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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Former Maryland women's basketball player Jasmina Perazic was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday. She became Maryland's fourth inductee, behind longtime coach Chris Weller (2010) and players Tara Heiss (2003) and Vicky Bullett (2011).  Perazic was inducted as a part of the 2014 class, along with WNBA coach Lin Dunn, former Iowa star player Michelle Edwards, broadcaster Mimi Griffin and former Southern Illinois women's athletic director Charlotte West at a ceremony in Knoxville, Tenn.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun and By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The ride from Collingswood, N.J., to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame takes about four hours by car. Fueled by a passion for the game very few possess, a South Jersey gym rat named Gary Williams arrived here in the class of 2014 after a four-plus-decade coaching journey. “It's a great thrill, a very humbling experience,” Williams told a packed house at Symphony Hall that included nearly 100 family members, former players, assistants and friends, including Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and former Maryland governor Robert Ehrlich.
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By Bill Tanton | February 11, 1993
The Basketball Hall of Fame has blown it. Again.This week it announced the names of eight players who will be enshrined at Springfield, Mass., on May 10.And the name of former Baltimore Bullets player-coach Harry "Buddy" Jeannette is not among them.Some of the new inductees -- Julius Erving and Bill Walton -- were as good as they get in basketball.But this year the Hall of Fame has chosen to honor a Soviet woman, Ulyana Semyanova. It will also take in Dick McGuire, of the New York Knicks, and a former Baltimore Bullet, 6 foot 11 Walt Bellamy, who played here from 1961 to 1966.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
A few months after Maryland men's basketball star Len Bias died from a cocaine overdose in June 1986, and a few days after Dunbar High coach Bob Wade was named to replace Lefty Driesell as coach, a reporter called Gary Williams to ask whether he would have considered taking the job. "It would have been hard, but I would have had to do it - Maryland's my school," said Williams, who was entering his ninth year as a Division I head coach and had...
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April 6, 2010
Former Baltimore Bullet Gus Johnson, known for his soaring dunks, will enter the Basketball Hall of Fame. PG 2
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By John Corr and Marjorie Matthews Corr and John Corr and Marjorie Matthews Corr,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 4, 1993
"We can do it! Look at the map. It's possible.""What's possible?""We can visit five sports halls of fame in one long weekend.""So?""Think of it. Baseball, basketball, boxing, soccer and horse racing.""You want to visit five sports places in five different towns in three days? Get serious."Springfield, Mass., is the home of the Basketball Hall of Fame. It's a big, handsome new building just off Interstate Route 91 at 1150 W. Columbus Ave. Terrific. Starring Bob Cousy and Wilt and Kareem and Bill Russell.
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By New York Times News Service | February 17, 1995
Margaret Wade, who coached Delta State to three national titles in six seasons in the 1970s and in 1986 became the first woman named to the Basketball Hall of Fame, died yesterday in Cleveland, Miss. She was 82 years old. The cause of death was cancer, family members said.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
Dec. 10, 2000: A 24-3 defeat of the San Diego Chargers earns the Ravens their first NFL postseason berth. Trent Dilfer passes for two touchdowns for host Baltimore (10-4), which wins its fifth straight game and will win six more. "The playoffs are great," safety Kim Herring says, "but we want it all. " Dec. 13, 1980: A dismal shooting night dooms fourth-ranked Maryland, which falls at defending NCAA men's basketball champion Louisville, 78-67 before a national television audience.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2000
Former Maryland coach Lefty Driesell is making his first bid this year for the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., while Jim Phelan, Phil Chenier, Gus Johnson, Morgan Wootten, Charlie Eckman and Paul Hoffman are in the midst of repeat attempts to be inducted during ceremonies set for Oct. 13. If the seven men with close ties to basketball in the state of Maryland make it past the selection committee, they will go before an honors committee that...
