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Maryland football parts ways with defensive coordinator Stewart

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Maryland football parts ways with defensive coordinator Stewart

Posted on 19 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland and Defensive Coordinator Brian Stewart have mutually agreed to part ways. Keith Dudzinski, who has served as the team’s inside linebackers coach the past four seasons, has been named Defensive Coordinator.

“We appreciate Brian’s contributions to our program over the past three seasons,” Head Coach Randy Edsall said. “Brian played an integral role in developing our student-athletes both on and off the field during his time at Maryland. While overseeing the defense he helped elevate our program to compete in one of the nation’s premier conferences. In our conversations, we both felt this was the best of course of action for Brian and his family, and the Maryland football program. I wish Brian the best in his future endeavors.”

“I truly enjoyed working with the coaches, student-athletes and administration at the University of Maryland,” Stewart said. “It was an exciting time to be a part of this program, and I will always have great memories and relationships from my time in College Park. After talking with my family and then meeting with Randy, we both agreed that this was best direction moving forward. I would like to thank Randy for the opportunity to coordinate the defense for the past three seasons. I also want to express my appreciation to the defensive staff and players for their hard work and commitment to the football program.”

Dudzinski has over two decades of coaching experience on the collegiate level, including eight seasons as a defensive coordinator. He has served as the inside linebackers coach at the University of Maryland for the past four seasons. Last year, Dudzinski tutored two of the team’s top three tacklers in All-Big Ten performer Cole Farrand and L.A. Goree. During his time as defensive coordinator at UMass-Amherst, the Minutemen finished among the top-20 in total defense three times and ranked first nationally in scoring defense in 2005.

“Keith is an accomplished coach who has a strong history as a defensive coordinator prior to his time at the University of Maryland,” Edsall said. “Over the past four seasons, he has been a great asset to our coaching staff in terms of game planning and developing our inside linebackers. Keith has a good rapport with our student-athletes and a great knowledge of our personnel, which will make for a seamless transition for our defensive unit.”

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Wells named co-Big Ten Player of the Week

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Wells named co-Big Ten Player of the Week

Posted on 16 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland senior guard/forward Dez Wells earned co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Wells shares this week’s honor with senior forward Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin.

Wells averaged 20.0 points and connected on 14-of-23 (61.0%) field goal attempts in a pair of wins over Indiana and Penn State.

A senior from Raleigh, N.C., Wells had a team-high 22 points and was 7-of-10 from the field and 7-of-7 from the free throw line in Maryland’s 76-73 win at Penn State. He added a team-high 18 points in the Terps’ 68-66 win over Indiana. In addition, Wells has posted six consecutive double-figure scoring games. He has averaged 17.3 points, and has made 35-of-63 (55.5%) field goal attempts in those contests.

Wells joins junior forward Jake Layman (Big Ten Player of the Week, (1/19) and co-Big Ten Player of the Week, (12/22) and freshman guard Melo Trimble (co-Big Ten Player of the Week, (12/1) in earning this weekly conference honor.

Maryland, ranked No. 16, will host Nebraska on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at XFINITY Center.

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Maryland-Michigan game on Feb. 28 slated for noon tip

Posted on 16 February 2015 by WNST Staff

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CHICAGO – The Big Ten Conference announced Sunday that Maryland’s final regular season home men’s basketball game on Feb. 28 against Michigan is scheduled to tip off a noon EST. The game will be broadcasted on either ESPN or ESPN2.

Maryland (21-5 overall, 9-4 B1G), ranked No. 19 in the latest Associated Press poll, will host Nebraska on Thursday at 7 p.m. in its next Big Ten action.

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Maryland guard Trimble dealing with back, leg issues in recent weeks

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Maryland guard Trimble dealing with back, leg issues in recent weeks

Posted on 12 February 2015 by Luke Jones

The most significant piece of news revealed in the aftermath of Maryland’s 68-66 win over Indiana Wednesday night was the health of point guard Melo Trimble.

The freshman sensation has been dealing with back and leg issues and told reporters that he injured his back in late December and has been feeling the effects at different times since then. The injury eventually began affecting his left leg, but Trimble said he’s feeling much better now.

