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Past articles by Don:

No. 15 Maryland men’s basketball beats No. 18 Iowa, 82-72, behind Anthony Cowan Jr., Jalen Smith

The No. 15 Terps, led by senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. and sophomore forward Jalen Smith, beat the No. 18 Hawkeyes, 82-72, at Xfinity Center, for their fourth straight victory. → Read More

Three takeaways from No. 17 Maryland men’s basketball’s 77-76 win at Indiana

From Jalen Smith's fiery outburst to Maryland's improved 3-point shooting, here are three takeaways from the Terps' 77-76 win over the Hoosiers. → Read More

Maryland basketball team mourns death of Kobe Bryant: ‘I always looked up to him'

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said that he and his staff learned of the tragedy after the Terps' game at Indiana ended and told the players in the dressing room. → Read More

No. 17 Maryland rallies to end road drought at Indiana, 77-76, behind Jalen Smith’s career-high 29 points

No. 17 Maryland scored the last seven points, the final two on a lay-up by sophomore forward Jalen Smith with 14 seconds left, to beat Indiana, 77-76. → Read More

Three takeaways from No. 17 Maryland’s 77-66 win at Northwestern

Here are three takeaways from the No. 17 Maryland's come-from-behind victory at Northwestern on Tuesday night. → Read More

No. 17 Maryland overcomes 15-point deficit to beat Northwestern, 77-66, behind Jalen Smith’s career night

Led by sophomore forward Jalen Smith's career-high 25 points, the Terps stormed back to beat the Wildcats, 77-66. → Read More

Maryland men’s basketball remains No. 17 in latest AP Top 25 poll

For only the second time in the past six weeks, the Maryland men’s basketball team didn’t move down in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. → Read More

Houston transfer QB D’Eriq King to visit Maryland this weekend, according to source

A year after signing quarterback Josh Jackson as a graduate transfer, Maryland is pursuing Houston graduate transfer quarterback D’Eriq King, according to a source familiar with the situation. → Read More

Three takeaways from No. 17 Maryland basketball’s 56-54 loss at Wisconsin

From Maryland’s late execution to whether the No. 17 Terps will even be in the Top 25 next week, here are three takeaways from Tuesday night’s 56-54 loss at Wisconsin. → Read More

No. 17 Maryland changes starting lineup, but not road fortunes in 56-54 loss at Wisconsin

Crucial turnovers down the stretch, including one with 9.4 seconds left, led to Maryland's 56-54 loss to the Badgers, its second straight and fourth on the road this season. → Read More

Maryland’s Eric Ayala calm, confident despite season-long shooting slump: ‘He always stays balanced’

After scoring in double figures in seven of the first 11 games, averaging 11 points, Maryland guard Eric Ayala has been in single figures in six of the past seven, including five straight going into Wisconsin. → Read More

Big Ten basketball teams have struggled to win on the road. No. 17 Maryland is looking for a ‘breakthrough.’

Big Ten teams are just 14-42 on the road this season. “I’ve noticed how everybody’s struggling on the road," Eric Ayala said. "We’re trying to kind of get that breakthrough for us. → Read More

Three takeaways from No. 12 Maryland basketball’s 67-49 loss at Iowa

From the struggles of Aaron Wiggins and Eric Ayala to coach Mark Turgeon’s postgame comments, here are three takeaways from the Terps’ 67-49 loss Friday night at Iowa. → Read More

No. 12 Maryland basketball beats No. 11 Ohio State, 67-55, in first meeting with Top 25 opponent this season

Senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. shook off another sluggish start to lead the Terps with 20 points, including 15 in the second half. → Read More

In advance of showdown, Maryland moves up to No. 12 in AP Top 25 while Ohio State moves down to No. 11

An impressive 75-59 victory Saturday over Indiana helped the Maryland men’s basketball team return to No. 12 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday. → Read More

Three takeaways from No. 15 Maryland basketball’s 75-59 win over Indiana

From the effectiveness of Maryland’s “small” lineup to Chol Marial’s learning curve, here are three takeaways from Saturday’s win over the Hoosiers. → Read More

'Sometimes you’ve got to hit rock bottom’: No. 7 Maryland suffers second straight loss, 52-48 to Seton Hall

Maryland shot a dismal 14-for-52 from the field, including 5-for-21 on 3-pointers, while committing 17 turnovers in a road loss to the Pirates, who were missing their top two scorers. → Read More

‘Who’s going to get the big one?’: Behind the scenes for Maryland football’s stunning signing day

Maryland landed its highest-rated recruit since 2012 on Wednesday with one of the most stunning flips in college football, giving Mike Locksley a strong recruiting class after a 3-9 season. → Read More

‘That’s something I do on video games’: Inside Terps’ Aaron Wiggins’ highlight-reel dunk against Notre Dame

Here is a brief oral history of what many say is one of the greatest dunks they have ever seen in a basketball game. → Read More

Will Maryland ever face Duke again? Fans have been waiting for a rematch since Terps left the ACC.

Maryland faces Notre Dame on Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. → Read More