LSU fans, if you have plans Saturday morning make sure you're near a TV.The Tigers will face sixth-seeded Maryland in the second round of the NCAA tournament at 11:10 a.m. with a chance to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006.The game will be televised on CBS with Ian Eagle doing play-by-play, Jim Spanarkel providing color commentary and Jamie Erdahl reporting from the sidelines.Maryland defeated Belmont in 79-77 thriller earlier Thursday.With suspended coach Will Wade watching from afar, Skylar Mays hit four free throws in the final 15 seconds Thursday to help embattled LSU slip by 14th-seeded Yale 79-74 in the East Region.Mays scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half and sealed the game from the charity stripe. The third-seeded Tigers (27-6) needed each one of his free throws. Rabalais: LSU dismisses its troubles to win yet another walk on the wild side against Yale JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The stains on Emmitt Williams’ jersey told the story of … [Read more...] about LSU vs. Maryland tip-off set for Saturday morning with trip to Sweet 16 on the line
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Roman Stubbs, The Washington Post Published 10:20 am PDT, Saturday, September 1, 2018 LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 1: Members of the Maryland Terrapins observe a moment of silence in memory of former Terrapin player Jordan McNair who died earlier in the year during a workout, before the start of their game against the Texas Longhorns at FedExField on September 1, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) less LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 1: Members of the Maryland Terrapins observe a moment of silence in memory of former Terrapin player Jordan McNair who died earlier in the year during a workout, before the start of ... more Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 1: James Rosenberry #47 of the Maryland Terrapins, along with the entire team, wear #79 sticker on their helmets in memory of former Terrapin player Jordan McNair who died earlier in the year during a workout, before the … [Read more...] about Maryland football took a penalty in tribute to Jordan McNair. Texas declined it.
Embattled Maryland football coach D.J. Durkin has been placed on administrative leave a day after a stunning ESPN.com report detailed an alleged "toxic coaching culture" inside his program. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who was hired this past offseason, has been named the Terrapins' interim head coach. Canada has no prior head coaching experience. The report came hours after ESPN reported the late Jordan McNair, a Terrapins lineman who died in May after being hospitalized following a team workout, succumbed due to a heatstroke suffered during the workout, and days after Ohio State's Urban Meyer - one of Durkin's former bosses - was put on paid leave in the wake of the Zach Smith domestic violence scandal. Rutgers is scheduled to play at Maryland in mid-October. The Terrapins are arguably their main conference rival at this point. The Scarlet Knights beat Maryland, 31-24, last season and are tied with the Terps, 2-2, since the schools joined the Big Ten. Q&A … [Read more...] about Maryland coach D.J. Durkin placed on administrative leave
PHILADELPHIA >> Former Trentonian reporter David Sommers has found himself caught up in the same type of oddball story he used to crank out for the capital city’s scrappy tabloid newspaper. The feds allege Sommers, 64, of Levittown, may have spent his lifetime outside the newsroom trapping and trafficking thousands of protected diamondback terrapins from New Jersey into Pennsylvania, then hawking them to buyers across the country. Officials say he poached diamondback terrapins and their eggs from coastal marshes in New Jersey and smuggled some of the turtles to Canada in 2014 in a falsely labeled package he claimed contained a $10 book. Sommers allegedly cornered a lucrative part of the illegal black market turtle trade as the terrapins fetch a “market value in excess of $350,” the feds said. He was also indicted for violations of the Lacey Act after allegedly trafficking over 3,500 turtles in interstate commerce, putting his potential terrapin empire … [Read more...] about Former Trentonian reporter indicted for smuggling protected turtles out of New Jersey
PHILADELPHIA >> He may have spent a lifetime trapping turtles. A Levittown man has been indicted for smuggling protected turtles from New Jersey into Pennsylvania where he then sold them locally or shipped them out of the United States. David Sommers, 62, is charged with trafficking protected diamondback terrapins and submitting false shipping records. He was also indicted for violations of the Lacey Act after allegedly trafficking over 3,500 turtles in interstate commerce. The feds say the terrapins have a “market value in excess of $350,” meaning Sommers had more than $1.2 million in potential turtle profit. Advertisement The indictment only outlined Sommers’ alleged actions from 2014 onward. But it’s unclear how long Sommers may have been trafficking the turtles. Officials say he poached diamondback terrapins and their eggs from coastal marshes in New Jersey and smuggled some of the turtles to Canada in 2014 in a falsely labeled package he … [Read more...] about Man indicted for smuggling protected turtles out of New Jersey