By Matt Dewhurst
While Maryland fans are still licking the wounds of another lost football season, they can find solace north of the border.
When the Toronto Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday, 35-22, to claim the 100th Grey Cup (the Super Bowl equivalent in the Canadian Football League), it was none other than former Terp Scott Milanovich leading the way. Not on the field, but as the team's head coach.
Millanovich is in his first year as Toronto's head coach after bouncing around the CFL for the last decade at various coaching positions. Ironically, he last played professional football in 2003 as a member of the Stampeders, the very team he beat in the Grey Cup.
Arguablly one of the most proliofcs passers in Maryland history, Millanovich's name is all over the Terrapin record books. Millanovich played quarterback at Martyland from 1992-1995 and still holds numerous Maryland records including career marks for pass attempts (982), completions (650), yards (7,301), and touchdowns (29).
Maryland basketball players Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley were guests on Ellen on Tuesday, bringing with them their now-famous #RunningManChallenge dance moves.
You can watch their appearance here.
But the dancing continued even after the show, with the two Terps taking over the show's Snapchat and continuing the fun, dancing in the front lobby, the control room, and more. It was later posted to Instagram.
It was known before Maryland renewed its rivalry with Georgetown in 2015 that there would be a sequel the following season in Washington, D.C. Reports recently suggested when. Now, it is officially confirmed and a date has been set.
The Terrapins will face the Hoyas on Nov. 15 at Verizon Center in D.C. as part of the 2016 Gavitt Tipoff Games, which pits Big Ten teams against Big East teams in matchups across the country.
Both schools released statements from the respective head coaches.
“We are excited to continue this series with Georgetown,” said head coach Mark Turgeon. “Last season’s game was a tremendous experience for our University, program and fans. It will be an outstanding early season game against a well-coached Georgetown team that we have a lot of respect for.”
“We’re excited to host Maryland at home this year,” Head Coach John Thompson III said. “This is a great game for college basketball and for our area. Last year’s game was a hard-fought contest and we’re looking forward to playing again.”
Maryland won the inaugural Gavitt matchup between the two teams, 75-71, on Nov. 17, 2015 at XFINITY Center in College Park.
Former Maryland wide receiver Marcus Leak has signed an undrafted free-agent deal with the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced on Monday.
Leak, who had an up-and-down career with the Terrapins, came to Maryland as a three-star recruit. After catching 23 passes for 393 yards as a sophomore in 2012, Leak took a leave of absence and missed the 2013 season before returning in 2014 when he caught 20 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns.
After a promising performance in Maryland's 2015 spring game, he left the program and did not return.
In advance of the 2016 NFL Draft, he worked out at the Charlotte 49ers pro day in front of scouts.