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June 19, 1999
Calvin Hill, former All-Pro football player and former executive with the Orioles, will be honored today when residents of Turners Station name a street in his honor -- Hill Court.The dedication ceremony will start at 11 a.m. Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Kweisi Mfume, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will attend.In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in Dundalk Middle School.
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June 19, 1999
Calvin Hill, former All-Pro football player and former executive with the Orioles, will be honored today when residents of Turners Station name a street in his honor -- Hill Court.The dedication ceremony will start at 11 a.m. Baltimore County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Kweisi Mfume, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will attend.In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in Dundalk Middle School.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Sun Staff Writer | February 22, 1994
Former NFL star Calvin Hill, who joined the Orioles six years ago as then-owner Edward Bennett Williams was pledging to bring greater racial diversity to the team's front office, has left the organization, the team announced yesterday.The Orioles said that Hill, who served as vice president for personnel, would be replaced by Martena Wylie Clinton, who will join the team as director of human resources. Hill and Clinton are African-Americans.Hill joins a growing list of front-office executives leaving the Orioles since the team was sold to investors led by Baltimore lawyer Peter G. Angelos in October.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1998
Calvin Hill's sports career got off to a strong start in 1969. Signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a running back, he finished the season as Rookie of the Year and soon landed a deal to promote the soft drink Dr Pepper.A few other sponsorship deals followed, but nothing spectacular. That was consistent with his expectations: In those days, even a standout athlete, if he was black, knew that racial barriers remained for off-field earnings long after they had fallen for team rosters."I was fortunate that I was able to do some things with Dr Pepper.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan | June 3, 1997
NBA All-Star Grant Hill, one of the hottest properties in sports endorsements, has severed ties with Advantage International, the giant sports marketing firm that counted him among its marquee clients.The Detroit Pistons forward notified some of his major endorsers last week that his marketing would be handled by his father, Calvin Hill, according to several sources familiar with the relationship, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity.Advantage spokesman Gabe Harris declined to comment, as did officials in Grant Hill's business office in Washington and his attorney, Lon Babby.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer | February 22, 1995
COLLEGE PARK -- It may have been impolitic for Calvin Hill, the father of former Duke basketball star Grant Hill, to be seen openly rooting for a North Carolina Tar Heel, as he did last night for Charlotte Smith, but then Smith is no ordinary Tar Heel.Smith did just about anything she wanted to last night, powering 12th- ranked North Carolina to an 86-70 win over Maryland before 1,778 at Cole Field House.Smith, a 6-foot-senior from Shelby, N.C., scored 28 points and pulled down 16 rebounds -- both game highs -- looking like a leading candidate for Atlantic Coast Conference, and perhaps national, Player of the Year honors.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | March 29, 1994
Calvin Hill sits there in that white, turtleneck shirt and blue baseball cap, chewing gum and watching wide-eyed, and a nationwide CBS-TV audience looks on, fascinated.If ever a father has enjoyed following his son's athletic career, it's Calvin Hill -- former NFL and Yale football star -- at his son Grant's Duke basketball games.It has been this way for four years.When Grant was a freshman, the father went to Indianapolis and saw Duke beat Nevada-Las Vegas and win the NCAA title.The second year, Calvin went to Indianapolis and saw Grant and the Dukies beat Michigan and win another national championship.
FEATURES
By Mary Corey | January 12, 1992
Orioles' Calvin Hill looks to education to provide an equal 0) playing fieldNever let it be said that Calvin Hill doesn't appreciate a good game.After all, he played for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns, works for the Orioles and roots for the Duke Blue Devils.But it's his current position as the Orioles' vice president of administrative personnel that has special meaning for the Baltimore native."The first team I ever rooted for was the Baltimore Orioles," he says.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | February 27, 1998
Calvin Hill's sports career got off to a strong start in 1969. Signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a running back, he finished the season as Rookie of the Year and soon landed a deal to promote the soft drink Dr Pepper.A few other sponsorship deals followed, but nothing spectacular. That was consistent with his expectations: In those days, even a standout athlete, if he was black, knew that racial barriers remained for off-field earnings long after they had fallen for team rosters."I was fortunate that I was able to do some things with Dr Pepper.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | March 9, 1993
No one knows sports from the inside the way Calvin Hill does.Hill, who will be the speaker at the 30th annual Scholar-Athlete banquet at Martin's West tomorrow night, has been deeply involved in this country's three biggest sports: football, basketball and baseball.There are people who know more about football than Calvin. There are people who know more about basketball and baseball.But no one has seen all three from the inside the way Hill has.Calvin is best known as a football player. He was a star running back at Yale when the Ivy League was still drawing 60,000 to games -- and was still good enough to produce NFL players.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan | June 3, 1997
