Monday, December 8, 2008

Maryland News of the Weekend

While the Ravens were preparing for the Battle of the Beltway, a lot happened within the confines of College Park. Let's get everyone up to speed.

Maryland defeats Creighton, moves on to College Cup
The score may be 1-nil, but it was the most dominating 1-nil victory you will see in a long time. Rodney Wallace scored the lone goal from Michael Marchiano. The Creighton coach even said this was the best team performance he had seen in a decade against his team. With Maryland's victory, they head to Texas for their first College Cup since 2005, the year they won the title. They will face St. John's, a team that came back from down 2-nil against Indiana with nine minutes to go to win in overtime 3-2. Check out Shine Sliently, one of our favorite blogs, for a recap of the game.

Maryland accepts bid to the Humanitarian Bowl
Maryland will head to Boise for the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl on December 30th. Though some might have preferred the EagleBank Bowl, Maryland did not want to disrupt exams, but it will cost them a decent recruiting area and a lot of fans. They will face 7-5 Nevada from the WAC, a team that has won three of their last four games. This will be the sixth Maryland bowl in eight years.

Chris Cosh leaves UMD, now assistant head coach of Kansas State
Maryland's defensive coordinator has left College Park and will return to Kansas State to become the assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator for Bill Snyder. Cosh was the defensive coordinator for Maryland the past three seasons and will not go to Boise for the Terps's bowl. At times he was solid, including holding off the Clemson offense in the second half to give Maryland a chance, but other he looked terrible, like the 31-point loss to Virginia. But nonetheless, we at Maryland wish him good luck at Kansas State.

(Photo credit: Maryland athletics (soccer), Washington Post (Cosh))

1 comment:

Bill-DC said...

Appreciate the mention, thanks!