Maryland senior quarterback C.J. Brown is cleared to play against Syracuse on Saturday, Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall said during the ACC coaches’ teleconference Wednesday.“C.J., he’s ready to go,” Edsall said. “He’s cleared. He’s practiced last week and he needed that time off to get himself healed up.”Brown suffered a concussion in Maryland’s loss to No. 3 Florida State on Oct. 5, and missed two of the team’s last three games with lingering effects.But he’s just one of the injured playmakers whose absence has hampered Maryland this season. The losses of superstar sophomore wide receiver Stefon Diggs and fellow wideout Deon Long — coupled with Brown’s concussion — has led to a steep decline in the Terrapins’ passing success.“We’re down a few guys that he doesn’t have in there with him that we had earlier in the season,” Edsall said. “But like I said he’s a really good leader and he’s a guy that knows the offense, understands it and has experience.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrown shined through the first third of the season, throwing seven touchdowns to one interception as the Terrapins went 4-0. But in his lone game since the blowout at the hands of the Seminoles, Brown was 15-for-24 for 137 yards and a season-high two interceptions against Wake Forest on Oct. 19.Sophomore Caleb Rowe has thrown for 989 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions filling in for Brown. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 7, 2013 at 12:54 am Contact Stephen: email@example.com | @Stephen_Bailey1
It’s just about advantage Chelsea after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Paris Saint-Germain.They drew 1-all in the French capital, which gave Jose Mourinho’s side what could turn out to be a crucial away goal.Bayern Munich had former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso sent off in their goalless draw away to Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine. Tonight, holders Real Madrid go to German side Schalke and Basel host Porto.