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'Cheap shot' on Bridgewater could have implications for two former Terps


'Cheap shot' on Bridgewater could have implications for two former Terps

Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was knocked out of Sunday’s game against the Rams after taking an elbow to the head from St. Louis safety Lamarcus Joyner.

As the second-year quarterback slid to the ground, Joyner came in and his elbow made contact with Bridgewater’s helmet. Bridgewater is undergoing the concussion protocol, but according to ProFootballTalk he "feels fine" after the hit. He still, though, cannot play until he is cleared by an independent neurologist.

After the game, Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer was understandably displeased.

“I would say if we were out on the street, we probably would have had a fight,” he said. He also called the hit a “cheap shot.”

There are multiple implications of the hit that tie in Maryland, depending on how long Bridgewater is out.


Quarterback Shaun Hill, a former Terrapin, entered the game Sunday and held the fort for Minnesota as it secured a 21-18 win in overtime. He finished 2-of-6 on the day for 15 yards. If Bridgewater is unable to go next week against Oakland, he would be the next man up.

Additionally, former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs had seemed to be developing good chemistry with Bridgewater since being activated for the first time in the fourth week of the season.

With Bridgewater throwing to him, he became the first wide receiver in NFL history to register at least 85 yards receiving in each of his first four career games.

On Sunday, Diggs was targeted five times and he caught three passes for 42 yards.

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Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent


Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland forward Justin Jackson will forgo his final two seasons of college eligibility to seek a career in the NBA.

Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon also says guard Dion Wiley will transfer before playing his senior season.


Jackson averaged 10.5 points as a freshman before missing most of the 2017-18 season with a shoulder injury.

Jackson says, "After talking with my family and weighing my options, it's my desire to turn my full attention to preparing for a career in professional basketball."

Wiley appeared in 83 career games, playing a backup role on three teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament under Turgeon.

Maryland was 19-13 this season, including 8-10 in the Big Ten, and failed to reach the postseason.

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Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

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Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

Long-time University of Maryland men’s basketball coach Charles Grice “Lefty” Driesell will finally be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

This is according to NBC Sports Washington contributor Jon Feinstein.

Driesell coached the Terrapins for 17 seasons between 1969-86. While guiding the program to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Championship, Driesell transformed Maryland into a legitimate force in college basketball.

When hired by the Terps, Driesell famously announced that he wanted to turn Maryland into the “UCLA of the East.” After only four seasons he had made it to two ACC Championship Games and his first Elite Eight appearance. His success opened the door not only for the program but the school to compete at the highest levels of competition.


Maryland made it as high as the Elite Eight twice under the reign of Driesell. He was named ACC Coach of the Year twice and won one ACC Tournament Championship in 1984. At the time of his NIT Championship with the Terps in 1972, the NIT was held in a similar regard to the NCAA Tournament.

He is second on Maryland’s all-time wins list (348), behind Gary Williams’ 461. Driesell however, still holds the best win percentage of all Maryland coaches with 68.6 win percentage.

After Maryland, the former Duke basketball coached at James Madison for just short of a decade and ended his coaching days at Georgia State. Driesell also coached at Davidson before taking the Maryland job to combine for over 40 seasons at the head of a Division I basketball program.

The 86-year-old was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame back in 2007. He also the namesake for the NCAA’s best defensive player of the year award, which was first awarded in 2010.

The official announcement from the Naismith Hall of Fame will be during the Final Four on Saturday, March 31.

WANT MORE HOOPS?  Listen below as Troy Machir and Chick Hernandez discuss Lefty Driesell's legacy in the area and why the Terps icon was on the outside of the Hall of Fame for so long.