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  • Terps forward Jake Layman to miss 4-6 weeks after fracturing bone in left hand

    Washington Post "Maryland basketball junior forward Jake Layman will miss four to six weeks with a fractured bone in his left hand, the athletic department announced Thursday afternoon. The injury to Layman’s non-shooting hand occurred during a pickup game during the first week of July and will not require..." July 18

  • University of Maryland to induct Len Bias into Athletics Hall of Fame

    Fox Sports "More than 28 years after his death from a cocaine overdose, the University of Maryland announced on Wednesday it will induct Len Bias into its Athletics Hall of Fame. Bias died on June 19, 1986, two days after he was the No. 2 overall selection in the NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. It was..." July 17

  • Dez Wells plans to switch jersey number to honor late friend

    Baltimore Sun "Dez Wells took pride in wearing No. 32 during his first two years at Maryland, becoming only the second Terp to take the number in the nearly 20 years since former star Joe Smith left College Park as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Going into his senior year, Wells will finally get a chance to..." June 21

  • Ex-Terps assistant Dalonte Hill sentenced to a week in jail for driving while impaired

    Baltimore Sun "Former Maryland men's basketball assistant coach Dalonte Hill was sentenced Wednesday to a week in jail after pleading guilty in Howard County to driving while impaired. The October incident led to his resignation. Circuit Court judge Richard S. Bernhardt also sentenced Hill to a year’s..." June 19

  • Nick Faust transferring to Long Beach State, per report

    Baltimore Sun "Former Maryland guard Nick Faust (City) has reportedly found a new home at Long Beach State. Faust told ESPN.com that he has committed to play for the 49ers. He also tweeted "Bringin dat HEAT to TheBeach" with an Instagram photo of Long Beach State's court. Faust is one of five scholarship..." June 17

  • Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell headed to Georgia Tech

    CBSSports.com "Georgia Tech lost sophomore big man Robert Carter to Maryland via transfer last week. In an interesting turn of events, the Yellow Jackets are now adding Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell, sources told CBSSports.com. Mitchell left the Terrapins last month to play closer to home. The Atlanta..." June 13

  • Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter Jr. commits to the Terps

    Washington Post "On the heels of a tumultuous several months filled with roster attrition, the Maryland men’s basketball team secured a commitment Friday morning from Georgia Tech transfer forward Robert Carter Jr., an individual with knowledge of the situation said. Carter will sit out a season per NCAA..." June 06

  • Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell considering Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech

    College Basketball Talk "Charles Mitchell became the latest departure from the Maryland program when he announced his transfer last week. The sophomore forward was looking to return closer to his home in Atlanta to be with his grandmother. “I loved playing for Coach [Mark Turgeron]. He is a great man and a great coach...." May 29

  • Report: West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson to visit Maryland

    CSN Baltimore "In the wake of a list of departures from the Maryland program that has now reached five names, the Terrapins are in need of replacements to backfill those scholarship spots on the roster. Head coach Mark Turgeon and his staff have now zeroed in on, among others, West Virginia transfer Terry..." May 26

  • Report: Maryland transfer Roddy Peters headed to USF

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland guard Roddy Peters has committed to play for head coach Orlando Antigua at South Florida, Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com is reporting. Peters was part of an initial wave of three players who transferred out of the Maryland program following the 2013-14 season. He joined Shaquille..." May 22

  • Ex-Maryland guard Allen commits to Virginia Tech

    CBSSports.com "Maryland transfer Seth Allen has committed to Virginia Tech, sources said. Allen will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season. The 6-1 guard averaged 13.4 points last season for the Terps and is a major building block for new Hokies coach Buzz Williams, who came..." May 12

  • Mark Turgeon takes full blame for wave of Maryland transfers

    CBSSports.com "Maryland fans can critique Mark Turgeon for plenty, but not for shying from criticism or sidestepping blame. The Terrapins took a blow to their assembly next season when the news came down on Friday: Starting point guard Seth Allen was transferring. Allen was set to be a cog for a team that had..." May 05

