4:24 AM EDT, Sat October 21, 2017
9 hours ago

Terps hoops fans to get first look at key newcomers at Maryland Madness

If Maryland Madness is typically more style over substance, the newcomers to this year’s Terps men’s basketball team might have to adjust their priorities. Listening to coach Mark Turgeon at Big Ten media day Thursday in New York, you would think freshmen Darryl Morsell (Mount Saint Joseph) and...
10 hours ago

Halfway through season, Antoine Brooks Jr. has been a hit as Maryland's nickel back

As a young child growing up in Lanham, Antoine Brooks Jr. used to sit with his father and watch the Washington Redskins every Sunday. There was almost an immediate connection to Sean Taylor, the team’s hard-hitting safety. When Brooks started playing organized football as a 5-year-old for the local...
10 hours ago

Maryland-Rutgers football-wrestling doubleheader at Yankee Stadium moved to N.J.

The Maryland-Rutgers football-wrestling doubleheader scheduled to be played at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 4 has been moved to Piscataway, N.J., because there wouldn’t be enough time to reconfigure the field after a potential World Series appearance by the New York Yankees. Should the Yankees beat the...
15 hours ago

Prospect of Dodgers-Yankees World Series has got to have rights holders drooling

No doubt, there are millions of baseball fans rooting for the Houston Astros to come back and win the American League Championship Series, but a lot of very important people are not. Major League Baseball is celebrating a ratings bonanza this October, and it’s not just because of the excitement...
Oct 19, 2017

Big Ten media day notes: Ivan Bender the surprise of another preseason for Maryland

A year ago, Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon hinted that Ivan Bender might’ve won a starting frontcourt spot had he not suffered a wrist injury in a closed scrimmage late in preseason camp. The 6-foot-9 redshirt junior forward from Bosnia and Herzegovina is apparently trying to make...
Oct 19, 2017

Big Ten commissioner, coaches see history repeating itself in latest men's basketball scandal

The memory has stuck with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany for more than a half-century. Then a 12-year-old kid growing up in South Orange, N.J., Delany recalled being awakened one morning by some tumult outside his family’s house that was located across the street from Seton Hall. The memory? “Seeing...
Oct 19, 2017

Mark Turgeon looking forward to B1G tourney in New York, week off before NCAA tournament

Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon said during Thursday’s Big Ten media day at Madison Square Garden that he’s looking to a return trip for the league’s post-season tournament and a week off before the NCAA tournament. The tournament will be held a week earlier than normally scheduled...
Oct 19, 2017

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany not surprised by the latest college basketball scandal

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said during the league’s media day at Madison Square Garden that the latest college basketball scandal is not surprising, given what has transpired in the sport for decades. “I'm not shocked about this,” Delany said. “This is the ninth or tenth intersection between...
Oct 19, 2017

Big Ten approves 20-game schedule beginning in 2018-19 and will protect natural rivalries

The Big Ten announced during its men’s basketball media day Thursday at Madison Square Garden that a 20-game conference schedule has been approved starting with the 2018-19 season. It is designed to protect the natural rivalries that have been diluted since the league went to an unbalanced schedule...
Oct 19, 2017

Maryland forward Justin Jackson selected to Big Ten's all-preseason team

Maryland sophomore forward Justin Jackson has been selected to the Big Ten’s preseason all-Big Ten team, it was announced this morning. Jackson was one of 10 players selected. Michigan State sophomore forward Miles Bridges was voted preseason player of the year. Joining Jackson and Bridges on the...
Oct 18, 2017

Terps' Justin Jackson named to Julius Erving Award preseason watch list

Maryland forward Justin Jackson, who decided to return to College Park for his sophomore year after going to the NBA scouting combine, was named to the Julius Erving Award preseason watch list. The award, named for the legendary Dr. J., is given annual to the nation’s top small forward. The 6-7,...
Oct 18, 2017

Maryland's DJ Moore added to Biletnikoff Award list for nation's top receiver

A week after a quiet performance against Ohio State seemingly had cost Maryland wide receiver DJ Moore a place on the Biletnikoff Award (nation’s top receiver) midseason watch list, the junior was added Tuesday following a career day against Northwestern. Moore was held to just two catches for...
Oct 18, 2017

Maryland men's basketball picked to finish tied for fifth in unofficial Big Ten media poll

There weren’t many surprises in the unofficial Big Ten preseason media released Tuesday. Michigan State was the unanimous pick of the 28 voters, including one from the Baltimore Sun. Wisconsin center Ethan Happ and Spartans forward Miles Bridges were unanimous first-team selections, and Bridges...
Oct 18, 2017

As his Maryland football team struggles, DJ Durkin weighs whether to play freshmen

During his first year at Maryland, football coach DJ Durkin made things clear to his Terps and the media: the best players would get on the field, regardless of their class. It led to 17 true freshmen playing for Maryland during a 6-7 season in 2016. Offensive lineman Terrance Davis started the...
Oct 17, 2017

'Bullpenning' all the rage as playoff teams yank starters earlier and earlier

A new terminology has entered baseball vernacular: "bullpenning." It started with a phone call ... to the bullpen. Cubs fans got a major dose of it during the team's run to the 2016 World Series title, especially when manager Joe Maddon pulled starter Kyle Hendricks with two outs in the fifth inning...