Playing Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl on Dec. 30 is an opportunity for the Terps to add to the buzz, a chance for Maryland to build on the momentum it has generated through a competitive first season as a member of the Big Ten, its recent success in recruiting and the finalization of plans to construct a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility.
As Boys' Latin's Dom Maggio impressed the coaches at Wake Forest's kicking camp last June, he had no idea that the Demon Deacons' recruiting coordinator knew his name well, and not just because he stood out at the camp. Thirty years ago at UCLA, Bill Rees recruited another local Maggio who could kick pretty well, too.
The roughly 300 people who gathered Saturday at Towson University's West Village Commons Ballroom were all members of Team Giovanazzi — honoring the life of Greg Giovanazzi, a NCAA volleyball champion, college and Olympic coach and Catonsville resident.
Stuck in a cubicle and tasked with hammering out my weekly Five for Friday post, I¿m going to make the most of it by highlighting the five most memorable NCAA tournament moments of the past 20 years. Why the past 20 years? It¿s a nice, round number, and I didn¿t start storing stuff in my sports memory bank before 1990. But if you can remember March Madness memories from before then, please share them in the comments section.