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ACC commissioner Swofford: “We wish Maryland well”

Posted on 21 July 2014 by WNST Staff

ACC Commissioner John Swofford was asked about the league’s ongoing litigation with the University of Maryland Sunday at the league’s football kickoff media event. The following is a transcription of the interaction, courtesy of TheACC.com…

Q. July 10th was the coordinating day and deadline for Maryland and the ACC to meet with the mediator. Was that deadline met, and
what can you tell us about where that process stands?

JOHN SWOFFORD: David, I’m really not at liberty to respond to your specific question. We generally will not be commenting on that case. It’s still in process, and what I’ve said before is that we wish Maryland well. They were a quality member
of this league for 60 years, and our league feels that it has a responsibility to the Atlantic Coast Conference member institutions to live by our constitution and bylaws as they leave the league. And I’ll leave it at that.

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Maryland WR Diggs named to Walter Champ Player of the Year Watch List

Posted on 18 July 2014 by WNST Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named to the 2014 Walter Camp Award Watch List, given to college football’s player of the year, the Walter Camp Foundation announced Friday.

Diggs is one of 50 players and one of only eight wide receivers to be named to the watch list for the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.

In addition to the Walter Camp Award Watch List, Diggs has been named to three others during the preseason: the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, the Maxwell Award Watch List and Paul Hornung Award Watch List.

The Gaithersburg, Md., native finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards last season despite missing the last five games with a leg injury. In seven games, Diggs had 34 receptions for 587 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 83.9 yards receiving per game.

Diggs enters the 2014 season averaging 156.0 career all-purpose yards per game, which is the second-most nationally among returning FBS players.

The watch list will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists in mid-November. The 2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, which is voted on by the 125 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on Thursday, Dec. 11.  The winner will then receive his trophy at the Foundation’s annual national awards banquet onJan. 17, 2015, at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

For more information on the award and to see the complete watch list, visit waltercamp.org.

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Layman expected to miss 4-6 weeks with hand injury

Posted on 17 July 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced today junior Jake Layman fractured a bone in his left hand during a voluntary team pickup basketball game. Layman is expected to miss four-to- six weeks and will not need surgery. He is expected to be fully recovered when the team begins practice in September.

Layman appeared in 32 games (28 starts), averaging 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds while averaging a team-high 31.8 minutes per game. He led the Terps with 61 3-pointers made, shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc.


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Maryland announces kickoff times for James Madison, West Virginia games

Posted on 16 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Game Times Set for James Madison and West Virginia

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland football’s season opener against James Madison at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on Aug. 30is set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff and its home date against West Virginia on Sept. 13 is set for a noon kickoff, the Big Ten Conference office confirmed Wednesday. Both matchups will be carried live on BTN.

Kickoff times for Maryland’s first three games of the 2014 season are now confirmed. As already announced, the Terps’ week two matchup with USF is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kick in Tampa, Fla.

The opener against James Madison will be the third all-time meeting between the Terps and Dukes with the Terps winning both matchups at home. Maryland won its last meeting with James Madison, 38-35 in overtime, to open its 2009 home schedule.

Maryland defeated West Virginia last season with a 37-0 victory over the Mountaineers at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Terps trail the all-time series against the Mountaineers, 22-26-2, but are 12-12-1 at home. Since 1980, Maryland and West Virginia have played every season except in 2008 and 2009.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2014 season. For information on purchasing or renewing your season tickets or purchasing a mini-plan, visit umterps.com or call the Maryland ticket off at 301-314-7070 (800-IM-A-TERP).

Time and television information for the remainder of Maryland’s 2014 schedule will be announced at a later date.

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Maryland to induct Bias into Athletics Hall of Fame

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Maryland to induct Bias into Athletics Hall of Fame

Posted on 16 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Maryland Announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland athletics department and the M Club announced Wednesday the selection of eight tremendous alumni selected for the Class of 2014 for induction into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame.


