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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Evening Sun Staff | December 31, 1991
The University of Maryland today named Holy Cross' Mark Duffner football coach to succeed Joe Krivak.Duffner, 38, flew from Worcester, Mass., yesterday to meet with Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger. The official announcement came today at a press conference in the Byrd Stadium press box."Mark Duffner's teams are well known for their enthusiastic, aggressive football," Geiger said. "He's fun to play for. His teams attack both offensively and defensively."Mark is a players' coach, an innovator who graduates well-rounded student-athletes.
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By Everett Cook, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2012
It never would have occurred to Jim Barker that on the day he began coaching in a league meant to combine the antics of professional wrestling with football, he would meet a man he'd later hire as his own replacement. It was about 9:30 p.m., and Barker had just finished one of his first meetings as offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL, a league started by World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon. Barker walked out of the meeting room and was immediately greeted by Scott Milanovich, a former Maryland star, and Tommy Maddox.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1994
College Park--The waiting, something Mark Duffner admittedly doesn't do well, has been the hardest part.Duffner begins his third season as the football coach at Maryland Saturday, when the Terps play at Duke. Maryland remains a program in transition, as Duffner shuffles his roster and coaching staff in search of a mix that once more will make Maryland a player in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Through an inaugural 3-8 season and last year's 2-9 campaign that his then-boss described as a "nightmare," Duffner has seen a couple dozen players leave because they couldn't cut it on the field and in the classroom, brought in what the experts have rated as two good recruiting classes, and reassembled the coaching staff that made Holy Cross the winningest Division I-AA team in the nation from 1986 to 1991.
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By Mike Preston | November 18, 2001
RALEIGH, N.C. - Maryland's miraculous regular season ended last night the only way it could have, on another miraculous high note after a gritty, magnificent comeback that defined this team and its first-year coach. After Terps receiver Rich Parson lost a fumble at the North Carolina State 1-yard line following a 62-yard reception with 2 minutes and 51 seconds left in the game and Maryland trailing by three points, the Terps could have caved in and called it a great season. But they rallied with a 10-play, 61-yard drive in the final 1:38 that ended with an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Shaun Hill to receiver Guilian Gary with 41 seconds remaining to pull out a 23-19 win over the Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium.
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By Paul McMullen | November 19, 1996
COLLEGE PARK -- The University of Maryland has issued an apology over the removal of negative signs directed toward coach Mark Duffner during the Terps' 13-10 victory over Georgia Tech last Thursday at Byrd Stadium.The statement reads:"The University regrets that members of its game management staff indicated to spectators during the Nov. 14, 1996, football game that unless signs urging the removal of Coach Mark Duffner were taken down, they would have to leave the stadium."While this was done in the spirit of supporting Coach Duffner, his family and our team, it was contrary to the University's long-held commitment to free expression.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | November 6, 1992
Maryland junior slot receiver Frank Wycheck had just finished stretching when he looked up and saw an Indian on horseback riding across the Terps' practice field toward the team."
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January 1, 1992
BaseballNew York Yankees -- Named Daniel McCarthy general partner.Pittsburgh Pirates -- Agreed with P Bob Walk (9-2, 3.60 ERA) to a two-year contract worth approximately $3 million.BasketballNBA -- Fined Indiana Pacers F Chuck Person $7,500 for elbowing Chicago Bulls G John Paxson. Fined F Scott Williams, F Stacey King, C Cliff Levingston, C Will Perdue, G Bobby Hansen, G B.J. Armstrong and F Craig Hodges of Chicago and G George McCloud, C Greg Dreiling, F LaSalle Thompson, F Dale Davis and F Kenny Williams of Indiana $500 each for leaving their benches.
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August 31, 1994
Coach: Mark Duffner (two years, 5-17; eight years overall, 65-22-1)Last year: 2-6 in ACC, 2-9 overallConference: Atlantic CoastRadio: WBAL (1090 AM), WWRC (980 AM)Stadium: Byrd (45,000)Offense: Run-and-shootDefense: MultipleTop returning players: QB Scott Milanovich, WR Jermaine Lewis, WR Russ Weaver, RB Allen Williams, OT Steve Ingram, C Jamie Bragg, OT Dave Hack; DT Johnnie Hicks, LB Ratcliff Thomas, CB A. J. JohnsonTop newcomers: RB Buddy Rodgers, K Joe O'Donnell, K Brad RhodesStrengths: A veteran offensive line, QB Milanovich and WRs Lewis and Weaver add up to one of the premier passing attacks in the nationWeaknesses: Last in the nation in yards allowed the past two years, the defense remains young and undersized; lack of a proven kickerStrongest opponent: Florida StateKey game: DukePrediction: The addition of Tulane and home dates against Georgia Tech and N.C. State make 5-6 and seventh in the ACC realistic possibilities
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 1, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger points to the successful transition by other coaches from smaller schools to larger universities. There's Dennis Green, from Northwestern to Stanford; and Dick Sheridan, from Furman to North Carolina State. And look at Maryland itself. The Terps once gambled on an upstart from The Citadel to start the 1982 season. His name: Bobby Ross.Almost 10 years later, Maryland is hoping another coach makes a successful transition. Geiger named Holy Cross' Mark Duffner the Terps' new head football coach yesterday.
