Maryland Rumors & News

  • Four-star forward Justin Jackson commits to Maryland basketball

    Washington Post "In the wake of Wednesday night’s news that point guard Melo Trimble is returning for his junior season, Maryland added another crucial piece to its roster Thursday, picking up an oral commitment from former UNLV pledge Justin Jackson. Jackson, a four-star prospect who is considered one of the..." May 26

  • Maryland's Melo Trimble returning to school

    College Spun "Melo Trimble is coming back to school for his junior season. It was announced Wednesday night that the Maryland star point guard is taking his name out of the NBA Draft and returning for the 2016-17 season. Trimble had declared for the 2016 NBA Draft but didn’t hire an agent, meaning he..." May 26

  • Maryland's Trimble leaning toward staying in NBA draft

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "After participating in the NBA Draft Combine this past week and with workouts for five NBA teams still to go, Maryland guard Melo Trimble is still "leaning towards" forgoing his final two years of college eligibility and remaining in the draft, he told CSN's Chris Miller in Chicago. "I can't..." May 16

  • Maryland’s Melo Trimble says he’s ‘50-50’ on staying in NBA draft

    Washington Post "Maryland sophomore Melo Trimble said Friday at the NBA draft combine that he is still “50-50″ on whether to stay in the NBA draft or return for his junior season, adding that he won’t make his decision until May 25. “I don’t know yet. It’s 50-50 right now. I’m just going through the process..." May 14

  • Maryland's Trimble, Stone to declare for NBA draft

    The Score "Diamond Stone is gone, and Melo Trimble has one foot out the door. Maryland announced Monday that both Trimble and Stone will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft. Trimble, the Terrapins' star guard, will not sign with an agent, while Stone will hire representation and turn pro. Trimble, a..." April 13

  • Maryland’s Robert Carter Jr. will declare for NBA draft, plans to sign with an agent

    Washington Post "Maryland forward Robert Carter Jr. will forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the NBA draft, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Carter is expected to sign with an agent, thus ending his short career in College Park. Carter, a Thomasville, Ga., native who..." April 07

  • Diamond Stone’s father denies report that Maryland freshman center is entering NBA draft

    Washington Post "The father of Maryland freshman center Diamond Stone refuted a report Monday night that his son will declare for the NBA draft but retain the possibility to return to school by not hiring an agent. The report, from Cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes, cites NBA sources. CBS Sports national college..." April 05

  • Ellis, Kansas overpower Maryland in South semis

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kansas forward Perry Ellis seems intent on ending his college career with the loudest of bangs. Ellis set a personal NCAA Tournament career high Thursday night with a game-high 27 points, helping the top-seeded Jayhawks pull away from fifth-seeded Maryland in the second..." March 25

  • Terps confident heading into Sweet 16 matchup vs. Kansas: 'We look at ourselves as the top team in the country'

    Baltimore Sun "With four losses in six games, many questioned whether the Terps would reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Given the way Mark Turgeon's team has played against some of its tougher opponents this season, the fifth-seeded Terps believe they have a decent chance to beat top-seeded Kansas in..." March 24

  • Maryland dances past Hawaii, into Sweet 16

    The Sports Xchange "SPOKANE, Wash. -- Melo Trimble doesn't consider himself the celebrating type ... or the dancing type. That changed Sunday night in Maryland's 73-60 win over Hawaii in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, punching the Terrapins' first ticket to the Sweet 16 since 2003. Battling with..." March 20

  • Maryland holds off South Dakota State

    The Sports Xchange "SPOKANE, Wash. -- For 36 minutes it looked like fifth-seeded Maryland was ready to make quick work of 12th-seeded South Dakota State. And then, with their 18-point lead was trimmed to five with a little more than a minute left, sophomore point guard and leading scorer Melo Trimble fouled..." March 18

  • Michigan State does it with defense

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- There is a primary reason why second-ranked Michigan State will enter the NCAA tournament as one of a handful of teams that have championship components. The No. 2 seed Spartans struggled all afternoon offensively but limited No. 18 and third-seeded Maryland to one field goal..." March 12

