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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2001
They rolled to 35 victories and their third national championship with an explosive offense and an intimidating style, winning by more than 20 points a game. They return four starters, will plug in a dynamic player who transferred from another conference and boast the preseason choice for Player of the Year. Yes, the Duke Blue Devils, despite losing the one-two punch of talent and leadership that defined Shane Battier, could be even better this time around. Yes, the Duke Blue Devils could win it all again.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - As a disappointing season gave way to a tumultuous offseason earlier this year, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon waited anxiously for the start of preseason practice. With an overhauled roster and a new offense, the Terps are scheduled to begin practice Friday as they get ready for their first season in the Big Ten Conference. Maryland, which finished 17-15 in its Atlantic Coast Conference farewell and failed for the fourth straight year to make the NCAA tournament, opens the 2014-15 season Nov. 14 against Wagner.
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By DAVID STEELE | March 24, 2008
Think Duke is off its game in recent years? It's not alone. Its entire conference is not feeling the Madness these days, either. Feeling mad, yes, because for the second time in three years, the NCAA tournament began with the hallowed Atlantic Coast Conference carrying a chip on its shoulder, beefing about being disrespected, griping that it's under-represented in the 65-team field. And, once again, most of its smaller-than-usual contingent are leaving without getting their dance cards punched.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Succeeding Bob Ford as only the second head coach of the Albany football program might seem like a daunting task. But Greg Gattuso has some experience to lean on. Gattuso, Maryland's defensive line coach for the past three years, previously worked for 12 seasons as the head coach at  Duquesne. Gattuso said his biggest challenge is building a connection between the players and coaches, six of whom are new to the Great Danes. “I have no idea how our guys are going to respond to our coaches and how we do things,” Gattuso said during the recent Colonial Athletic Association media day. “I think they're excited about change, but there is a little unknown there.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Maryland has released its schedule for the 2014 season. Here is a breakdown of the slate that awaits the Terps, who went 10-4 last year and lost to Cornell in the first round of the NCAA tournament. 10: Maryland has won at least 10 games in each of the last 11 seasons. The last time the program fell short of the 10-victory mark was 2002, when it went 9-4 in 2002 and missed  the NCAA tournament. That also was the last time the school failed to play in the postseason. 9: The Terps surrendered an average of just 8.2 goals last spring, which ranked ninth in Division I. The defense returns four starters in senior goalkeeper Niko Amato, senior defenseman Michael Ehrhardt and junior defensemen Goran Murray and Casey Ikeda.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
One might think that seventh-seeded Duke's 16-10 rout of top-seeded Syracuse in last week's NCAA tournament final at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia would not sit well with the Blue Devils' Atlantic Coast Conference rivals - especially a Maryland squad that had lodged a 16-7 thrashing that was Duke's worst loss since May 23, 2009 when the team was manhandled, 17-7, by Syracuse in the Final Four that year. But Terps coach John Tillman said he harbors no ill will towards the Blue Devils for capturing their second national crown in four seasons.
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By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER | January 18, 2006
With four guards in its starting lineup, No. 8 Villanova places an extreme emphasis on perimeter play. Duke and Miami, the second-hottest team in the Atlantic Coast Conference, are examples of a less radical practice, that three guards are also better than two. The Blue Devils continue to roll with a first five that includes 6-foot-1 Greg Paulus at the point and 6-2 Sean Dockery and 6-4 J.J. Redick on the wings. The Hurricanes' three-guard attack gets more dangerous with each game Anthony Harris plays.
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By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER | December 21, 2005
When does a three-game losing streak look better than a two-game skid? When Virginia goes across the country and plays a solid 35 minutes on a Top 10 team's floor, allowing the Cavaliers to wash off some of the 10-day-old stink of an embarrassing loss. The Atlantic Coast Conference's only losing team hopes to get on the right side of .500 with a home game against Loyola on Friday and a Dec. 28 date with UMBC in Richmond. The upstart Greyhounds have added 6-10 transfer Hassan Fofana to a team that already rates above the Cavaliers in assorted online replicas of the Rating Percentage Index, but you have to study the fine print to get a read on coach Dave Leitao's first season in Charlottesville.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - History will smile on the University of Maryland's move to the Big Ten, and the school's football and other athletic teams can compete in the new conference right away, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said in an appearance on campus Tuesday. "We're ready for Maryland," Delany said. "Everyone in the Big Ten is excited. We believe it's going to be a mutually beneficial partnership. " Delany was in College Park for a symposium on the school's move to the Big Ten, held by the university's Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2002
If the Atlantic Coast Conference is going to hold up its reputation as one of the nation's top men's basketball leagues this winter, more than a few young players had better grow up in a hurry. Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt, who has overhauled the Yellow Jackets' roster after two seasons in Atlanta, is surrounded by youth. And in a league marked by drastic talent turnover, a league that lost 17 of its top 20 scorers from a year ago and features only one squad (Maryland) with more than two seniors in its projected starting lineup, Hewitt is not alone.
