Nike has signed more universities to outfitting deals, but rival Under Armour says it can succeed with a targeted approach based on identifying the most suitable partners — and geography plays a significant role.
Mark Turgeon has often talked in the past about what happened to future Hall of Fame coach Gary Williams and Maryland six years ago in Spokane. What has gone virtually ignored is what also happened to Turgeon and his team at Texas A&M.
Barack Obama must be a Maryland fan. For the second straight year, and the third time during his presidency, the college basketball junkie who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is picking the Terps to advance to the Sweet 16.
The allegiance of Bob Turgeon and others connected to Mark Turgeon, the fifth-year Maryland men's basketball coach, and his team won't be questioned when they gather at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln on Wednesday for a second straight year, many of them putting aside their normal rooting interests to cheer for the fourth-ranked Terps.
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.
During the high-profile College Station workout today for Johnny Football, also known as Texas A&M star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, the Ravens were among the NFL teams in attendance.