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MM 10.16 Maryland football to honor Bobby Ross and his 1984 team on Saturday

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Former Maryland football coach Bobby Ross and his 1984 team will be honored at this Saturday’s game against Indiana, head coach Mike Locksley announced Tuesday.

“It’s always great to bring back family to our program and to the university,” Locksley said. “We’re excited about being able to go out and put on a great show for our alumni and our families as they come visit us here.”

Ross coached the Terps from 1982-86, finishing with a 39-19-1 record. He led the program to four consecutive winning seasons, three straight ACC championships and four bowl game appearances.

In 1984, Maryland finished ranked No. 12 in the country with a 9-3 record after taking a 28-27 win over Tennessee in the Sun Bowl. The Terps defeated three top-20 squads that season. And in case you forgot, current Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich was the starting quarterback that year.

Ross resigned after his fifth season, saying the school had “unfulfilled promises” regarding changes to further develop the football program. From there, he took over Georgia Tech and Army, before joining the NFL ranks in 1992. He coached the San Diego Chargers until 1996, leading them to an AFC Championship in 1994, and was at the helm for the Detroit Lions through the 2000 season.

In other news

Our player preview series continued Tuesday with forward Makhi Mitchell, who is the highest ranked of this year’s freshmen class.

Locksley announced Tuesday that starting cornerback Tino Ellis is out for the season with an upper body injury. Read more on that here.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs had one of the best performances of his career this past weekend. Check out how he and other Terps fared in this week’s Terps in the NFL recap.

The latest FanPulse poll came out Tuesday, showing a further dip in fan confidence in the direction of the Maryland football program.

Former Maryland volleyball head coach Steve Aird makes his first return to College Park tonight as his Indiana team takes on the Terps. Here is everything you need to know for the match.

With now less than three weeks to go until the start of the 2019-20 college basketball season, Maryland men’s basketball held its media day Thursday. Our biggest takeaways from the day are coming shortly, but for now, here is some of our live coverage.

The first three phases of the XFL Draft went down Tuesday. Two former Terps have been selected so far.

And it looks like the DC Defenders got some work going in College Park.

Maryland football announced captains for this week’s game against Indiana.

Maryland women’s basketball continues to give fans a peek into its practices.

Maryland men’s soccer head coach Sasho Cirovski is looking to bring some major changes to college soccer. And now he has a proposal in place.

Former Terp Zack Steffen had a big stop in goal for Team USA in its game against Canada Tuesday.

Maryland volleyball continues to roll out some awesome content with coach Adam Hughes.

Maryland women’s lacrosse assistant coach Caitlyn Phipps is getting a big opportunity with Team USA.