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
Maryland finished eighth in the the final fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings which were released Thursday. The Terps have 228 points. Stanford leads the way with 382 and Florida State is second (351). Maryland’s ranking was bolstered by winning the field hockey national championship and placing ninth in both men’s and women’s soccer.
On the strength of a solid fall, Maryland ranks third in the current Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings which were released Thursday.
The Terps have 228 points. Stanford leads the way with 260 and North Carolina is second (254). Maryland’s ranking was bolstered by winning the field hockey national championship and placing ninth in both men’s and women’s soccer. The ACC has five institutions in the top 10. Duke is sixth and Boston College is ninth.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 20 sports — 10 women’s and 10 men’s.
Highlighted by a national championship in field hockey, the University of Maryland posted a best-ever 17th-place finish nationally in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, it was announced on Friday. “It’s been a great year,” said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “We take tremendous pride in having a well-balanced athletics program at Maryland, and this is a good measure of our overall success.
Stanford won the Division I competition for the 17th straight year. Ohio State, California, Florida and Duke rounded out the top five. The Atlantic Coast Conference had five schools place in the top 20 in the standings – Duke (5th), North Carolina (6th), Virginia (7th), Florida State (9th), Maryland (17th).
|Sport (NCAA Finish)||Points|
|Field Hockey (1st)||100|
|Women’s Soccer (T17th)||50|
|Men’s Soccer (T5th)||73|
|Women’s Basketball (T17th)||50|
|Women’s Swimming (22nd)||52|
|Women’s Indoor Track (T28th)||45.5|
|Men’s Indoor Track (T44th)||29.5|
|Women’s Lacrosse (2nd)||90|
|Men’s Lacrosse (2nd)||90|
|Women’s Tennis (T33rd)||25|
|Men’s Tennis (T17th)||50|
|Men’s Outdoor Track (T46th)||25.5|
On the strength of a solid spring, Maryland ranks 10th in the current Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings which were released Thursday. The Terps have 807.50 points. Stanford leads the way with 1387.50 and Ohio State is second (1122.30). The ACC has set the pace so far this season with four schools in the top 10. Virginia is ninth with 828.50 points.
Seven spring NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: women’s golf – UCLA; women’s lacrosse – Northwestern; men’s lacrosse – Virginia; women’s tennis – Florida; men’s tennis – Southern California; men’s volleyball – Ohio State; and women’s water polo – Stanford.
On the strength of a solid fall, Maryland ranks seventh in the current Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings which were released Wednesday. The Terps have 273 points. Stanford leads the way with 399 and North Carolina is second (380). Ohio State (369), Florida State (361.50) and Penn State (300) round out the top five. The ACC has set the pace heading into the winter championships by having five of its schools finish in the top 10. Duke is ninth and Virginia ranks 10th.
All eight fall NCAA championships have been completed with the following institutions capturing titles: men’s cross country – Oklahoma State; women’s cross country – Villanova (Pa.); women’s field hockey – Maryland; women’s soccer – Notre Dame; men’s soccer – Akron; men’s water polo – Southern California; women’s volleyball – Penn State; FCS football – Eastern Washington; FBS football – Auburn.
Terp Talk Thursday Night 07-15-10
Host–Bruce Posner Guests–Dino, Freddy
Subjects–Terps in NBA Summer league, New Lax Recruits, Deaths of Joe Gardi, Steinbreener, Terp News
Here are my top 10 plays of the decade ranked in order with #1 being the biggest and most significant.
10— March 8, 2008—Hudson Taylor decisions Dennis Drury 10-5 clinching the ACC Title for the Terps, its first since 1973. The title signaled the introduction of the Terrapins as a NCAA power on the mat.
9— January 1, 2003—On 4th and goal, Scott McBrien ran a naked bootleg and went untouched into the endzone triggering a 30-3 win over Tennessee. This was Maryland’s first bowl win in 17 years.
8—-May 22, 2005—–Andrew Schwartzman scored an unassisted overtime goal to defeat Georgetown and send Maryland into the final 4 of lacrosse.
7—-May 24 2001—-Allison Comito scored in Overtime as Maryland defeated Georgetown for the NCAA title, thus capping the 4th title for the greatest female lacrosse player ever, Jen Adams.
6—February 21, 2009—Greivis Vasquez hit a layup with 8 seconds remaining to send the NC game into overtime. The Terps won by 3 in OT and began a run back to the NCAA tournament. Carolina went on to easily win the title and Maryland stood tall as the only team to defeat the 2 finalists.
5—-November 23, 2009—Katie O’Donnell, went the length of the field and scored the go ahead goal in a play described by many as the greatest individual play ever in NCAA history. Maryland went on to defeat Wake Forest 4-2 for the NCAA title.
4—December 14, 2008—–Zac MacMath makes a leg save late in the game preserving a 1-0 win and Sasho’s 2nd title. The Terps become the foremost soccer power in the NCAA.
3—April 4, 2006-tieto—-Kristi Tolliver hits a 3pt shot at the end of regulation,before coasting to an easy OT victory. This win gave the Lady Terps its first NCAA tilt and established the Terps as one of the elite teams in women’s Basketball
2—November 17, 2001—-Shaun Hill threw as touchdown pass to Guilian Gary with 41 seconds left and thus Maryland won the ACC Title and a trip to the Orange Bowl. This was Ralph’s 1st season as head coach.
1— April 1, 2002—Juan Dixon hita a 3 point jumper to regain the lead just after the the Terps lost the lead in the NCAA Championship game against IU. The Terps never trailed again and won the title.
Outstanding finishes by its fall sports programs have the University of Maryland currently in fifth place nationally in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, Maryland placed second in field hockey, reached the quarterfinals in men’s soccer and the round of 16 in women’s soccer during NCAA Championship play this fall. Those finishes garnered 90, 73 and 64 points, respectively, to give the Terrapins 227 points in the competition. Virginia, which won the NCAA men’s soccer title recently, was first with 337 points, with North Carolina in second with 283. The Tar Heels won NCAA titles in field hockey and women’s soccer. Stanford was third at 281, with Princeton in fourth at 230.5. (from umterps.com)