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Hopkins will have great familiarity with future Big Ten foes

Posted on 03 June 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, MD – Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels announced today that the Blue Jay men’s lacrosse team has been accepted by the Big Ten Conference as a sport affiliate member. The announcement comes on the same day that the Big Ten announced the addition of men’s lacrosse as an official conference sport. Big Ten play is scheduled to begin during the 2015 season.

Johns Hopkins will join current Big Ten schools Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan as well as future members Maryland and Rutgers in competing for the Big Ten Championship in men’s lacrosse. Hopkins will officially become a Big Ten sport affiliate member on July 1, 2014.

“This decision may represent the single greatest change in Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse in more than a century,” Daniels said. “I am grateful for the thoughtful process that has led us to this historic place, and I am confident in the success of our shared endeavor in the years to come. ”

Johns Hopkins has competed as an independent in men’s lacrosse since the program began play in 1883. Since then, the program has produced 44 national championships, nine NCAA titles, 183 First Team All-Americans and 65 members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The Blue Jays rank first nationally in overall national titles, First Team All-Americans and Hall of Fame inductees, while JHU’s nine NCAA titles rank second all time. Johns Hopkins has also appeared in 41 of the 43 all-time NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships since the NCAA began sponsoring the national tournament in 1971.

“We are pleased to announce that the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program will become the Big Ten’s first sport affiliate member,” said Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany. “Johns Hopkins University is one of the top academic institutions in the country and their men’s lacrosse program has been one of the nation’s best since it was first founded in 1883. Lacrosse is a unique part of the culture on the East Coast, and is an emerging sport both among our current schools and across the country. The addition of Johns Hopkins will give us the opportunity to launch Big Ten men’s lacrosse in 2015, and we look forward to working with their administrators, coaches, student-athletes and fans in preparation for their first conference season.”

The ever-changing landscape of college lacrosse led Johns Hopkins Director of Athletics Tom Calder and men’s lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala to begin discussing conference affiliation in the spring of 2012. While fully aware of the storied history of the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program as an independent, both realized that national conference realignment was making the challenges of scheduling even more difficult and the opportunity most other teams had to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship through a conference was something that needed to be explored.

With six men’s lacrosse teams, the Big Ten will receive one of the automatic bids to the NCAA Championship. Currently, 16 teams are selected to compete each year in the tournament. NCAA rules allow for up to 50-percent of the tournament field to be comprised of teams receiving an automatic bid.

“The goal each season for our men’s lacrosse team always has been and always will be to compete for the national championship,” Calder noted. “Our administration is fully committed to providing Dave Pietramala and our men’s lacrosse program the resources and opportunities necessary for us to compete at that level. We are proud of the history and accomplishments we enjoyed while competing as an independent, but we feel the opportunity to align with members of the Big Ten as the conference adds men’s lacrosse best positions the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program to maintain the standards that have been established here.”

Johns Hopkins and Maryland have competed in men’s lacrosse since 1895 and the Blue Jays also added Michigan to the schedule during the 2013 season. In addition, Ohio State and Penn State are currently slotted as the team’s two preseason opponents, while Johns Hopkins and Rutgers have met 34 times dating back to 1920. The familiarity with those programs was a key element in the decision-making process.

“This is a very exciting day for Johns Hopkins University as we combine two traditions of excellence – the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program and the Big Ten, which are both committed to excellence in the classroom and on the field” Pietramala stated. “As the head coach and a former player here, one of the things that is truly exciting is the challenging schedule we have been able to maintain. This move allows us to maintain the greatest rivalry in college lacrosse with the University of Maryland, add several nationally-recognized programs to our schedule and maintain a number of national and local rivalries we have in place. All of those things were important considerations and I am thankful to our administration for the time and effort they have put into this process and the unwavering support we have received in making this decision.”

 

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Maryland’s 2015 Big Ten schedule includes Penn State at M&T Bank Stadium

Posted on 03 June 2013 by WNST Staff

PARK RIDGE, Ill. – The Big Ten on Monday announced the conference football schedule for the 2015 season, and Maryland’s is highlighted by home games against Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin and Indiana. The Terrapins will go on the road to face Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State and Rutgers.

