By Matt Dewhurst
It's been a season marred by injuries for Maryland's football program, and the final game of the year will be no exception.
Already forced to start true freshman linebacker Shawn Petty at quarterback for the last month due to a string of season-ending injuries, the Terps could be without captain Joe Vellano for it's final game of the season against North Carolina.
Vellano was listed as doubtful on this week's injury report released Nov. 22 after being seen in a walking boot following Maryland's 41-14 loss to Florida State Nov. 17.
Vellano is tied with Darin Drakeford - who ironically has been ruled out of the UNC game - for the team lead in sacks with six.
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 said the same. 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.
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.
Maryland basketball players Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley set the Internet ablaze this offseason with their #RunningManChallenge, when they filmed themselves dancing to the '90s hit My Boo in increasingly unique and creative ways.
It first swept across college basketball, then went mainstream and now people across social media are doing it.
Now, Nickens and Brantley are taking their act to TV. As announced by the program on Monday night, the two will appear on The Ellen Show Tuesday on NBC.