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By Paul McMullen | May 13, 1995
Maryland has nearly completed its investigation into gambling by members of its football team, but it will be several more weeks before the university passes its findings along to the NCAA."
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By Paul McMullen | November 19, 1996
COLLEGE PARK -- The University of Maryland has issued an apology over the removal of negative signs directed toward coach Mark Duffner during the Terps' 13-10 victory over Georgia Tech last Thursday at Byrd Stadium.The statement reads:"The University regrets that members of its game management staff indicated to spectators during the Nov. 14, 1996, football game that unless signs urging the removal of Coach Mark Duffner were taken down, they would have to leave the stadium."While this was done in the spirit of supporting Coach Duffner, his family and our team, it was contrary to the University's long-held commitment to free expression.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1996
COLLEGE PARK -- The debate about whether the University of Maryland should fire football coach Mark Duffner has raised a free speech issue as well.Fans holding anti-Duffner signs at Byrd Stadium during last night's game against Georgia Tech were asked to take them down or leave the stadium, and positive signs like "Go Terps" were left alone.Duffner, whose contract is guaranteed through next season, has coached the Terrapins since 1992 and has a 20-34 record at the school. That mark includes 5-5 this season, a year when many thought the team could do better.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1996
An article in Tuesday's editions regarding Maryland's recruiting under football coach Mark Duffner incorrectly reported the number of offensive linemen recruited in 1992. The Terrapins signed three, including Erik Greenstein, who is Maryland's starting center. The other two left the university.The Sun regrets the error.COLLEGE PARK -- Mark Duffner has either had too many quarterbacks or too few.The first recruiting class signed by Duffner, in February 1992, included three prospective passers.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1995
Because of an editing error, the status of the University of Maryland's quarterbacks was unclear in yesterday's editions. Coach Mark Duffner said it was not likely that he will alternate Scott Milanovich and Brian Cummings.The Sun regrets the error.Scott Milanovich is still Maryland's man at quarterback, despite last week's inauspicious return.Coach Mark Duffner said last night that Milanovich will start again Saturday, when the Terps play an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Wake Forest.
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By Paul McMullen | May 13, 1995
Maryland has nearly completed its investigation into gambling by members of its football team, but it will be several more weeks before the university passes its findings along to the NCAA."
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Paul McMullen contributed to this article | March 1, 1995
University of Maryland police have arrested a football player and a member of the women's basketball team in connection with the alleged theft and unauthorized use of a telephone credit card.Campus police arrested Brian Underwood, 20, a redshirt freshman from New York, and charged him with five counts of theft and related charges stemming from the unauthorized use of a telephone credit card taken from another Maryland student in October.Police allege that Underwood placed $8.58 worth of calls on the phone card, which they allege was taken by Allene K. Williams, 19, a sophomore from New York.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | October 27, 1992
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland first-year coach Mark Duffner apparently is making the grade in other areas than on the football field.Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger said that the team grade-point average rose from 2.06 on a 4.0 scale in the fall to 2.51 last spring and that 59 players had improved their averages. Geiger also said that only nine players had 3.0 averages or better last fall, and 23 were at 3.0 or better last spring."If I had to pick one thing that stood out the most about Mark Duffner when we interviewed him last winter, it was the thoroughness in his program," said Geiger.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1996
COLLEGE PARK -- The debate about whether the University of Maryland should fire football coach Mark Duffner has raised a free speech issue as well.Fans holding anti-Duffner signs at Byrd Stadium during last night's game against Georgia Tech were asked to take them down or leave the stadium, and positive signs like "Go Terps" were left alone.Duffner, whose contract is guaranteed through next season, has coached the Terrapins since 1992 and has a 20-34 record at the school. That mark includes 5-5 this season, a year when many thought the team could do better.
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By BILL TANTON | October 20, 1994
The two revenue-producing sports at the University of Maryland can't seem to get in sync.Men's basketball is about to take off. Big time. Some have picked the Terps as high as No. 3.That's not No. 3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which would be a huge enough accomplishment with Duke and North Carolina in the league.It's No. 3 in the nation. That's unrealistic. Top 20 would be more like it.Still, it shows how far some believe coach Gary Williams, in his sixth year at Maryland, has brought the program.
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August 31, 1994
Coach: Mark Duffner (two years, 5-17; eight years overall, 65-22-1)Last year: 2-6 in ACC, 2-9 overallConference: Atlantic CoastRadio: WBAL (1090 AM), WWRC (980 AM)Stadium: Byrd (45,000)Offense: Run-and-shootDefense: MultipleTop returning players: QB Scott Milanovich, WR Jermaine Lewis, WR Russ Weaver, RB Allen Williams, OT Steve Ingram, C Jamie Bragg, OT Dave Hack; DT Johnnie Hicks, LB Ratcliff Thomas, CB A. J. JohnsonTop newcomers: RB Buddy Rodgers, K Joe O'Donnell, K Brad RhodesStrengths: A veteran offensive line, QB Milanovich and WRs Lewis and Weaver add up to one of the premier passing attacks in the nationWeaknesses: Last in the nation in yards allowed the past two years, the defense remains young and undersized; lack of a proven kickerStrongest opponent: Florida StateKey game: DukePrediction: The addition of Tulane and home dates against Georgia Tech and N.C. State make 5-6 and seventh in the ACC realistic possibilities
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