The highly improbable path to the College Football Playoff for Maryland

It’s not going to happen…but it could. It’s 2020, after all. Expect the unexpected.

For most Maryland fans, your high hopes for the season likely faded with the season-opening 43-3 loss to Northwestern. Since then, however, the Terps have been a pleasant surprise with wins over Minnesota and Penn State and, believe it or not, there could actually be a path to the College Football Playoff.

Wait, what? That’s ridiculous.

Yes, it is. It’s not going to happen, but it is at least possible.

Whatever chances the Terps had were expected to be snuffed out in the game against Ohio State. Even if Maryland played the Buckeyes tough, a second loss would have ended any hope. The fact that the game was canceled, however, is what opens the door to a bizarre and far-fetched scenario that would see the Terps reaching the playoff.

Obviously, the only way the Terps could

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Jacob Greene chooses D.C. United over University of Maryland scholarship

Jacob Greene, a D.C. United academy defender who was planning to sign a letter of intent with the University of Maryland, has agreed to a homegrown contract with the MLS organization, four people familiar with the matter said Monday.

a football player on a field: Jacob Greene made 15 appearances over two years with Loudoun United, D.C.'s second-division team. (Xavier Dussaq/Loudoun United)

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Jacob Greene made 15 appearances over two years with Loudoun United, D.C.’s second-division team. (Xavier Dussaq/Loudoun United)

Greene, who will turn 18 in March, played as an amateur the past two years for D.C.’s second-division team, Loudoun United, appearing in 15 matches. When this season ended in September, he joined the first team for workouts — a clear sign he was in the club’s long-term plans.

United officials said they did not want to comment.

The Odenton, Md., native attended the D.C. academy with three other teenagers who, in the past two years, signed homegrown deals: attackers Griffin Yow and Kevin Paredes and central midfielder Moses Nyeman.

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St. Mary’s College of Maryland unveils memorial to enslaved people on its campus

The discovery by anthropology professor Julia King and her students came just months after Jordan was informed by the school’s archivist that St. Mary’s College, which was founded in 1840, had once owned enslaved people. The news was heartbreaking, said Jordan, who is Black and has led the college since 2014.

“The history of St. Mary’s College has always been very forward-thinking and relatively progressive and somehow, in my heart of hearts, I had hoped we had no hand in slavery,” Jordan said in an interview Thursday. “When I discovered that, I was sad and depressed.”

After the artifacts, including clay pipes and broken pottery, were uncovered, Jordan said she immediately knew she wanted to do something to honor these individuals whose entire existence had long been covered by dirt and hidden from history’s lens.

She began working with administrators, professors and students as well as residents and government officials

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Maryland college dedicates new memorial in effort to confront legacy of slavery | US news

When Tuajuanda Jordan first saw the newest addition to her college campus – a haunting memorial to enslaved people who lived, labored and died there – she stood and wept.

“So it’s a good thing that there weren’t many people around,” the president of St Mary’s College of Maryland says. “There was a photographer who has a photo of me and she’s behind me and my reflection is coming out of the steel and you can see the anguish on my face. It does its job.”

With the dedication of the Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland set for Saturday, one small public liberal arts college will be making a big statement about confronting its physical association with slavery. It will also be throwing down the gauntlet to other educational institutions to grapple with their own uncomfortable legacies.

Founded in 1840, St Mary’s has about 1,500 undergraduates, of whom

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Former Harvard fencing coach, Maryland businessman charged in $1.5m college admissions bribery scheme

In exchange, prosecutors said, Brand, 67, of Cambridge, promised spots on the school’s fencing team, and recruited both of Zhao’s sons, one of which entered Harvard in 2014, the other in 2017.

The federal charges marked the first time Harvard staff has been criminally implicated in the admissions scandal roiling campuses across the country. The alleged Harvard scam played out over several years, involving several men at the top of the rarefied sport, reaching into international fencing tournaments and a well-known training academy, while corrupting Harvard’s process for recruiting elite athletes.