  • Seth Allen transferring from Maryland

    CBSSports.com "After constant rumors the past few days, Maryland sophomore Seth Allen has officially come to a decision: he's leaving the Terrapins. "I had a great two years there," Allen told ESPN.com. "And I'm thankful for the opportunity, but I also feel as though it's time for me to move on." Allen has..." May 02

  • Oregon State lands Maryland transfer Nick Faust

    College Basketball Talk "Oregon State landed an impact transfer early Wednesday morning as a source confirmed to NBCSports.com that Maryland transfer Nick Faust has signed with the Beavers. The 6-foot-6 Faust averaged 9.4 points per game in each of his last two seasons for the Terrapins, but saw his shooting..." April 30

  • Former Terps center Shaquille Cleare transferring to Texas

    Washington Post "Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare has signed his paperwork to transfer to the University of Texas, according to a post on his Facebook page. “First of all I would like to thank god for opening another door for me and giving me another opportunity to fulfill my dream at another division 1..." April 25

  • Maryland soph Shaq Cleare transfers to Texas

    CBSSports.com "Texas is still waiting on a decision from elite uncommitted senior Myles Turner, but the Longhorns continue to add bodies to their frontcourt. Maryland sophomore Shaq Cleare transferred to Texas on Thursday. >p>"Our staff and players are excited to welcome Shaq to our basketball family,”..." April 24

  • Maryland assistant Spinelli joins Jim Christian's Boston College staff

    CBSSports.com "Maryland assistant Scott Spinelli is headed to Boston College to be Jim Christian's top assistant, sources said. An official announcement is expected soon. Spinelli spent the last three seasons on Mark Turgeon's staff at Maryland. A Massachusetts native, Spinelli is a 1989 graduate of..." April 13

  • Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare, Roddy Peters transferring from Maryland

    CBSSports.com "Maryland has some optimism heading into the offseason, and the Terrapins have even appeared in some way-too-early 2014-15 rankings. But Tuesday evening brought some interesting news. Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare and Roddy Peters have all decided to transfer from Maryland. “I really enjoyed..." April 08

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Maryland athletic department reports modest surplus for 2012-13 fiscal year

    Washington Post "The 2012-13 schoolyear brought modest signs of financial progress for a Maryland athletic department that continues its long, slow climb out of debt. According to its NCAA financial report obtained via an open-records request, the department recorded a surplus of $346,541, an increase of more than..." March 26

  • Florida St. 67, Maryland 65

    ProSportsDaily "Boris Bojanovsky’s dunk with less than a second left lifted the Seminoles over the Terrapins in the second round of the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Bojanovsky, who finished with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, was open to take a feed on the baseline from a double-teamed Okaro..." March 14

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBSSports.com "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Terps' Evan Smotrycz in question vs. Florida State due to back spasms

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland junior forward Evan Smotrycz's availability is in question for Thursday's ACC tournament second-round game against Florida State because of lower back spasms, an athletic department spokesman said. Smotrycz warmed up a little prior to the game at the Greensboro Coliseum, but mostly..." March 13

  • Seth Allen honors fallen manager Zach Lederer on shoes

    CSN Baltimore "Maryland guard Seth Allen will honor Zach Lederer, a former manager who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, by writing a message on the shoes that he will wear on Thursday vs. Florida State. In a photo and video shared by the team's official Twitter and Instagram accounts, Allen is seen..." March 13

  • Maryland’s John Auslander has a future on the bench

    Washington Post "By the time the coach had fetched his girlfriend from the airport, sat through traffic and finally reached the gym at the University of Maryland, his intramural team was winning by 26 points. This pleased the coach greatly. It meant his practice plan had worked. “It must be the walk-through we had..." March 13

  • For the Terps, an under-control and self-aware Seth Allen is best

    Washington Post "Something clicked for Seth Allen when bonus basketball came, and maybe it wasn’t a conscious decision for Maryland’s starting point guard. He had been his usual self for 40 minutes, alternating absurdly athletic sieges on the paint with questionably quick shots early in possessions. But when those..." March 12

  • Terps upset No. 5 Virginia in OT, 75-69, in final ACC regular-season game

    Baltimore Sun "A Maryland team that had spent part of the past month losing close games to nationally ranked teams returned to its bench Sunday at Comcast Center, teetering toward another frustrating defeat. There was confusion about the way the Terps had played in the final minute of regulation, which ended..." March 10