“I don’t want to make excuses for him,” head coach Mark Turgeon said. “Melo was playing hurt [for] about three games. He’s feeling better. We are getting healthy now.”

Trimble scored 18 points against the Hoosiers and produced 20 in Sunday’s loss at Iowa, but the 6-foot-2 guard had struggled mightily in the two games before that, going a combined 0-for-13 from the field against Penn State and Ohio State. He’s averaging 15.5 points per game this season.

With the Terps all but certain to qualify for the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010, Trimble’s health will be a critical factor in determining how far Maryland might advance in March.

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Maryland forward Layman named Big Ten Player of the Week

Posted on 19 January 2015 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland junior forward Jake Layman earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. This marks the second conference honor for Layman, who garnered co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Dec. 22.

Layman, who averaged 17.5 points and 12.5 rebounds, led No. 14 Maryland (17-2, 5-1 B1G) to a pair of wins over Rutgers and Michigan State last week. A junior from Wrentham, Mass., Layman posted a career-best 13 rebounds and added 12 points in the win over the Scarlet Knights and followed with a season-high 23 points and 12 rebounds against the Spartans. For the season, Layman is averaging 14.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and has a team-best four double-doubles. He is currently tied for second in the Big Ten with 8.7 rebounds per contest in conference play.

The Terps have won three Big Ten Player of the Week honors (Layman, twice) and freshman guard Melo Trimble, who earned that distinction on Dec. 1. In addition, Trimble earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Dec. 1 and was co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Dec. 15.

Maryland will face Indiana on Thursday, Jan. 22. at 9:00 p.m. EST on ESPNU.

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Terps forward Wells out four weeks with fractured wrist

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Terps forward Wells out four weeks with fractured wrist

Posted on 28 November 2014 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Senior guard/forward Dez Wells sustained a broken bone in his right wrist and is expected to miss four weeks, head coach Mark Turgeon announced Friday.

Wells, who suffered the injury during Maryland’s 72-63 win over No. 13 Iowa State at the CBE Classic, had surgery Friday morning in Baltimore.

“Dez has been playing at a very high level and we will certainly miss our team leader,” Turgeon said. “I am extremely disappointed for Dez because I know how hard he has worked in the offseason to prepare for his senior season.”

Wells has averaged a team-best 16.2 points and added 4.8 rebounds per contest en route to leading the Terps to a 5-0 start. Wells was selected to the CBE Classic All-Tournament team as he averaged 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while leading the Terps to wins over Arizona State and the aforementioned 13th-ranked Cyclones.

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Williams enshrined in Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

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Williams enshrined in Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Posted on 22 November 2014 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former Maryland men’s basketball head coach Gary Williams will be enshrined in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2014 this Sunday.

Williams, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in August, is the first coach to be inducted in both hall of fames in the same year.

Williams and the Class of 2014 will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City as part of a three-day celebration of college basketball.

The enshrinement events will have extra meaning for Terrapin fans, as the Maryland men’s basketball team is scheduled to participate in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City Nov. 24 and 25. Maryland will take on Arizona State Monday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. on ESPNU, and will face either Iowa State or Alabama Tuesday on ESPNU or ESPN2.

As head coach of the Terrapins from 1990-2011, Williams led the team to 11 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (1994-2004), a national championship in 2002, an ACC tournament championship in 2004 and was enshrined into the University of Maryland Sports Hall of Fame and University of Maryland Alumni Hall of Fame.

Williams was also named Coach of the Year from Basketball America, Playboy, CBSsportsline.com, District and the ACC during his career. He compiled an overall coaching record of 668-380 (.637) and led his teams to seven 25-win seasons and 22 appearances in postseason play.

Joining Williams in the Class of 2014 are All-Americans and NCAA champions Grant Hill of Duke and Darrell Griffith of Louisville, along with two-time national player of the year and All-American Shaquille O’Neal of LSU. Former NAIA star Zelmo Beaty of Prairie View A&M, NCAA Final Four coach Dale Brown and contributors Howard Garfinkel and Glenn Wilkes, Sr. also join the class.

