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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
College athletic coaches continue to dominate the upper ranks of Maryland's public salary structure, with University of Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon, football coach Randy Edsall and women's basketball coach Brenda Frese ranking as the state's three highest-paid employees. The Baltimore Sun updated its salary database with 2013 data on Wednesday. Beyond those big three, football and basketball coaches rank among the highest-paid employees at other state universities such as Towson, Morgan State and Coppin State.
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Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
With the season starting a month from Tuesday, there's still plenty of time for Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon to settle on a starting lineup. Not that Turgeon hasn't been thinking about who will take the court at Xfinity Center for the opening tip against Wagner on Nov. 14. At a breakfast with boosters in Baltimore on Monday, Turgeon made one interesting pronouncement. “Damonte Dodd's maybe one of our most improved players,” Turgeon said of the 6-foot-11 sophomore from the Eastern Shore.
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May 21, 2011
NFL union leader DeMaurice Smith apparently didn't read about the Mount Royal Tavern "Cuss Bucket," in your recent article ("Time for a little gosh-darned civility," May 17) since he told University of Maryland graduates, "For anyone who believes passion is cheap and futile I have two words for you: You suck" ("Sports takes the stage at College Park graduation," May 20). What a cheap, futile and ugly way to express an opinion. I recommend Mr. Smith consider dropping a couple of dollars into the University's cuss bucket or any of the sports programs that could use some funds.
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Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon and women's basketball coach Brenda Frese were in Baltimore on Monday, having breakfast with boosters and talking about their teams' upcoming first season in the Big Ten. Frese will be back when her Terps play at Coppin State on Dec. 21, marking the seventh straight year and eighth time in the past nine seasons that Maryland's women play a team from the Baltimore area away from College Park....
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By Kevin Rector, Carrie Wells and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
Andrew Hassl had just arrived home from work early Tuesday morning and was hanging out with his roommates on a residential street near the University of Maryland's College Park campus when they heard shots outside. As the roommates went to turn off lights and lock the doors, Hassl said, they saw a young man they recognized as a neighbor standing at the kitchen door in his pajamas, asking for help. They let him in, discovered he had been shot in the leg, and hid him in the bathroom as they waited for police to arrive.
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By Sports Digest | June 22, 2011
The Washington area's new women's tennis tournament, held at the Tennis Center in College Park on July 23-31, is expected to announce today that it has secured title sponsorship from Citigroup Inc. That bodes well for the future of the event, which will lead into Washington's longstanding summer tournament for men, the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, July 30-Aug. 7. The new women's event, called the Citi Open, is a WTA International tournament, which is below WTA Premier tournaments in terms of prestige and prize money.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
With a final fist pump and cry of "Beat Duke!" retired Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams said goodbye to graduating seniors Thursday, just before their degrees were conferred at commencement. A tearful Williams said his players had told him this year's graduating class was great. "So I decided to go out with you," he said. College Park students took Williams' rising fist as a cue to flip the tassels on their graduation caps. The state's flagship university graduated 7,475 students Thursday, handing out 5,545 bachelor's degrees and 1,930 graduate degrees.
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By Kevin Rector and Sara Toth, Baltimore Sun Media Group | February 13, 2013
More than 100 students and members of the University of Maryland, College Park community attended a tear-filled ceremony Tuesday night to mourn Stephen Rane, a 22-year-old student who classmates and friends remembered as a wisecracking, kind-hearted young man. Rane was killed early in the morning by his roommate outside his home in a neighborhood near the campus, police said. Police say Dayvon M. Green, a graduate student, killed himself after shooting Rane and another roommate, who was released from the hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.
NEWS
March 18, 2012
Perhaps the editors of The Sun can explain why a story about a stressed-out student at the University of Maryland includes not only where his parents live but also what they paid for their house and its current assessed value ("UM student charged in threat was 'stressed out,'" March 13). The front page story about 19-year-old Alexander G. Song, who is alleged to have threatened a shooting rampage on campus, first seems to steer off course by reporting that the accused does not have an adult criminal record but notes that he did receive a traffic ticket for failure to stop at a sign and received a $90 fine.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2012
A facility intended to be a "brain center" for U.S. weather and climate prediction activity opened Monday at the University of Maryland, College Park. Officials including Sen. Barbara Mikulski, led a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 268,000-square-foot center at 2 p.m. The building houses more than 800 employees of NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate Prediction. The employees moved from an antiquated facility in Camp Springs, in southern Prince George's County, to the new $100 million NOAA facility on the campus of M-Square, a university research park.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Marty Costes battered Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference pitching last season, his first after being home schooled. The junior's performance in the tough MIAA was apparently enough to convince Maryland coach John Szefc that the Archbishop Curley infielder should be a Terp. Costes, now a senior, orally committed to play baseball at Maryland on Friday, the day he was offered a full scholarship. "I like the philosophy of the coaching staff," Costes said on Sunday.