  • Maryland just too powerful for Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With three losses in its final five regular-season games, No. 18 Maryland entered the Big Ten tournament with something to prove. It took only 40 minutes and 97 points on Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals for the No. 3 seed Terrapins to make believers of..." March 12

  • Big Ten champ Indiana pulls away from Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Yogi Ferrell stood at the microphone in Indiana's Senior Day Festivities and pointed at the Big Ten championship trophy that was on the floor in front of him. "This is the reason I came back this season," the Hoosiers senior point guard said. "I wanted my legacy to be..." March 06

  • Layman leads No. 14 Maryland past Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland forward Jake Layman went out in style on Thursday night. And the senior from suburban Boston is ending his college career on a hot stretch as well. Layman made 7 of 11 shots from the field and had 18 points with seven rebounds and three assists as No. 14..." March 03

  • No. 20 Purdue slips past No. 10 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- With one of college basketball's best front lines, No. 20 Purdue has been seeking perimeter balance to complement the scoring of 7-footers A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas and 6-9 Caleb Swanigan. The Boilermakers got it at the perfect time on Saturday, when sophomore..." February 27

  • Minnesota get improbable upset win over No. 6 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For Minnesota, it was a long time coming. For Maryland, it was a long week. Guard Nate Mason led the way with 18 points for the Gophers, who got their first Big Ten win of the season, and their first win of 2016, upsetting sixth-ranked Maryland 68-63 Thursday night...." February 18

  • Maryland's Diamond Stone suspended for shoving head of Wisconsin player

    CBS Sports "Maryland forward Diamond Stone has been suspended for one game after shoving the head of Wisconsin's Vitto Brown into the floor on Saturday. Stone and Brown got tangled up going for a loose ball, and the apparent shove came as the Maryland big man was getting up to his feet. The move provoked a..." February 16

  • Wisconsin stats fast, holds off No. 2 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes complained on Thursday about the basketballs used at home games by the University of Maryland, which is affiliated with Under Armour. Hayes and the Badgers certainly weren't complaining about the outcome Saturday, as Wisconsin took a..." February 13

  • Maryland coach says Terps get an edge by using Under Armour balls

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The different brands of balls used in college basketball and their potential impact on the game is causing a national stir. Maryland has been in the spotlight after multiple players on opposing teams have complained about the Under Armour balls the team uses. Terps coach Mark Turgeon said the..." February 12

  • Maryland guard Dion Wiley tears meniscus, out indefinitely

    CBS Sports "Maryland will have its backcourt depth tested early this season, as the school announced on Saturday that backup sophomore guard Dion Wiley will undergo surgery this week to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The school did not give a timetable for his return, and noted that the injury..." November 08

  • Rasheed Sulaimon's mother discusses her son's dismissal from Duke

    Baltimore Sun "Angela Sulaimon knew that her son wasn’t going to disparage Duke or its legendary coach, Mike Krzyzewski when he spoke to the media covering his new team on Tuesday at Maryland. “Rasheed just won’t break the code,” Angela Sulaimon said in an interview Monday with The Baltimore Sun. “Certain..." October 23

  • Kentucky, North Carolina share No. 1 spot in preseason coaches poll

    ESPN "The more things change, the more they stay the same? The Kentucky Wildcats may have lost the top seven scorers from last season's team that went 38-1, but that hasn't deterred coaches from picking them as the No. 1 team in the USA Today preseason poll for the third consecutive season. But..." October 15

  • Kevin Huerter becomes second high school player to commit to Maryland for 2016

    Baltimore Sun "Kevin Huerter’s rise in the rankings among the nation’s top high school players has mirrored Maryland’s ascent among the country’s top basketball programs. It will be interesting to see how the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Clifton Park, N.Y., continues to grow along with the Terps. Huerter, who..." September 08

  • Maryland, UK, UNC co-favorites for national title

    ESPN "Maryland is one of the favorites to win the 2016 men's basketball national championship, according to a Las Vegas sportsbook, only one year removed from joining the Big Ten from the ACC. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Terps pegged as a 7-1 co-favorite to win the title, along with..." May 23