The Hall of Fame is located in the College Basketball Experience (CBE), a world-class entertainment facility adjacent to Sprint Center in Kansas City. The CBE Hall of Fame Classic will take place November 24-25 at Sprint Center.

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Terps announce game times for 2014-15 basketball schedule

Posted on 18 September 2014 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon has announced date and times for the 2014-15 men’s basketball coach, including at least 15 games on the ESPN family of networks and CBS. In addition, up to 19 games will also be available on the Big Ten Network and BTN Plus.

The Terrapins’ schedule features 10 NCAA Tournament teams from last season, with a possible 11th depending on the outcome of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Maryland is also scheduled to host perennial powers Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Virginia at the XFINITY Center.

“We are excited to begin our inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference,” Turgeon said. “The Big Ten has been one of the best conferences over the past few years. We have a tremendous Big Ten schedule and a great home schedule for our fans. In addition, we’re looking to hosting one of our longtime rivals Virginia in non-conference play.”

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2014-15 Maryland Men’s Basketball Schedule

Sat., Nov. 1          2 p.m.                    San Francisco State (Exhib.)                                        BTN Plus

Sat., Nov. 8         Noon                     Bowie State (Exhib.)                                                         BTN Plus

Fri., Nov. 14         7:30 p.m.             Wagner                                                                                ESPN3

Mon., Nov. 17      7:30 p.m.              Central Connecticut State                                             ESPN3

Thu., Nov. 20     7:30 p.m.                Fordham                                                                              BTN Plus

Mon., Nov. 24       7 p.m.                     vs. Arizona State (CBE Hall of Fame Classic)               ESPNU

Tue., Nov. 25        TBD                        vs. Iowa State/Alabama (CBE Hall of Fame Classic)   ESPNU/2

Fri., Nov. 28         7 p.m.                    Monmouth                                                                          BTN

Sun., Nov. 30     6 p.m.                    VMI                                                                                         ESPN3

Wed., Dec. 3       9:15 p.m.              Virginia (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)                               ESPN2

Sat., Dec. 6          2 p.m.                     Winthrop                                                                             ESPN3

Wed., Dec. 10      7 p.m.                    NC Central                                                                           BTN

Sat., Dec. 13       11 a.m.                    USC Upstate                                                                       BTN

Sun., Dec. 21        2 p.m.                   at Oklahoma State                                                                ESPN2

Sat., Dec. 27       5 p.m.                   Oakland                                                                                 BTN

Tue., Dec. 30       5 p.m.                   at Michigan State                                                                  ESPN2

Sat., Jan. 3           Noon                     Minnesota                                                                           BTN

Wed., Jan. 7        9 p.m.                      at Illinois                                                                                BTN

Sat., Jan. 10        2:30 p.m.                 at Purdue                                                                              BTN

Wed., Jan. 14     7 p.m.                    Rutgers                                                                                BTN

Sat.,  Jan. 17       4 p.m.                     Michigan State                                                                   CBS

Thu., Jan. 22        9 p.m.                     at Indiana                                                                              ESPNU

Sun., Jan. 25       7:30 p.m.              Northwestern                                                                     BTN

Thu., Jan. 29        7 p.m.                   at Ohio State                                                                           ESPN

Wed., Feb. 4       8:30 p.m.              Penn State                                                                           BTN

Sun., Feb. 8          3:15 p.m.               at Iowa                                                                                   BTN

Wed., Feb. 11      9 p.m.                    Indiana                                                                                 BTN

Sat., Feb. 14        8:30 p.m.                at Penn State                                                                        BTN

Thu., Feb. 19      7 p.m.                     Nebraska                                                                             BTN

Tue., Feb. 24      7 p.m.                     Wisconsin                                                                           ESPN

Sat., Feb. 28       TBD                       Michigan                                                                                ESPN/2

Tue., Mar. 3        7 p.m.                       at Rutgers                                                                             BTN

Sun., Mar. 8       1 /4:30 /7:30 p.m.   at Nebraska                                                                           CBS or BTN

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Terps basketball unveil plans for 2014 Maryland Madness

Posted on 08 September 2014 by WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Maryland athletics department has announced that the 2014 Maryland Madness, will be held on Fri., Oct. 17 at 8:00 p.m. in XFINITY Center.