  • Layman breaks out of slump, but Terps still need consistent shooting from him

    Washington Post "Inside the Maryland men’s basketball locker room on Tuesday evening, Coach Mark Turgeon gave one of those speeches that belong on posters, or in YouTube compilations of motivational moments. “The only one to give you guys confidence,” he would later recall saying, “is yourselves.” Various..." March 07

  • Charles Mitchell’s status with Maryland unclear after heated sideline exchange

    College Basketball Talk "Maryland forward Charles Mitchell was removed from the bench and sent to the locker room before the first half of Tuesday night’s game against Virginia Tech. Mitchell could be seen on the bench exchanging words with assistant coach Scott Spinelli, yanking his jersey off in the tunnel as he..." March 06

  • Terps forward Charles Mitchell leaves game after incident with coaches

    Washington Post "Maryland sophomore forward Charles Mitchell was removed from Tuesday night’s game against Virginia Tech and sent to the locker room by Coach Mark Turgeon just before halftime. Mitchell was seen exchanging heated words with assistant Scott Spinelli before yanking his jersey off as he walked..." March 05

  • Maryland 64, Virginia Tech 47

    ProSportsDaily "Jake Layman scored 13 points and a 22-5 run lifted the host Terrapins, who won for just the second time in six games. Maryland (16-14, 8-9 ACC) moved into an eighth-place tie with North Carolina State thanks to shooting 10-for-32 from 3-point range, hitting five 3-pointers in a four-minute span..." March 05

  • Clemson 77, Maryland 73

    ProSportsDaily "K.J. McDaniels had 26 points and 14 rebounds while Rod Hall scored 16 points, including two key free throws in the final 17 seconds of double overtime to lift the host Tigers in ACC play. Landry Nnoko scored 11 points and grabbed nine boards for Clemson (18-10, 9-7), which earned its ninth ACC..." March 02

  • Why does Maryland lead ACC in fouls? It's simple

    CSN Baltimore "Remember that statistic about Maryland leading the ACC is fouls called against them? It came courtesty of CSN stats guru Mike Lynch, who found that the Terrapins were called for 20.9 per game in ACC play, close to a full foul more than the next team, Wake Forest, which piles up an even..." February 28

  • Maryland men’s basketball keeps coming up short

    Washington Post "There’s finally some good news about the Maryland men’s basketball team: Its season is drawing to a close. Frustrated fans won’t have much longer to watch the Terrapins commit inexplicable turnovers, shoot poorly and generally appear clueless in their third season under Coach Mark Turgeon...." February 26

  • Maryland men’s basketball keeps coming up short, as loss to Syracuse shows

    Washington Post "There’s finally some good news about the Maryland men’s basketball team: Its season is drawing to a close. Frustrated fans won’t have much longer to watch the Terrapins commit inexplicable turnovers, shoot poorly and generally appear clueless in their third season under Coach Mark Turgeon...." February 25

  • Orange escapes with 57-55 win over Maryland to end two-game losing streak

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse's meltdown almost went nuclear. Syracuse had squandered almost all of a 12-point lead in the last six minutes, giving Maryland two chances to win or tie the game in the final seconds. Syracuse, which had won its first 25 games of the season, was looking at the prospect of a..." February 25

  • Maryland’s competing now, but issues at the point keep popping up

    College Basketball Talk "Maryland was in danger of missing the NCAA tournament before Monday night’s visit from No. 4 Syracuse, and while their 57-55 loss doesn’t really damage an already weak profile, what it does is take away yet another opportunity to make themselves look better in the eyes of the committee. The..." February 25

  • Terps’ Charles Mitchell moves on after Duke heartbreak

    Washington Post "Before games, Maryland forward Charles Mitchell switches his iPhone into “airplane mode,” a ritual that serves a more psychological purpose than practical. The cellphone hides in the locker room, with little possibility of distracting him while the action unfolds, but perhaps simply the thought of..." February 20

