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By Chris Korman and Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2012
Days after Towson University's athletic director recommended cutting two men's sports to make the remaining programs more competitive and comply with federal law requiring athletics opportunities for women, parents of the baseball team's players raised thousands of dollars to launch a public relations blitz. They paid $1,600 for a plane to fly over a Ravens game trailing a banner that read, "HELP SAVE TOWSON BASEBALL," and planted fans holding #saveTUbaseball signs behind home plate — where they could be seen by television viewers — during the Orioles-Yankees series.
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By David Driver, For The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Josh Pratt hadn't met Tim Stedman until this year, but the two men who share similar athletic and educational backgrounds quickly found they have common ground in other areas as well. They are about the same age and both have young children, and they discovered they lived just a few minutes from each other in Crofton. These days, Pratt takes his young son to watch youth football games in which Stedman's son plays. "It's a small world," says Pratt, 42. "We hit it off. " But those particular mutual interests aren't what brought Stedman, 41, the athletic director at Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School in Hanover, and Pratt together.
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NEWS
April 10, 2013
Here's another great example of Gov. Martin O'Malley's cost cutting: He has turned an issue he should never have gotten involved in - Towson University's athletic program - into a $2 million additional cost to Maryland taxpayers. In addition, nobody has explained why baseball received the dollars rather than men's soccer, not to mention troubled programs at other schools. Come on Sun, help us out on this. Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2013
When Sherrod Hawkes transferred to Patterson from Overlea last fall, he didn't have much interest in studying. He just wanted to play football. The powerful downhill ball carrier wanted to play in college, but after two years of high school, his grade point average was 0.77 on a 4.0 scale. Hawkes, who had not realized his football career would soon end if he didn't hit the books, found out how much ground he had to make up when he met Patterson's academic coach, Kelley Bagdasarian.
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By Paul McMullen | October 12, 1990
Football is safe at Towson State, for now.The school's nine-member Intercollegiate Athletic Committee has decided to await the outcome of the NCAA convention in January before making any decisions regarding the athletic program.The committee is reviewing the proposed 1991-92 budget submitted by athletic director Billy Hunter while also looking at an athletic department deficit of $181,809 in 1989-90. Officials have discussed a number of options to reduce the deficit, which is projected to reach $257,018 for two years.
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By Calvin Watkins | November 30, 1990
John Blake has reclaimed his job as head basketball coach at Mervo High School, Blake said yesterday.Blake apparently had lost his job to Woody Williams, the former Lake Clifton coach and current Mervo athletic director, in an agreement with Mervo principal Christolyne Buie and Williams. But Blake filed a grievance with the Baltimore Teachers Union, and was given back the job yesterday.Williams was an administrative assistant in the University of Maryland athletic department until resigning last year.
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | March 7, 2006
Mike Hermann, who has served as director of athletics at Niagara University for the past eight years, was today named director of athletics at Towson University. He succeeds Dr. Wayne Edwards who is retiring at the end of June after 11 years at Towson. The appointment becomes effective July 1. "Towson University is focused on its future, and a very competitive athletic program is a big part of that future," Towson University President Dr. Robert L. Caret said in a release. "I know that Mike Hermann has the background, skills and vision to build on what we have accomplished and help make that future a reality."
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Baltimore Sun staff | February 28, 2013
UMES president Juliette B. Bell today announced her acceptance of a task force recommendation that the university not restart its football program, which has been dormant since 1980. Bell had commissioned a task force to evaluate a study conducted by an independent consultant that weighed the pros and cons of adding a football program at UMES. “The university is not currently in position, with either human or fiscal resources, to reinstate football at this time,” the task force report said.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | December 10, 1990
Sometime in the next two weeks Morgan State president Earl Richardson will receive an internal report on the state of Golden Bear athletics, but he began making changes of his own Friday, when he fired football coach Ed Wyche.Wyche's dismissal means that for the ninth time in the last 16 years, Morgan State will have a new head coach charged with turning around its football fortunes, which have slumped considerably since Earl Banks retired from sideline duties in 1973. No Morgan State coach since has lasted more than three seasons.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun Staff Writer | May 7, 1994
Morgan State University has submitted to the NCAA an internal review of its athletic program, in which the school reportedly admits to scores of violations, primarily within its football and men's basketball programs.A source at Morgan State said the school sent the report to the NCAA earlier this week, and that the report lists more than 100 violations, the majority of them minor infractions.According to the source, some of the more serious alleged transgressions involve football coach Ricky Diggs and former men's basketball coach Michael Holmes, who each reportedly allowed ineligible players to participate in games.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
Towson announced Thursday afternoon that the university has hired Tim Leonard as athletic director. Leonard, who will be introduced Friday at 11 a.m. in the Minnegan Room at Johnny Unitas Stadium, comes from Southern Methodist University, where he is a senior associate athletic director for external affairs. With the Mustangs, Leonard was in charge of fundraising and sales and was the institution's interim athletic director between May and August 2012. “We are very excited to have someone of Tim Leonard's caliber joining our team here at Towson University,” school president Maravene Loeschke said in a written statement. “He is a professional administrator with 21 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2013
The University of Maryland football players and coaches didn't know what kind of reception they'd get as their buses arrived at Middletown High School - surrounded by mountains, 50 miles northwest of College Park - for a scrimmage on a sunny Saturday near the end of spring practices in April. They hoped that Frederick County was full of Terps fans, but they hadn't scrimmaged here before. They were pleased to find the parking lot nearly full and the scoreboard flashing "Welcome Maryland Football!"