Men’s basketball player Len Bias, men’s lacrosse player Bob Boneillo, track & field/football player Edward G. Cooke, field hockey and women’s lacrosse player Maureen ‘Bean’ Scott Dupcak, women’s lacrosse player Alex Kahoe, women’s basketball player Debbie Lytle, athletic trainer Sandy Worth and football player Charlie Wysocki will be inducted Friday, Oct. 3 at a ceremony in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. The reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.


“We would like to congratulate our newest inductees and their families on their selection for the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame,” said Kevin Anderson, University of Maryland Director of Athletics. “It’s an exciting time for us to honor and recognize the incredible accomplishments of our former student-athletes during their time in College Park.”


The M Club will also present Honorary M Club Awards to Colin Potts, Leonard Raley, Rosalie Reggettz and Bob ‘Turtle’ Smith for their longtime dedication to Maryland athletics.
“The M Club, in collaboration with Maryland athletics, is extremely proud to induct the Class of 2014 to the Hall of Fame,” said Kevin Glover, Executive Director of the M Club. “These outstanding inductees have excelled both academically and athletically during their time at Maryland and in their professional careers. With so many outstanding nominees, the selection committee takes exceptional pride in honoring these great legends from our proud past.”


Tickets for the event can be purchased for $95 each, with tables for 10 people available for $900. Tickets can be purchased from the M Club office at 301-314-9289.


Founded in 1982 by the M Club and developed as a collaborative effort with the Athletics Department, the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame pays tribute to those superior Terrapin athletes, coaches and administrators who have made major contributions to the honor and fame of the University of Maryland, and have continued to demonstrate the positive values learned through competing in intercollegiate sports. Induction into the Hall of Fame represents the highest athletic honor the University can bestow.


LEN BIAS (Men’s Basketball, 1982-86)

Finished career as Maryland’s all-time leader in more than 15 categories, including points (2147), single-season points (743) and career double-figure scoring games (108)…still holds program records in double-figure scoring games in a season (36) and single-season minutes played (1352)…led Maryland to four consecutive NCAA appearances and the 1984 ACC Tournament title…memorably scored 35 points on Feb. 20, 1986 to lead Maryland to a 77-72 victory over top-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill…earned consensus First Team All-America honors in 1986 and named Second Team All-America in 1985…two-time ACC Player of the Year (1985, 86)…ACC Athlete of the Year (1986)…drafted second overall in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.


BOB BONEILLO (Men’s Lacrosse, 1976-80)

All-time Maryland men’s lacrosse points leader with 231…second in program history in assists (126)…led the Terps in points and assists for three straight seasons (1978-1980)…79 points in 1979 is the second-most points in a season…third all-time in assists in a season with 48…led the team in goals in 1979 with 31…first all-time in points (13) and assists (10)  in a single game on three goals and 10 assists against Duke in 1979… 1979 Jack Turnbull National Attackman of the Year…1979 ACC Player of the Year…three-time All-ACC selection…1977 Honorable Mention All-American…1978 Second Team All-American…1979 First Team All-American…1980 Third Team All-American.


EDWARD G. COOKE (Men’s Track & Field/Football, 1957-59)

Helped Track & Field to three straight ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships (1956-1958)…ACC Indoor Champion in Shot Put in 1956 and 1957…ACC Outdoor Champion in Shot Put in 1956, 1957 and 1958…ACC Outdoor Champion in Discus in 1957 and 1958…1957 Honorable Mention All-American in football…1957 First Team All-ACC in football…named ACC Lineman of the Year in 1957…played 10 seasons in the AFL and NFL for the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Colts, New York Titans, New York Jets, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins.


MAUREEN ‘BEAN’ SCOTT DUPCAK (Field Hockey/Women’s Lacrosse, 1990-94)

Lettered four times in lacrosse and field hockey…led the Terps’ lacrosse team to four Final Fours, three championship game appearances and a national championship in 1992…named an All-American in lacrosse in 1994…played six years with the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team…won a gold medal at the 1997 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup…returned to Maryland as an assistant coach for the lacrosse team and helped the Terps to the 1997 national championship…named one of the ACC’s 50 all-time best women’s lacrosse players…led the Terps to two field hockey Final Fours, winning the national championship in 1993…three-time Regional All-American in field hockey…All-ACC field hockey in 1993…won a silver medal with Team USA at the Olympic Festival Field Hockey tournament in 1992.


