting center the past two seasons on ther Terps' endlessly revolving offensive line.