NEWS
April 10, 2013
Here's another great example of Gov. Martin O'Malley's cost cutting: He has turned an issue he should never have gotten involved in - Towson University's athletic program - into a $2 million additional cost to Maryland taxpayers. In addition, nobody has explained why baseball received the dollars rather than men's soccer, not to mention troubled programs at other schools. Come on Sun, help us out on this. Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | April 3, 2013
Mike Gottlieb feels like the Death Row inmate who gets a last-minute reprieve from the governor. Only in this case, the governor came up with $300,000 out of the state budget to keep Gottlieb's Towson University baseball team alive for a couple more years. So there was Gottlieb on Wednesday afternoon at Towson's Schuerholz Park, standing in the bright sunshine and biting wind before the Tigers' 5-3 loss to Navy, marveling at what a close call it had been for his team. "I remember growing up in the 60's," he was saying now, "and there was a Superman episode where they found out a guy who was on Death Row was innocent.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
As a graduate of Towson University, I have been ashamed of my alma mater just three times in the past 47 years. The first time was during the 10-month tenure of a previous president who squandered both funds and public trust by running up huge bills on his lavish home. The second was when Towson's Minnegan Stadium was renamed to "raise funds" in 2002, dishonoring my beloved coach and lowering my respect for the university. The third occurred on March 8, when Towson President Maravene Loeschke announced the school was cutting baseball and men's soccer from its athletic program ("Ire grows after Towson president cuts teams," March 24)
NEWS
March 19, 2013
If Towson University President Maravene Loeschke believes what she wrote in her commentary ("Painful cuts TU needs," March 17), then she is basing her decision on false information and without regard to the motives of the athletic department led by Mike Waddell. First, it has been clearly proven that Title IX compliance is not an issue and never was. Second, how are you improving the competitiveness of the entire athletic program by eliminating two of the most competitive teams which have been part of Towson athletics for 80 years.
SPORTS
By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1996
Fang Mitchell has taken the Coppin State basketball program to a higher level during the past 10 years, and now he will try to guide the school's other nine sports to a new level of success.Mitchell was named athletic director at Coppin State yesterday in addition to his basketball coaching duties, a move the school believes will help pump more money into the athletic program.Mitchell said: "I hope some of my friends who have helped me identify players in the past can help me identify resources now. We definitely have to bring in more money and build our funds up. It's our No. 1 priority."
NEWS
March 19, 2013
If Towson University President Maravene Loeschke believes what she wrote in her commentary ("Painful cuts TU needs," March 17), then she is basing her decision on false information and without regard to the motives of the athletic department led by Mike Waddell. First, it has been clearly proven that Title IX compliance is not an issue and never was. Second, how are you improving the competitiveness of the entire athletic program by eliminating two of the most competitive teams which have been part of Towson athletics for 80 years.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | March 1, 2013
Varsity boys basketball Gilman seeks to join MIAA A Conference Gilman has petitioned for its basketball team, which has been competing in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference, to make the jump to the A Conference. The school has applied to the conference's competition committee, which will consider the petition at a meeting set for March 18. After capturing the B Conference championship in the 2011-12 season, the Greyhounds went 16-15 and advanced to the title game this year.
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Baltimore Sun staff | February 28, 2013
UMES president Juliette B. Bell today announced her acceptance of a task force recommendation that the university not restart its football program, which has been dormant since 1980. Bell had commissioned a task force to evaluate a study conducted by an independent consultant that weighed the pros and cons of adding a football program at UMES. “The university is not currently in position, with either human or fiscal resources, to reinstate football at this time,” the task force report said.
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