Some topics for this morning’s show:
Jake Layman helps USA U18 win Gold Medal
Kevin Plank on Randy Edsall: “Randy Edsall is a good, strong, decent man who is working his tail off on behalf of the University of Maryland,” Plank said. “And there are more people that want to spend their days burning things down than building it up. At least just stop rooting against him. You know, give the guy a chance.”
A great week of Football recruiting for Coach Edsall is reviewed
Terrapin Academic performance surges
Lady Terps place 10th in Capitol Cup
The unveiling of the new Football field
Brian Farrell, Paul Rabil and the Defending Champion Boston Cannons come to Annapolis to take on the 1st place Bayhawks
The Harrison twins pay an unofficial visit to College park on Tuesday
First 3 game times are announced for Terrapin football
Richie Anderson Verbals to Maryland
Twelve intercollegiate teams at the University of Maryland posted multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APR) at or above 975 based on data released Wednesday by the NCAA.
Football, which suffered a reduction of three scholarships for the 2011 season based on previous low APRs, has recovered significantly from a downward trend. Football increased its multiyear score from 922 to 931 and its single-year score from 905 to 972, as reported today.
“Academic performance is a core value of our athletics department at the University of Maryland,” said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “Everyone in our department, including coaches and staff, has made a priority of ensuring our student-athletes achieve their goal of graduating with a Maryland degree.
“Congratulations to our academic support and career development staff for these strong numbers. We’re particularly pleased at the strong improvement in the single-year figure in football. While we always strive for improvement, the data released today shows we’re on the right track.”
The 55th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, recognizing academic excellence by student-athletes during the 2010-11 academic year, was announced Friday by Commissioner John Swofford. 280 Terrapin student-athletes (including Danny O”Brien) were honored by the league, the most of any of the ACC’s eight public institutions.
The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year. The conference acknowledged a record 2,834 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2010-11 academic year.
I do believe this lockout has more teeth then the NFL . Many NBA teams are losing money mainly because of the insane contracts the owners have dished out. According to DavidStern 300 million was lost this year–a banner NBA year. Interest is at a all time high after the playoffs but the teams and owners are not in great shape according to the Commish.
The women’s golf team repeated as winners and the men’s tennis team won for the first time in four years, as both teams were honored Sunday at the President’s Cup Brunch held at the Riggs Alumni Center The women’s golf team earned a combined GPA of 3.29, earning the honor for the second consecutive year. It edged women’s tennis (3.26) and gymnastics (3.15) for the award.
M Club Awards
Talbot T. Speer Award (leadership, scholarship and all-around ability) – Greg Kelsey, men’s track & cross country; and Torrey Smith, football.
Charles P. McCormick Award (Baltimore area senior contributing the most to athletics) – Brian Farrell, men’s lacrosse
John W. Guckeyson Award (scholarship, leadership and superior athletic ability) – Grant Catalino, men’s lacrosse
Founders Award (outstanding athletic ability, academic character, citizenship) – Kiani Profit, women’s track and field
James H. Kehoe Award (Maryland senior symbolizing commitment, dedication, spirit and the will to win) – Amanda Himmelheber, field hockey
Silvester Watch (athlete who typifies the best in college athletics) – Grant Catalino, men’s lacrosse
Maryland Watch (male athlete of the year from the State of Maryland) – Adrian Bowie, men’s basketball
Suzanne Tyler Award (female athlete of the year) – Katie O’Donnell, field hockey
Geary F. Eppley Award (senior letterwinner with highest scholastic average) – Mitch Challacombe, men’s swimming
Charles H. Beebe Jr. Award (letterwinner with highest career GPA) – Caitlin McDowell, women’s soccer
The 54th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, recognizing academic excellence by student-athletes during the 2009-10 academic year, was announced Friday by Commissioner John Swofford. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year. The conference acknowledged 2,761 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2009-10 academic year. Among those Terrapins honored includes Hudson Taylor, Katie Schwartzmann (lacrosse), Caitlyn McFadden, Grant Catalino, Brian Phipps, Kerry Hickey (softball), Brittany Dipper (lacrosse), and Paul Pinegar (football)