Maryland’s abbreviated 2020 football season could still end with a spot in a bowl game, as the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee recommended Thursday that normal eligibility requirements be waived.
In a normal college football season, only teams above a .500 winning percentage are deemed bowl eligible, with the Terps missing the mark each of their last five seasons dating back to a 6-6 finish in 2014. Maryland will play a total of nine games this fall, all within the Big Ten.
The decision to get rid of the .500 rule awaits approval by the Division I Council, but if pushed through it could be a huge help for the Terps’ postseason chances.
In other news
Former Terp goalkeeper Zack Steffen debuted between the posts for Manchester City in the club’s win over Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup Thursday.
Goalkeeper Zack Steffen makes his first start for Manchester City pic.twitter.com/QKJz0FfQ0B— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 24, 2020
Maryland football is happy to be back.
Love what you do ❤️— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) September 24, 2020
Our guys are bringing the energy this week. pic.twitter.com/qAxdaIbzEw
Maryland men’s basketball shared Greivis Vasquez’s long list of accolades earned during his time in College Park.
Former Terp Alyssa Thomas wouldn’t be stopped by a dislocated shoulder as she played through the pain to help the Connecticut Sun get one win away from going to the WNBA Finals.
"She's just a warrior, there's nothing else you can say. She's as competitive person as I've ever been around. You're gonna have to amputate that arm & shoulder before it's gonna keep her out."— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) September 25, 2020
—Sun HC Curt Miller on Alyssa Thomas' incredible performance on a dislocated shoulder https://t.co/fBXQJjxMP7
"I'm just doing me. I'm a tough person, I can handle a lot and I know what I'm capable of, and I just want to be out there fighting with my team."@TerpsWBB alum Alyssa Thomas put up 23 pts, 12 rbs, 4 ast & 3 stls on a dislocated shoulder to give the Suns a key playoff win. pic.twitter.com/bpaXc44jdq— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) September 25, 2020
She brought everything. We brought everything. See you Sunday. pic.twitter.com/xbr1DTRTeR— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) September 25, 2020
Back from an injury. Leading the Sun in scoring. Guarding the MVP. Just another day in the life of AT. pic.twitter.com/G34Ov00SGH— Connecticut Sun (@ConnecticutSun) September 25, 2020
Maryland women’s lacrosse hit the practice field Thursday.
A throwback to Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs’ stunning time at Maryland before his breakout NFL career.