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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2011
In 1973-74, Maryland's Len Elmore closed the season with 12 consecutive double doubles. It was a team record that was little-noticed — even by Elmore himself — until sophomore center Jordan Williams came along and collected 11 straight double doubles heading into Thursday night's game against Virginia Tech. "I never focused on it," Elmore said in an interview Wednesday. "I didn't even know it existed until I heard about Jordan. " On Thursday night, Williams will attempt to tie Elmore's mark as the Terps (11-6, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference)
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
When the news broke nearly two years ago that Maryland was likely headed for the Big Ten, former Terps basketball star Len Elmore was among the first to raise concerns. Elmore, an ESPN college basketball analyst and attorney, openly wondered whether the lure of Big Ten money truly outweighed leaving behind the Atlantic Coast Conference, of which Maryland was a founding member. He also worried about the hit the school could take from the ACC's exit fee. This week, Elmore - in Washington for a meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, of which he is a member - revisited the topic.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
When the news broke nearly two years ago that Maryland was likely headed for the Big Ten, former Terps basketball star Len Elmore was among the first to raise concerns. Elmore, an ESPN college basketball analyst and attorney, openly wondered whether the lure of Big Ten money truly outweighed leaving behind the Atlantic Coast Conference, of which Maryland was a founding member. He also worried about the hit the school could take from the ACC's exit fee. This week, Elmore - in Washington for a meeting of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, of which he is a member - revisited the topic.
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By Don Markus | April 17, 2013
More than a quarter century after he was forced to resign in the months following the cocaine-induced death of basketball star Len Bias, longtime Maryland coach Lefty Driesell was officially - and permanently - recognized Tuesday with the unveiling of a bronzed bas relief sculpture in his honor at Comcast Center. In a ceremony that attracted a few hundred friends, family and fans and brought back close to 50 players - including Tom McMillen and Len Elmore, who spearheaded the effort to get their former coach recognized - Driesell, now 81, was both emotional and typically cantankerous in accepting the honor.
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By Tim Warren | February 7, 1993
It was June 1975. Summer school had just started at the University of Maryland, and Len Elmore had a problem. He was enrolled in an English course, but couldn't make the first couple of classes on the College Park campus because he was in Indianapolis, playing for the Indiana Pacers against the Kentucky Colonels for the American Basketball Association championship. So he sent his girlfriend, Gail Segal, to sit in for him in the class until the season was over.Mr. Elmore had been a star player for the Maryland basketball team in the early 1970s, a 6-foot-9 center with ferocious rebounding and defensive skills.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2010
A 17-member search committee has begun meeting to select the University of Maryland's next athletic director. "We're having a meeting today," committee member Len Elmore, a former Maryland and NBA basketball player, said in an interview Thursday. The committee will recommend a replacement for Debbie Yow, who left Maryland on July 10 to take the same position at North Carolina State. Elmore said he expected the committee would act in an advisory capacity to the university's next president.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2011
Notre Dame's Mike Brey doused speculation that he could be Maryland's men's basketball coach, leaving a short list of other candidates as members of the university community counseled a restive fan base to be patient. "I think the person that's right for the job is probably still out there," said Len Elmore, a former Maryland and NBA player and chief executive of iHoops, a youth basketball organization. "My advice is take your time. This is not about next year, it's about the long term," said Elmore, who was on the search committee that selected Kevin Anderson as Maryland's athletic director last year.
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Sports Digest | October 10, 2012
Maryland Elmore collapses during meeting in Washington Former Maryland All-American Len Elmore collapsed during a meeting Tuesday of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics at Washington's Ritz-Carlton Hotel but walked out of the conference room under his own power about 20 minutes later after being evaluated by paramedics. When the meeting resumed, Southern Methodist University president Gerald Turner , the panel's co-chairman, announced that Elmore explained he has had this problem before and that it was related to "a long-standing health issue.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2011
Lefty Driesell had already promised that Maryland would become the "UCLA of the East" when he was hired away from Davidson two years before. Now, with a talented team led by Tom McMillen and Len Elmore about to become eligible for varsity as sophomores, Driesell was looking for a way to pump up his players going into the 1971-72 college basketball season. "I said, 'Let's start practice before everyone else and we're going to be the last team to practice. We're going to play for the national championship," Driesell recalled in a telephone interview this week.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
It's no secret what Cliff Tucker wanted Wednesday for his 22nd birthday. The Maryland senior has been hoping to win back the starting position he lost five games ago. But Tucker didn't want to complain, particularly on his special day. So he gladly settled for scoring a season-high 21 points off the bench to lead a 74-55 victory over Wake Forest that was Maryland's first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season. Maryland (11-5, 1-2 ACC) needed Tucker's shooting and energy on a night when leading scorer Jordan Williams shot 2-for-13 from the floor but still managed his 10th straight double double with 13 points and 15 rebounds.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Lefty Driesell is more than 26 years and 220 miles removed from Maryland's men's basketball program. At 81, the former coach doesn't get to many games anymore. But from his condo in Virginia Beach, Va., Driesell thinks about his Maryland days often - partly because of his lingering affection for the school and partly because he never seemed to find proper closure after being forced out in 1986 following the cocaine-induced death of star player Len Bias. Some of Driesell's former players have kept their distance from the school because they believe he never received his due for the 348 wins and other accomplishments during his 17 seasons as head coach.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2013
The college basketball season comes with all sorts of tests. For Maryland center Alex Len, one came in last Saturday's game against Wake Forest in the form of a forearm to his chest. With Maryland leading early in the game, Len bumped with Wake Forest forward Devin Thomas as the two looked to establish position. Thomas, the brother of Maryland women's basketball star Alyssa Thomas, raised a forearm that grazed Len's torso. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said he was telling his 7-foot-1 center from the bench: "Don't back down, don't back down.