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By Austin Brown | July 17, 2014
Now that it's part of the Big Ten Conference, the University of Maryland will play Pennsylvania State University this upcoming football season on Nov. 1, giving fans their first real shot at a solid football rivalry in years. For 61 years, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) was home to the University of Maryland and its fans, but it never really accepted the university. The All Carolina Conference, as some call it, has always thumbed its nose at Marylanders (designating the University of Pittsburgh as Maryland's "rival" in 2013 - yuck.
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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Former Maryland women's basketball player Sequoia Austin, who's spent the summer working basketball camps in College Park, joked with one of her co-workers Tuesday morning at a certain sight. "Somebody I work with had an ACC basketball lanyard and we were like, 'This is retro now,'" the 22-year-old Austin said. "We need to update, get with the times. " On Tuesday, Maryland officially became a member of the Big Ten Conference nearly two years after announcing that the school would leave the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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By Jeff Barker and Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
Goodbye, Blue Devils, Cavaliers and Tar Heels. Farewell to Duke's venerable Cameron Indoor Stadium, to the 85-year football rivalry with Virginia and to myriad trips to destinations characterized by sweet tea and Southern drawls. On Tuesday, the University of Maryland officially leaves the North Carolina-based Atlantic Coast Conference for the more prosperous Big Ten Conference, a Midwest-oriented league known for its football heritage and expanding television network. So many changes are in store for Maryland, and obstacles remain - notably, the ACC's lingering legal effort to force the school to pay a $52.2 million exit fee. But the school says the transition is on track, from the celebratory events planned to details as small as the dozens of ACC marks and logos that need replacing.
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By Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
Former Maryland basketball star Alyssa Thomas was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's Female Athlete of the Year on Friday, as voted on by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Thomas, a 6-foot-2 forward from Harrisburg, Pa., had already been named ACC Player of the Year for the third consecutive season. She has been a Women's Basketball Coaches Association  All-American each of the past three seasons, and helped lead the Terps to the Final Four this year by averaging 19 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. She led the nation with four triple doubles this season and is one of just three players in NCAA history with six or more in her career.  "What a tremendous honor for Alyssa to close out her career being named athlete of the year in the ACC," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said in a news release.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Here is the seventh and final installment of a series that checks in with the seven Division I programs in the state to give a glimpse into the past and the future. Teams are scheduled to appear according to the chronological order in which their seasons ended. Monday's visit was with Johns Hopkins. Tuesday's visit is with Maryland. REVIEW The good: For the third time in four years under coach John Tillman, the Terps (13-4 overall and 4-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference)
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Division I semifinals (At Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson University) No. 1 seed Maryland (21-1) vs. No. 5 Northwestern (14-6) Friday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN3 Outlook: The Terps and the Wildcats get a jump on next year's inaugural Big Ten season as the two most successful programs in Division I history meet for the 14th time. Maryland aims for its 12th national title, while the Wildcats are going after their eighth. Maryland leads the series 7-6, but Northwestern has won four of the last five meetings.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - Earlier this season, Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams figured he had enough experience and talent to make another run at the Atlantic Coast Conference title. What he didn't know was how many players would emerge to expand and solidify the Terps' player rotation - how deep the defending NCAA champions would be. The Terps (19-7, 11-4 ACC) are sitting in a pretty good position as they await their regular-season finale at Virginia on Sunday. With a victory, Maryland would clinch at least the No. 2 seed in the ACC tournament and keep itself in line for a possible No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament.
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By PAUL MCMULLEN and PAUL MCMULLEN,SUN REPORTER | February 1, 2006
Boston College's debut in the Atlantic Coast Conference was a bust when it made just five of 15 free throws in a two-point loss at Maryland on Dec. 11. Things got worse before they got better for the Eagles, who fell at Georgia Tech and then played like zombies in their inaugural ACC home game, an 18-point loss to North Carolina State. BC, however, is finally living up to the preseason hype that made Craig Smith a preseason All-American and the Eagles a solid choice to finish second in the ACC. Behind its rock-solid senior forward, BC has won four straight in the league and five overall heading into tonight's visit from No. 2 Duke (9 o'clock, ESPN)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
ESPN analyst Mark Dixon was in the network's studio in Charlotte during the broadcast of all four NCAA tournament quarterfinal games this past weekend. The former Johns Hopkins midfielder, who can be followed on Twitter via his account @Dixonlacrosse and will be a color analyst for SiriusXM Radio for the Division I semifinals and final this weekend, provided his perspective on the strength of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the possibility of a national champion from the Midwest, and his pick for the 2014 NCAA champion.
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From Sun staff reports | April 20, 2014
The No. 15 Loyola Maryland women's lacrosse team won the Patriot League regular-season title Saturday, defeating visiting No. 20 Navy, 11-6. The Greyhounds (12-4, 8-0) completed their ninth undefeated regular-season conference schedule. They will host the Patriot League tournament semifinals and final Thursday and next Sunday, respectively. Annie Thomas (John Carroll) had three goals and two assists. Kaitlan Moynihan (C. Milton Wright) had two goals for the Mids (14-2, 6-2)
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