Nov 16, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Maryland Terrapins defensive back William Likely (4) returns a punt for a touchdown as running back Kenneth Goins Jr. (30) looks on in the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
You know what’s awesome about the ACC? The potential to leave behind in their record books a big “Smell ya later,” in the form of championships. That’s exactly what the Maryland men’s soccer team did on Saturday. For the second straight season, the men’s team finds themselves atop the ACC thanks to a 1-0 victory over Virginia. There’s nothing nicer than that, and we congratulate the guys on it!
We all knew Roddy Peters would eventually start at Maryland, but Mark Turgeon was pretty coy about when that was going to occur. Now, it seems, that might be quite a bit sooner than most people expected (including this guy) after his performance against Oregon State, according to Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post. The sooner there’s some normalcy at that position, the better. If he performs well, though, it remains to be seen what happens when Seth Allen returns.
Looks like the University of Maryland’s exit fee won’t be dismissed, after all. A North Carolina appeals court has rejected the bid for dismissal of the charge, which was almost a formality at this point as it was largely expected to go through. Unfortunately, this means Maryland is going to need to find another way to squeeze its way out of this one and not accrue crippling debt. Don’t expect this to get finished any time soon, as legal proceedings are a long, drawn out process with lots of turns. (Testudo Times, Pete Volk)
Also over at TestudoTimes.com, Brendan Darr ranks the ACC after Maryland’s victory over Virginia Tech to become bowl eligible. I think Maryland is right where they should be, but I do think Miami is a little high. They have no defense, and their quarterback is not good.