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- Maryland coach DJ Durkin had flipped the script on his team’s two-game losing streak heading into his team’s first home night game this season against Michigan
- Maryland coach DJ Durkin said Monday that the team's offensive line has to do a better job protecting whoever is playing quarterback for the Terps.
- The health of injured Maryland quarterback Perry Hills and his status for Saturday's home game against Minnesota has been a question that first-year coach DJ Durkin has danced around for much of the week.
- After watching tape from his team’s first loss of the season and his first defeat as a head coach at Maryland, DJ Durkin said in a teleconference Monday that he
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Going into Saturday's game here at Beaver Stadium,
MarylandandAs the third quarter was nearing its midpoint Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium, Maryland appeared to be on the verge of getting back in the game against Penn State. Trailing 24-14 at halftime, a 44-yard run by Maryland freshman Lorenzo Harrison had put the ball at the Nittany Lions' 30. The Terps eventually had a fourth-and-2 at the 22.After finishing its first month under new coach DJ Durkin unbeaten and seemingly no longer unsure of itself, the Maryland football team plummeted back to reality Saturday at Beaver Stadium with a 38-14 loss.With an 0-2 record in the Colonial Athletic Association, Towson needs to start a winning streak to have any chance of making the tournament.Without giving away their game plans, the Penn State and Maryland quarterbacks said this week that it's more about how their offenses execute than what the defenses do to try to limit the respective running games.Growing up in a small town outside Nashville, Tenn., Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell used to spread out his football playing cards on the couch in theGoing into Saturday’s matchup in State College between Maryland (4-0) and Penn State (3-2), there is very little in the way of pregame buildup or bad blood.When the 3-0 Terps open their Big Ten schedule at Maryland Stadium, first-year coach DJ Durkin is hoping for his team's best performance to date.The Maryland coaching staff knew it didn't have the same star power as Pennsylvania for the Big 33 Classic, but it didn't see any reason to think it couldn't hang with the Keystone State's finest in the annual all-star game.No. 4 seed Syracuse is returning to championship weekend for the fifth straight year after beating fifth-seeded Southern California, 12-11, in overtime in the quarterfinals of the NCAA women's tournament Saturday.O'Donnell led the Nittany Lions with five goals as they upset No. 2 seed Florida in the second round of the NCAA Division I tournament.When Penn State's women's lacrosse team upset No. 2 Florida on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Baltimore-area natives figured prominently, including St. Mary's graduate Steph Lazo with the game-winning goal in overtime. Half of the Nittany Lions' starting lineup hails from the Baltimore suburbs and so does coach Missy Doherty, who played lacrosse at St. Mary's before helping Maryland to three national championshipsSteph Lazo (St. Mary's) scored in overtime to lift the Nittany Lions (13-6) over the host Gators (18-2) in a second-round game.No. 1 Maryland's Taylor Cummings, Megan Whittle, Alice Mercer and Megan Taylor were honored as the best players at their position by the Big Ten ConferenceThe No. 3 Terps scored the first six goals and maintained a gap that never got closer than three goals the rest of the way en route to a 16-9 victory over the No. 18 Nittany Lions in a Big Ten tournament semifinal at Homewood Field Thursday night.While the other top Division I teams play in their conference tournament this week or next, the independent Blue Jays have finished their regular season and have nothing to do but practice and wait to see if they earn a berth in the NCAA tournament. The selections will be announced on May 8 at 9 p.m.Johns Hopkins scored twice in a 60-second span late in the fourth quarter and then the game-winner 1:58 into overtime to lift the Blue Jays past the Nittany Lions, 12-11.For its inaugural draft on Wednesday night, the United Women's Lacrosse League looked to the nation's most successful Division I women's program to fill its rosters. Eight former Maryland players were selected by the UWLX's four teams during the 40-player draft, with former Terps standout midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century), a two-time Tewaaraton Award winner, chosen No. 1 overall by the Baltimore Ride.Tragedies have deepened friendship between Johns Hopkins' Dave Pietramala, Penn State's Jeff TambroniMatt Kavanagh scored 30 seconds into overtime to lift the No. 1 Notre Dame men's lacrosse team to an 8-7 victory over No. 17 Marquette on Wednesday.Bryan Cole scored in overtime to lift No. 5 Maryland to an 11-10 victory over No. 14 Penn State Sunday in men's lacrosse.Mark Dixon provided color commentary for the Big Ten Network¿s coverage of No. 5 Maryland¿s 8-7 win at Michigan on Saturday. The former Johns Hopkins midfielder will help the network during its broadcast of the Terps¿ road game at No. 14 Penn State on Sunday night.Loyola Maryland scored the game's first three goals and allowed one goal in each quarter to earn a 12-4 men's lacrosse win over host Colgate (3-7, 1-4) on Sunday.Hat tricks from Emily Gillingham and freshman Carly Tellekamp lifted the No. 20 Towson women's lacrosse team to a 9-4 victory over No. 19 Johns Hopkins on Saturday.Keenan has been a reserve in nine games for the Nittany Lions (6-3), but he played like a starter in Saturday's 15-10 upset of then-No. 1 Denver.Cami Whiteford (Severn) brought host Loyola Maryland (6-5) to within a goal with 15:11 left to play, but No. 11 Princeton (6-2) prevailed, 8-7, in women's lacrosse Wednesday.The Penn State men's lacrosse team ended a 20-game Denver winning streak, upsetting the top-ranked Pioneers (7-1), 15-10, to capture the Patriot Cup at Southern Methodist's Gerald Ford Stadium in Dallas on Saturday.Jen Adams can hardly believe this is her eighth year at Loyola already. She's led the Greyhounds to two Big East championships, the past two Patriot League championships and five straight NCAA tournament appearances.