NBA All-Star Grant Hill, one of the hottest properties in sports endorsements, has severed ties with Advantage International, the giant sports marketing firm that counted him among its marquee clients.The Detroit Pistons forward notified some of his major endorsers last week that his marketing would be handled by his father, Calvin Hill, according to several sources familiar with the relationship, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity.Advantage spokesman Gabe Harris declined to comment, as did officials in Grant Hill's business office in Washington and his attorney, Lon Babby.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer | February 22, 1995
COLLEGE PARK -- It may have been impolitic for Calvin Hill, the father of former Duke basketball star Grant Hill, to be seen openly rooting for a North Carolina Tar Heel, as he did last night for Charlotte Smith, but then Smith is no ordinary Tar Heel.Smith did just about anything she wanted to last night, powering 12th- ranked North Carolina to an 86-70 win over Maryland before 1,778 at Cole Field House.Smith, a 6-foot-senior from Shelby, N.C., scored 28 points and pulled down 16 rebounds -- both game highs -- looking like a leading candidate for Atlantic Coast Conference, and perhaps national, Player of the Year honors.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | December 2, 1994
Even as a child, Grant Hill wanted nothing to do with the comparisons. He just figured that being compared to his dad, former NFL great Calvin Hill, would make the expectations higher, the spotlight brighter, the battles tougher.So he'd try to keep his famous lineage undercover. Even to the point of making his father escort him to functions in the old Volkswagen, instead of one of the Hills' luxury cars."Where I was, I was known as Calvin Hill's son, and the pressure was pretty tough on me," Grant said recently.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | March 29, 1994
Calvin Hill sits there in that white, turtleneck shirt and blue baseball cap, chewing gum and watching wide-eyed, and a nationwide CBS-TV audience looks on, fascinated.If ever a father has enjoyed following his son's athletic career, it's Calvin Hill -- former NFL and Yale football star -- at his son Grant's Duke basketball games.It has been this way for four years.When Grant was a freshman, the father went to Indianapolis and saw Duke beat Nevada-Las Vegas and win the NCAA title.The second year, Calvin went to Indianapolis and saw Grant and the Dukies beat Michigan and win another national championship.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | February 28, 1994
DURHAM, N.C. -- Last week, as he started thinking about the prospect of having his Duke basketball jersey retired, Grant Hill had a frightening thought."
SPORTS
By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Sun Staff Writer | February 22, 1994
Former NFL star Calvin Hill, who joined the Orioles six years ago as then-owner Edward Bennett Williams was pledging to bring greater racial diversity to the team's front office, has left the organization, the team announced yesterday.The Orioles said that Hill, who served as vice president for personnel, would be replaced by Martena Wylie Clinton, who will join the team as director of human resources. Hill and Clinton are African-Americans.Hill joins a growing list of front-office executives leaving the Orioles since the team was sold to investors led by Baltimore lawyer Peter G. Angelos in October.
NEWS
By Roger Twigg | April 13, 1991
A Baltimore police officer who helped provide an alibi in court for a murder defendant who was later acquitted has been charged with committing perjury in the case, officials said yesterday.Officer Steven L. Turner, 28, was taken to the Central District lockup on Tuesday, processed and charged with misdemeanor perjury, said Dennis S. Hill, a police spokesman. Officer Turner was then placed on administrative duties at the Western District police station where he is assigned, Mr. Hill said.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | December 2, 1994
Even as a child, Grant Hill wanted nothing to do with the comparisons. He just figured that being compared to his dad, former NFL great Calvin Hill, would make the expectations higher, the spotlight brighter, the battles tougher.So he'd try to keep his famous lineage undercover. Even to the point of making his father escort him to functions in the old Volkswagen, instead of one of the Hills' luxury cars."Where I was, I was known as Calvin Hill's son, and the pressure was pretty tough on me," Grant said recently.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | March 9, 1993
No one knows sports from the inside the way Calvin Hill does.Hill, who will be the speaker at the 30th annual Scholar-Athlete banquet at Martin's West tomorrow night, has been deeply involved in this country's three biggest sports: football, basketball and baseball.There are people who know more about football than Calvin. There are people who know more about basketball and baseball.But no one has seen all three from the inside the way Hill has.Calvin is best known as a football player. He was a star running back at Yale when the Ivy League was still drawing 60,000 to games -- and was still good enough to produce NFL players.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | February 20, 1992
DURHAM, N.C. -- When it was announced two weeks ago today that Duke point guard Bobby Hurley would be out up to three weeks with a broken right foot, the rest of the country's top college basketball teams breathed sighs of relief.Surely, the Blue Devils would slip a few notches without Hurley. They already had lost for the first time this season, the night before at North Carolina. A four-game road trip would continue at LSU, Georgia Tech and North Carolina State."You try to make it the best situation for your team," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said earlier this week.
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