Posts Tagged ‘University of Maryland

01
Sep
10

Ravens Trade For Former Terp

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By Jesse Jones

The Baltimore Ravens are shallow in depth when it comes to the secondary, with the injuries of Ed Reed, Domonique Foxworth and Lardarius Webb.  Most NFL experts predicted them to make a trade before the preseason ended for a cornerback since it is unknown whether or not Webb would be back for the season opener.

Last night, they did just that, without giving up much.

The Seattle Seahawks agreed to send CB Josh Wilson  to Baltimore for a conditional 2011 draft pick.  This means, depending on the number of starts Wilson gets as a Raven this season, the higher/lower the draft pick Seattle gets.

Wilson played college ball at the University of Maryland, and was a second round draft pick in 2007.  In each of the last two seasons with Seattle, Wilson started 12 games, and was a significant player for the Seahawks secondary.  Last season, Wilson recorded two interceptions, and took both back for a touchdown.

Wilson is believed to start at the nickle back position and work his way into competing for a starting spot.  This means that Chris Carr could become the fourth corner when Webb becomes healthy, as Carr and Fabian Washington are the expected week one starters.  There are also speculations that he could be a return guy.  General Manager Ozzie Newsome said that Wilson will be taking snaps in the first game, but the organization is unsure if he will travel to St. Louis for tomorrow night’s game.

When asked how he felt about returning to his hometown by the National Football Post, Wilson replied, “Oh man, I’m excited, I’m ready to go.  I get to go back, right down the street. It’s a comfort zone. I couldn’t be happier.”

There you go Baltimore.  The secondary has filled it’s hole, now it’s just time to see how they hold up.

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09
Feb
10

UVA-UMD Game Postponed

By Jesse Jones

Due to the blizzard that took place this weekend, and the extra foot-plus that is expected to hit the area tonight into tomorrow, the ACC and the University of Maryland has postponed tomorrow’s game against the University of Virginia to February 15. All tickets for the game will be valid on the 15th.

The University of Maryland has been closed since February 5th, and there are still large parts of sidewalks and parking lots that have not been cleared.

The time of the game has yet to be determined.

03
Nov
09

“Without Bias”

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By Jesse Jones

Tonight airing on ESPN will be a documentary about Len Bias.  For those of you who do not know, Len Bias was one of the greatest basketball players in Maryland history, and was the second overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 1984 draft.

Sadly, after he was drafted, he died on a cocaine overdose.  The whole entire Maryland community was hurt by this, and some of the Boston area as well.  The “what-ifs” go on-and-on, such as pairing up with Larry Bird, and competing against Michael Jordan.

To find out everything you need to know about his situation and story, watch ESPN tonight at 8 PM.

08
Sep
09

Believe It Or Not…

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By Jesse Jones

On the same weekend where Cal football destroyed Maryland (I don’t think the score is relevant), The University of Maryland did in fact beat the Cal Bears.  The reigning National Champion Terps Soccer team (ranked #1 in the nation) beat Cal 2-1 Sunday night in Maryland.  Junior Jason Herrick scored both goals for the Terps, as they won an overtime thriller.

So believe it or not, the Terps did beat Cal this weekend.

17
Jul
09

University of Maryland Ranked Top 10

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By Jesse Jones

The NCAA has ranked the University of Maryland in the Top 10 Programs in the nation based on its accomplishments this year.  The Terps won the National Championship in Soccer and Field Hockey.  Five of the school’s sports programs won the ACC Championship, and 18 programs made the postseason.  You can read more of the story here.

Congrats to the Terps!




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