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By GEORGE F. WILL | October 24, 1991
Seattle -- Seasonal sounds -- brittle leaves crackling underfoot, migrating birds calling overhead -- will soon surround us. None is more stirring than the strange music that issues from American campuses as football crowds serenade themselves with songs expressing eternal devotion to alma mater and a desire to eviscerate this Saturday's opponent.However, here at the University of Washington, the music of autumnal mayhem is peculiar in one particular. Its song should be sung at the other edge of the continent, as the anthem of the federal bureaucracy.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 18, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- For Maryland, Saturday's game at Syracuse is a chance to get back on track after last week's loss to West Virginia and an opportunity to move to 3-1 heading into Big Ten play. But for Terps coach Randy Edsall , it is also a return to his alma mater. Edsall was a quarterback at Syracuse from 1976-79. He then began his coaching career at Syracuse as a graduate assistant 1980 and spent 11 seasons on the Orange's staff before moving on to Boston College in 1991.
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By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Jaylen Brown 's been a touted prospect since his freshman year of high school. And now the Georgia small forward is consistently showing why he was viewed as an eventual upper-tier recruit. Brown, a 6-foot-6 rising junior from Wheeler High in Marietta, Ga. - the alma mater of Terps forward Charles Mitchell - had a big weekend at the NBPA Top 100 camp a couple weeks ago, which earned him a significant boost in stock.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Jon Cole knew who he wanted to serve as his best man. The former McDonogh and Virginia soccer star, now 33, had high school pals and college teammates who floated in and out of his life, but one guy was constant. His high school coach, Steve Nichols, went from mentor to father figure to big brother to best friend over 20 years. At the time, two summers ago, Nichols joked at Cole's request: "I'm 43 years old, why me?" Cole never thought twice. "He's like the brother I never had," said Cole, who married in June 2012.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina will be the new varsity boys basketball coach at his former high school, Montoursville (Pa.), according to the Williamsport Sun-Gazette . The Montoursville school board approved Mussina's hiring Tuesday night by an 8-0 vote, the newspaper reported. Mussina, a 1987 Montoursville grad, pitched with the Orioles from 1991-2000, going 147-81 with a 3.53 ERA. He was a five-time All-Star with the O's. But in November 2000, he signed a six-year contract worth $88.5 million with the AL East New York Yankees, upsetting Baltimore's fan base.
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By Edward Lee | August 21, 2012
Former Ravens defensive tackle and current Poly coach Larry Webster brought more than 60 players from the Engineers' varsity, junior varsity and freshmen squads to Tuesday's practice at the Ravens' training complex in Owings Mills. And while the youngsters were mesmerized by the likes of Ray Rice, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, they also got a chance to meet wide receiver LaQuan Williams, a former Engineer himself. If the student-athletes were excited about Williams, he felt the same way about their visit.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
During his four-year career as an attackman at Hobart, Tom Gravante fueled the school's run to four consecutive NCAA Division III championships between 1985 and 1988 and was inducted into the university's Hall of Fame in 2006. On Saturday, Gravante will do his best to beat his alma mater. When the Statesmen (2-6 overall and 1-1 in the Northeast Conference) visit Emmitsburg on Saturday, they will tangle with league foe Mount St. Mary's, which is coached by Gravante. The Mountaineers suffered their ninth consecutive loss Tuesday, 15-8, to Robert Morris, setting up the first all-time meeting between Gravante and Hobart.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 11, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- This time, it's just not another game. This time, it's Syracuse, home of the Orangemen and alma mater of University of Maryland head football coach Joe Krivak."
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | February 7, 1995
They say you can't go home again, but that's just what CBS weather forecaster Mark McEwen did yesterday, and he got to take the country with him.He's bragged about his alma mater on the air for years, but the 1972 graduate got to show it off to viewers as he broadcast Monday's weather for "CBS This Morning" from inside his beloved Arundel High School.Anchors Harry Smith and Paula Zahn were at the Maryland Science Center.Mr. McEwen said they've been hearing him talk about the school, and his wrestling coach, for years.