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By Matt Zenitz and Aaron Wilson and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 3, 2014
On Saturday, Ravens players Torrey Smith and John Simon will both be in Indianapolis, as the Ravens get ready for Sunday's game against the Colts. But while Smith and Simon take care of their own Ravens-related responsibilities, both will also be tracking what happens between Maryland and Ohio State on Saturday in College Park. Smith starred at Maryland before being drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Ravens and still follows the team closely. “I don't know about the score, but I think we can beat them,” Smith said.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 1, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  In two straight games, Maryland running back Brandon Ross has taken a short screen pass, maneuvered through traffic and outrun the defense for a long touchdown down the left sideline. Ross fumbled three times during the Terps' first two games and has shared playing time in recent weeks. But the 5-foot-10, 205-pound junior has made some big plays when called upon. Ross, who ran for 776 yards last year, had five catches for 50 yards against West Virginia on Sept.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 25, 2014
Shawn Taylor has been on the football coaching staff at Robinson High School in Tampa, Fla., since 2001. The school has produced former Alabama star Javier Arenas as well as other successful Football Bowl Subdivision players. For years, Taylor said, dozens of colleges would stop by and check in about players during the spring. Maryland wasn't really a presence, he said. This year, in particular, is different. The Terps have been down there. They are coming up in conversations.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
William A. Fogle Jr., who served as Mayor William Donald Schaefer's executive assistant and all-purpose troubleshooter and later became secretary of the Maryland Department of Licensing and Regulation, died Wednesday at his Glen Rock, Pa., farm of complications from a stroke. He was 79. "Bill was Mayor Schaefer's troubleshooter, and any time he had problems, he knew he could rely on him," said Tom Toporovich, former secretary to the Baltimore County Council and a longtime friend.
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By Samantha Iacia and For The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Date: July 12 Her story: Jillian Jaffa, 23, grew up in Parkton. She is a mathematics teacher at Hereford High School, from which she graduated in 2008. Her parents, Carolyn and Sam Jaffa, live in Parkton. His story: Jordan Watkins, 25, grew up in Freeland. He is a software engineer at Johnson Controls, which offers energy solutions for buildings, automobiles and organizations, in York, Pa. His parents, Janet and Bryan Watkins, live in Freeland. Their story: Despite attending the same middle and high schools for nearly four years, Jillian and Jordan didn't meet until the summer of 2005, when they were both enrolled in sports camps held at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
The University of Maryland College Park campus police are investigating an assault on a female student while she was sleeping in her residence at Leonardtown Apartments. The woman awoke at about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 9 to find an unknown man in her bed and fondling her breasts and torso, police said. She screamed and he fled the apartment. The victim glimpsed the assailant through her window and described him as curly headed and wearing a striped shirt, police said. Police have released a video that shows a person of interest running from the area of the incident.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2011
After months of debate, the University of Maryland's governing board recommended Friday that the system's two largest research campuses, in Baltimore and College Park, remain separate institutions. The Board of Regents voted unanimously against a full merger of the institutions, calling instead for a "strategic alliance. " "The board's recommendation of an alliance should not be seen as a step toward a merger," the regents said in their report, released at an afternoon meeting in College Park.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 17, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Maryland's coaches have personnel meetings every Wednesday night during which they discuss the depth chart and any potential changes. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley reiterated Wednesday that C.J. Brown is the Terps' starting quarterback and that Caleb Rowe is his backup. Locksley was asked Wednesday whether he would consider using Rowe, who has a stronger arm, as a change-of-pace quarterback to Brown, a talented runner who has struggled at times throwing the ball this season.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 15, 2014
Maryland fell to Syracuse, 20-3, in College Park last season, and the Terps have been installed as two-point underdogs heading into Saturday's game against the Orange in Syracuse, according to ESPN. Maryland (2-1) lost, 40-37, to West Virginia on Saturday. Syracuse (2-0) bounced back from a shaky showing against an FCS team (Villianova) to beat Central Michigan, 40-3. The Orange lost several starters on defense from last year's team that finished 7-6. They also lost starting running back Jerome Smith.
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