Maryland’s second season in the Big Ten will open on Oct. 3, 2015 when Michigan pays a visit to Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. After traveling to Ohio State on Oct. 10, the Terps will face Penn State at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Oct. 24.

The Terps, who alternate home and road games throughout the season, follow up the Penn State game with a trip to Iowa on Oct. 31. The month of November features a home game with Wisconsin on Nov. 7, a trip to Michigan State on Nov. 14, the home finale on Nov. 21 vs. Indiana and the regular-season conclusion at Rutgers on Nov. 28.

Now is the time to order your season tickets for this historic new era of Maryland Football. Become a season ticket holder today to secure the best seats available and lock-in your price for two years including the inaugural season (2014) in the Big Ten Conference.

All season tickets for 2013 include the game with West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium. A variety of season ticket options are available and prices start as low as $159. Family 4-Packs are also available for $600. The payment plan is a great option for fans to spread out the cost of tickets.

Fans can purchase season tickets online at UMTerps.com or by calling the ticket office at 800-462-TERP or 301-314-7070

The complete schedule and game times will be announced at a later date.

Maryland 2015 Big Ten Schedule
Oct. 3 – Michigan
Oct. 10 – at Ohio State
Oct. 17 – Open Date
Oct. 24 – Penn State (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.)
Oct. 31 – at Iowa
Nov. 7 – Wisconsin
Nov. 14 – at Michigan State
Nov. 21 – Indiana
Nov. 28 – at Rutgers

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Maryland, Hopkins to join new Big Ten lacrosse league

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Maryland, Hopkins to join new Big Ten lacrosse league

Posted on 03 June 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland’s men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will compete in the Big Ten Conference beginning with the 2015 season, following an announcement from the conference office on Monday that the Big Ten has secured six men’s and six women’s lacrosse teams.

Earlier today, Johns Hopkins was accepted as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse only beginning with the 2014-15 academic year to give the Big Ten six men’s programs, joining Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, which also field women’s programs and will be joined on the women’s side by Northwestern. Big Ten rules allow for a conference championship when six institutions sponsor a program in any given sport.

“The Big Ten is an outstanding conference and we’re thrilled that it will be able to be the conference home for two of our most successful programs in men’s and women’s lacrosse,” said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “Lacrosse is important to our university and to our state and the addition of Johns Hopkins as a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse shows that it is important to the Big Ten now and in the future.”

The six programs that will comprise Big Ten men’s lacrosse boast 56 national championships, with schools that have competed for more than a century. Johns Hopkins has been an independent since 1883 and leads all schools with 44 national championships. Maryland has claimed 11 national titles, while Rutgers has also won a national championship. The Scarlet Knights launched men’s lacrosse in 1887, followed by programs starting in 1913 for Penn State, 1924 for Maryland and 1953 for Ohio State. Michigan instituted a men’s lacrosse program in 2012. Maryland, Ohio State and Penn State each qualified for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship this season, with the Buckeyes advancing to the quarterfinals.

“This is an exciting development for the sport of lacrosse,” said Maryland men’s head coach John Tillman. “We’re looking forward to competing as a Big Ten program against Penn State, Ohio State, Rutgers, Michigan and Johns Hopkins and embrace the challenges that lie ahead in the future.”

Big Ten women’s lacrosse will feature teams that have won 23 national championships and 19 of the 32 NCAA championships, including eight of the last nine. Maryland has won 11 national championships, with 10 NCAA crowns, including seven straight from 1995 to 2001 and most recently in 2010. Northwestern has claimed seven NCAA titles, highlighted by five consecutive from 2005 to 2009 and most recently in 2012. Penn State has earned five national championships, including NCAA titles in 1987 and 1989. The Terrapins, Wildcats and Nittany Lions earned berths in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship this season. Penn State advanced to the quarterfinals, Northwestern reached the national semifinals and Maryland was edged in triple overtime in the national championship game.

