Carlton Bailey (Woodlawn) has three conference championship rings and the memory of that AFC title game in 1992, when he intercepted a pass by the Denver Broncos' John Elway and ran for a touchdown in a 10-7 victory that sent the Buffalo Bills to the Super Bowl.
Now that Maryland is considered one of the top teams in the country with a legitimate chance of making the 2016 Final Four, it's going to be interesting to compare the Terps to the other teams in the top five in the country.
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.
The Dawsons, who have been married for three years, are caught in the middle of one of Baltimore's most storied and unique battles. The football teams clash Saturday at McDonogh in the 100th rivalry game between the two. Chris Dawson will be on the visiting sidelines. Lucy Dawson will be in the McDonogh stands with the couple's 1-year-old daughter, Eleanor. Chris' parents are coming to the game and will be somewhere in between.
Maryland, picked to win the Big Ten by conference media and coaches, was ranked No. 9 in the preseason poll. The Terps return four starters from last year's 34-3 squad that went undefeated in the Big Ten and advanced to its second straight Final Four.
The World Series title for Turgeon's favorite Major League Baseball team came a few hours before his favorite college basketball team was picked third nationally in a preseason poll for the second time in less than a month.
The Maryland women's basketball team was unbeaten, a perfect 18-0, in the Big Ten Conference last season. It won the Big Ten tournament. It advanced to the Final Four, two rounds further than the Big Ten's next-best NCAA tournament team. On Wednesday, after a vote by coaches and media, the Terps were named conference favorites, picked to repeat as champions.
Avery Edwards had waited more than a year for his college career to begin, and in Maryland's season opener against Richmond on Saturday afternoon, it got off to a quicker start than the freshman could have ever expected. After running back Brandon Ross took a handoff from quarterback Perry Hills on the game's first play, Edwards, who wasn't listed on the two-deep depth chart for the game, ran out onto the field and took his position at tight end. His parents and both sets of grandparents were
Thirty years ago, the Maryland football team opened the season ranked as the No. 1 team in the country by Sport Magazine. It was the last time one of the school's two marquee programs held any sort of top ranking — until the men's basketball team was ranked No. 1 on Wednesday in an unofficial ESPN poll, ahead of perennial powers such as North Carolina, Kentucky and defending national champion Duke.
Dez Wells and Pat Connaughton ended their senior years in college on about the same level in the eyes of many NBA scouts. Both were considered good all-around players and the emotional leaders of their respective teams, touted more for intangibles than the skills that easily translated to the pro game. As a result, the two shooting guards were also considered marginal NBA draft picks.
McDonogh coach Chris Robinson and Notre Dame Prep graduate Covie Stanwick have been named the coaches for the girls teams competing in the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic July at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.
If Megan Whittle hadn¿t been forced to sit in a chair for the press conference after Maryland won the NCAA women¿s lacrosse championship Sunday night, she might still have been jumping up and down. The McDonogh graduate finished with three goals and an assist in the 9-8 win over No. 2 North Carolina for Maryland¿s second straight national championship.
Maryland's women's lacrosse team complete a wire-to-wire run as the No. 1 team in Division I, capping its season Sunday night with the 13th national championship in program history, 9-8 over No. 2 North Carolina at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Here's a By-The-Numbers look at the Terps' championship.
While some of Maryland's younger players, especially junior Tewaaraton Award winner Taylor Cummings and freshman leading scorer Megan Whittle, have often stolen the spotlight in the drive to Friday's NCAA Division I tournament semifinals, the No. 1 and defending champion Terps rely heavily on the top eight of their 11 seniors.
When the Terps open next season, perhaps as the No. 1 team in the country and probably no lower than No. 3, only forward Jake Layman, center Damonte Dodd and former walk-on Varun Ram will be left over from the team two years ago.
This is the first time the NCAA Division I mens' lacrosse champion will probably come from the West or Midwest region of the country. Denver and Notre Dame are both better than Johns Hopkins and Maryland.