  • Report: Maryland one of two frontrunners for VCU transfer

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland and Connecticut are the two frontrunners to land VCU transfer Terry Larrier, according to Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. Larrier, a lanky 6-8 forward from New York City, decided to transfer after head coach Shaka Smart left VCU for Texas this spring. He averaged 6.6 points and 3.0..." May 23

  • Rasheed Sulaimon to play at Maryland

    ESPN "Former Duke Blue Devils guard Rasheed Sulaimon told ESPN he has committed to Maryland and will spend his final season in college with the Terps. "For everything I've been through, my family and I wanted me to be at a place where I trusted everyone," Sulaimon said. "I've known Coach [Mark]..." May 11

  • Report: Maryland among the schools pursuing Rasheed Sulaimon

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Even though Maryland fell short in its pursuit of coveted former Drexel star Damion Lee earlier this month, the Terrapins still haven't given up on landing a transfer guard this spring. They're reportedly one of 10-15 schools in pursuit of former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon. Maryland's..." April 28

  • Maryland’s Varun Ram returning for another year

    Washington Post "Maryland guard Varun Ram will return to the team for the 2015-2016 season, an athletic department official said on Friday afternoon. Ram, a fan favorite who ascended to hero status when he made a game-winning defensive stop against Valparaiso in the NCAA tournament in March, tweeted the news on..." April 27

  • Report: Maryland, Arizona “Making Strongest Push” For Coveted Graduate Transfer Damion Lee

    College Spun "Damion Lee is probably the most-coveted graduate transfer on the college basketball market. The 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard averaged 21.4 points and 6.1 rebounds a game for Drexel last season. He’s set to graduate, transfer out of the Dragons’ program and is eligible to play for another..." April 13

  • Forward Jake Layman's return solidifies Maryland's title contention next season

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Junior forward Jake Layman, who averaged 12.5 points for Big Ten runner-up Maryland, will return for his final season with the Terps and helps establish them as a national championship contender for next season. The early Sporting News top 25 for the 2015-16 season has the Terps ranked No...." April 09

  • Melo Trimble will return to Maryland for sophomore year

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland point guard Melo Trimble will return for his sophomore year, Terps coach Mark Turgeon announced Wednesday. Trimble, who was named first team all-Big Ten by the media and was selected this week as a freshman first-team All-American by CBS Sports, had spent the past week assessing his..." April 01

  • 5-star center Diamond Stone commits to Maryland

    SB Nation "Maryland is poised for a big season in 2016. Maryland is adding an impact freshman big man for next season. Diamond Stone, a 6'10, 250-pound center from Milwaukee, has committed to Mark Turgeon and the Terrapins. Stone is the No. 7 rated player in the class according to ESPN. He chose..." March 28

  • Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Mark Turgeon to meet regarding future

    Washington Post "Maryland freshman point guard Melo Trimble will meet with Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon regarding his future later this week, a source close to the situation said on Tuesday. It is widely assumed that Trimble will be back for his sophomore season at Maryland, which figures to be a national..." March 25

  • Daughter of Bob Huggins apologizes for rape jokes about Dez Wells

    Washington Post "Shortly after West Virginia’s 69-59 win over Maryland Sunday night in the NCAA tournament, two daughters of Mountaineers Coach Bob Huggins tweeted out rape-related jokes in regard to the Terps’ Dez Wells. Jenna Leigh Huggins subsequently deleted those tweets from her account, but here is a..." March 24

  • West Virginia coach's daughters taunt Maryland's Wells with rape remarks

    The Score "The daughters of West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins decided it was appropriate to attack Maryland guard Dez Wells on Twitter following the Mountaineers' 69-59 victory over the Terrapins on Sunday. Jenna Leigh Huggins, who later made her Twitter account private, made rape-related remarks..." March 23

  • Michal Cekovsky suffers injury pregame vs. Michigan

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland freshman center Michal Cekovsky limped to the locker room with help from a trainer during warmups prior to Saturday's game against Michigan. According to a Maryland spokesman, he suffered a left knee injury and will not play against the Wolverines. It was unclear how exactly Cekovsky..." March 01

