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Kevin Cowherd is a sports columnist for The Baltimore Sun who writes about everything from the Ravens, Orioles and Maryland men's basketball to the Preakness, small college hoops and the Baltimore Grand Prix. He has worked for The Evening Sun and The Baltimore Sun since 1981. Generally, he is considered better looking in person than in photos.
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Baltimore Sun staff | April 2, 2013
Former Terps center Tom McMillen will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame's class of 2013, the Maryland athletic department announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-11 McMillen averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds during his four-year Maryland career (1970-74). A two-time All-ACC first-team selection, McMillen was MVP of the Terps' 1972 NIT championship game win over Niagara. “We're thrilled for Tom to receive this much deserved honor,” Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson said in a news release.
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February 11, 2008
Villanova @Georgetown 7 P.M. [ESPN] Mr. Flip knows his college hoops, so he's telling you there's no way Villanova, with guys like Pinckney and Jensen, can beat the mighty Hoyas of Ewing and Williams. Kansas @Texas 9 P.M. [ESPN] The Jayhawks are No. 4, the Longhorns No. 12. Texas has beaten Kansas in the past two games played in Austin, but those games were played in 2004 and 2006.
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By Todd Karpovich, For The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2012
Division II Team: Bowie State Coach: Darrell Brooks (fourth season, 61-22) Last year's record: 22-6 overall, 12-4 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Outlook: The Bulldogs were picked by league coaches to win the CIAA Northern Division. Senior guard and Mervo grad Byron Westmorland (14.6 points per game) and senior forward Dameatric Scott (6.6 ppg) were named to the preseason All-Conference team. Division III Team: Frostburg Coach: Webb Hatch (14th season, 170-175)
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By LAURA VECSEY | November 19, 2004
ABOUT 24 HOURS before tip-off of Maryland's season opener, the coach is on the other end of the telephone line. You know it's a special time of the year when Gary Williams' normally challenging persona has been supplanted by one that's almost downright chipper. "I still get excited," Williams said. "It's the regular season. The team realizes that this counts. A lot of people are going to watch this game. They want to see us play well. "I like that pressure. The real basketball people start comparing teams.
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By Phil Jackman | March 29, 1993
Far too much happened in sports during the last couple of days to stick with college hoops, although it's scary to think how mesmerizing "The Road to the Final Four" has become.Think about it for a minute. For years, the World Series far outstripped anything else for sheer interest as men, women and children felt compelled to take a side even if they had somehow failed to take note of diamond doings the six months previous.Now the fall classic is a late-night marketing instrument to peddle cars, telephone services and computers while constantly reminding bleary-eyed viewers of the battery of sitcoms and cop shows the network has planned for the fall season.
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By Phil Jackman | March 11, 1994
The TV Repairman:The new CBS "Eye on Sports" show beginning April 17 should be a big ratings-puller if it comes through with the events it's talking about covering. Listen to this dynamite lineup: rhythmic gymnastics (bell, book and candle), triathlons, women's pro beach volleyball, track and field.All big draws on Sunday afternoons in the spring and summer, right?A spokesman for the network described the effort as a "baseball replacement," perhaps forgetting that CBS never really got into the business of showing daytime ballgames in the summer, particularly on Sundays.
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By Phil Jackman | February 6, 1992
Please, please, please, print media, let's cease and desist going along with Billy Packer's annual grab for publicity, which always arrives conveniently with the lull in the college hoops season. The CBS analyst putting the knock on the NCAA record 66 straight free throws made by Ginny Doyle of Richmond was just one of numerous obtuse remarks Packer has made over the years and should be kept in perspective (disregarded). Instead, TV cameras, reporters and folks turned out in droves to see Ginny outshoot Billy by an embarrassing margin.
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By Phil Jackman | March 1, 1991
The TV Repairman:Regarding college hoops this weekend and all of next weekTurn on the telly. If teams aren't racing up and down the floor, driving, dunking and dishing off no matter what the hour, call the repairman. Your set is not working. ESPN alone is sending along 33 games, 23 of them conference championship games. Best of these figures to be the Mid-Continent showdown from Green Bay next Tuesday.* Bulletin (three bells)! Channel 2 finally is recognizing the NBA this weekend, accepting the NBC feed of the Trail Blazers-Celtics game Sunday at 12:30.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | December 16, 1994
The TV Repairman:Those folks over at United Artists Cable of Baltimore really know how to join in this season of giving. City subscribers had to be delirious with joy upon receiving notice that "the monthly fee for Basic Service will decrease from $7.88 to $7.87 (next month) due to a slight savings in programming costs."Hey, a penny saved is a penny earned, right? The flyer is, the monthly rate for Plus Service (otherwise known as the channels you watch) will be adjusted. Up, of course, by 60 cents to $13.21.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
CBSSports.com's Jeff Goodman posted his amazingly comprehensive Division I basketball transfer list this morning. With 300-plus names and counting, there were sure to be tons of local guys mentioned. Sure enough, eight players from the Baltimore area and 11 from Maryland DI schools were listed. Perhaps the most surprising name among former high school stars here is Jamar Briscoe , a 5-foot-10 guard from Charlotte. The Cardinal Gibbons grad was No. 15 on The Sun's inaugural Sweet 16 ranking after averaging 12.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals and starting 28 games as a sophomore.
