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By Jeff Barker | November 28, 2009
Boston College (7-4, 4-3 ACC) at Maryland (2-9, 1-6) Time:: 3:30 p.m. TV:: ESPNU Radio:: 105.7 FM, 1300 AM Line: : Boston College by 6 Series:: Boston College leads 4-2. Last meeting:: Boston College won, 28-21, on Nov. 29, 2008, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Maryland offense vs. Boston College defense:: It's the final game for 14 Maryland seniors, including QB Chris Turner, who will try to return from a knee sprain suffered against North Carolina State.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2011
In October 2006, Maryland linebacker Erin Henderson intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in a comeback win over Virginia. After that came a pronounced drought. Forty-one games — more than three years — elapsed before Maryland scored another defensive touchdown, on a lumbering, 70-yard interception return by linebacker Alex Wujciak in 2009. Since Wujciak's big play, Maryland's defense has demonstrated a penchant for scoring. The Terps have managed eight defensive touchdowns in the past 18 games — including two in this season's opening-week victory over Miami.
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By Jeff Barker | November 28, 2009
Today's game Boston College (7-4, 4-3 ACC) at Maryland (2-9, 1-6) Time: 3:30 p.m. TV: ESPNU Radio: 105.7 FM, 1300 AM Line: Boston College by 6 Series: Boston College leads 4-2. Last meeting: Boston College won, 28-21, on Nov. 29, 2008, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Maryland offense vs. Boston College defense: It's the final game for 14 Maryland seniors, including QB Chris Turner, who will try to return from a knee sprain suffered against North Carolina State.
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By Norm Wood, Tribune Newspapers | July 24, 2011
When new Maryland defensive coordinator Todd Bradford talked prior to spring practice with Kenny Tate about changes he wanted to make to the Terps ' defense, Tate had just one problem with a proposed idea to move him to linebacker. It seems Tate isn't a big fan of linemen, specifically playing close to them. As a guy that earned his reputation playing in the open field at free safety in his first three seasons at Maryland, Tate's personal space issues are understandable. He got over his lineman-phobia as the spring progressed.
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By Jeff Barker | jeff.barker@baltsun.com | November 22, 2009
Credit Alex Wujciak with a school record and two of Maryland's biggest plays of the season. Both plays left the 255-pound linebacker gasping for breath. The Terps trailed 14-6 in the second quarter Saturday when Wujciak intercepted Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel 's third-down pass and returned it 82 yards. The play, in which Wujciak was run down at the Florida State 7, set up a Maryland touchdown. Wujciak had returned an interception 70 yards two weeks ago in a loss to North Carolina State.
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By Sports Digest | February 1, 2010
Wide receiver-kick returner Torrey Smith earned the top offensive player award, as well as team Most Valuable Player honors, and linebacker Alex Wujciak was named the defensive MVP for the second consecutive year at Maryland's football banquet. Quarterback Jamarr Robinson was named the most improved offensive player, and cornerback Cameron Chism was the most improved defensive player. Kicker Nick Ferrara was the top special teams performer. - From Sun staff and news services div.talkforum #creditfooter { display: none; }
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By Jeff Barker | jeff.barker@baltsun.com | March 24, 2010
- Maryland opened spring football practices Tuesday eager to erase the memory of a 2-10 season marred by inexperience, injuries and turnovers. "I think our team is very excited to show we're not a 2-10 team," Terrapins coach Ralph Friedgen said before the first of 15 practices to be held over the next five weeks. "I really haven't had a season like that for a long time, to be honest with you." The Terps return 12 starters (seven on offense, five on defense), including three at linebacker.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2011
In October 2006, Maryland linebacker Erin Henderson intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in a comeback win over Virginia. After that came a pronounced drought. Forty-one games — more than three years — elapsed before Maryland scored another defensive touchdown, on a lumbering, 70-yard interception return by linebacker Alex Wujciak in 2009. Since Wujciak's big play, Maryland's defense has demonstrated a penchant for scoring. The Terps have managed eight defensive touchdowns in the past 18 games — including two in this season's opening-week victory over Miami.
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By Norm Wood, Tribune Newspapers | July 24, 2011
When new Maryland defensive coordinator Todd Bradford talked prior to spring practice with Kenny Tate about changes he wanted to make to the Terps ' defense, Tate had just one problem with a proposed idea to move him to linebacker. It seems Tate isn't a big fan of linemen, specifically playing close to them. As a guy that earned his reputation playing in the open field at free safety in his first three seasons at Maryland, Tate's personal space issues are understandable. He got over his lineman-phobia as the spring progressed.
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By Sports Digest | May 1, 2010
No. 12 Georgetown defeated host No. 9 Syracuse (12-5, 6-2 Big East), 10-9, on Saturday to win the Big East regular-season championship and finish undefeated in conference play. The Hoyas earned the top seed in the Big East tournament and will face No. 4 seed Loyola on Thursday in the semifinals. This marks the second year in a row that the Hoyas (11-5, 8-0) have won the regular-season championship. … College of Notre Dame senior midfielder Lauren Terry (Catholic) was named to the All-Colonial States Athletic Conference first team for the second consecutive season.
