November 20, 2012
As a former student athlete at the University of Maryland and current member of the Terrapin Club, I was shocked and angered by the University's move from the ACC to the Big Ten ("UM to leave ACC for Big Ten in '14," Nov. 20). Then I saw today's paper, revealing that of all the Big Ten schools, Maryland has the smallest endowment fund. And how much time Maryland coaches have to spend on fundraising at the expense of coaching. So while it's easy to blame the administration, it sounds like we Marylanders and Terrapin alumni haven't done a great job at supporting our university, and can blame ourselves as well.
October 10, 2011
To celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the Maryland men's basketball national championship in 2002, the Terps will welcome back four of the five starters from that team for the program's annual “Maryland Madness” this Friday at Comcast Center. Juan Dixon, Steve Blake, Byron Mouton and Chris Wilcox, are expected to play in the alumni game that starts at 10:30 p.m, according to a Maryland news release. Johnny Rhodes, Mike Grinnon and Dave Neal are also planning to play. The 40 th Maryland Madness is set to start at 9:30 p.m. and will include performances by the university's spirit team, pep band and dance squad.
January 8, 2012
As a resident of Strawbridge Home for Boys in 1950, Jim Mathis, at age 13, found himself working on a full-fledged farm with cows, hogs, chickens and horses. He soon learned a few lessons. "Cows don't care what day it is. At the same time every day, when it is time to milk, they come to the barn," Mathis, now 74, chuckled. "Farming is a 24-hour, seven days a week job. (Today), there's not a farmer amongst us. " That "us" is Mathis' fellow alumni from Strawbridge, a Methodist-run home in Eldersburg where boys between ages 6 and 18 were sent to live, from 1924 to the late 1950s, either because they were orphans, or their families couldn't care for them.
April 23, 1995
COLLEGE PARK -- Don't shrug off the Maryland varsity's 48-0 victory over the alumni at Byrd Stadium yesterday.It was only a year ago that the varsity edged the alumni by a point, needing to stop a two-point conversion to preserve the victory.Last year, the alumni crossed midfield on all but one possession during the game, racking up 257 rushing yards with two former defensive backs.This game signified progress for the Terps."We're definitely better than last year," said Ratcliff Thomas, who has made 246 tackles in two seasons.
April 13, 1993
Spring football practice at Maryland will conclude Saturday with the Terps' first varsity-alumni game in 33 years. Starting time at Byrd Stadium is 1 p.m., and the game is open to the public.Jerry Claiborne, who had a 72-37-3 record as the Maryland coach from 1972 to 1981, will direct the alumni team. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Stan Gelbaugh ('83) and Detroit Lions center Kevin Glover ('84) will be on Claiborne's staff.More than 160 former players are expected, and 61 are expected to play, including quarterbacks Dan Henning ('87)
September 6, 1992
Joel A. Getz, son of Alan and Carollee Getz of Bel Air, recently received the Joseph R. Hamlin Award from Harvard University for Outstanding Alumni Participation.NB Mr. Getz, a graduate of Harford Day School, the Gilman School,and Harvard University, was elected president of his class and served as chairman for its fifth reunion.Mr. Getz also led his class to the highest participation level of any fifth-reunion class in Ivy League history and broke all fifth, 10th, 15th and 20th Harvard reunion participation records.