Sports Briefs

Tagovailoa Named Big Ten’s All-Time Passing Leader

Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa became the Big Ten’s all-time leader in passing yardage as Maryland defeated Rutgers 42-24 to end the regular season.

Tagovailoa threw for a season-high 361 yards on Nov. 25 for a total of 11,256, surpassing Purdue’s Curtis Painter (11,163), Purdue’s Drew Brees (10,909) and Minnesota’s Adam Weber (10,917).

With a 7-5 record, the Terps qualified for their third consecutive bowl game for the first time since 2006-08. The team went on to defeat Auburn, 31-13, in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 30—its third straight bowl victory.

“For our seniors to be able to leave with the type of resume they have, they can leave here knowing they played a major part in the vision of what we wanted our program to look like coming to fruition,” says head coach Michael Locksley. “Really proud of the leaders in that locker room. Third straight seven-win season. You can’t take winning lightly. Winning is hard, especially in the Big Ten.”

Expanded Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex Opens

interior of Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex

UMD’s national championship-winning women’s lacrosse and field hockey teams now have an upgraded and much larger home.

The 18,000-square-foot complex that opened in December tripled in size, featuring larger, separated locker rooms for each team’s student-athletes; a sports medicine room with rehabilitative and recovery equipment, as well as a hydrotherapy space; the Tricia & Caitlin Green Hall of Champions celebrating the success of both programs (including a combined 23 national titles); a relocated fan entrance to ease access to seating areas; and a second-floor addition with coaching offices and meeting spaces.

“We’re here to celebrate the past, live in the present and build and prepare for the future,” said women’s lacrosse Head Coach Cathy Reese. “This facility does that.”


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