At 17-1, the Terps clearly emerged ahead of second seed North Carolina (15-3), third seed Duke (14-4) and fourth seed Syracuse (14-7) after the Tar Heels lost to Syracuse in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, the Blue Devils lost to Johns Hopkins Sunday and Syracuse lost to Loyola Maryland Saturday.
After using their first overall pick on Thursday to draft a potential franchise quarterback in Florida State¿s Jameis Winston, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered the their offensive line with Penn State tackle Donovan Smith (Owings Mills).
"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.
Will Ryan made nine saves to anchor Johns Hopkins' 11-10 double overtime win against Big Ten foe Penn State on Saturday night. The junior goalkeeper will play again on Saturday against Michigan, but he won¿t be alone.
Maryland coach John Tillman said Tuesday morning that Charlie Raffa did not break any bones in Saturday's 12-5 victory over Penn State and that the senior faceoff specialist is questionable for Wednesday's 7 p.m. home game against No. 19 Loyola Maryland at Byrd Stadium.
Mark Dixon served as the analyst for No. 3 Maryland's 13-4 rout of Michigan on the Big Ten Network on Sunday. The former Johns Hopkins midfielder offers analysis on other topics around Division I men's lacrosse.
Sophomore Colin Heacock (Boys' Latin) had a career-high four points and nine players scored as the No. 3 Maryland men's lacrosse team defeated Robert Morris, 13-4, Tuesday, for its sixth straight victory.
It was another narrow win for coach Mark Turgeon¿s No. 10 Terps. Dez Wells, who made a crucial 17-footer from the right wing with 8.8 seconds left and little time remaining on the 35-second shot clock, recorded his second straight double double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman point guard Melo Trimble led Maryland with 21 ponts and also had seven rebounds.
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.
The Big Ten has issued a public reprimand of Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers for his postgame comments about the officiating in Maryland's 76-73 win over the Nittany Lions on Saturday night.
Melo Trimble's ability to get to the free-throw line has been a major part of the Maryland men's basketball team's offensive success this season as well as a source of frustration for coaches of opposing teams, particularly in the Big Ten Conference.
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.