ALEX KAHOE (Women’s Lacrosse, 1996-00)

Led the Terrapins as a goalkeeper to four straight national championships from 1998-2000…three-time team captain…three-time All-American…two-time NCAA Goalkeeper of the Year…three-time ACC Goalie of the Year…1997 ACC Rookie of the Year…returned to Maryland for three seasons as a volunteer assistant primarily working with goalies…has made stops as an assistant coach at Penn, Delaware, Duke and Vermont…named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team and NCAA 25th Anniversary All-Time Women’s Lacrosse Team.


DEBBIE LYTLE (Women’s Basketball, 1980-83)

Ranks 25th in program history with 1,189 career points…one of 28 players to reach the 1,000 point mark…program record-holder in steals with 315…second all-time in assists with 583…twice recorded nine steals in a game…scored 31 points in a game against NC State in 1981…18th all-time in rebounds with 668… led the team in assists all four years…led or was tied for the lead in steals all four years…led the team in blocked shots and rebounds in 1982 at just 5’10”…1980 All-ACC Tournament Team…1982 NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team in a year she led the Terps to the Final Four…1981 E.A.I.A.W. All-Region and WBCA All-Region…1982 A.W.S.I. All-American.


SANDY WORTH (Athletic Trainer, 1973-pres.)

Graduated from Maryland in 1973 and immediately began work as an athletic trainer the same year…promoted to head athletic trainer in 1992…head athletic trainer for the football team from 1992-2004…football team captured ACC title in 2001…first woman to serve as head athletic trainer at an ACC school and only woman to serve as head athletic trainer for football in the ACC…trainer for women’s basketball team that won eight ACC titles and advanced to three NCAA Final Fours…also worked with field hockey and women’s lacrosse, which claimed eight national titles while she was the trainer…also worked locally and internationally with United State women’s lacrosse and field hockey for more than 20 years.


CHARLIE WYSOCKI (Football, 1978-82)

Second in program history in career rushing yards with 3,317…became first player in Maryland history to rush for 3,000 career yards…second in program history with 1,359 rushing yards during the 1980 season…holds two of the top-six single-season rushing records at Maryland…tied for fourth all-time in touchdowns with 26…rushed four touchdowns against Virginia in 1981, tied for the second most touchdowns in a game in program history…only player in Maryland history to rush for three 200-yard games…one of two players to rush for 200 yards in a game in two different seasons…second at Maryland with 17 100-yard games…tied for first all-time with eight 100-yard games in a season…first team All-American selection in 1979 and 1980.

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Maryland WR Diggs named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Posted on 15 July 2014 by WNST Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation announced Tuesday.

Diggs is one of 55 receivers included on the initial list and one of only five receivers from the Big Ten to make the cut. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the most outstanding receiver in college football.  Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award.

In addition to the Biletnikoff Award, Diggs was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List and Paul Hornung Award Watch List last week.

The Gaithersburg, Md., native finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards last season despite missing the last five games with a leg injury. In seven games, Diggs had 34 receptions for 587 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 83.9 yards receiving per game.

Diggs enters the 2014 season averaging 156.0 career all-purpose yards per game, which is the second-most nationally among returning FBS players.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., will announce the 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on Nov. 17, following a vote by the 221 members of the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee.

Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following a vote, on Nov. 24. The winner will be presented live on Dec. 11, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

For more information on the award and to see the complete watch list, visit biletnikoffaward.com.

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Maryland LB Cudjoe-Virgil named to Butkus Award Watch List

Posted on 14 July 2014 by WNST Staff

CHICAGO – University of Maryland senior linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil has been named to the 30th annual Butkus Award Watch List, which honors the nation’s top linebacker, the Butkus Foundation announced Monday.

Cudjoe-Virgil is one of 51 players to earn a spot on the watch list and one of four Big Ten linebackers to be recognized.

The Baltimore native, who had his 2013 season cut short due to injury, totaled 3.5 tackles for loss and three sacks in six games last season. He also posted 18 tackles and one interception.