“To be a part of a conference from the ground up is exciting for our program and we are anxious to put our thumbprint on Big Ten lacrosse,” said Maryland women’s head coach Cathy Reese. “It is going to be a highly competitive league and with former Terps coaching at five of the six institutions, I believe there is a lot to be excited about as we make this transition in 2014-15 and begin a new chapter in the rich history of Maryland women’s lacrosse.”

With the addition of Maryland and Rutgers in 2014, the broad-based athletic programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will sponsor nearly 350 teams in 42 different sports with almost 9,500 student-athletes, more than any other conference. The Big Ten currently features 25 official conference sports, 12 for men and 13 for women, but is set to add men’s ice hockey as the 26th conference sport in the fall. Men’s and women’s lacrosse will become the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports in 2014-15.

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Maryland announces 2014 Big Ten football schedule

Posted on 16 May 2013 by WNST Staff

2014 Big Ten Football Schedule Announced

Schedule Features Inaugural Big Ten Home Opener against Ohio State at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 4

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Big Ten announced on Thursday its football schedule for the 2014 season, which will mark the University of Maryland’s inaugural season in the conference. Maryland’s home conference schedule will feature matchups with Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan State and Rutgers. The Terrapins will travel to Indiana, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan.

“It is great to know that we have our schedule for our inaugural season in the Big Ten,” Head Football Coach Randy Edsall said. “This is a very attractive and challenging schedule and is one our coaching staff, student-athletes and fans will look forward to playing in 2014.”

The Terrapin’s first Big Ten matchup will come on Saturday, Sept. 27 when they travel to Bloomington, Ind. to play the Indiana Hoosiers. This will mark the first time these two teams have played since 1935, when Indiana defeated Maryland 13-7 at Memorial Stadium. The Hoosiers hold 2-0 advantage in the all-time series.

Maryland will face Ohio State in its first Big Ten home conference game on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

After a week off, Maryland hosts Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 18, marking the first-ever meeting between the two universities. The Terrapins return to the road the following week, traveling to Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 25 for their first-ever game against the 2012 Big Ten Champion Badgers.

Maryland stays on the road on Saturday, Nov. 1 for its first meeting with Penn State since 1993 and their first trip to State College since 1992. This marks the 38th meeting between the two schools.

Following a week off, Maryland returns to College Park to host Michigan State on Saturday, Nov. 15. This will be the first time the two teams have met since 1950, when Maryland won 34-7.

Maryland makes its first trip to Ann Arbor since 1990 when they play the Wolverines on Saturday, Nov. 22. Michigan was victorious in the last meeting and is 3-0 all-time against Maryland.

The Terrapins close out their inaugural Big Ten schedule on Saturday, Nov. 29 when they host Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights, who will also make their Big Ten debut in 2014, last traveled to College Park in 2009.

Of the eight conference opponents Maryland will face in 2014, two finished the 2012 season ranked in the Associated PressTop 25 and four of them played in bowls, including one BCS bowl (Ohio State and Penn State were both ineligible for postseason play). Six of the schools finished with a winning record in 2012, including Wisconsin who won the Big Ten Championship.

Now is the time to order your season tickets for this historic new era of Maryland Football.  Become a season ticket holder today to secure the best seats available and lock-in your price for two years including the inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference.

All season tickets for 2013 include the game with West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium.  A variety of season ticket options are available and prices start as low as $159.  Family 4-Packs are also available for $600.  The five-month payment plan is a great option for fans to spread out the cost of tickets.

Fans can purchase season tickets online at UMTerps.com or by calling the ticket office at 800-462-TERP or 301-314-7070

The complete schedule and game times will be announced at a later date.

 

Date     Opponent

9/27      at Indiana

10/4      vs. Ohio State

10/11    Open Date

10/18    vs. Iowa

10/25    at Wisconsin

11/1      at Penn State

11/8      Open Date

11/15    vs. Michigan State

11/22    at Michigan

11/29    vs. Rutgers

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Maryland to visit Ohio State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Posted on 08 May 2013 by WNST Staff

Maryland is 10-4 all-time in the Challenge

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland will play at Ohio State on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the 15th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, the ACC Office announced Wednesday.