Maryland Madness will be the first chance for fans to get a glimpse of the 2014-15 Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams, in addition to the brand new state-of-the-art video board in the XFINITY Center. The Terrapin men and women will also be unveiling new 2014-15 Under Armour uniforms. In addition, the Maryland volleyball team will play on XFINITY Center’s main court for the first time since 2010.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., as fans are encouraged to attend the Maryland volleyball team’s match against nationally ranked Michigan State in XFINITY Center at 6 p.m.

Admission to the evening’s activities is free (no ticket required) and seating is first-come, first-serve.

The idea of Maryland Madness, which is celebrated in some fashion by teams all across the country, actually originated on the campus of the University of Maryland. Then-Maryland men’s basketball coach Lefty Driesell invited fans to an open practice on Oct. 15, 1971, to celebrate the beginning of the season, calling the event “Midnight Madness.”

For 2014-15 men’s basketball ticket information, please click here. For women’s basketball, please click here.

Run of Show:

- Doors Open, 5 p.m.

- Volleyball: Michigan State at Maryland, 6:00 p.m.

- Maryland Madness begins, 8:00 p.m.

- Women’s Basketball team introductions, 8:10 p.m.

- Men’s Basketball team introductions, 8:30 p.m.

- Maryland Madness concludes, 9:00 p.m.

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Maryland women announce 2014-2015 conference hoops schedule

Posted on 21 August 2014 by WNST Staff

CHICAGO, Ill.  – The Maryland women’s basketball team released its 2014-15 Big Ten schedule Thursday and will host all five of the league’s 2014 NCAA Tournament teams at XFINITY Center.

Coming off of their fifth Final Four, the Terrapins will host NCAA Tournament participants Purdue, Michigan State, Iowa, Nebraska and Penn State in College Park. They will have home and away matchups with Michigan State, Nebraska, Rutgers and Penn State.

Game times and television designations for all 18 conference games will be announced at a later date.

The Terps will welcome the Ohio State Buckeyes to XFINITY Center in their first-ever conference matchup on Monday, Dec. 29. Maryland beat Ohio State, 67-55 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge this past December in College Park.

Maryland will then head to 2014 Big Ten champion Nebraska for a game Sunday, Jan. 3 before returning home to host Purdue on Thursday, Jan. 8. Then, the Terps will hit the road for two games. They will play at Minnesota on Sunday, Jan. 11 and at Rutgers on Thursday, Jan. 15.

The Terrapins will head back to College Park to host Illinois Sunday, Jan. 18 and Michigan State on Thursday, Jan. 22. They will close out the month of January with two more road games – at Indiana on Sunday, Jan. 25 and at Michigan on Thursday, Jan. 29.

The Iowa Hawkeyes will come to the XFINITY Center on Sunday, Feb. 1, then Maryland will make the short trip to Penn State for a matchup on Thursday, Feb. 5. The Terps will host Nebraska on Sunday, Feb. 8 and Rutgers on Tuesday, Feb. 10. After a six-day break, the Terrapins will play at Michigan State on Monday, Feb. 16 and at Wisconsin on Thursday, Feb. 19.

Penn State will make its return trip to College Park on Monday, Feb. 23, then Indiana will be the Terrapins’ Senior Night opponent on Thursday, Feb. 26. The Terps will close the regular season at Northwestern on Sunday, March 1.

The 2015 Big Ten Tournament will be March 4-8 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Maryland is 44-29 (.603) all-time against its 2014-15 Big Ten opponents and is 12-4 (.750) against them in head coach Brenda Frese’s 12 years. She is 24-10 (.706) all-time vs. Big Ten opponents.

In her one season coaching in the Big Ten (2001-02), Frese led Minnesota to a record of 22-8 overall, 11-5 in Big Ten play and an NCAA Tournament berth. She was named Associated Press National Coach of the Year in April 2002.

Maryland will open the 2014-15 season on Friday, Nov. 14 vs. Mount St. Mary’s. Game time will be announced at a later date.

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