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June 27, 1999
Eckman deserves Hall nodThere was a glaring omission to the list of candidates for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The missing person is Charley Eckman, who was truly unique and whose feats in basketball were legendary and can never be duplicated.Many of your readers will remember Charley as a sportscaster on WCBM and WFBR. Some realize that Charley was the Babe Ruth of basketball referees, rated first or second in college and the pro ranks in the 1950s. He is the only person who ever refereed and coached in the NBA. He won two NBA divisional championships and tied for a third.
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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Former Maryland women's basketball player Jasmina Perazic was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday. She became Maryland's fourth inductee, behind longtime coach Chris Weller (2010) and players Tara Heiss (2003) and Vicky Bullett (2011).  Perazic was inducted as a part of the 2014 class, along with WNBA coach Lin Dunn, former Iowa star player Michelle Edwards, broadcaster Mimi Griffin and former Southern Illinois women's athletic director Charlotte West at a ceremony in Knoxville, Tenn.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Former Maryland coach Gary Williams has been selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and will be inducted Nov. 23 in Kansas City, Mo., as a prelude to the CBE Classic, which this year includes the Terps. “That will be really neat because there would be a lot of people going to the games anyway, and a lot of my friends will be at the games,” Williams said Tuesday after the announcement of the induction class. Williams was among eight selected to a class that also includes former NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal (LSU)
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Former Baltimore Bullets coach Bob "Slick" Leonard, the winningest coach in American Basketball Association history, on Friday was named one of the first members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2014. Leonard, 81, was voted in by the ABA Committee, one of five direct-elect committees charged with "presenting accurate historical information while utilizing voters who are intimately familiar with the special category they have been assigned to evaluate," according to a release . Joining Leonard, now a color commentator for the Indiana Pacers, are Nat Clifton, Sarunas Marciulionis, Guy Rodgers and former NBA commissioner David Stern.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
All Gary Williams ever dreamed of being was a high school basketball coach. After graduating from Maryland in 1968, Williams thought his dream had come true when he became the junior varsity and, later, varsity coach at Woodrow Wilson High in Camden, N.J. The dream eventually grew, as did Williams' stature as a coach, over the next four decades. More than two years after he retired from a coaching career highlighted by Maryland's first national title, Williams was nominated Friday for basketball's highest individual honor: induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Tom McMillen could hardly have been a more highly touted recruit. "The best high school player in America," read Sports Illustrated's headline in bold lettering on a 1970 cover depicting the 6-foot-11 Mansfield (Pa.) basketball star. It was a lot to live up to - high school athletes were not normally hyped the way they are today - but McMillen didn't disappoint Maryland or its coach, Lefty Driesell. He averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds in his Terps career. On Sunday, McMillen - a Rhodes Scholar who went on to play in the NBA and serve in the U.S. House of Representatives - will be among the new inductees into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo. "I'm really proud of him," said Driesell.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2012
Dec. 10, 2000: A 24-3 defeat of the San Diego Chargers earns the Ravens their first NFL postseason berth. Trent Dilfer passes for two touchdowns for host Baltimore (10-4), which wins its fifth straight game and will win six more. "The playoffs are great," safety Kim Herring says, "but we want it all. " Dec. 13, 1980: A dismal shooting night dooms fourth-ranked Maryland, which falls at defending NCAA men's basketball champion Louisville, 78-67 before a national television audience.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 31, 1996
Magic Johnson will be elected to the basketball Hall of Fame.When? Someday.His enshrinement remains a first-ballot certainty. But now the date of the induction, having already been altered once, is up in the air now that Johnson has come out of retirement, again.His last regular season was 1990-91, so he should have been part of the class of '97 in Springfield, Mass., since players must skip five elections before they go on the ballot.Then he played in the 1991-92 All-Star Game and in the 1992 Olympics.
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March 14, 1998
HE STOOD 5 feet 11 inches tall, hardly a giant by modern basketball standards -- or even by the vagabond standards of the 1940s. Yet Harry "Buddy" Jeannette was a giant in his time, and a fabled part of Baltimore's professional basketball history.Buddy Jeannette died Wednesday at age 80. Many younger sports fans won't recognize the name. But older basketball aficionados know what he did for the Baltimore Bullets. He was star player, coach and general manager for the team in three leagues.
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