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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | March 18, 2004
As business school dean at the University of Maryland, Howard Frank was as impressed as anyone on campus with the turnaround of the men's basketball team and what it said about the management skills of a certain 1967 graduate of the business school - coach Gary Williams. "Sports and business, they're the same. You have to have management structure. You have to have people selection skills. You have to train. That's what great coaches and great executives do," said Frank, who heads the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Wlliams reflected on his career during an interview with The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday. Read more about Williams' impending induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame here . On when Maryland turned the corner “The first year [1989-90] was the NCAA investigation, and the next two years [1990-92], we couldn't play in the NCAA tournament or on live TV [for one]. That next year, I guess it was 1993-94, we weren't very good.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1999
COLLEGE PARK -- The new guard's name is Steve, and his basketball teams experienced defeat once in the past two seasons. He has a variety of offensive skills, but he's most comfortable running the point and setting up others. He comes to Maryland well-traveled and highly touted, with a reputation that he backs down from no one.Unlike Steve Francis, however, Steve Blake doesn't figure to leave Terps fans futilely asking for more next spring.Francis left for the NBA after one intense season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but how's this prospect for stability?
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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 Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1998
COLLEGE PARK -- When you have kissed your parents and homeland farewell at age 18, the fate of a basketball game in your palms doesn't make them sweaty."
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February 14, 2003
The number 4 Victories Maryland coach Gary Williams needs to reach 500 for his career. He said it "Every time I step on the floor, it's like church to me." John Gilchrist, Maryland freshman point guard
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By RICK MAESE | January 23, 2007
A couple of days after the Terps' latest loss, there's one sentence uttered by Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams that just won't go away. "If we continue to play the way we played tonight," Williams told reporters after the Terps' overtime loss to Virginia Tech, "we'll be fine." Georgia Tech @Maryland Tomorrow, 9 p.m., Ch. 54, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,Sun Reporter | December 12, 2007
COLLEGE PARK -- After losses to UCLA, Missouri, Virginia Commonwealth and Boston College, Maryland coach Gary Williams insisted yesterday that his team is improving. But Williams knows there's one game Maryland won't win: the expectations game. Ohio@Maryland Tonight, 8, CSN+, 1300 AM Line: Maryland by 8 1/2
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | November 28, 2006
College Park -- Before this season, Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams said the 2005-06 Terrapins played the worst defense of any team he can remember coaching. It was a group that allowed the most points per game among the 12 teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Yesterday, Williams declined to compare that with the defensive improvement he has seen in Maryland's best start since the 1998-99 season. Maryland @Illinois ACC-Big Ten Challenge, tonight, 7, ESPN, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM
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By Heather Dinich and Heather Dinich,Sun Reporter | November 8, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland coach Gary Williams walked onto the court at Comcast Center last night and, as he had done countless times, greeted the fans by pumping his fist in the air. While the traditions at Maryland remained the same, Williams and his players officially started the regular season yesterday with the hopes that this year will be different. Vermont@Maryland Tonight, 7:05, ESPN2, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
Fundraising events can make for strange bedfellows, particularly when it comes to politics. But more than a few heads were turned, eyebrows were raised and stomachs were -- well, you get the picture -- when it was announced that former longtime rivals and now retired college basketball coaches Gary Williams and Jim Calhoun would be part of the same "Lunch with Legends" in New York City. In town for a game Friday night between their two former teams at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Williams and Calhoun broke only bread during a luncheon hosted by the Terrapin Club. Williams and Calhoun seem to have buried the proverbial hatchet in their well-publicized feud that flared up nearly a decade ago when the Terps and Huskies were both recruiting former Archbishop Spalding star Rudy Gay, who eventually chose Connecticut.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Former Maryland Terrapins coach Gary Williams held court before Friday evening's Maryland Madness basketball celebration at Cole Field House, which presented an opportunity to ask him - in the context of Cal Ripken's recent comments about getting back in uniform - whether he has gotten “the itch” to come out of retirement. "Cal never managed … He doesn't know," Williams quipped. "Yeah, there are things that happen. You watch games and you get into it or whatever. I coached for 44 years.