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By DAVID STEELE | March 8, 2007
Juan Dixon was still engaging a small group of local media at Verizon Center when his coach, the Toronto Raptors' Sam Mitchell, yelled from an adjoining hallway, "You played at University of Maryland, didn't you? They're not going to get far." "We're the hottest team in college basketball," Dixon responded to the ribbing. Quickly, Mitchell shot back: "They haven't won since you were there, right?" Dixon's answer, of course, was, no. "Oh, well," Mitchell said, turning away in mock dejection.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
Maryland's attempt to lure highly-touted recruiter Kenny Johnson back to his alma mater has proven to be unsuccessful. A source in College Park confirmed late Monday that Johnson, a 1999 Maryland graduate, had taken an offer to join Rick Pitino's staff at Louisville. Johnson's ties to Prince George's County-based AAU powerhouse Team Takeover was his entree into the college ranks at Towson three years ago. Johnson then made the meteoric leap to Indiana, where he recruited a number of five-star talents, including Big Ten freshman of the year Noah Vonleh.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
OXFORD, OHIO -- As Kristen Visbal scanned the Internet looking for images of John Harbaugh, she kept encountering the Ravens' head coach in the same pose. Picture-after-picture, there was Harbaugh, wide-eyed and steel-jawed, standing on the sideline with his arm outstretched in the air. "Every person has a pose that they assume on a regular basis," Visbal said. "One of those for John was putting his fist in the air. It's a nice, strong position. " For Visbal, it's only fitting for Harbaugh to be immortalized in that way. The Delaware-based sculptor's bronze statue of the Super Bowl -winning head coach will be erected Saturday in the famed Cradle of Coaches at Miami University of Ohio, Harbaugh's alma mater.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
During his four-year career as an attackman at Hobart, Tom Gravante fueled the school's run to four consecutive NCAA Division III championships between 1985 and 1988 and was inducted into the university's Hall of Fame in 2006. On Saturday, Gravante will do his best to beat his alma mater. When the Statesmen (2-6 overall and 1-1 in the Northeast Conference) visit Emmitsburg on Saturday, they will tangle with league foe Mount St. Mary's, which is coached by Gravante. The Mountaineers suffered their ninth consecutive loss Tuesday, 15-8, to Robert Morris, setting up the first all-time meeting between Gravante and Hobart.
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By Craig Clary | October 18, 2013
Hereford footbal coach Steve Turnbaugh didn't need to tell his team what it needed to grab a spot in the postseason playoff picture after opening the season with three straight losses -- the first such streak of his illustrious 19-year career at his alma mater. Running the table in the final seven games - including his last home game at the helm of his beloved Bulls in the regular season Nov. 1 against Owings Mills at 7 p.m. - would most likely give them a chance to qualify for the Class 2A North Region playoffs.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Former Loyola Maryland All-American and current professional player P.T. Ricci has been named the Greyhounds director of men's lacrosse operations, head coach Charley Toomey announced Thursday. Ricci was a four-year letter-winner for Loyola from 2006 to 2009 and earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America honors as a senior long-stick midfielder. He succeeds former Loyola Maryland player Steve Layne , who joined Richmond in May as an assistant coach heading into its inaugural season in Division I. Ricci has been a standout defender in Major League Lacrosse, winning titles with the Washington Bayhawks (2010)
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By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. Jaylen Brown 's been a touted prospect since his freshman year of high school. And now the Georgia small forward is consistently showing why he was viewed as an eventual upper-tier recruit. Brown, a 6-foot-6 rising junior from Wheeler High in Marietta, Ga. - the alma mater of Terps forward Charles Mitchell - had a big weekend at the NBPA Top 100 camp a couple weeks ago, which earned him a significant boost in stock.
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By Kevin Sherrington and Kevin Sherrington,Dallas Morning News | December 15, 1991
DALLAS -- Going home is not always a good idea. A coach, on the whole, should reconsider returning to his alma mater. The road is fraught with all manner of danger, mostly falling alumni. The better he was as a player, the more he's expected to do as a coach. For every Bear Bryant at Alabama or Johnny Majors at Tennessee, there is a David McWilliams at Texas. Or Jerry Stovall at LSU.There was Joe Kapp at California.Kapp was an All-America quarterback. He took the Bears to the Rose Bowl in 1958, which wasn't particularly shocking at the time.
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By Skip Myslenski and Skip Myslenski,Chicago Tribune | January 20, 1991
CHICAGO -- The date, Oct. 15, is one of college basketball's totems, the little box on the calendar that marks the opening of practice and symbolizes the dawning of a fresh season. But for Eddie Sutton, now in his first year at Oklahoma State, it is more. It is now, with him, a symbolic way to encapsulate the voyage he has traveled so recently.That voyage began one minute into the Oct. 15 of 1988, that minute his Kentucky team sprinted onto the floor of Lexington's old Memorial Coliseum and was greeted by a standing ovation from 10,000 delirious fans.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2013
Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina will be the new varsity boys basketball coach at his former high school, Montoursville (Pa.), according to the Williamsport Sun-Gazette . The Montoursville school board approved Mussina's hiring Tuesday night by an 8-0 vote, the newspaper reported. Mussina, a 1987 Montoursville grad, pitched with the Orioles from 1991-2000, going 147-81 with a 3.53 ERA. He was a five-time All-Star with the O's. But in November 2000, he signed a six-year contract worth $88.5 million with the AL East New York Yankees, upsetting Baltimore's fan base.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
On the heels of Johns Hopkins' announcement that the men's lacrosse team would join the Big Ten for the 2015 season, ESPN analyst Quint Kessenich had a few thoughts on the move. Kessenich is a former All-American goalkeeper for the Blue Jays. Do you have any concerns about the program's move to the Big Ten? I have two reservations - as you would with any kind of realignment. The first would be that I believe that teams - whatever the sport - when they change conference, they ultimately play themselves to the level of that conference.
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