  • Even amid recent slide, Terps forge ahead with Duke loss behind them

    Washington Post "The smiles had returned to the Maryland men’s basketball team by Monday afternoon, the result of rest and a significant mental cleanse. Every bit of sting felt from Saturday’s loss at Duke, the Terrapins claimed, was gone, replaced by the same positivity that has persisted throughout the season,..." February 18

  • For Maryland men’s basketball’s scout team, constant change has become the norm

    Washington Post "Before another practice of pretending to be other people, the eight members of the Maryland men’s basketball scout team were lounging around the Comcast Center bench when assistant coach Dustin Clark walked up and slapped hands with each. Two days were left until the trip to North Carolina State..." February 18

  • Terps need an impressive stretch of wins to be considered for NCAA tournament

    Baltimore Sun "Rival coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference talk about Maryland’s talent, about how the Terps are a scary opponent despite a disappointing record. In its last two games, that concern finally seemed to be legitimate, as Maryland followed a down-to-the-wire defeat at No. 20 Virginia with..." February 17

  • Duke basketball tops Maryland in final ACC matchup

    The Duke Chronicle "Sporting jerseys from the 1991-92 national championship season, Duke survived a scare Saturday and ended its historic conference matchup against Maryland with a 69-67 win. Normally known for their long-range scoring, the Blue Devils did not shoot particularly well from the field, but tough team..." February 16

  • Huskies Win Grueling Battle In OT

    Hartford Courant "With the game on the line, UConn was not to be out-muscled, and certainly not to be out-fought. Memphis' Shaq Goodwin was going in for a possible game-winning dunk, and the Huskies' DeAndre Daniels, giving away a good 40 pounds, got in his way and blocked it. In the ensuing scramble, after all..." February 16

  • Combatants in the Maryland-Duke rivalry hate to see it end

    Baltimore Sun "Forget for a moment about where Maryland-Duke might rank in the pantheon of college basketball rivalries and think back instead to Duke fans chanting "Sweat, Gary, sweat" at former Maryland coach Gary Williams. His face is glistening and his silver hair is matted as he stalks the sideline under..." February 14

  • Missed chances make latest loss tough to swallow, but Terps again see optimism

    Washington Post "With all the confidence someone could muster after another defeat that felt so familiarly demoralizing, Maryland guard Dez Wells looked dead ahead inside a hallway at John Paul Jones Arena and let out a frustrated sigh. “I don’t know,” he said. “We’re going to get one. We’re going to get one,..." February 11

  • 'Hoos Reject Terps' Upset Bid at JPJ

    VirginiaSports.com "Maybe Roddy Peters wasn't familiar with the scouting report on UVa sophomore Justin Anderson. Maybe the Maryland freshman knew all about Anderson's shot-blocking prowess and still believed he could score on him. Whatever the reason, the 6-3 Peters decided to challenge the 6-6 Anderson with..." February 11

  • Paige has answers for Tar Heels in win over Maryland

    Gaston Gazette "North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige said he thought Brice Johnson “was kind of due” for a big game. Going 8-for-8 from the field and scoring 19 points was impressive for Johnson, but the same could be said for Paige, who scored 25 to lead the Tar Heels to a 75-63 victory against Maryland in..." February 05

  • Roy Williams says he'll still think of Maryland as an ACC school after Terps leave

    Baltimore Sun "North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he "hates to see" Maryland departing the Atlantic Coast Conference. The teams have played 178 times since 1924, but with the Terps headed to the Big Ten after this season, Tuesday night's game at the Smith Center will be the final regular season ACC game in..." February 04

  • Terps-UNC pregame notes: Strength of schedule, Nick Faust and Mark Turgeon being a ‘jerk’

    Washington Post "Forget the December losses to Boston University and Oregon State, because for the purposes of this discussion those don’t matter. In 2012-13, Maryland had an atrocious strength of schedule, including a nonconference slate that ranked 345th and bogged down the bubble talk pretty early. Coach Mark..." February 04

  • Maryland men’s basketball responds to Coach Mark Turgeon’s yelling

    Washington Post "He had always tried to avoid using fury to hammer home a message, but the anxious times forced Mark Turgeon’s hand. It seems so long ago now, two stress-relieving victories later, when the Maryland men’s basketball coach told himself to ditch the niceties and become, in his words, “a jerk.” But..." February 04

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