Tracking the Terps

Tracking the Terps News and notes on Maryland football, basketball and other sports
New number, new stroke and a new Darryl Morsell for Maryland basketball

On a Maryland men’s basketball team that features several new faces, sophomore guard Darryl Morsell is one of the few who was part of last year’s team.

Except in the case of the former Mount Saint Joseph standout, there’s a distinctly new look to Morsell and his game.

It starts with his number — his old high school jersey No. 11 rather than No.

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D.C. United's Chris Odoi-Atsem, a former Terp, diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

Chris Odoi-Atsem, D.C. United's second-year defender from the University of Maryland, woke one morning about six weeks ago with chest pain and shortness of breath.

His short career had already been interrupted by bone spurs in the left ankle, compartment syndrome in both calves and, most recently, general fatigue.

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Seizing 'opportunity of a lifetime,' ex-Terp Kristi Toliver joins Wizards' coaching staff

Former Maryland women's basketball star Kristi Toliver will join the Washington Wizards’ staff as an assistant coach for player development, head coach Scott Brooks announced Tuesday.

Toliver, 31, is the first active WNBA player to serve on an NBA coaching staff and just the second woman ever, following current San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon.

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With improved defense, Maryland football winning the turnover battle in Big Ten

When he was offensive coordinator at Maryland the past two years, Walt Belt often cited a well-worn statistic about the correlation between winning games and turnovers.

“If you win the turnover battle, you’ll win 99.89 percent of the time,” Bell said.

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Despite five-star status, Jalen Smith begins college career under the radar at Maryland

The landscape of college basketball has changed dramatically since Joe Smith came to Maryland a quarter-century ago as a relatively unknown prospect and left after two seasons as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft.

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5 takeaways from Maryland's first half of the 2018 season

Four months to the day that teammate Jordan McNair died after suffering heat stroke, the Maryland football team beat Rutgers, 35-7, to win its fourth game, equaling last season’s total.

Interim coach and offensive coordinator Matt Canada credited his players and fellow staff members, saying, “Our kids — the whole building — have bought into winning.”

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