Maryland Terrapins News for August 21, 2014.
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Maryland men’s and women’s soccer are ranked 1st and 3rd respectively in Big Ten preseason polls which means Big Ten championships are within their grasp.
“After Saturday’s scrimmage and a day off Sunday, a recharged Maryland football team took the field at the on-campus practice facility Monday morning looking to iron out the final positional battles before focus turns to the season opener against James Madison on August 30.”
“New Maryland offensive line coach Greg Studrawa knew nothing about any of the Terrapins’ offensive linemen before watching an offseason workout earlier this year. He did not look at old high school recruiting rankings and did not want to see college stats or hear accolades. He wanted his opinion of each player based strictly off of what he saw on the field.”
“Coach Randy Edsall has been living at the Maryland football facility for nearly three weeks now, on the go each day of camp and sleeping on an air mattress at night. But maybe the most difficult part of the preseason grind will come later this week, when Edsall and his staff trim their roster to 70 players.”
“Maryland strengthens their non-conference schedule with Turgeon’s former foe. Maryland will travel to Stillwater, OK to play Oklahoma State this season on December 21, at 1 p.m., according to reports from NewsOK. The game will be part of a two game series that will see the Cowboys travel to College Park in the 2016-17 campaign.”
“Color me excited about this one. Oklahoma State may not be a juggernaut, but they’re darn close. The Cowboys have made the NCAA tournament 12 out of the last 16 years, and are a staple when it comes to the discussion on ‘teams that are good for college basketball.’”
“The way the game is played today, as long as your team follows the tenets of good basketball — defend, rebound, and don’t turn the ball over — having a true center is no longer a requirement. A team can still cater their offense around one, but the rest of the team has to be complementary to that piece.”
“The Big Ten Conference announced its 2014 men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Maryland claiming the top spot among the nine teams heading into its first year in the conference.”
“Regardless of whichever conference Maryland is, they are a big enough power to stay on top the rankings, recruit top players, and make deep tournament runs.”
“The Maryland men’s soccer team kicked off their two game exhibition tour on Monday at Akron. Debuting new Maryland pride jerseys, the Terrapins cruised past the Akron Zips 3-0. All three Terrapin goals came in the first half, and within 11 minutes of each other.”
“With the Terps ranked second in the national preseason poll, the B1G coaches selecting Maryland as the preseason favorite should come as no surprise.”
“Wisconsin checks in at No. 2 in the preseason poll, followed by Maryland at No. 3 in its first year in the conference, defending Big Ten champion Nebraska at No. 4 and Michigan at No. 5.”
“The Terps are now in the Big 10 Conference and while the ACC might still arguably be the toughest conference in women’s college soccer, the Big 10 is no cakewalk. Of the 14 teams in the conference, 9 (including Rutgers who played in the Big East last year) made it to the NCAA Tournament last season.”
“The Maryland (0-0) women’s soccer team opens its 2014 season with a two-match road trip to California. The Terps open the season at defending NCAA champion UCLA, which is ranked No. 1 in the preseason NSCAA poll. “
“Two of the Maryland field hockey team’s regular season contests will be nationally televised for the first time in program history. The Terrapins’ games against Ohio State and Penn State will be shown on the Big Ten Network in homes across the country.”