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Tracy Wolfson Gives Fans Great Reason To Keep Watching NCAA Tournament (Photos)

When your NCAA Tournament bracket is busted and your favorite team ousted, sometimes March Madness feels more like March Sadness. But alas! There is reason for cheer. Two words: Tracy Wolfson. On top of being one of the smoothest sideline reporters in the business, CBS’s Tracy Wolfson, 40, is still pretty easy on the eyes. For what it’s worth, Wolfson isn’t immune to March...
Via NESN.com
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland gets big-time commitment from center Diamond Stone

For the second straight year, Maryland and coach Mark Turgeon have scored one of the nation’s best incoming freshmen in its recruiting class. AP Photo 6-foot-10 center Diamond Stone tweeted Friday that he has committed to the Terrapins, and he will make an immediate impact in a thin frontcourt next season. Stone is the Class of 2015’s No. 1 center according to ESPN and Rivals...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hey, NCAA tournament: Can we please get back to the upsets already?

Hey, 2015 NCAA tournament -- snap out of it. We watch you for the upsets, and you gave us two biggies just four games into this thing Thursday, with No. 14 seeds Georgia State and UAB toppling Baylor and Iowa State, respectively. Since then, though – yaawwwwn. As I write this, at the beginning of the evening games, 16 consecutive higher-seeds have prevailed. The entire Midwest...
Via Fox Sports
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland vs. West Virginia – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Twitter/@terps_bb_fanly Maryland and West Virginia, the four and five seeds in the Midwest Region, both survived very strong upset bids from Valparaiso and Buffalo, and advance to the Round of 32 for the chance to play Kentucky or Cincinnati…well, probably Kentucky. The two schools, who share a bit of a football rivalry, feature star guards who have had numerous big moments this...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland-Rutgers Preview

Maryland moved to the Big Ten and has finally moved back into the top 10. Rutgers moved to the conference and is on the verge of the second-longest losing streak in program history. The No. 10 Terrapins can notch a sixth straight win Tuesday night when they go on the road to try to hand one of major college basketball's worst teams its 13th straight loss. Maryland (24-5, 12-4) is...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 28: Michigan at Maryland Preview

Basics Who: Michigan (14-13, 7-8 B1G) at Maryland (23-5, 11-4 B1G) Where: Comcast Center (College Park, MD) When: 12:00 p.m., February 28th, 2015 TV: ESPN Radio: 950 AM, 1050AM The statistics say that Maryland is one of the luckiest, or most overrated, teams in the Big Ten. The Terrapins are 11-4 in conference games, just 1.5 games back from Wisconsin, but have only outscored Big...
Via UM Hoops
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Officially Speaking Risks the Wrath of Pat Chambers

After an easy play last week, this week’s Officially Speaking takes on a much tougher and more controversial play.  On Saturday perennial Big Ten basement dwelling Penn State came up just short of upsetting 19th ranked Maryland, losing 76-73.  As tends to be the case in a close loss, PSU fans immediately blamed the officials however in what is a less common, they weren’t the...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten fines Penn State $10,000 for coach's comments

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) The Big Ten Conference has fined Penn State $10,000 for comments made by coach Patrick Chambers after a loss to Maryland on Saturday night. Chambers was upset after an offensive foul was called on Nittany Lions center Jordan Dickerson with 1:50 left and Penn State trailing 70-68. Dickerson was trying to set a screen when he was pulled to the floor by Maryland...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

MBB Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Maryland

This Thursday, Ohio State (16-5, 5-3) hosts #13 Maryland (18-3, 6-2) in a Conference positioning game. Maryland sits in 2nd place, while Ohio State is in 4th place, one game back. This is the first meeting between the schools since Maryland joined the Big Ten. Stats compliments of statsheet.com Maryland Terrapins: EAST LANSING, MI – DECEMBER 30: Dez Wells #44 of the Maryland Terrapins...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MSU, Maryland meet for second time in two weeks

Maryland turned heads going into East Lansing and upsetting Michigan State in its Big Ten debut. It remains to be seen if the Spartans can return the favor at College Park, where the No. 14 Terrapins have proven nearly unbeatable. Maryland goes for a seventh consecutive home win as the teams meet for the second time in just over two weeks Saturday. Tied with Wisconsin atop the league...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

MSU, Maryland meet for second time in two weeks

Maryland turned heads going into East Lansing and upsetting Michigan State in its Big Ten debut. It remains to be seen if the Spartans can return the favor at College Park, where the No. 14 Terrapins have proven nearly unbeatable. Maryland goes for a seventh consecutive home win as the teams meet for the second time in just over two weeks Saturday. Tied with Wisconsin atop the league...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Spartan Jump Shots, Terrapin Edition: Michigan State vs. Maryland Preview

For the first time as fellow members of the Big Ten, the Michigan State Spartans will hit the road to tangle with the Maryland Terrapins Saturday afternoon. Earlier this season, Maryland snuck out of East Lansing with a double overtime win thanks to Michigan State’s down-the-stretch collapse. This time around, the Spartans will have to be more engaged from start to finish to put...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan St.-Maryland Preview