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By Matt Ford, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2011
Of the many changes new coach Randy Edsall and the Maryland football team face this spring, one position seems to be undergoing a larger transformation than any other. The linebackers — one of the team's strongest units in 2010 — will have to adjust to a new scheme and replace two starters. But the challenge does not end there. Even veteran players will face unfamiliarity. The only returning starter, junior Demetrius Hartsfield, is moving to inside linebacker from the outside.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | March 16, 2011
Lingering uncertainty from the NFL lockout filtered down to the Maryland campus, where wide receiver Torrey Smith, linebacker Alex Wujciak and 13 other draft-eligible former Terps ran, jumped and lifted weights Wednesday in front of about 30 scouts. The prospects, particularly the lesser-known ones, tried not to focus on the labor situation that has complicated efforts to latch on with a professional club. But it was hard ignore the facts. As long as it continues, the lockout will prevent teams from signing free agents.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2010
Like a band on its farewell tour, the 2010 Maryland Terrapins gathered a final time Wednesday and recorded one more win before sending a tearful coach Ralph Friedgen off with hugs, a Gatorade shower and 10 years of memories. If nothing else, Maryland's 51-20 victory over East Carolina in the Military Bowl provided solace for Friedgen, who had likened his final days at his alma mater to a "slow death. " When it was over, Friedgen smiled as he hoisted the gleaming Military Bowl trophy.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2010
The parents of Alex Wujciak, who would go on to become an All- Atlantic Coast Conference linebacker, were once asked why their son had entrusted his college football career to Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen. After all, Friedgen was hardly polished. He doesn't move well, owing partly to his weight. He barely follows the news during football season, so he's not expert with chit chat. He can be politically incorrect. But that's just it, replied Wujciak's mother, Erin. Friedgen won Alex over precisely because he wasn't slick.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2010
COLLEGE PARK - It took most of the season, but Maryland finally found what it was searching for on a cold, gusty Senior Night at Byrd Stadium. Maryland's 38-31 win over No. 21 N.C. State in the last regular-season game gave the Terps (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) a long-awaited signature win against a ranked team. It allowed them to feel that their turnaround season was more complete and to hope that they may now be propelled into a desirable bowl game. Saving its best for last, Maryland - which had trailed by two touchdowns early - scored 24 unanswered points, denying the Wolfpack a berth in the ACC championship game.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen had to pause to compose himself when talking about the coming final games in the career of senior linebacker Alex Wujciak. "As a lot of people know, he's one of my favorites," Friedgen said recently. The coach's emotions were understandable. If you're a football coach, what's not to like about a tough, chatty, aggressive linebacker with a ponytail and a well-honed instinct for playing defense? With its biggest Atlantic Coast Conference game in two years Saturday, Maryland (7-3, 4-2 ACC)
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
Maryland coach Ralph Friedgen had to pause to compose himself when talking about the coming final games in the career of senior linebacker Alex Wujciak. "As a lot of people know, he's one of my favorites," Friedgen said recently. The coach's emotions were understandable. If you're a football coach, what's not to like about a tough, chatty, aggressive linebacker with a ponytail and a well-honed instinct for playing defense? With its biggest Atlantic Coast Conference game in two years Saturday, Maryland (7-3, 4-2 ACC)
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By Matt Ford, The Baltimore Sun | April 13, 2011
Of the many changes new coach Randy Edsall and the Maryland football team face this spring, one position seems to be undergoing a larger transformation than any other. The linebackers — one of the team's strongest units in 2010 — will have to adjust to a new scheme and replace two starters. But the challenge does not end there. Even veteran players will face unfamiliarity. The only returning starter, junior Demetrius Hartsfield, is moving to inside linebacker from the outside.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2010
Big plays tend to echo. And few plays have echoed more this season than Maryland's fourth down, goal-line stop against Navy in the season opener — a stop that has been repeated in various forms in three games since. In Saturday's 24-21 win over Boston College, the Terps stopped the Eagles on fourth down on consecutive drives in the last five minutes. On the second stop, linebacker Adrian Moten and defensive tackle Joe Vellano tackled running back Montel Harris — the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading rusher — for no gain on fourth-and-1 from the Boston College 44. While Maryland does not possess the ACC's best defense — it ranks fifth statistically — the Terps are first in red-zone defense and have been particularly stout on fourth-and-short late in games.
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By Sports Digest | July 29, 2010
Maryland football Preseason All-ACC team includes Smith, Wujciak Terps wide receiver Torrey Smith and linebacker Alex Wujciak were voted to the Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team, the conference office announced Wednesday. Voting was conducted by the media at the ACC Football Kickoff on Sunday and Monday in Greensboro, N.C. Smith was voted to the team at wide receiver and specialist. As a sophomore he had 61 catches for 824 yards and five touchdowns.
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