Terps unveil new black uniforms

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Terps unveil new black uniforms

For a Maryland football team that needs a spark, unveiling new "Black Ops" uniforms could give the team the boost it needs.

The all-black helmets and uniforms will be on display as the Terps take on 10th ranked Florida State this Saturday at noon in College Park, Md. Fans are encouraged to wear black and participate in the "blackout" though Vegas experts expect the game to be a blowout.

Florida State comes into the game winners of there last four games and owning a 9-1 record on the season. The Seminoles are favored to beat the Terps by 31 points. 

Luck has not been on Maryland's side this season, as Maryland has lost the top four quarterbacks on its depth chart. After a surprising and encouraging 4-2 start to the season, the Terps have dropped four straight and limp into the game with a 4-6 record. 

Maybe the new uniforms will change the Terps losing streak.  

VIDEO: Nickens and Brantley dance all over 'Ellen' studio

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VIDEO: Nickens and Brantley dance all over 'Ellen' studio

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.

The Maryland basketball players ran wild with my snapchat! #RunningManChallenge 👻: ellen

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Date officially announced for Maryland-Georgetown rematch in 2016

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Date officially announced for Maryland-Georgetown rematch in 2016

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 WR signs undrafted deal with Indianapolis Colts

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Former Maryland WR signs undrafted deal with Indianapolis Colts

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.