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Volleyball Squad Gets 1st Big 10 Win 3-2 Over Rutgers on the BTN

The World Series was so boring I watched the end of the match on the BTN. 22 kills by Ashleigh Crutcher.

Turgeon Says on Media Day:

Opening statement:

“We’re excited about the year, obviously. We’ve had a great spring, summer and fall. It’s been really good for us and our guys have really improved. You’re going to love covering this team because you all like to be around winners and I know you like being around good kids. This has been a low-maintenance team and a lot of fun to coach. You’re going to have fun covering them just like I’m having a blast coaching them right now.”

On team chemistry:

“They are getting along great. I think we have a group of guys coming back who are very determined to be successful. They’ve worked extremely hard and we have a group of new guys who are very good basketball players and also very humble. I think there is a respect factor among our team. They respect each other’s abilities and this group seems to really get along between the lines and understand each other’s games. It’s been great so far. Now we haven’t gotten into playing time yet, it’s just practice time. Playing time changes things, but they’ve really been together. It’s been a good mesh.”

On the impact of the highly-regarded incoming freshman class:

“I don’t think our young guys are feeling pressure. I think there is a reason they are ranked so high, because they are such good players. They can handle it. It’s a good group of new guys.”

On moving into the Big Ten:

“The league is obviously a big change, but the thing with us is we are going from a great league to another great league. It’s not like we are dropping down six levels. Arguably we could be moving up. The Big Ten has been the best league in the country the last four years. They’ve had the most Sweet Sixteen teams, the most Elite Eights, the most Final Fours and the most first-team All Americans. It’s a heck of a league. It has coaches that I really respect. I’ve followed their programs and they do a tremendous job.”

Finally!!! Maryland Lands a Point Guard –Jaylen Brantley from Od...

Excerpt from terrapintimes.com

It was a weekend full of highs and lows for junior college point guard Jaylen Brantley (Odessa College/Odessa, Texas). The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Springfield, Mass., native took what he called an “outstanding” official visit to Maryland Oct. 17-18, but on the night of Oct. 18 he learned one of his best friends had died in an automobile accident.

Brantley left College Park, Md., early for Massachusetts, although he did ultimately commit to Mark Turgeon’s program on the morning of Oct. 20. Brantley was not immediately available for comment following his UMD pledge, although his mother, Angela Cayode, who accompanied her son on the visit, confirmed the commitment.

“Jaylen did just commit to Maryland, and we’re very, very excited about it. But he’s with family right now, because this death [to his friend] has rocked his world,” said Cayode, who was joined on the College Park trip by her brother and Brantley’s uncle, Kerny Cayode. “It was a horrible death, and it’s heartbreaking because this [the commitment] was such a big moment for Jaylen, and then this [the accident] happened. He was very excited about Maryland, but he doesn’t want to take away from the person he lost and their family.”

Does This Ever End?—Smotrycz out 4-6 Weeks With Fractured Foot

Senior forward Evan Smotrycz sustained a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot and will miss 4-6 weeks, head coach Mark Turgeon announced Sunday. Smotrycz suffered the injury at the conclusion of Friday night’s practice prior to Maryland Madness. He is scheduled to have surgery later this week.”We are really disappointed for Evan, but knowing his high character and tireless work ethic, we have full confidence he will return and finish strong in his senior season,” Turgeon said. “We have confidence that our front court players will step up in Evan’s absence.”

“Trap Game”–Ok I Was Wrong—Ravens Destroy the ATL 29-7

Highlights of today—

5 sacks, a safety, and untold hits of Matty Ice

Another strong Kubiak prepared offense

Forsett’s 95 yards on 19 carries

Watching Julio Jones and Roddy White struggle

Seemed like 95 degrees on the sun side –looked like 15 degrees on the Ravens side

Ravens are 5-2 and the Terps are 5-2

Jeff Fisher pulled off one of the great Coaching upsets with the fake punt and fake punt return by Tavon Austin. Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are 3-3.

Colt McCoy leads Redskins to victory

Cincy gets wasted by the Colts




Soccer Squad Continues Its Comeback Beating #5 Indiana 2-1

The Maryland men’s soccer team picked up a marquee road victory Sunday when it topped No. 5 Indiana, 2-1, at Armstrong Stadium.

Senior Alex Shinsky and sophomore Alex Crognale both scored for Maryland (7-5-2, 3-2-1 Big Ten) which notched its fourth-straight victory. It is the first road win for the Terps this season, who have downed top-five ranked foes two consecutive weekends.

Field Hockey Continues to Toll Defeating Rutgers 4-0

The second-ranked Maryland field hockey team (13-2, 5-1 B1G) beat Big Ten opponent Rutgers 4-0 Sunday at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Junior Sarah Sprink scored twice to lead the Terrapins.