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams first walked into Cole Field House 50 years ago. A high school senior at the time, Williams had been invited to College Park from his home in South Jersey by coach Bud Millikan to watch the 1963 NCAA tournament East Regional. "I had seen the Palestra in Philadelphia, which was 9,000 [capacity], but this was 14,000," Williams recalled this week. "I walked in from the street on the top level. It kind of took your breath away. " As much as Williams liked the school and its coach, he fell in love with what was then an 18-year-old building that was among the best and biggest college basketball venues in the country.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Gary Williams has tried to keep his distance from the Maryland basketball program since he retired in May 2011, allowing Mark Turgeon to build his own program. If that means Turgeon's players being able to wear the honored jerseys that belonged to some of Williams' players, so be it. Even the No. 3 that was last worn by Juan Dixon when he was named the Most Outstanding Player in the 2002 Final Four after leading the Terps to the school's only national championship. "While I was coaching there, I wasn't going to give Juan's jersey to anybody, but at the same time, that is not my decision any more," Williams said. "Mark has every right to do the things the way he wants to do them.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2012
Former Maryland coach Gary Williams said today that the school's proposed move to the Big Ten would be a tremendous boost for the Terps' athletic program. In a telephone interview with The Baltimore Sun today, Williams said the school's long history with ACC doesn't pay the bills. "You look around today with what's going on, and those schools [in the Big Ten] are certainly in keeping with what Maryland feels about academics. You look at a school like Notre Dame that signed its own TV contract and are now partially joining the ACC. They're looking out for their university.
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Sports Digest | November 6, 2012
College basketball CSN hires former Terps coach Williams as analyst Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic announced that former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams has joined the network as an analyst. Williams will regularly provide analysis, features and special segments for the network's news and entertainment programs, including "Geico SportsNet Central" and "SportsTalk Live. " He will also contribute to CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com. Before retiring in 2011, Williams spent 33 years as a college head coach, including 22 at Maryland, which he led to the 2002 NCAA title.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,SUN REPORTER | January 18, 2007
Charlottesville, Va. -- What Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams shied away from talking about after his team's erratic play in a 103-91 road loss to Virginia was the very thing he emphasized during the week preceding it - consistency. "Yeah, I don't want to say much about it," Williams said. "In the ACC this year, you have to play well every night." Maryland@Virginia Tech Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM
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By Gary Lambrecht | October 24, 2001
Matt Slaninka, a 7-foot-4 redshirt freshman center who joined the Maryland Terrapins last year out of nearby DeMatha High School, has announced his intention to transfer from Maryland, Terps coach Gary Williams confirmed last night. Slaninka missed the Terps' first preseason scrimmage on Saturday - he was said to be ill - then skipped the team's next two practices. Williams said he believes Slaninka will enroll in a smaller Division I program or possibly at a lower-level school. Slaninka did not figure to get much playing time this season, as the Terps try to win a national championship a year after going to their first men's Final Four in school history.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2012
Actor Kevin Bacon brought his star power to a charity event Wednesday at the University of Maryland, College Park. But the cheers the actor received were not as loud as the hoots and hollers directed toward the six student groups competing for $5,000 toward their favorite causes. The competition — called the "Do Good" Challenge — is part of an effort by the school to make philanthropy more of a focus in academics and student life. The winner was The Food Recovery Network, which developed a system of collecting food from campus dining halls that would otherwise go to waste and distributing it to homeless shelters.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Coaches say the best way to emerge from a slump is simply to keep shooting. Terrell Stoglin didn't need to be told twice. It was Nov. 18, and the Maryland guard was one day removed from the worst game of his college career — 0-for-9 from the field against Alabama in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Rarely plagued by doubt, Stoglin put up his first shot less than a half-minute into Maryland's game against Colorado the next day en route to a career-best 32 points and a Maryland win. Afterward, the sophomore was asked whether he had ever had such a performance before.
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