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Maryland QB Brown out for season

by on Aug.15, 2012, under College Football, College Sports

Maryland starting quarterback and team captain C.J. Brown will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL he suffered in a non-contact drill Tuesday night.

Freshmen Caleb Rowe and Perry Hills will vie for the starting job in Brown’s absence. Rowe, Hills and myself have all taken the same amount of collegiate snaps, so there’s that.

It’s very possibly Brown will be granted a medical redshirt and will be a sixth-year senior in 2014, but that remains to be seen.

Head coach Randy Edsall will address the media at 2:15 regarding this nightmarish injury.

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Washington County golf

by on Aug.07, 2012, under Golf

The biggest stretch of golf in Washington County is straight ahead, beginning Thursday.
It’s the 29th WACO Championship week on Saturday and Sunday at Beaver Creek, but things get underway Thursday morning with the WACO Junior Championship at 8:30.
Thursday night at 5:30 is the Chi-Chi’s Shootout, claimed last year by Chuck Thatcher as he knocked off the sombrero usually worn by Dirk Schultz. On Friday at 5 is the Big Daddy Long Drive at the driving range.
Then it’s on to the big show with 150 golfers converging on Beaver Creek.
That brings us to Monday where the Tri-State Junior golf Association concludes another season with its annual Tournament of Champions, also held at Beaver Creek.
Lots of golf coming up and we’ll be there with all the information.

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Recruiting: Enechionyia update

by on Aug.03, 2012, under College Basketball, College Sports, Prep Basketball, Prep Sports

It’s been almost two months since St. James standout Obi Enechionyia took his visit at the University of Maryland and plenty has happened to the 2014 forward. He picked up an offer from Maryland shortly after his June visit on July 2. He’s also gotten offers from UMass, Temple, VCU and Xavier and helped lead his AAU team to consecutive championships this summer.

When asked who Enechionyia compares his playing style to at a tournament last week, the soon-to-be junior told a reporter, “Kevin Durant, but with a little more of a post game.”

Georgetown, Villanova, Virginia, Stanford, Ohio State and Miami have all reportedly expressed interest in him, too, but have yet to make any offers. Enechionyia, however, doesn’t currently have a favorite and is waiting for the end of his junior season to a make decision.

Right now, it’s looking like Enechionyia is projected as a 3-star recruit, but that could change depending on his performance this season.

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Maryland’s first fall depth chart

by on Aug.02, 2012, under College Football, College Sports

Maryland released its first fall depth chart that generated a mostly tepid reaction from myself. Preseason camp doesn’t get underway until August 7, so not much has changed from the spring. There aren’t many surprises on it, just inclusions of the players who didn’t partake in spring camp for whatever reason. Without further ado:

Quarterback — 16  C.J. Brown (JR*); 11 Perry Hills (FR) or 7 Caleb Rowe (FR)

Running back — 44 Justus Pickett (SO); 45 Brandon Ross (FR); 46 Kwabena Ofori (SR); 4 Wes Brown (FR) or 5 Albert Reid (FR) or 29 Joe Riddle (FR)

[Pickett is the incumbent starter. He played sparingly last season in the backfield and handled some of the kick returns. I've seen projections in college football preview magazines that have Pickett starting, but I've also seen Brown get the nod. It'll be an interesting battle to watch heading into the Sept. 1 opener vs. William & Mary. If Pickett runs like he did last season (in one word: terrified) it wouldn't surprise me to see Brown, a 4-star recruit, or Ross unseat him as the starter.]

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