College Cup: Maryland vs Virginia

Yeah that's right.  I'm putting up a soccer thread.  Deal with it.

The Terps are in their EIGHTH College Cup in 16 years and have a shot at their THIRD national championship in the last 8 years.  Would we love to see some of that success with basketball, eh?

This has been an interesting season for the Terps.  They started out with some uncharacteristic losses and after 5 or 6 games it seemed like they wouldn't even make it to the NCAAs.  Now, they are in the final four and play a Virginia team that they've bested already for a chance to go to the title game.

If it comes to pass, it would be Coach Cirovoski's most unlikely Championship. 

The game is in Philly and starts at 730ET.  If the Terps (they will always be the Terps to me) prevail, the Championship game is Sunday vs the winner of the Notre Dame / New Mexico semifinal.

Author: Jeremy | 12/13/2013 2:02:33 PM | Tags: soccer, college cup |

Maryland vs BC

Maryland kicks off the ACC season on the road against a team that looks eerily similar to the Terps: BC.  I say that BC is similar because they have been competitive with good teams (see UConn and Providence) but can't seem to beat any of those teams.  I'm probably being too nice to BC.  Maryland is definitely better than they are.  BC is at ho [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 12/12/2013 10:16:48 AM | Tags: basketball, bc |

BB&T: Maryland vs George Washington

Do you remember when the BB&T Tournament used to be a high quality affair?  Much like the decline of the Terps fortunes over the years, so too has the BB&T sank to mediocrity.  Now, it just basically an annual game with either George Mason or George Washington.  Georgetown is the only thing keep this from being a great regional tournament but alas [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 12/8/2013 9:18:45 AM | Tags: bb&t, basketball, george washington |

ACC/B1G Challenge: Maryland vs #5 Ohio State

The ACC got off to an excellent start last night in the annual clash with the B1G.  Surely, Terp fans now feel conflicted given that we will officially be switching sides next year.  Please allow me to dispose you of any inclination you have to root for the B1G this year.  The Terps are in the ACC and we need the ACC to be rated as high as possible [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 12/4/2013 12:06:09 PM | Tags: acc/b1g, ohio state basketball |

Gameday: Maryland vs NC State

This game should be called "Your rivals have a bigger rivals than you so we just stuck the to of you together" Game or the "Leftover Bowl".  Nothing is more depressing on "Rivalry Saturday" than realizing that you have no real rival.  It reinforces the mediocrity and irrelevance.  Oh well.  A new future begins next season. The Terps can salvage [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/30/2013 8:18:40 AM | Tags: gameday, nc state, football |

Maryland vs Morgan State

Don't you just hate games like this?  Maryland is coming off an encouraging yet tiring weekend of games at the Paradise Jam and has a big game coming up next week against top 10 Ohio State. Yet, tonight there is a tune-up game against Morgan State to contend with. This feels like the dreaded "trap game" to me.  Morgan State stinks but the young [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/29/2013 12:27:23 PM | Tags: basketball, game threads |

Dalonte Hill Resigns; Juan Dixon Joins Staff; Dustin Clark Promoted

In a surprise move (for me), Dalonte Hill resigned today effective immediately.  His DUIs and and related struggles have been well publicized but I really thought he'd have another chance. Not the case.  I don't know much about Dustin Clark other than that he has been filling in on the recruiting side while Hill was out with a leave of absence. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/27/2013 8:00:03 AM | Tags: coaching, juan dixon, dalonte hill |

Paradise Jam Final: Maryland vs Providence

Quite simply, this a huge game for Maryland.  Providence is a good team and Maryland needs a win against a quality team. I think the Terps need to focus on shot selection (as always) and rebounding. I'm rushing to get out of work so I will try to add some commentary later. [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/25/2013 3:14:47 PM | Tags: paradise jam, game thread, providence |

Paradise Jam: Maryland vs. Northern Iowa

Here we go.  The Terps have a chance to salvage a bit from the weekend after yesterday's Tour de Force of ineptitude from Randy Edsall. Are they up to the task?  Unfortunately, the signs point to no. Offensively, the Terps looked lost in the first half against Marist, one of the worst teams in the entire NCAA.  Turgeon continues to let Nick F [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/24/2013 8:24:31 AM | Tags: basketball, paradise jam, northern iowa |

Gameday: Maryland vs BC

Today we find out if Maryland figured out all the problems last week against Virginia Tech or if they will descend back into ineptitude. BC is capable and will be ready to play.  I expect a tough contest. A win and it will be hard to argue that Randy Edsall hasn't had a successful season.  It would be a miraculous turnaround from the way we f [...] Read More »

Author: Jeremy | 11/23/2013 9:21:11 AM | Tags: football, gameday, bc |
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