After Mark Turgeon was widely praised for keeping the Terps competitive in his first season, fans are getting a little impatient with the progress the team has made in the coach's second year at Maryland.
Maryland's recent slump has not been a total shock to second-year coach Mark Turgeon. When he looked at the schedule before the season, Turgeon saw how difficult the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference slate might unfold for a young team.
Tournaments were the main focus for county wrestlers over the weekend with Edgewood playing host to the only tourney contested in Harford County. Other tournaments involving local teams were held at Franklin and Spalding high schools.
Keith Watson's third-ranked Patriots used a dominant effort in the middle weights and five pins to defeat host Archbishop Spalding in the finals and win the Spalding Duals. The Patriots went 5-0 in the tournament to take the crown.
By By Mike Frainie and Special to The Baltimore Sun
Before his team began the Atlantic Coast Conference portion of its schedule earlier this month, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon begrudgingly acknowledged that the first three games could be pivotal for the Terps since the first two would be played at Comcast Center.
In November, more than 700 high school boys and girls lacrosse players on 46 teams ¿ came together to raise more than $65,000 for two severely wounded Connecticut soldiers at the seventh annual Sticks for Soldiers Thanksgiving Lacrosse Tournament in Fairfield, Conn.
The Crabs Atlantic Stars of Maryland, the only East Coast team at the 12th annual Adrenaline Challenge last weekend in Del Mar, Calif., went undefeated to win their age bracket, capped by a dramatic win in the final.
Mount Mat Madness, regarded as one of the top wrestling tournaments in the country until going on a one-year hiatus, is returning this weekend at UMBC with 28 teams from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Loyola men's lacrosse Coach Charley Toomey was named the recipient of the F. Morris Touchstone Award as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year, the association announced today at the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association convention at the Marriott Waterfront hotel in Baltimore.
The month of November was an earthquake on the college sports landscape in Maryland. The big eruption, of course, came out of College Park on Nov. 19 when the flagship university announced that it was leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference – of which it was a charter member in 1953 – to chart a new course in the Big Ten Conference starting in less than two years.
The University of Maryland's planned departure from the Atlantic Coast Conference has raised questions about the league's long-term survival, a sobering prospect for fans who grew up on games between the Terps and their Tobacco Road rivals.
In the end, what makes the University of Maryland's move to the Big Ten look like such a winner is the school's participation in the Big Ten Network, one of collegiate sports' most successful and savvy TV operations with its audience of 80 million homes.
If the University of Maryland moves to the Big Ten, its football and basketball teams would trade one set of big-time rivals for another. But what about lacrosse, perhaps the university's third signature sport?