Maryland turned heads going into East Lansing and upsetting Michigan State in its Big Ten debut. It remains to be seen if the Spartans can return the favor at College Park, where the No. 14 Terrapins have proven nearly unbeatable. Maryland goes for a seventh consecutive home win as the teams meet for the second time in just over two weeks Saturday. Tied with Wisconsin atop the league...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland-Purdue Preview

Coach Mark Turgeon believes Maryland's first Big Ten defeat might serve as a needed wake-up call. The No. 11 Terrapins could face another serious challenge Saturday as they try to bounce back against a Purdue team looking for its first 3-0 league home start in four seasons. Turgeon knew this week's two-game road swing would be difficult but it seemed Maryland (14-2, 2-1) had caught...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 19 Maryland tops South Carolina-Upstate 67-57

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Freshman Melo Trimble earned his first double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds as No. 19 Maryland overcame a halftime deficit to pull away from South Carolina-Upstate 67-57 on Saturday. Jake Layman scored 17 points and Evan Smotrycz added 10 for the Terrapins (10-1). Upstate was attempting to beat its first AP Top 25 opponent in Division I school history...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Winthrop-Maryland Preview

Things didn't go as planned for Maryland in its Top 25 debut under coach Mark Turgeon, but he feels it could be a good learning experience. Still trying to adjust without star Dez Wells, the 21st-ranked Terrapins may again be missing another key player as they try to bounce back from their first defeat Saturday against visiting Winthrop. Senior forward Evan Smotrycz tweaked his left...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Terps (5-0) Off To Great Start

Maryland basketball is off to a 5-0 start and it has not come against cupcakes. The Terrapins capturing the CBE Classic in Kansas City with wins over Arizona State and #13 Iowa State. CBE Classic CHAMPS! Terps drop No. 13 Iowa State 72-63 to move to 5-0 on the year! #WeWill A photo posted by @terrapinhoops on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:38pm PST The unbeaten start is the best...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Turgeon starts anew at Maryland in Big Ten debut

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Mark Turgeon's fourth season at Maryland is shrouded by uncertainty. For one thing, the Terrapins are preparing to play basketball in the Big Ten for the first time. More importantly, Turgeon and his squad have a big adjustment to make after five players transferred during the offseason - including starters Seth Allen, Charles Mitchell and Nick Faust. Dez...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What are the Terrapins options with Evan Smotrycz out with a fractured left foot

An already shorthanded Maryland Terrapins team may have been dealt a blow to start the 2014-15 season, as senior Evan Smotrycz will be out four to six weeks with a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot the announced on Sunday evening. He will undergo surgery this week. Smotrycz was expected to start at power forward for Maryland, but with the expected recovery timetable he...
Via KCM Sports
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Super B1G Maryland Madness

The first Maryland Madness as a member of the Big Ten was held Friday night at the XFINITY Center. It was the first chance for fans to get a glimpse of the 2014-15 Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as the brand new state-of-the-art video board in the XFINITY Center. Both teams also unveiling their new Under Armour uniforms. Big 10 basketball media day was also...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Basketball Preview: #9 Maryland Terrapins

Welcome to the league, Maryland.  Sorry all your players are leaving.  Ok not all, and there's still talent here, but five of the team's eight top scorers transferred out - not graduated, but transferred which is pretty weird.  They still retained scorers #1, #3, and #4 and bring in a nice recruiting class so they won't be at the bottom of the conference, but I don't really see...
Via Down with Goldy
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College and Maryland Assistant Scott Spinelli In “Serious Talks”

Boston College is close to adding another member to its men’s basketball coaching staff. University of Maryland Assistant Coach Scott Spinelli is currently involved in “serious talks” for the assistant coach job at Boston College, according to the Washington Post. Spinelli is a native of Leominster, Mass. and attended Boston University, where he played spent four seasons on...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fitting End To A Final ACC Season

A painful final season for Maryland in the Atlantic Coast Conference came to a fitting end on Thursday afternoon. Boris Bojanovsky threw down a dunk with 0.4 seconds left to give Florida State a 67-65 win over the Terrapins in second round play of the ACC tournament. The Terps (17-15) had staged a furious comeback, erasing an eleven point lead, eventually tying the game with two...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A Final Goodbye (And Loss) @ UNC

The farewell tour continues for the Maryland Terrapins. Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, the Terps trailed 19-3 early and never could climb all the way back, falling 75-63. As the games final seconds ticked down, Tar Hell fans chanted “ACC, ACC, ACC” bidding the Terps good bye from Chapel Hill. Guard Marcus Paige led the Tar Heels (15-7, 5-4) with 25 points, while dishing out seven...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wells With the Game-Winner: The Terps Defeat Miami 74-71

Dez Wells/collegehoopsdigest.comMaryland came into tonight's game desperately needing a win over Miami (FL) to get back to .500 in ACC conference play. They faced a Hurricanes team that while not very deep, plays tremendous defense (No team in the ACC has scored 67 or more against them this season). The Terps were able to use a phenomenal second half to hold off the Canes 74-71 before...
Via College Hoops Digest
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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