Maryland Terps Make Their First Sweet 16 -- In Baseball

It's hard to believe but the Maryland Terrapins baseball team is on a roll. Up until about 3 years ago, baseball at Maryland was basically a joke.  Historically, Shipley Field only existed as a roadblock for freshman in the Ellicott and Denton quads from getting to class.  Now, baseball is the biggest sensation on campus.

Thanks to an impressive run in the ACC Tournament and an even more remarkable performance in South Carolina Regional in the NCAA Tournament, the Terps are poised to make their first College World Series in school history.  All that stands in the way is best of three series in next weekend's Super Regional against UVA in Charlottesville.

UVA is a baseball powerhouse but then again so was South Carolina.  These Terps  are up for whatever comes their way.  A spot in Omaha where the final 8 teams play still seems like dreamland but it's actually within reach.

The Super Regional will decided next weekend. 

Author: Jeremy | 6/2/2014 8:19:50 AM |

Richaud Pack Joins, Michal Cekovsky Signs, Charles Mitchell Leaves

Lots of news coming out of College Park.  Charles Mitchell is leaving to be closer to his ailing Grandmother. I wish him the best.  Regardless of the circumstances the optics are bad for Turgeon.  Yes, Mitchell's departure seemingly has nothing to do with Turgeon and is of a personal nature.  Yet, it's another kid who didn't work out. In isolat [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/22/2014 4:20:36 PM |

Seth Allen To Transfer. What's Next?

"The night is dark and full of terrors".  So goes the admonition in HBO's Game of Thrones.  It also seems to be an appropriate theme for Mark Turgeon's offseason.  First he jettisons "dead weight" players who had underwhelmed: Faust, Cleare, Peters.  On paper, it looks like some housekeeping.  Apparently, Turgeon neglected to check with his remaini [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 5/2/2014 1:14:11 PM |

The Seth Allen Transfer Rumor Thread

My spider-sense is tingling.  I have a horrible feeling that this is going to turn out to be true.  Nothing is confirmed.  Turgeon is denying it (not surprising) and some players have come forward anonymously and said that Seth Allen has requested his release. this would be a brutal blow for the fans and the coaching staff. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/30/2014 12:19:34 PM |

Moving Day: Faust, Cleare, Peters Transfer

Wow.  Three Terps have announced their intention to transfer from the University today.  Rising senior, Nick Faust, rising junior, Shaquille Cleare, and rising sophomore, Roddy Peters are leaving the program.  I can't recall a day where three players left the program. All three players have been tremendous disappointments. Faust oozes athleticis [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/8/2014 7:52:23 PM |

Terps Land #7 Center, Michal Cekovsky, In Class of 2014 Out Of Nowhere

I've only seen it confirmed on Twitter, but it appears that the Terps have landed Slovenian big man, Michal Cekovsky to the already robust class of 2014.  Cekovsky is listed as the number #39 prospect in the class.  He was rumored to be decided between Louisville and Arizona so this announcement is a major surprise. If you look on YouTube, you [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/7/2014 10:32:04 AM |

Women's Final Four: Terps vs Notre Dame

Today's thread is about the Lady Terps quest to slay the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Gary Williams's selection to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame.  This is the big one. He'll be enshrined with all of the greats.  Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, John Wooden, Dean Smith, Gary W [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 4/5/2014 10:05:45 PM |

Four Questions For Mark Turgeon

It's hard to overstate how bitterly disappointing this past basketball season was for Maryland alumni and fans.  The team did not make any of the expected gains and wound up far away from any of the goals they set at the beginning of the season. Mark Turgeon is the leader and face of the program.  As such, the successes and failures fall on his [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/26/2014 3:08:42 PM |

Gary Williams Elected To National Collegiate Hall Of Fame

The headline says it all and it's long overdue.  Congratulations Gary! Now the Collegiate  Hall of Fame is different from the more revered and better known Naismath Basketball Hall of Fame.  Gary is also eligible for induction into that as well. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/25/2014 9:13:06 AM |

Terps Basketball 2014 Outlook

I can't recall any time since 1990 with the exception of 1996 (the year after Joe Smith left) where I wasn't excited about the Maryland's prospects for the upcoming basketball season.  There was always a reason for optimism.  Either new recruits coming in or the anticipation of existing players getting better; the future always looked bright.  Unti [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 3/17/2014 2:01:00 PM |
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