 

The Terrapins will be facing the Buckeyes for the first time in the history of the Challenge. The schools last met in 1985 and Ohio State holds a 3-2 advantage in the all-time series.

 

Maryland has won seven of the last eight and holds a 10-4 all-time record in the Challenge, including a 77-57 victory at Northwestern last season.

 

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioners Cup. All 12 games will also be available via WatchESPN.

 

All 12 Big Ten teams and 12 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 2013 Challenge, including the three newest ACC members Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. Clemson, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest will not play in the 2013 event.

 

The ACC and Big Ten split last year’s Challenge with six wins each. In the event of a tie, the Commissioner’s Cup remains with the conference that won the previous year, which was the Big Ten in 2011. The ACC holds a 10-3-1 Challenge record, winning the first 10 events (1999-2008) while the Big Ten won the next three (2009-2011).

 

2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule (times and networks are to be determined):

 

Date Game
Tue, Dec 3 Indiana at Syracuse
  Michigan at Duke
  Notre Dame at Iowa
  Florida State at Minnesota
  Penn State at Pittsburgh
  Illinois at Georgia Tech
Wed, Dec 4 North Carolina at Michigan State
  Maryland at Ohio State
  Miami at Nebraska
  Wisconsin at Virginia
  Boston College at Purdue
  Northwestern at NC State

 

 

- Terps -

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Big Ten presidents approve realignment with Maryland in Eastern Division

Posted on 28 April 2013 by WNST Staff

Big Ten Announces Football Division Alignments and Move to Nine-Game Conference Schedules

New division alignments begin in 2014 and nine-game schedules start in 2016

April 28, 2013

The Big Ten Conference office announced football division alignments set to begin in 2014 and nine-game conference schedules set to start in 2016.  The changes were unanimously recommended by conference directors of athletics and supported by the Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors.

“Big Ten directors of athletics concluded four months of study and deliberation with unanimous approval of a future football structure that preserved rivalries and created divisions based on their primary principle of East/West geography,” said Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany.  “The directors of athletics also relied on the results of a fan survey commissioned by BTN last December to arrive at their recommendation, which is consistent with the public sentiment expressed in the poll.”

The new division alignments will feature Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers in the East Division and Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin in the West Division. All schools in the East Division are in the eastern time zone and all schools in the West Division are in the central time zone with the exception of Purdue. Each school will play the other six schools in its division plus two teams from the other division in 2014 and 2015, which will serve as transitional years in which the schools will still be playing eight-game schedules. Beginning in 2016, each school will play three teams from the other division as part of its nine-game schedule. The cross-division games will include one protected matchup on an annual basis between Indiana and Purdue.

With the start of the nine-game conference schedule in 2016, teams from the East Division will host five conference home games during even-numbered years, while teams from the West Division will host five conference home games during odd-numbered years. As a result of the nine-game conference schedule and the Big Ten’s schedule rotation, every student-athlete will have the opportunity to play against every other team in the conference at least once during a four-year period. The Big Ten is returning to a nine-game conference schedule for all teams for the first time since the 1983 and 1984 seasons.

“Big Ten directors of athletics met in person or by conference call six times from December to March to discuss a new Big Ten football model,” Delany said.  “The level of cooperation and collaboration was reflective of what we’ve come to expect from this group of administrators who have worked extremely well together on a number of complex matters over the past several years.  We are all looking forward to ushering in this new era of Big Ten football.”

The Big Ten will hold the 2013 Football Media Days and 42nd annual Kickoff Luncheon on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25, at the Hilton Chicago, featuring all 12 head coaches and some of the nation’s top returning players. The 118th season of Big Ten football kicks off Thursday, August 29, and culminates with the third annual Big Ten Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7, to be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and televised by FOX. The winner of the title game will earn the Big Ten Championship and a chance to play in either the Rose Bowl Game or Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game.

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Report: Four-star area QB commits to Maryland

Posted on 25 April 2013 by WNST Staff

InsideMDSports.com reported Thursday that four-star St. John’s (DC) quarterback Will Ulmer had committed to coach Randy Edsall and the University of Maryland.

