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Geroy Simon inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame

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Geroy Simon 2Geroy Simon, pictured here (10) when he played for the Maryland Terrapins in 1997, played in the Canadian Football League for 15 years until his retirement in 2013 and will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. COURTESY PHOTO  Former University of Maryland wide receiver Geroy Simon will be honored this month.

Simon, a Pennsylvania native, is scheduled to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on September 14.

“It’s something that’s pretty exciting,” said Simon, who celebrated his 42nd birthday on September 11. “I’m honored and humbled to be going into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.”

In 2014, Simon retired as the most prolific wide receiver in Canadian Football League history. During a 15-year CFL career, Simon earned numerous individual accolades and captured three Grey Cup championships which is the equivalent of an NFL Super Bowl title.

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Terps mark milestone with historic victory over Michigan State

COLLEGE PARK – Maryland’s 28-17 victory over Michigan State Saturday marked a milestone win for the football program.

Not since 1950 had a Maryland football team beaten a Michigan State squad before Saturday’s masterpiece in front of 41,235 spectators at Maryland Stadium.

Maryland quarterback Perry Hills was back under center after injuring his shoulder in a loss to Penn State earlier this month.

“That was a great win Saturday night,” Maryland head coach DJ Durkin said on Tuesday. “I thought it was a great atmosphere. Our players really fed off of the crowd. I was very pleased with how our guys approached the game. We had really emphasized having fun and having enthusiasm with what we’re doing. And they did that. I think our players responded to having Perry back playing. There was a noticeable spark in the offense.”

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Terps lose a trio of local student athletes

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footballA trio of Maryland student-athletes with local ties have decided to leave the football program.

Former Good Counsel standout Zach Dancel and Friendship Collegiate graduate Albert Reid have decided to transfer. Both players are scheduled to graduate from the university this year.

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The Fridge returns

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footballCOLLEGE PARK – Ralph Friedgen’s return to Byrd Stadium was triumphant as the Rutgers offensive coordinator and former Maryland head coach helped engineer the Scarlet Knights’ to the biggest comeback in program history.

Behind senior quarterback Gary Nova, Rutgers rallied from a 25-point deficit in the second quarter en route to a 41-38 road win Saturday over Maryland.

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Big Ten honors Diggs

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footballFormer Good Counsel standout Stefon Diggs has been honored by the Big Ten Conference.

The Maryland junior wide receiver is among eight Terrapin student-athletes who earned All-Big Ten honors Monday as the conference announced its postseason awards.

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Terps upset by UMBC 1-0 in college mens soccer

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terps logoCOLLEGE PARK – The University of Maryland Terrapins mens soccer team suffered one of the biggest upsets of the year Sunday evening, losing 1-0 in the Sweet Sixteen at Ludwig Field to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers.

Maryland controlled the tempo for most of the first half, outshooting UMBC 5-3. However, UMBC goalkeeper Billy Heavner saved three shots in the first half on his way to recording a shutout.

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Veii gets first start in College Park

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terps logoCOLLEGE PARK – In Maryland’s 37-15 loss to Michigan State on Saturday night at Byrd Stadium, sophomore Jacquille Veii started his first game at wide receiver in place of suspended junior Stefon Diggs.

“I felt comfortable in the beginning,” said Veii, who finished with four receptions for 45 yards. “I played a little bit tense. It was my first start so I expected that. I just had to get in there and settle down.”

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Former All-Sentinel players shine for Terps

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terps logoCOLLEGE PARK – Maryland overcame an early 14-0 deficit Saturday en route to a 38-31 homecoming victory over Iowa at Byrd Stadium.

In fact, three former All-Sentinel players combined to score all four of Maryland’s offensive touchdowns against the Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-1).

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