  • Junior point guard Anthony Cowan Jr. commits to Maryland

    Baltimore Sun "Anthony Cowan Jr.'s roots at Maryland run deep. Growing up in Bowie, he attended Gary Williams' summer camp in College Park several times. His father, Anthony Sr., received his master's from the school. His grandmother works in the university's African-American Studies program. So it made..." January 27

  • Maryland announces addition of 6-foot-9 Croatian forward

    College Basketball Talk "No. 11 Maryland has managed to win 14 of its first 16 games despite having to navigate depth issues in its front court. Evan Smotrycz has struggled with health issues for a significant portion of the season, which at times has left head coach Mark Turgeon to rely on sophomore Damonte Dodd and..." January 09

  • Evan Smotrycz suffers another injury setback vs. VMI

    CSN Baltimore "In his second game back since recovering from foot surgery in October, Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz suffered a setback in Sunday’s 95-77 Terrapin win over VMI. The senior played just eight minutes and did not enter the game in the second half, going without a point on 0-for-2 shooting from..." December 01

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    Big loss for Maryland RT @AaronKazreports: #Terps guard Dez Wells fractured his wrist in the win over Iowa State and will miss four weeks.

  • Terps' Dez Wells to miss four weeks with broken bone in right wrist

    Baltimore Sun "Terps senior Dez Wells broke a bone in his right wrist Tuesday night and is expected to miss four weeks, coach Mark Turgeon announced today. The guard/forward suffered the injury during Maryland's 72-63 win over No. 13 Iowa State at the CBE Classic. He had surgery this morning in..." November 28

  • Trial of former Terps recruit Trayvon Reed delayed

    Baltimore Sun "The trial of Trayvon Reed, who was dismissed from the Maryland basketball team after being charged in late July with theft under $100 and second-degree assault, has been postponed until Dec. 19, his attorney, David Putzi, said. Reed was scheduled to go on trial Friday in District Court in..." October 20

  • Maryland nabs commitment from junior college guard Jaylen Brantley

    CSN Baltimore "Junior college guard Jaylen Brantley has committed to Maryland, Comcast SportsNet has confirmed. Danny Ventura of the Boston Herald was the first to report the news. The Massachusetts native becomes head coach Mark Turgeon's first commitment from the class of 2015." October 20

  • Terps' Evan Smotrycz out 4-6 weeks after breaking bone in left foot

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland senior Evan Smotrycz is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot in practice Friday, the Terps said Sunday. The fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone is considered less serious of a break in the same foot suffered last season by former Terps point guard..." October 20

  • Mark Turgeon pencils in Damonte Dodd as Maryland's starting center, for now

    Baltimore Sun "With the season starting a month from Tuesday, there’s still plenty of time for Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon to settle on a starting lineup. Not that Turgeon hasn’t been thinking about who will take the court at Xfinity Center for the opening tip against Wagner on Nov. 14. At a..." October 14

  • Source: Mitchell cleared to play for Georgia Tech

    ESPN "Charles Mitchell isn't leaving the ACC after departing Maryland following the season. Mitchell was granted immediate eligibility Friday to play this season at Georgia Tech, a source with direct knowledge said. The 6-foot-8 Mitchell, a native of Marietta, Georgia, was granted the waiver to be..." September 23

  • Maryland announces ‘lifetime degree guarantee’ for athletes

    College Football Talk "Dubbing it “The Maryland Way Guarantee,” the University of Maryland is blazing a trail on which most, if not all, Power Five conference schools will ultimately travel. The university announced Tuesday morning that, beginning in November of this year, it will offer a lifetime degree guarantee..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Incoming frosh Trayvon Reed not enrolling at Maryland after arrest

    CBS Sports "There has been a ton of roster movement at Maryland since the season ended, with five players transferring from the school. And now another player is leaving -- before he even played a game for the Terrapins. Incoming freshman center Trayvon Reed will not enroll at the school, head coach Mark..." August 02