The Maryland Terrapins have played big games at Byrd Stadium before, but there is no longer any question that the decision to jump to the Big Ten Conference has electrified the atmosphere around the football program.
Penn State's 4-0 start this season might have led some to believe that new coach James Franklin was simply putting the finishing touch on a masterful rebuilding job former coach Bill O'Brien started before he left for the Houston Texans after only two years.
Behind Ralph Friedgen, a Rutgers offense that was so consistently bad last season put up 41 points and 496 yards of total offense during the Scarlet Knights' shootout win over Washington State Thursday night.
Maryland lists Myers at defensive end, his primary position in high school. He has worked mostly with the third-team defense through the early part of preseason practice, but coach Randy Edsall likes what he has seen.
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall always talks about the process, how building a program is more than just wins and losses. At times, Edsall's mantra has been overshadowed by long losing streaks for his team and bouts of frustration among the fan base.
Kenny Tate couldn't have known how fleeting it would be -- those heady weeks after his junior season of 2010 when the NFL beckoned and he made a fateful decision to postpone the career he long imagined and return to Maryland.
The crowd started gathering long before the guest of honor was due to arrive. They wore No. 82 jerseys, Super Bowl XLVII championship T-shirts and any other purple article of clothing they could find, turning Jimmy's Famous Seafood into a Ravens pep rally.
Maryland starting cornerback Dexter McDougle will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury he suffered against Connecticut on Saturday night while playing perhaps the finest game of his career, coach Randy Edsall said Sunday.
Maryland won just two football games in 2011, followed by four victories in 2012. As 2013 training camp begins, there is an internal clock ticking inside many Terps players and coaches saying it's time to collect at least two more wins and return to a bowl game for the first time since 2010.
Matt Robinson should be at the point in his Maryland career where everything is done on muscle memory. The former Atholton standout should also be at the point where his starting position is solidified.