“This case is part of our long-standing effort to expose and deter corruption in college admissions,” US Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said in a statement. “Millions of teenagers strive for college admission every year. We will do our part to make that playing field as level as we possibly can.”

The federal charges follow a series of Boston Globe

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University of Miami basketball team signs four-star Class of 2021 guard from Maryland

The Maryland pipeline to the University of Miami basketball program continued flowing with the announcement Monday that the Hurricanes signed four-star recruit Jakai Robinson.

The 6-4, 200-pound guard is a native of Ossining, New York, and attends Rock Creek Christian Academy in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

He is the fourth player either from Maryland or out of a Maryland high school to sign with the Hurricanes in the last five years, following Chris Lykes, Anthony Walker and Earl Timberlake. He joins Nasine Poplar in the Canes’ 2021 signing class.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jakai and his family to the Miami basketball program,” said UM coach Jim Larrañaga. “Jakai is a great competitor and scorer who comes from the most highly competitive basketball area in the country. He has been extremely well-coached and is well-prepared to come in and help us right away as a freshman.”

All three major recruiting websites

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Maryland group offers students media, career training

Tellington’s portfolio includes short films detailing the lack of African Americans in astronomy and photography capturing students and teachers affected by Philadelphia’s underfunded schools.

Wide Angle works to share experiences and perspectives of the city’s youth to help challenge stereotypes in media from advertising campaigns to Hollywood script writing. The students’ photography, videos, public service campaigns and other media have reached an audience of 2 million people around the world.

“Wide Angle is always a proving ground for how to leverage the arts,” said Tellington, 33, a graduate of Baltimore School for the Arts. “Wide Angle matches the hustle that a lot of Baltimore kids have to have with real, tangible skills.

“You are given tools and you learn how systems work.”

Susan Malone, the group’s director, said the events of the year, from the disparate impact of the pandemic on racial minorities to police-involved killings of African Americans, have

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University Of Maryland Pauses Football Program After Eight Players Get COVID-19 : NPR

Ten of the school’s student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 since Sept. 30, according to the university.

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The University of Maryland is suspending all football activities, including a home game scheduled for Saturday, after eight football players at the school tested positive for COVID-19 over the last week, the university announced on Wednesday.

The Nov. 14 game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Ohio State Buckeyes, both NCAA Division I teams, has been canceled and won’t be rescheduled. The pause on Maryland’s football program comes as the D.C. area sees a surge in coronavirus cases.

“There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff,” Maryland athletic director Damon Evans said in a statement.

Evans and university president Darryll Pines decided to suspend football activities in consultation with school health officials and

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University of Maryland halting football activities due to new COVID-19 cases

The University of Maryland is halting all football-related activities due to rising cases of COVID-19 within the school’s athletic department.

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University of Maryland halting football activities due to new COVID-19 cases

The decision will cause Saturday’s planned game against Ohio State to be canceled with no plans of rescheduling, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Director of Athletics Damon Evans and University of Maryland President Darryll Pines moved forward with the joint decision following consultations with school health officials and the Big Ten Conference.

Eight players have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past seven days, the statement added.

“There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff,” Evans said. “We realize that this news is disappointing to all of the Maryland fans out there who were looking forward to the Terps taking on an outstanding Ohio State

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Frostburg State University cancels in-person classes, again, as virus surges through western Maryland

“Contact tracing continues to indicate, like elsewhere, that most transmission is coming via social and household gatherings,” said Liz Medcalf, a university spokeswoman.

Forty-five students and employees who have contracted the virus are currently in isolation, she said.

Frostburg State made a temporary pivot to online learning on Oct. 29 after the school’s health center recorded a spike in cases. The campus resumed in-person classes about a week later as the caseload continued to fluctuate and concerns over the school’s handling of the virus lingered. Students say some classmates have chosen to leave campus.

Sixty cases of the virus were reported on and around campus during the last two weeks of October, data from the university show. The university said last Wednesday that 26 students were in isolation.

Classrooms will shutter but the school’s residence halls will remain open, officials said in an email sent to students. Fewer than 1,150

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