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Sports Digest | December 20, 2012
Youth sports Ex-Terp Darryl Hill starts Kids Play USA Darryl Hill , who in 1963 became the first black football player at Maryland and in the Atlantic Coast Conference, this week announced the formation of his nonprofit organization, Kids Play USA, which aims to eliminate economic discrimination in youth sports so that all children have an opportunity to play for any organized youth or school team. Kids Play USA looks to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of youth sports, and to make them more affordable and accessible to children of the less fortunate.
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By Mark Newgent | January 30, 2014
Yesterday the Maryland General Assembly honored a true Maryland hero: Darryl Hill, the first African-American to play football for the University of Maryland and integrate the Atlantic Coast Conference. Speaker Michael Busch rightly compared Hill to Jackie Robinson. I had the honor of interviewing Darryl Hill several years ago for graduate school research project on the integration of the Washington Redskins.  Hill, a native of Washington, D.C., integrated Maryland football and the ACC a year after NFL Hall of Fame running back Bobby Mitchell became the first African-American on the Redskins roster.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
COLLEGE PARK - Darryl Hill didn't set out to make history. The Atlantic Coast Conference's first African-American football player said Tuesday that he was a "reluctant pioneer. " But as the former Maryland wide receiver's college career unfolded in the early 1960s, he and his family were victimized by racism. The more Hill was taunted by fans, the more he said he became invested in the cause. "When I started seeing … the horrors that were going on in the South, I got more and more motivated," said Hill, who was invited to campus Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of his arrival at the school in 1962.
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By Tamieka Briscoe, Capital News Service | January 29, 2014
Columbia resident Darryl Hill, the first African-American man to play collegiate football in the Atlantic Coast Conference, received a standing ovation Tuesday when he was honored by the Maryland General Assembly. House Speaker Michael E. Busch likened Hill, who began playing football for the University of Maryland in 1963, to another African-American sports pioneer.. "Darryl Hill is to Southern college football what Jackie Robinson is to baseball," Busch said. The lawmakers' joint resolution honored Hill, 70, for not only integrating ACC college sports 50 years ago, but for his Howard County-based efforts to tackle economic barriers that prevent Maryland youth from participating in organized sports.
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By Mark Newgent | January 30, 2014
Yesterday the Maryland General Assembly honored a true Maryland hero: Darryl Hill, the first African-American to play football for the University of Maryland and integrate the Atlantic Coast Conference. Speaker Michael Busch rightly compared Hill to Jackie Robinson. I had the honor of interviewing Darryl Hill several years ago for graduate school research project on the integration of the Washington Redskins.  Hill, a native of Washington, D.C., integrated Maryland football and the ACC a year after NFL Hall of Fame running back Bobby Mitchell became the first African-American on the Redskins roster.
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Kevin Cowherd | September 1, 2010
Jerry Fishman's phone rings often whenever Maryland and Navy get ready to play each other, as they will Monday at M&T Bank Stadium to kick off the college football season. Usually it's a reporter calling with some variation of the question: "Are you the guy who flipped Navy the bird in the '64 game? The guy responsible for ending the great rivalry between those two teams?" Fishman is a retired lawyer living in Boca Raton, Fla. But 46 years ago, he was a tough, volatile Terps linebacker and running back who hated the smug, superior attitude that seemed to emanate from Navy like gamma rays.
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By Tamieka Briscoe, Capital News Service | January 29, 2014
Columbia resident Darryl Hill, the first African-American man to play collegiate football in the Atlantic Coast Conference, received a standing ovation Tuesday when he was honored by the Maryland General Assembly. House Speaker Michael E. Busch likened Hill, who began playing football for the University of Maryland in 1963, to another African-American sports pioneer.. "Darryl Hill is to Southern college football what Jackie Robinson is to baseball," Busch said. The lawmakers' joint resolution honored Hill, 70, for not only integrating ACC college sports 50 years ago, but for his Howard County-based efforts to tackle economic barriers that prevent Maryland youth from participating in organized sports.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | December 5, 2008
When a college football player first scores a touchdown before the home fans, it should be a moment of unfettered joy, of promise fulfilled. For Darryl Hill, who integrated the U.S. Naval Academy's football program, then became the ACC's first black football player, it was more complicated. After he caught his first touchdown pass at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium, the traditional cannon shot sounded. Hill threw up his arms and discarded the ball in fright. He had been told by school officials that someone had threatened to shoot him from the top of the stands.