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Sports Digest | October 10, 2012
Maryland Elmore collapses during meeting in Washington Former Maryland All-American Len Elmore collapsed during a meeting Tuesday of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics at Washington's Ritz-Carlton Hotel but walked out of the conference room under his own power about 20 minutes later after being evaluated by paramedics. When the meeting resumed, Southern Methodist University president Gerald Turner , the panel's co-chairman, announced that Elmore explained he has had this problem before and that it was related to "a long-standing health issue.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2012
When Maryland visits Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, there is bound to be at least one chant from the Duke students downplaying the basketball history between the two schools. "Not our rivals," clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. "Not our rivals," clap, clap, clap, clap, clap. Some might view that as typical Duke snobbery, but as soon as Pittsburgh and Syracuse join the Atlantic Coast Conference, that is likely to be much more the case. Expansion - a move designed to garner more at-large bids to the NCAA tournament as well as prevent some of the league's football powers from defecting to the Southeastern Conference - will turn Duke-Maryland into just another game.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2011
Lefty Driesell had already promised that Maryland would become the "UCLA of the East" when he was hired away from Davidson two years before. Now, with a talented team led by Tom McMillen and Len Elmore about to become eligible for varsity as sophomores, Driesell was looking for a way to pump up his players going into the 1971-72 college basketball season. "I said, 'Let's start practice before everyone else and we're going to be the last team to practice. We're going to play for the national championship," Driesell recalled in a telephone interview this week.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2011
Notre Dame's Mike Brey doused speculation that he could be Maryland's men's basketball coach, leaving a short list of other candidates as members of the university community counseled a restive fan base to be patient. "I think the person that's right for the job is probably still out there," said Len Elmore, a former Maryland and NBA player and chief executive of iHoops, a youth basketball organization. "My advice is take your time. This is not about next year, it's about the long term," said Elmore, who was on the search committee that selected Kevin Anderson as Maryland's athletic director last year.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Lefty Driesell is more than 26 years and 220 miles removed from Maryland's men's basketball program. At 81, the former coach doesn't get to many games anymore. But from his condo in Virginia Beach, Va., Driesell thinks about his Maryland days often - partly because of his lingering affection for the school and partly because he never seemed to find proper closure after being forced out in 1986 following the cocaine-induced death of star player Len Bias. Some of Driesell's former players have kept their distance from the school because they believe he never received his due for the 348 wins and other accomplishments during his 17 seasons as head coach.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2013
The college basketball season comes with all sorts of tests. For Maryland center Alex Len, one came in last Saturday's game against Wake Forest in the form of a forearm to his chest. With Maryland leading early in the game, Len bumped with Wake Forest forward Devin Thomas as the two looked to establish position. Thomas, the brother of Maryland women's basketball star Alyssa Thomas, raised a forearm that grazed Len's torso. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said he was telling his 7-foot-1 center from the bench: "Don't back down, don't back down.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2011
In 1973-74, Maryland's Len Elmore closed the season with 12 consecutive double doubles. It was a team record that was little-noticed — even by Elmore himself — until sophomore center Jordan Williams came along and collected 11 straight double doubles heading into Thursday night's game against Virginia Tech. "I never focused on it," Elmore said in an interview Wednesday. "I didn't even know it existed until I heard about Jordan. " On Thursday night, Williams will attempt to tie Elmore's mark as the Terps (11-6, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference)
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
It's no secret what Cliff Tucker wanted Wednesday for his 22nd birthday. The Maryland senior has been hoping to win back the starting position he lost five games ago. But Tucker didn't want to complain, particularly on his special day. So he gladly settled for scoring a season-high 21 points off the bench to lead a 74-55 victory over Wake Forest that was Maryland's first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season. Maryland (11-5, 1-2 ACC) needed Tucker's shooting and energy on a night when leading scorer Jordan Williams shot 2-for-13 from the floor but still managed his 10th straight double double with 13 points and 15 rebounds.
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