Cudjoe-Virgil had a breakout performance at Connecticut in Maryland’s third contest of the season when he finished with seven tackles, three tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks to help the Terps defeat the Huskies, 32-21.

E.J. Henderson is the only Maryland linebacker to win the award having received the honor in 2002. To view the complete Butkus Award Watch List, visit thebutkusaward.com.

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Maryland K Craddock named to Groza Award Watch List

Posted on 09 July 2014 by WNST Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – University of Maryland junior place-kicker Brad Craddock has been named to the 2014 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List as announced Wednesday by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

The Groza Award is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker as determined by a voting panel of Division I head coaches, sports writers and sportscasters from across the county, conference representatives, professional kickers and previous winners.

Craddock, a Groza semifinalist in 2013, connected on 84 percent (21-of-25) of his field goal attempts, which ranked 28th nationally and was the fourth-highest percentage in school history, and averaged 1.6 field goals per game, tied for the eighth-highest average in the country.

The native of Adelaide, Australia, ranks second in school history in career field goal percentage (75.6%) and ranks ninth in program history with 31 made field goals. For his career, Craddock ranks ninth among kickers in school history with 153 points scored.

The watch list highlights 30 of the top returning place-kickers in the country. The Palm Beach Sports Commission will announce its 20 semifinalists Thursday, Nov. 6, with the finalists set to be announced on Monday, Nov. 24. The award winner will be announcedThursday, Dec. 11 during the Home Depot College Football Awards in Orlando, Fla.

For more information on the Lou Groza Award, visit lougrozaaward.com.

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Maryland OL Conaboy named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

Posted on 08 July 2014 by WNST Staff

NEW YORK, N.Y. – University of Maryland senior offensive lineman Sal Conaboy has been named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List as announced Tuesday by The Rimington Trophy Committee.

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The 15-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $100 million for research.

Conaboy joins Melvin Fowler (2001), Kyle Schmit (2003 and 2004) and Edwin Williams (2008) as Maryland players who have been named to the watch list.

Last season, Conaboy started all 13 games at center for the Terps and served as the offensive line’s representative on the team’s leadership council. An All-Academic ACC selection as a junior, Conaboy anchored a unit that helped the Terps’ rush for over 100 yards in each of their first four games including a 312-yard performance against Old Dominion.

The Clarks Summit, Pa., native also helped Maryland’s offense pass for 3,231 yards in 2013, which marked the first time a Terrapin team eclipsed the 3,000-yard plateau since 1994.

In addition, Conaboy received the Public Service Award at the team banquet at the end of the season. Conaboy is the president of Maryland’s chapter of Uplifting Athletes, which works to raise awareness and money for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Dave Rimington, the award’s namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy’s only double winner as the nation’s finest college interior lineman.

The Rimington Trophy is awarded to the center who receives the most first-place votes from the Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). If there is a tie with first team votes, then the center with the most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by a majority vote from the Rimington Trophy Committee.

The winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

For more information on the Rimington Trophy, visit rimingtontrophy.com.

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Maryland WR Diggs named to Maxwell, Hornung Award watch lists

Posted on 07 July 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List and the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List as announced Monday by the Maxwell Football Club and Louisville Sports Commission, respectively.

Diggs is one of 19 wide outs included on the 74-man watch list for the Maxwell Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate football player. The junior is also one of 10 players from the Big Ten to be selected to the watch list.

The Gaithersburg, Md., native is one of 47 players to be named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, which is given to the most versatile player in major college football, and one of 10 players from the Big Ten.

Diggs finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards last season despite missing the last five games with a leg injury. In seven games, Diggs had 34 receptions for 587 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 83.9 yards receiving per game.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Nov. 3, while the three finalists for each award will be unveiled Nov. 24. The winner of the 2014 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 11. The formal presentations of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala on March 6, 2015.

Fan voting will factor into the Paul Hornung Award finalists and winner. Voting will run through the regular season and again during the bowl season. Fan voting will open in late September.

The winner will be honored at the official Paul Hornung Award Banquet held at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville, Ky., in late January-2015.

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