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Sports Digest | August 22, 2014
Et cetera Ledecky wins twice; Taylor Murray to Ky. Katie Ledecky of Bethesda earned two victories in less than an hour on the opening day of the Pan Pacific Championships on Thursday in Gold Coast, Australia. Ledecky, 17, the World Swimmer of the Year in 2013, took the 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 55.74 seconds, almost a second and a half ahead of her nearest rival. She then won the 800 freestyle in 8:11.35, just 0.35 outside the world record she set less than two months ago. Michael Phelps of Baltimore, competing in his first international meet since retiring after London 2012, is scheduled to make his first appearance today.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Unlike Mark Turgeon's first three years at Maryland, when a lack of early-season road experience and not many tough non-league games left his men's basketball team a little ill-prepared for what it would face in the ACC, the Terps should be more battle-tested when they start play in the Big Ten. Unlike Maryland's final season in the ACC, most of the Big Ten's marquee programs will be coming to College Park. The 2014-15 schedule, which was unveiled Thursday night on the Big Ten Network, includes a previously announced first-round matchup against Arizona State in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City on Nov. 24 as well as a home game against longtime rival Virginia on Dec. 3 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
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Sports Digest | August 19, 2014
Incoming Maryland men's basketball freshman Dion Wiley has been one of the top players during Global Sports Academy's 2014 Men's Basketball Goodwill tour across Europe. With just one game remaining, Wiley has led his squad in scoring in each of the first four matchups with various European opponents. Wiley is the only Terp on a team that also includes players from North Carolina State and Mount St.Mary's. Against Basics Melsele of Belgium, Wiley had 11 points and four rebounds. He followed up that performance with a 14-point, three-rebound display against Germany's SG Sechtem.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Maryland's men's basketball team will play one "Super Tuesday" game on ESPN in 2015, facing Wisconsin at the Xfinity Center at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24. ESPN's "Super Tuesday" schedule -- which features a game from the Big Ten and SEC each week -- was announced Wednesday. Wisconsin, which reached the Final Four this past season, is on the "Super Tuesday" schedule four times. The Terps are 2-5 all-time against the Badgers, with the teams last meeting in 2009 in Madison. In a previously announced game, Maryland will play host to Virginia in the Big Ten-ACC challenge at 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 3. That game is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN2.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Since their years as star basketball players at St. Frances, Briana Hutchen and Shatyra Hawkes have wanted to give back to the girls growing up the way they did, on the basketball courts of Baltimore City. Hutchen and Hawkes turned their basketball skills into college scholarships - Hutchen at Alabama and Hawkes at Xavier - and they want to make sure other girls know they can do the same thing.. Sunday, they will host the U.S.E. Basketball Foundation Family Reunion, which will bring many former Baltimore-area female players to Baltimore City Community College to play basketball and pass on to younger players their knowledge of what it takes to get to college.
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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 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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By Ryan Bacic, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The event at the Under Armour campus in Baltimore played out like a fashion show and felt like a pep rally - replete with a standing-room-only crowd, bass-pumping music, thundersticks, Ravens cheerleaders and dance moves by mascot Poe. The end result, though, was all charity. With one athlete from each team acting as a model, Under Armour and the Ravens on Wednesday revealed the new uniforms they're donating to the varsity football and girls basketball programs of all 24 Baltimore public high schools.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
The University of Maryland's Comcast Center, home of the school's basketball teams, is being renamed the Xfinity Center at the request of the media and technology giant, which is eager to promote its "Xfinity" brand. Comcast has held naming rights under a $20 million, 25-year agreement since the arena opened in 2002. The terms allow Comcast to change the name with Maryland's consent. The change is effective immediately. A university news release referred to the building, which also houses other teams as well as the athletic department offices, as "the arena formerly known as the Comcast Center.
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By Jeff Ermann and Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Editor's note: Each week,  InsideMDSports.com  provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. The past month was slow for hoops recruiting, thanks to the NCAA's limitation of early "open" periods. But with coaches allowed to hit the road again beginning last week, the pace in the class of 2015 has picked up considerably. Because of his growing interest in St. James point guard Justin Robinson , it seems Terps coach Mark Turgeon didn't press for a commitment from Kevin Dorsey . New offers Maryland handed out a couple of offers Tuesday to a pair of top-50 guards in Eric Davis and Prince Ali . It initially was thought that Mark Turgeon wouldn't pursue guards in 2015, but the transfers of Seth Allen and Roddy Peters, combined with transfer Terry Henderson's selection of North Carolina State, has him in the market for at least one and perhaps two in this recruiting class.
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