BALTIMORE — It will definitely be a special occasion Saturday at Morgan State University. For the primary time ever the Bears soccer staff and the University of Maryland soccer staff will each take the sector inside Hughes Stadium for spring observe.

“Coach Locksley introduced it to my consideration a number of weeks in the past and I believed it could be an important alternative for each universities and for the town of Baltimore,” mentioned Bears head coach Damon Wilson.

The thought was formulated by Terrapins head coach Mike Locksley. The Terps are calling it “Baltimore Day”.

“To have a presence up in Baltimore is a duty for us, because the flagship college of the state, to advertise soccer,” mentioned Locksley.

Morgan will take the sector for his or her observe at 11:00 a.m. The Terps will observe at 2:00 p.m.

“It’s nice to see two completely different manufacturers of soccer right here within the state of Maryland and it’s good for the state,” mentioned Locksley.

“It’s large time. You have your FBS program in Maryland and your FCS program in Morgan State and everyone can’t go to FBS,” added Wilson. “There are some guys that can in all probability be right here to check out what Maryland Terps have to supply and a few guys taking a look at what Morgan State has to supply.”

It’s an effort for each packages to maintain native recruits simply that… native. Current Terps working again Roman Hemby is a local of Edgewood.

“I believe it’s a giant deal. It’s actually good to maintain native recruits in-state only for the easy undeniable fact that it’s a sure pleasure that you simply play with right here at Maryland and I believe you’ll be able to actually embody that tradition and what now we have happening right here in case you are from the state of Maryland,” mentioned Hemby.

“This is a thanks to Roman Hemby. This is a thanks to the gamers in our program that now we have recruited as a result of now we’ll take our model up there for his or her households to have the ability to see us on a Saturday and watch a program that’s creating into what we hope will develop into a Big Ten championship program,” mentioned Locksley.

“We have a variety of expertise right here on this space. We wished to verify we show our expertise as a college. So, hopefully deliver a few of that top college expertise to our college,” mentioned Wilson.

The practices are free and open to the general public. Players and coaches may also be sticking round after the exercises to mingle with the followers.

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