Maybe the Terps are simply a year away from turning a corner. But it seems obvious from the rumblings around campus that the administration has figured out that Randy Edsall is not the guy to turn the Terps into an upper-level Big Ten machine. The first question, of course, is whether that is even realistic.
After two straight blowout defeats and amid a report that his firing is imminent, Maryland coach Randy Edsall reiterated comments he made earlier in the week ahead of Saturday's matchup at No. 1 Ohio State.
Saturday night's game against Michigan kicks off Maryland's second season in the Big Ten Conference, but it also begins a daunting stretch of games that could prove telling about the course of the Terps' season. After playing No. 22 Michigan, Maryland has matchups at No. 1 Ohio State, versus Penn State in Baltimore, at 4-0 Iowa, versus No. 19 Wisconsin, at No. 2 Michigan State and versus 4-0 Indiana before finishing up with a Thanksgiving weekend tilt against a discombobulated Rutgers program.
Ever since John Fitzgerald started getting recruited by Ivy League football programs, the Gilman senior was pretty sure he would go to one of them. His 3.5 GPA and his football skills as a receiver who¿s not afraid to block gave him options and he narrowed his list to Cornell, Columbia, Princeton and Yale before committing to Cornell last week.
A.J. Hendy cut his teeth facing playmakers week in and week out at safety for Maryland last fall. The only problem is that those playmakers — Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, among others — were his teammates. Hendy, who was suspended on the eve of the season opener for violating the university's code student of conduct, was on the scout team.
Brandon Ross and Wes Brown's conversations this August haven't been big picture talks centered on their competition for Maryland's starting running back position or their increased responsibility after the attrition at the position since the end of last season.
Gilman center Stewart Keeher committed to play football for Georgetown Thursday, bringing to six the number of Greyhounds seniors who have committed to Division I programs this summer. Four are offensive linemen.
The new dean of Loyola University of Maryland's business school started out as a social work student, but she makes no apologies for her switch to business — and she doesn't want her students or faculty to either.
Gilman offensive linemen Stephen Spanellis (Virginia) and Wes Mehl (Navy) bring to five the number of Gilman football commitments this summer – the first time coach Biff Poggi has ever had five players commit to Division I programs before July 1 heading into their senior years.
Phyllis E. Sachs, who was recognized by then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer for reviving the Neighborhood Design Center, which was facing closure in the 1970s, died Friday at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson of cancer. She was 92.
This spring was a campaign to remember for the Terps. Their 15 victories were the most in a season in the program¿s long history, and their 11-game winning streak was their longest since a 12-win run to open 1987.
Maryland's insurance policy at quarterback will arrive in College Park on Monday. Daxx Garman, who announced in March that he would be leaving Oklahoma State after three years there, will join the Terps as a graduate transfer and is expected to be immediately eligible to play in 2015, Maryland coach Randy Edsall announced Thursday. Garman has one year of eligibility remaining.
Six scholar-athletes from the Baltimore area were among fourteen statewide honored at the Maryland Public Secondary Schools¿ Athletic Association¿s eighth annual Minds In Motion Scholarship Luncheon Thursday.
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.
The Huber family and Johns Hopkins (11-6) — which meets No. 6 seed Maryland (14-3) in the second semifinal at 3:30 p.m. — have remained deeply connected since the passing of Jeremy Huber, who was discovered in his dorm Jan. 26.
Charlie Raffa has been an important cog for the fifth-seeded Terps (14-3), who have a semifinal date with Johns Hopkins (11-6) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the NCAA Division I tournament at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Five Maryland players, including first-team selections midfielder Taylor Cummings, defender Megan Douty and attacker Brooke Griffin, were named All-Americans Monday by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Loyola had three selections and Johns Hopkins, one.