October 9, 2005 |
On a dank, wet day at Lincoln Financial Field, the Temple football team left the stadium in a fittingly gloomy mood after another losing effort. Facing Maryland yesterday before 11,311 fans, the Owls watched the Terrapins play shutout ball after an early deficit, and lost, 38-7. It was Temple's sixth defeat in as many outings this season. "It's tough for any team being 0-6," said linebacker Ryan Gore, a George Washington High graduate. "But, it's all about the next game. We can't go 6-0 now. We just want to end the season on a good note.
October 8, 2005 |
The Maryland football team will visit Temple today fresh off the kind of victory that can change a season. The Terrapins (3-2), who dropped consecutive games to Clemson and West Virginia last month, rolled past Virginia, 45-33, at home last week for their second straight victory. The Cavaliers were ranked 19th at the time. Did the conquest alter the season? "I think it's too early to say that," Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen said. "You have to see how the rest of the season goes.
December 10, 2006 |
When Temple set the schedule for today's nonconference game at the Liacouras Center against defending NCAA champion Maryland, it presented a homecoming for two Terrapins. More an event than a game, it will bring Cheltenham High graduate Laura Harper and Willingboro High's Crystal Langhorne back to the area for the first time as collegians. The two junior post players were important keys in a major rebuilding effort under coach Brenda Frese that led to last season's thrilling 78-75 overtime victory against Atlantic Coast Conference rival Duke in the NCAA title game in Boston.
March 31, 2002 |
Midway through the first half, some roaring claps of thunder above the Georgia Dome startled many of the 53,378 watching the high-level hoops Maryland and Kansas were treating them to in the second game of last night's Final Four doubleheader at the Georgia Dome. From long distance, Maryland's all-American guard, Juan Dixon, was dampening Kansas' national title hopes by raining soft jump shots. And somewhere above the rim, the Terrapins' 6-foot-10 10 Chris Wilcox, the least decorated among the group of superb post players jostling for space around the basket, was startling the Jayhawks with dunks and blocked shots.
December 12, 2005 |
Boston College coach Al Skinner looked at the stat sheet and shook his head. The No. 6 Eagles had just lost their Atlantic Coast Conference debut, falling to 21st-ranked Maryland, 73-71, last night, and Skinner was asked about his team's 5-for-15 performance at the foul line. "We could have made more," he said, "but you're not going to win many games when the other team makes more free throws than you take - especially a team like ours, which is pretty aggressive going to the basket.
January 4, 1999 |
This was supposed to be the year Maryland made a stand at home against Duke. The fourth-ranked Terrapins managed to stay even with their Atlantic Coast Conference rivals for 20 minutes yesterday. Then, No. 2 Duke, led by Elton Brand and Trajan Langdon, pulled away to a surprisingly easy 82-64 victory before a stunned sellout crowd at Cole Field House in College Park, Md. The addition of stellar guard Steve Francis to an already solid frontcourt had the Terrapins thinking that they could end a skid of 11 losses in 13 home games against Duke, including a 32-point lashing exactly one year earlier.
December 13, 1992 |
With a bunch of young players needing a bolt of confidence before the start of a tough conference schedule, La Salle didn't need to run into a team with the talent and athleticism of the University of Maryland. La Salle coach Speedy Morris likes a tough non-conference schedule to get things going in the right direction. But last night the Explorers got lost, dropping a 93-76 decision to the Terrapins before 3,478 at the Civic Center. The Terrapins (4-1) beat up the 2-2 Explorers inside, with their starting front line outscoring La Salle's, 56-22.
March 25, 2002 |
During the time-out, Maryland coach Gary Williams started diagramming the play, the most crucial of the Terrapins' season. Williams did what any coach would do. With 34 seconds remaining against Connecticut in the NCAA East Regional final, and with 14 seconds left on the shot clock, he told his point guard, Steve Blake, to look for sweet-shooting Juan Dixon coming off a screen or muscle man Lonny Baxter inside. The two stars had already combined for 56 points last night. Blake cut off his coach.
January 19, 1992 |
Maryland is about to take over the penthouse in women's basketball, but it took a full night's work against North Carolina for the Terrapins to earn the keys. The No. 3 Terrapins (14-1 overall, 4-0 league), who upset No. 1 Virginia on Wednesday in Charlottesville, were tested the whole game by the Tar Heels (12-2, 3-2) before emerging with a 72-68 victory in an Atlantic Coast Conference game last night. With the news that No. 2 Tennessee was upset by No. 9 Mississippi, 80-78, in overtime yesterday, the Terrapins are expected to be the new No. 1 team when the next coaches' poll is announced, tomorrow.
May 25, 2015 |
Maryland women's lacrosse coach Cathy Reese didn't watch a second of North Carolina's win over Duke on Saturday, but still knows what kind of defense her Terrapins are about to face from the Tar Heels. Top-seeded Maryland is the clear-cut favorite to beat North Carolina in the NCAA championship game at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, but the Tar Heels defense is the biggest thing standing between the Terps and back-to-back national titles. These same teams met for the title in 2013 at Villanova, where second-seeded North Carolina needed three overtimes to edge the Terrapins, 13-12.