According to the report, Ulmer had received scholarship offers from “nearly every school in the ACC along with Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska” and more. Ulmer will join the Terrapins after their move to the Big Ten.

Last season, injuries forced the Terps to turn to LB Shawn Petty as their starting quarterback for the final four games of the season. In 2014, they should be stacked at the position. C.J. Brown was granted a waiver (medical hardship) to receive a sixth year of eligibility in 2014. New Mexico transfer Ricardo Young will be a senior; Perry Hills, Caleb Rowe and Dustin Dailey will all be juniors.

DL Andre Monroe is a St. John’s player currently on the roster. OL Pete White came from St. John’s as well but left the football team earlier in the year for personal reasons. Ulmer joins McDonough OL Jared Cohen as players committed to come to College Park in 2014.

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Maryland to play home and home series against South Florida

Posted on 23 April 2013 by WNST Staff

TAMPA – The University of South Florida will play home-and-home football series with the University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland, USF Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Woolard has announced. USF will visit Wisconsin, who has appeared in three consecutive Rose Bowls, on Sept. 27, 2014 with the Badgers making a return trip to Tampa on Sept. 16, 2017. The Bulls will host Maryland on Sept. 6, 2014 and travel to play the Terps on Sept. 19, 2015.

“We are pleased to be able to add quality Big Ten opponents in Wisconsin and Maryland to our football schedule,” Woolard said. “They should be outstanding opportunities for our football program as well as attractive games for our fans.”

The 2014 non-conference schedule consists of home games against Western Carolina (Aug. 30), Maryland (Sept. 6) and N.C. State (Sept. 13) along with the trip to Wisconsin (Sept. 27).

“This is the type of schedule we want to have here at USF,” said head coach Willie Taggart. “We want to challenge and prove ourselves against top competition. We think it is important to play these types of non-conference games not only for recruiting, but also to excite our fan base and for the continued growth of our program.”

A member of the Big Ten, Wisconsin has had a tremendous run over the last three seasons, posting a 30-11 record and earning trips to the Rose Bowl in each of those seasons. This will be USF’s first meeting with the Badgers. Maryland  is currently a member of the ACC but will move to the Big Ten for the 2014 season. The Bulls will face a familiar foe as Randy Edsall just finished his second year with the program after spending 12 years as head coach at UConn. The 2014 game will also be USF’s first-ever match-up with the Terps.

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Report: Maryland to join brutal B1G East

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Report: Maryland to join brutal B1G East

Posted on 20 April 2013 by WNST Staff

The University of Maryland will be moving to the Big Ten starting with the 2014-2015 season. We learned more about who they will be playing with more regularity.

ESPN’s Brett McMurphy and Adam Ritterberg reported the league is set to split their 14 schools into two conferences, abandoning the “Legends” and “Leaders” monickers in favor of much more simple “East” and “West”. All of the schools in the Central Time Zone (Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Illinois, Northwestern) will comprise the Western Division along with Purdue, the westernmost school in the Eastern Time Zone.

That will leave the Eastern Division to be made up of Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State and the two incoming schools-Rutgers and Maryland. The Eastern Division will be home to eight of the last 12 conference football champions, ten of the last 12 conference basketball regular season champions and five of the last seven Big Ten Tournament champions.

The report also noted that the league will expand to nine conference football games starting in 2016, with teams playing all six other opponents from their own division and three from the opposing division. The only protected annual inter-divisional game will be Purdue-Indiana. The league had hoped to expand to a ten game regular season schedule but decided otherwise because it would prevent schools from being able to guarantee seven total home games each year.

The divisional changes should alleviate some of the concerns about the Terrapins’ move a group of fans and alumni had based on the travel expenses that could be incurred based on the distance between College Park and many of the conference’s western programs. The Baltimore Sun previously reported that on top of the “lucrative” annual payouts the school will receive as part of the Big Ten (or B1G), they will also receive a travel subsidy worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $20-$30 million.