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April 2, 2012
Kevin Cowherd is a sports columnist for The Baltimore Sun who writes about everything from the Ravens, Orioles and Maryland men's basketball to the Preakness, small college hoops and the Baltimore Grand Prix. He has worked for The Evening Sun and The Baltimore Sun since 1981. Generally, he is considered better looking in person than in photos.
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Baltimore Sun staff | January 17, 2012
Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams has added more broadcasting duties to his post-retirement life. Williams, who works as an analyst for the Big Ten Network, will join ESPN 980 -- a Washington-based sports radio station -- as its College Hoops Insider. Williams will appear weekly on the Sports Fix with Kevin Sheehan and Thom Loverro, and on the Sports Reporters with Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban. The former Terps coach will appear on the station through April 3 -- the day after the NCAA men's basketball championship game.
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Baltimore Sun staff | November 30, 2011
Senior Robert Nwankwo had a double double by halftime, but it wasn't enough as Massachusetts defeated Towson, 86-56, Wednesday night. The Tigers (0-6) committed 26 turnovers and allowed the Minutemen (6-2) to shoot 46.4 percent on 3-pointers. Nwankwo finished with 19 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks. UMES 59, Navy 46 : The host Hawks (2-7) ended a six-game slide as Ishaq Pitt scored 19 against the Midshipmen (3-5). Women No. 2 Connecticut 92, Towson 31 : The host Huskies (7-0)
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By Todd Karpovich, Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2011
Towson sophomore Marcus Damas brought a crowd of students and alumni to their feet after dunking over three cheerleaders who playfully cowered under the basket at the Tigers' recent Black & Gold Jam. The inaugural, fan-friendly event officially ushered in a new era for Towson basketball, which is looking to create more buzz for a program that has not had a winning record since the 1995-1996 season. First-year coach Pat Skerry has taken over for Pat Kennedy and has already brought a new energy to the Towson Center.
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March 28, 2011
Honor the leaders Shannon Ryan Chicago Tribune The Mount Rushmore of college basketball should be carved into a North Carolina hill and include the same types of leaders and forward-thinkers that reside on the one in South Dakota. Without James Naismith, Mount Hoopsmore would be like Mount Rushmore without George Washington. It must include the man who invented the game, wrote the original rules and founded the University of Kansas' program. John Wooden, who won 10 national championships at UCLA, would be carved where Thomas Jefferson is placed.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | March 14, 1995
Tourney Tidbits:National polls didn't come into existence until 1949, the Associated Press getting the ball rolling. Prior to that and going all the way back to Dr. Naismith, the compilations of an accounting professor at St. Bonaventure, Patrick Premo, served as the power ratings bible. During his research, Premo found information sketchy to say the least. For instance, he has Hiram (Ohio) College as No. 1 in 1893-94 with a record of 1-0. That's better than the champ the first year of college hoops, Iowa, which went 2-8-1.
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By Phil Jackman | November 20, 1991
Remember the story a couple of weeks ago about the men's and women's cross country teams of Eastern Montana University showing up at a regional championship meet a week ahead of time? Well, the "durable dozen" made the 900-mile return trip to Fargo, N.D., a week later and competed well but did not qualify for the NCAA Division II title run."The attending publicity did help out, though," relates Farrell Stewart of the school's athletic department. "The coach has got a lot of calls from prospective runners who didn't even know we have track and cross country."
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By Mike Miller, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2010
For the past 15 years, Carlton "Bub" Carrington has championed Baltimore's basketball scene. In his role as the president, general manager and coach of the Nike Baltimore Elite AAU program, Carrington said he has seen the city's hoops talent get overlooked on a regular basis. By now, he's gotten used to those slights. "It's not even just basketball," Carrington said. "Everybody skips over Baltimore. If you look at the Weather Channel, they skip over Baltimore. Entertainers skip from Philly to D.C. Baltimore gets no love.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2010
The immediate college eligibility of two former Baltimore high school basketball stars is under scrutiny by the NCAA. Will Barton and Josh Selby, both of whom were Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year selections at Lake Clifton, are awaiting rulings from the NCAA that could affect whether they start their respective careers this season at Memphis and Kansas. The issue involving Barton has to do with when he graduated from high school, while Selby's case is focused on his relationship with a professional agent.
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