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Baltimore Sun staff report | April 13, 2012
Kevin Byrne, the Ravens' senior vice president for public and community relations, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquette University's athletics department and the Marquette University Alumni Association on April 27. He earned a degree in journalism from Marquette in 1971. Byrne returned to Marquette as sports information director during baskeball coach Al McGuire's legendary years (1974-77) , including the 1977 national championship. He then became the youngest PR director in the NFL when was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1977.  After working as Trans World Airlines' director of public affairs, he returned to the NFL with Cleveland Browns.
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Baltimore Sun staff report | April 13, 2012
Kevin Byrne, the Ravens' senior vice president for public and community relations, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquette University's athletics department and the Marquette University Alumni Association on April 27. He earned a degree in journalism from Marquette in 1971. Byrne returned to Marquette as sports information director during baskeball coach Al McGuire's legendary years (1974-77) , including the 1977 national championship. He then became the youngest PR director in the NFL when was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1977.  After working as Trans World Airlines' director of public affairs, he returned to the NFL with Cleveland Browns.
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By RAY FRAGER | March 13, 1992
It's been 11 years away from the NCAA tournament for Al McGuire, but, thanks to CBS, he's returning next week.McGuire, whose last tournament game was the 1981 final between Indiana and North Carolina, will be an analyst, paired with play-by-play man Dick Stockton, for first- and second-round games in Milwaukee, near his home.At NBC, he and Billy Packer formed an entertaining analyst team. Packer's proclivity for going heavy on the X's and O's was balanced by McGuire's attention to just about everything but. Packer moved on to CBS, got a little better and got a lot more exposure as that network took over college basketball.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | April 2, 1993
Now that most of the hardwood orators are home watching, let's review some of the work turned in by the legion of play-by-play and commentator people CBS used during the "Road to the Final Four."Verne Lundquist, Mel Proctor and James Brown were best calling the play with Mike Gorman, Sean McDonough, Dick Stockton, Tim Ryan and Greg Gumbel solid. But they're the pros, the guys who work all the time, they should be good.Some of the analysts didn't add much to the chatter, however. Digger Phelps, Dan Bonner and Larry Farmer get no better than a C for their efforts, Ann Meyers, Derrick Dickey and Clark Kellogg check in with B's and Al McGuire (surprise)
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By PHIL JACKMAN | April 2, 1993
Now that most of the hardwood orators are home watching, let's review some of the work turned in by the legion of play-by-play and commentator people CBS used during the "Road to the Final Four."Verne Lundquist, Mel Proctor and James Brown were best calling the play with Mike Gorman, Sean McDonough, Dick Stockton, Tim Ryan and Greg Gumbel solid. But they're the pros, the guys who work all the time, they should be good.Some of the analysts didn't add much to the chatter, however. Digger Phelps, Dan Bonner and Larry Farmer get no better than a C for their efforts, Ann Meyers, Derrick Dickey and Clark Kellogg check in with B's and Al McGuire (surprise)
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January 31, 2009
1 Don't sweat: it, Coach: Miami visits College Park (8 p.m., chs. 54, 20), but we're thinking Maryland athletic official Kathy Worthington won't have a seat on the bench with Gary Williams. 2 Call them Al: No. 25 Georgetown visits No. 8 Marquette (2 p.m., MASN). We love the "AL" on the Golden Eagles' jerseys in honor of late coach Al McGuire. 3 Irish slide: Notre Dame has lost four in a row, and now the Irish must take on No. 3 Pittsburgh (noon, ESPN). 4 Chasing the cup: It could be a Stanley Cup Finals preview: Red Wings at Capitals (12:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet)
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By Don Markus | October 9, 1993
Instead of Midnight Madness to kick off its basketball season, the University of Maryland will present another type of madness: the world according to Al.Al McGuire, the former Marquette coach and longtime NBC analyst who now espouses his views for CBS, will be the guest speaker at Maryland's Adult Education Center Oct. 27, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free.Maryland coach Gary Williams said yesterday that scheduling a 12:01 practice on the first day college teams are allowed to officially work out was impossible because of the way this year's schedule fell.
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By Paul McMullen | January 30, 1995
Georgetown's John Thompson staged a homecoming for Reggie Williams and David Wingate at the Baltimore Arena in 1986, but tonight will produce a first for Baltimore basketball. When Louisville plays Towson State at the Towson Center, Denny Crum will be the first coach with an NCAA Division I title to his credit to coach on a Baltimore-area campus.Georgetown whipped Morgan State at the Arena in 1986, two years after Dunbar High products Williams and Wingate helped Thompson nail down his only NCAA title.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
Maryland's 64-59 victory over Boston College was one of those occasionally difficult-to-watch games involving a team that seems to be struggling to grow up before our eyes. It's not always pretty. It's akin to parents watching teens make inevitable errors in judgment as they mature. What did Al McGuire say? The best thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores? But the Terps - who started freshmen Charles Mitchell and Jake Layman -- won. For the fifth game in a row, the Terps scored fewer than 65 points.
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By MILTON KENT | March 27, 1995
Observations, salutations and condemnations near the end of the college basketball season:* Once upon a time, Pat O'Brien was refreshing, clever and polished. At some point, however, he became trite, unctuous and, well, slick. What's the difference, you ask, between polished and slick? That's hard to say, except O'Brien, with his cutesy phrases, pseudo-El Lay hipness, and just all-around, well, slickness, has moved from one to the other, and that's a shame.* The best announcer pairing of the tournament was Verne Lundquist and Quinn Buckner.
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By RAY FRAGER | March 13, 1992
It's been 11 years away from the NCAA tournament for Al McGuire, but, thanks to CBS, he's returning next week.McGuire, whose last tournament game was the 1981 final between Indiana and North Carolina, will be an analyst, paired with play-by-play man Dick Stockton, for first- and second-round games in Milwaukee, near his home.At NBC, he and Billy Packer formed an entertaining analyst team. Packer's proclivity for going heavy on the X's and O's was balanced by McGuire's attention to just about everything but. Packer moved on to CBS, got a little better and got a lot more exposure as that network took over college basketball.
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By Milton Kent | March 3, 1998
While the public focuses on the expected battle among Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Arizona for the men's college basketball crown this month, media observers will be watching the war between the magazines that will cover the tournament.With the heavily promoted and much ballyhooed premiere of the biweekly ESPN Magazine on tap for next week, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News aren't exactly waiting patiently for the ESPN juggernaut to overwhelm them.In the last few months, TSN and SI, both weeklies, have undergone changes, some subtle and some drastic, in anticipation of what ESPN is expected to offer.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1998
SAN ANTONIO -- For Kentucky starters Scott Padgett and Jeff Sheppard, tonight's game against Utah at the Alamodome represents more than just a chance to play for the national championship. It's also a chance to make up for lost opportunities.Padgett lost his chance two years ago as a freshman, when he flunked out of school at midseason and the Wildcats went on to win a national championship. Sheppard missed out last year, when he was redshirted by former coach Rick Pitino and Kentucky reached the championship game.
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