Atlantic Coast Conference
Maryland finished its tear through the non-conference portion of the schedule and coach Mark Turgeon is confident his team is finally ready for the challenge of ACC play.
Alyssa Thomas had a triple double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists to lead No. 9 Maryland to a 90-40 victory over George Mason on Saturday night.
If ninth-ranked Maryland is to successfully defend its Atlantic Coast Conference title, the injury-depleted Terrapins will have to do so with only eight players.
Mark Turgeon has worked magic in his second season at Maryland, leading his young team to 7-1 start that would suggest the Terrapins could be a force in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
North Carolina’s seniors stuck around for Larry Fedora’s first season as coach despite knowing that NCAA sanctions would keep them out of a bowl game. On Saturday, they’ll wrap up careers marred by that NCAA scandal when the Tar Heels host Maryland.
University of Maryland officials are touting the academic benefits of joining the Big Ten.
Tianna Hawkins had 25 points and nine rebounds, Malina Howard added 17 points, and Alicia DeVaughn had 14 to help No. 10 Maryland beat American 94-54 on Wednesday.
Maryland’s football team is stumbling through a second straight losing season and now has gone 11 straight years without winning an Atlantic Coast Conference title.
The University of Maryland’s decision to stay in the Atlantic Coast Conference or join the Big Ten comes down to tradition versus money.
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Maryland and Rutgers are in discussions with the Big Ten to possibly join the conference in 2014.
Maryland has a linebacker at quarterback and several key players sidelined with injuries. So there’s really only one way the Terrapins can defeat No. 10 Florida State on Saturday and prevent the Seminoles from clinching a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.
Maryland middle linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield is out for the season with a torn ACL.