The Terrapins controlled both ends of the field to win their last eight games since Sept. 26. Maryland outshot Rutgers (6-9, 1-6), 26-5 with 14 penalty corners to the Scarlet Knights’ two.

Sprink opened the scoring just under five minutes in when she banged in a shot off a penalty corner set up by Katie Gerzabek and Anna Dessoye.

In the 12th minute, senior Maxine Fluharty buried a rebound off another penalty corner to make it a two-goal lead for the Terps. Maryland led 2-0 at halftime.

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Terps 38 Iowa 31—Terps Move to 5-2 Overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten

The team showed a ton of character today. When CJ went down in the 3rd quarter, the entire defense rose and withheld the Hawkeyes from scoring. 

A look at the many pros  from today:

Will Likely–another big play —- the pick six

The defensive line (especially, Andre Monroe and Darius Kilgo) had its best game of the year.

Stefon 9 catches 130 yds–1 TD –says it all

Great sideline catch by Coach Edsall in the 4th quarter

Great Crowd of 48,000 plus–that also stayed til the end

Coach Edsall –Post game 

“I’m just so proud of these kids. In terms of how they conduct themselves, how they handle themselves, how they just never say die and keep fighting, keep battling when we have some of our self-induced things out there on the field. That was a great win today against a very fine football team. The thing that I was very impressed with is the fact that we did it as a team. All three phases contributed and did their end. A bunch of guys stepped up that maybe haven’t been playing a whole bunch and it just seems like this group really grasped that team concept, that team pride and they love each other. They want to play hard for each other, they want to do it for each other; and when you have that, you get the results that you got today.”

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz

“It’s a disappointing loss for our football team, but congratulate Maryland. They are a veteran team and well coached. Today wasn’t much fun for us but we got what we deserved. We’ll go back home and see if we can play better next time we’re on the football field.”

“I don’t want to diminish what they [Maryland] did. They did a great job, they deserve to win, they out played us, they outcoached us; check, check, check, down the list. If we think we can play like that and be successful then we better change our schedule. Clearly that’s not possible at this date so we just have to coach better and play better.”

Offensive Notes: Maryland totaled 212 yards on the ground against the Hawkeyes. It is the second time Maryland has totaled over 200 yards rushing this season. The Terps ran for 285 against James Madison (Aug. 30) … quarterback C.J. Brown rushed for 99 yards pushing his career total to 1,524. Brown is the 21st Terp to eclipse 1,500 yards rushing … running back Wes Brown rushed for two scores Saturday and has totaled three rushing TDs in the last three games. Brown has five career rushing touchdowns … wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo caught his first passes of the season snagging three for 46 yards.

Defensive Notes: Maryland totaled four sacks for the second consecutive week … the Terps held Iowa to 116 rushing yards, the second-lowest total for the Maryland defense this season. The previous low was 83 against USF (Sept. 6) … linebacker Yannick Ngakoue added one TFL to his season total with his fourth sack and now has 9.5 TFL this season. He entered the weekend leading the conference in tackles for loss … Darius Kilgo and Roman Braglio each added one sack, while Andre Monroe and Keith Bowers had a half a sack. Monroe now has 20 career sacks, four shy of the program record.




Around the Horn

Florida State 31   Notre Dame   27   Incredible game–remember the name of ND’s TE–Corey Robinson. son of the Admiral

West Virginia 41  #4 Baylor   27—Ridiculous that WVU was +12 1/2

Caps 2   Florida 1  Ovie with the shootout winner

Ohio State  56 Rutgers 17

Royals –Giants –Pick em

Alabama   59 Texas A&M 0





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Terrapin Broadcaster Chris Knoche previews Maryland Basketball at 9:25

Ravens roll past Tampa on the Road–Falcons next

Torrey Smith bounces back with big game

Flacco brilliant when he gets protection

Heartbreaking end to Orioles season and outlook for future

Notre Dame vs FSU tonight at 8PM

Herscel Walker says Todd Gurley or Winston will not get his Heisman vote

Bradley Beal injures wrist –out for at least 6 weeks

Trouble in Paradise–Percy Harvin Sent packing to the Jets–disrupted team chemistry

Governor Chris Christie signs bill creating legalized Sports Betting in New Jersey

Brian Roberts announces retirement 


Viener Consulting Terp Talk on Saturday Morning at 8AM on 1580 AM


Preview of Terps Iowa and recruiting Review with Scott Greene of Rivals.com

Maryland Madness kicks off the season

Soccer rebounds with 4-0 Drubbing of #3 Penn State

#2 Field Hockey rolls along

Nats, O’s out–Dream of Beltway World Series will have to wait

Wizards lose Bradley Beal for at least 6 weeks

Caps off the fast start

Radio Shows, Randy Edsall