The Terps have some history with some of their upcoming divisional rivals. They split a home and home football series with Rutgers in 2007 and 2009. They played the Nittany Lions 37 times in football between 1917 and 1993, winning just once in the series. Maryland has never played Ohio State in football.

Maryland famously defeated the Hoosiers 64-52 in the 2002 NCAA basketball Championship Game. They have split four basketball games with the Spartans since 2003, the two losses both coming in the NCAA Tournament (one coming in 2010 when Korie Lucious drained a three pointer at the buzzer).

The changes will be voted on next week by conference presidents and chancellors and are expected to pass, according to the report.  

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Turgeon scratching head 2012

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Terps Disappointing Season

Posted on 12 March 2013 by Tom Federline

Mens Maryland Terrapin basketball – what happened? I do not recall a Maryland basketball team EVER getting worse……….. as the year progressed. Teams were either just “challenged” from the get go or there was developement of the players and the team. Not this year. They got worse……….. without losing a major player due to injury or suspension. Maybe the early season high expectations contributed to the disappointment. What it was, was painful. Another year of simply turning the games off, because it was not helping my blood pressure. Plus there were better things to do, like sleep.

Four (4) months ago, I had these boys in the Sweet 16. And unless they win the ACC Tourney, they are (NIT) bound, Not In Tournament. They are just not performing at a level, that they are paid to play at. Paid? I’ll leave that alone for later. Sunday versus UVA, they were up by 17 points – twice – and still lost. The Terps have lost five (5) staright games to UVA, our supposed “rival”. Nice rivalry.The Terps collapse at the end of the game and OT was a fitting microcosm of the year – turnovers, sloppy play and a bad attitude. Can the Terps head to the Big Ten now? I hear the Fightin’ Illini need a rivalry.

To many wanna be stars and not enough “team”. Lenny is gone. Is he talent ready? Heck no. Is he money ready? Heck yeah. There goes the Terps chances next year. P’shon Howard – goodbye, just leave, evidently you hung around Stoglin to much and caught some of his attitude. Benefit of the doubt P’shon – your leg is not fully healed? Maybe, but I’m not buying it – you gave up on your team and your coach. Dez Wells – might as well try and go with Lenny. Next year is going to be tough – only the strong will survive. Terps will not be an ACC favorite during their last year in the ATLANTIC Coast Conference.

The team never found a grove for more than one game. The coach never found team chemistry. Hey Turgeon, all that talent, six (6) months plus and you still can’t hook-up 5 boys out of 9, to play well together? For most of the year – Lenny and Dez Wells started, Layman and Faust seemed to be his next two probables. It didn’t really matter who started. What mattered was, finding out who came to play that game? Turgeon rarely found it. Kentucky, Va Tech (first game) and of course Duke (minus that Kelley guy). Come on Turgeon, are you a recruiter or a coach?

I don’t even think he knew halfway in. Yeah, Turge, you left the Terp fan base scratching our heads also. At times, it appeared Turge was “Dazed and Confused” – (Led Zep). Maybe he should have consulted with the “Turgeonites”? Besides the 3 games mentioned above – the Turgeonites were part of the few positives from this year. Positives – Seth Allen, Shaq Cleare, Charles Mitchell and Faust on occasion. Really though, they never got any better than when they first stepped on the court. Rough year, again, to follow. What the heck was with the turnovers? I’ve watched high school games with better ball control. To many wanna be’s, not enough team.

No point gaurd, no center (when Lenny leaves), no “go to” guy, no calls from the ACC refs – Maryland basketball next year in the ACC – is gonna be tough. But hey, you know what? Who cares? They beat Duke! GO TERPS!

Side note – I believe I just heard the Ravens made another “bonehead player loss - after winning Super Bowl - move”, by trading their best “go to” receiver, to next years Super Bowl winner, the San Fransisco 49ers. The year following their first Super Bowl win - they let the QB, leader of the offense go, (Trent Dilfer). Now they let one of the most talented wide receivers in the game and another team leader go, (Anquan Boldin). Both main cogs in the wheel that got them to the Promised Land. Ravens – I’m done with you. Let’s Go O’s!

D.I.Y.

Fedman

 

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