In Baltimore, at least, the snow has finally melted and college lacrosse wins and losses and have taken on greater importance after more than a month's worth of games. As we head toward the season's midpoint, trends are beginning to emerge. Here's my take on what we've seen thus far.
A transformative season for the Maryland men¿s basketball team that saw the Terps get their first national ranking in five years and first spot in the Top 10 since 2002-03 led to individual recognition Monday for coach Mark Turgeon and his three top players.
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon had been waiting four years for a meaningful win with national significance. Dez Wells had been waiting three years for a signature performance that fans will talk about long after he leaves college.
The route that Maryland wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long traveled to reach the NFL scouting combine hasn't been an uninterrupted fly pattern. Both dealt with adversity in college, but this week they're auditioning for all 32 NFL teams at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Deborah Castleman, reading specialist at Dayton Oaks Elementary School, wants to thank the teachers and the many parent volunteers for the hours they spent making their "Walk in the PARCC … With a Good Book" into a successful evening.
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The Terps were the first school to offer Darnell Savage a scholarship, having done so months earlier, and Savage said Maryland coach Randy Edsall was the first coach that reached out to him once he got hurt.
Though he orally committed to play football at the Virginia Military Institute in January, South Carroll senior Chris Gavin made things official Wednesday when he signed his national letter of intent to become a Keydet.
By playing for the Eagles, Wyatt Cook, 18, earned attention he otherwise might not have, but lost the opportunity to play at Winters Mill with his brother, Wes Cook, who is two years older. A third-team All-State cornerback at Winters Mill, Wes walked on at East Carolina, but was cut.
Maryland men¿s basketball coach Mark Turgeon used to bemoan the long breaks in the schedule, for fear that his Terps would lose focus. Even Turgeon admitted that Maryland¿s first Big Ten bye could not have come at a better time.
Three standout juniors, whom The Baltimore Sun is following through the recruiting process until national signing day in 2016, had stellar performances on the field last fall, playing major roles in their teams' championship seasons and earning first-team All-Metro and All-State accolades.
Loyola men's lacrosse lost just once in 15 games in the 2014 regular season and earned the No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. But all that went for naught when they were stunned by unseeded Albany in the opening round of the tournament.
Anthony Cowan Jr.'s roots at Maryland run deep. Growing up in Bowie, he attended Gary Williams' summer camp in College Park several times. His father, Anthony Sr., received his master's from the school. His grandmother works in the university's African-American Studies program.
Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein, a Mount Airy native, is hoping for an NFL career as he practices this week at the Senior Bowl all-star game. Projected anywhere from the fourth to the fifth round by NFL scouts and draft analysts, Havenstein's roots go back to playing at Linganore.
Like many other Ohio State recruiting targets, Class of 2015 New York defensive end Austrian Robinson was impressed watching as the Buckeyes beat high-powered Oregon, 42-20, Monday to win the national championship.
When he joined the Maryland men's basketball team last summer after transferring from North Carolina A&T, senior guard Richaud Pack wasn't sure what role he would play for the Terps, except one: a good teammate.