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Matchday: Maryland-Creighton

Greetings from chilly College Park.

The second-seeded Terps (13 straight wins) face the seventh-seeded Bluejays (13-0-2 since mid-September) in the NCAA men's tournament quarterfinals at 1 p.m. ET today. No live video, but you can listen online to the Maryland student radio station's coverage.

Other matches today:
Northwestern at No. 13 North Carolina, 2
No. 8 South Florida at No. 1 Wake Forest, 4:30
No. 6 Indiana at No. 3 St. John's, 5

The College Cup is Friday and Sunday at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Tex.

Read my feature about 6-foot-5 defender Omar Gonzalez, who might become the next in a long line of Terrapins to leave school early and pursue a pro career. (In his case, Mexico as well as MLS could be an option.)

The NCAA limits the amount of live blogging from tournament events, so I will update only after goals, red cards, halftime, etc.

24TH MINUTE: Rodney Wallace header into left side off Mike Marchiano's free kick from 30 yards. 1-0, Maryland.

HALFTIME: The Bluejays applied some early pressure, but as the half progressed, Maryland was superior, particularly in midfield. Creighton was fortunate not to fall behind by two goals. After Wallace's header, Bluejays keeper Brian Holt made a superb reflex save on Jeremy Hall's header, set up nicely by Drew Yates's end-line cross, and Maryland's Casey Townsend sent a clear drive wide of the far post. 1-0, Maryland.

75TH MINUTE: Still 1-0, Maryland enjoying the better of play. Creighton's play growing more urgent, but no serious threats since the 49th minute.

FINAL: 1-0.

Maryland had big advantages in shots (17-5) and corner kicks (15-1).

By Steve Goff  |  December 6, 2008; 11:49 AM ET
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When is the NCAA going to do something smart and get rid of that silly limitation that only hurts them?

Posted by: sitruc | December 6, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

To follow the other three matches:

Both Messiah teams are in their respective Division III championship games today in Greensboro. To follow those games, including video links, edit the above URL as appropriate. The men's game (vs. Stevens) starts at 1:00 p.m.

Posted by: universityandpark | December 6, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse


Since when has the NCAA been interested in doing the smart thing?

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | December 6, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

That has got to be the stupidest rule in all of college sports.

Posted by: Juan-John | December 6, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Does the restriction extend beyond the press box, to any spectator with a Crackberry, etc.?

Posted by: universityandpark | December 6, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

1-0 terps, rodney wallace from marchiano

Posted by: sdgterp | December 6, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

So you can't blog. Can you txt or twitter?

Agreed. Stupid rule.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | December 6, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

terps headed to frisco, 1-0 win

Posted by: sdgterp | December 6, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

ncaa has all types of ridiculous rules

Posted by: Pedalada | December 6, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

The NCAA limits the amount of live blogging from tournament events, so I will update only after goals, red cards, halftime, etc---------------------
What a dumb move by NCAA. No wonder not many even knew if there are games being played. I would be guess they will be more than happy if there are more people blogging or spreading the word. Just pure dumb.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | December 6, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

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