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Sports Digest | October 23, 2011
Colleges No. 3 Terps fall to No. 2 UNC in field hockey Second-ranked North Carolina (16-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) held No. 3 Maryland (13-3, 4-1) scoreless until Jemma Buckley 's goal at the final horn and emerged with a 2-1 field hockey victory Saturday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels got goals from Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany in the eighth minute and Kelsey Kolojejchick with 20:30 left to play. The Terps were held without a shot or a corner by the nation's top-ranked defense in the first half but took four penalty corners in the final seven minutes of the game.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
Maryland faces N.C. State for homecoming Saturday with an opportunity to begin the ACC season 3-0 for the first time since 2001 - and only the second time since 1985. Maryland has outscored teams 51-31 in the fourth quarter. That's a key stat for a team that couldn't close out games last season. The conference teams Maryland has defeated are a combined 1-6 in league play. Neither team had a top quarterback, and Maryland's solid defense held both of the opponent's starters under a 50 percent completion rate.
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Sports Digest | December 20, 2012
Youth sports Ex-Terp Darryl Hill starts Kids Play USA Darryl Hill , who in 1963 became the first black football player at Maryland and in the Atlantic Coast Conference, this week announced the formation of his nonprofit organization, Kids Play USA, which aims to eliminate economic discrimination in youth sports so that all children have an opportunity to play for any organized youth or school team. Kids Play USA looks to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of youth sports, and to make them more affordable and accessible to children of the less fortunate.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
COLLEGE PARK - Darryl Hill didn't set out to make history. The Atlantic Coast Conference's first African-American football player said Tuesday that he was a "reluctant pioneer. " But as the former Maryland wide receiver's college career unfolded in the early 1960s, he and his family were victimized by racism. The more Hill was taunted by fans, the more he said he became invested in the cause. "When I started seeing … the horrors that were going on in the South, I got more and more motivated," said Hill, who was invited to campus Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of his arrival at the school in 1962.
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Sports Digest | October 23, 2011
Colleges No. 3 Terps fall to No. 2 UNC in field hockey Second-ranked North Carolina (16-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) held No. 3 Maryland (13-3, 4-1) scoreless until Jemma Buckley 's goal at the final horn and emerged with a 2-1 field hockey victory Saturday in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels got goals from Jaclyn Gaudioso Radvany in the eighth minute and Kelsey Kolojejchick with 20:30 left to play. The Terps were held without a shot or a corner by the nation's top-ranked defense in the first half but took four penalty corners in the final seven minutes of the game.
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Kevin Cowherd | September 1, 2010
Jerry Fishman's phone rings often whenever Maryland and Navy get ready to play each other, as they will Monday at M&T Bank Stadium to kick off the college football season. Usually it's a reporter calling with some variation of the question: "Are you the guy who flipped Navy the bird in the '64 game? The guy responsible for ending the great rivalry between those two teams?" Fishman is a retired lawyer living in Boca Raton, Fla. But 46 years ago, he was a tough, volatile Terps linebacker and running back who hated the smug, superior attitude that seemed to emanate from Navy like gamma rays.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | December 5, 2008
When a college football player first scores a touchdown before the home fans, it should be a moment of unfettered joy, of promise fulfilled. For Darryl Hill, who integrated the U.S. Naval Academy's football program, then became the ACC's first black football player, it was more complicated. After he caught his first touchdown pass at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium, the traditional cannon shot sounded. Hill threw up his arms and discarded the ball in fright. He had been told by school officials that someone had threatened to shoot him from the top of the stands.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | December 13, 2008
Maurice E. "Mo" Clark did not see himself as a pioneer. And apparently, neither did anyone who chronicled the history of football at the U.S. Naval Academy. Darryl Hill, a standout running back and receiver who went on to integrate Atlantic Coast Conference football for Maryland, had always been told by coaches and administrators that he was the academy's first black football player. It was reported that way in dozens of articles and historical accounts. But as it turns out, Hill, who debuted in 1961, was merely the first black Midshipman to play a down.
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Sports Digest | October 21, 2011
Orioles B. Robinson statue to be unveiled Saturday A 9-foot-tall bronze statue of Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson will be unveiled Saturday between noon and 1 p.m. at Washington Boulevard Plaza between Washington Boulevard and Russell Street, directly across from the northwest side of Oriole Park. The statue, which depicts the Orioles legend preparing to throw out a runner at first base, weighs more than 1,500 pounds and is positioned on a base that is approximately 25 feet by 25 feet, with a series of risers leading to the 41/2-foot-tall pedestal.
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