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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,ken.murray@baltsun.com | April 9, 2009
Marvin Webster lived the good life at Morgan State University in the early 1970s. He was the "Human Eraser," a 7-foot-1 shot blocker who intimidated opponents on the basketball court and who charmed friends and teammates off it with his caring, selfless personality. Webster lived another life altogether, though, after he left Morgan for professional basketball in 1975. He quickly became one of the game's best big men and enjoyed a 10-year career. But there was tribulation during his career - dealing with hepatitis and liver disease - and after it, coping with the death of an ex-wife who was 39 and a son only 19. The final chapter of Webster's life was written last weekend in a Tulsa, Okla.
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By Sports Digest | April 6, 2010
Morgan State guard Reggie Holmes (St. Frances) and Maryland forward Landon Milbourne have been chosen to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, where they'll join 65 other seniors seeking to impress NBA and overseas scouts. The 12-game tournament runs April 7-10 in Portsmouth, Va. Both will play on the Sales Systems LTD team. Holmes, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year, is the first Bear to play at Portsmouth and is trying to become the first Morgan State player in the NBA since Marvin Webster (1975-1987)
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By Sports Digest | April 6, 2010
Morgan State guard Reggie Holmes (St. Frances) and Maryland forward Landon Milbourne have been chosen to play in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, where they'll join 65 other seniors seeking to impress NBA and overseas scouts. The 12-game tournament runs April 7-10 in Portsmouth, Va. Both will play on the Sales Systems LTD team. Holmes, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year, is the first Bear to play at Portsmouth and is trying to become the first Morgan State player in the NBA since Marvin Webster (1975-1987)
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By DAVID STEELE | April 9, 2009
Thirty years and six months ago, Marvin Webster was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, in hook-shot pose, wearing the uniform of the NBA team that had signed him to a then-shocking $3 million contract, next to a question asking whether he could "turn the Knicks around." At the time, it was Morgan State basketball's one shining moment and a gleaming one for Baltimore. The product of Edmondson High, the leader of the 1974 national college division champion Bears, the man immortalized with one of the greatest nicknames ever, "The Human Eraser," was, on Oct. 16, 1978, as big as it got in sports.
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By DAVID STEELE | April 9, 2009
Thirty years and six months ago, Marvin Webster was on the cover of Sports Illustrated, in hook-shot pose, wearing the uniform of the NBA team that had signed him to a then-shocking $3 million contract, next to a question asking whether he could "turn the Knicks around." At the time, it was Morgan State basketball's one shining moment and a gleaming one for Baltimore. The product of Edmondson High, the leader of the 1974 national college division champion Bears, the man immortalized with one of the greatest nicknames ever, "The Human Eraser," was, on Oct. 16, 1978, as big as it got in sports.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | August 15, 1997
Marvin Webster Sr., the former Edmondson High School and Morgan State star whose pro basketball career was cut short by injury, had lived vicariously in recent years through his son, Marvin Jr., a 6-foot-10 center who was a projected as a starter at Temple University this season.This sporting bond between father and son ended tragically early yesterday morning when Marvin Jr., 18, died at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., after suffering a massive heart attack Tuesday afternoon while riding in a friend's car."
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By Ken Rosenthal | August 3, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Sam Shepherd is so old, he played college ball against Coppin State's Joe Pace and Morgan State's Marvin Webster. He's so old, he tried out for the Baltimore Claws.The man is 39, but that was him yesterday, No. 10 for Venezuela, exploding for seven points in two minutes against China. Eight hours later, Michael Jordan appeared on the same court. Who knew the difference?Alas, Shepherd won't play again this tournament, for Venezuela (1-4) failed to reach the medal round.
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By Bill Tanton | February 13, 1992
Virginia quarterback Matt Blundin, a genuine throwback, will be at the Hyatt Regency tomorrow night to be honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year at the ACC's annual football banquet.At one time it was fairly common for college athletes to play two or even three sports (prominent examples: Navy's Dick Duden, Maryland's Vic Turyn), but that's rare in the age of specialization. Blundin, a star in basketball as well as football for the Cavaliers, is a reminder of those times.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | March 15, 1995
Reggie Lewis went 0-4, but Reggie Williams went straight to the top.Gene Shue and Skip Wise didn't get to dance, and Marvin Webster and generations of others who stayed home never even had the chance.The NCAA Division I tournament makes its first stop in Baltimore tomorrow with four first-round games at the Arena, and its tardy arrival here serves as a reminder of the city's struggle to overcome its days as a basketball backwater.Baltimore wasn't a must-stop for college recruiters until 1973, when a Dunbar team that featured Wise and Larry Gibson knocked off vaunted DeMatha.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | June 4, 1991
We missed some.This was the 25th year in which The Evening Sun selected Athletes of the Week, and as the Who's Who below attests, some pretty solid names didn't make the list. A few were late bloomers, some didn't get any help in the publicity department from their coaches, and others were excluded by the selection process.The first Athlete of the Year awards luncheon brought together 18 boys, all from the Maryland Scholastic Association. Athletic directors from that group picked the winner, but they liked Southern's Don Russell, who hadn't been selected, over the weekly winners.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,ken.murray@baltsun.com | April 9, 2009
Marvin Webster lived the good life at Morgan State University in the early 1970s. He was the "Human Eraser," a 7-foot-1 shot blocker who intimidated opponents on the basketball court and who charmed friends and teammates off it with his caring, selfless personality. Webster lived another life altogether, though, after he left Morgan for professional basketball in 1975. He quickly became one of the game's best big men and enjoyed a 10-year career. But there was tribulation during his career - dealing with hepatitis and liver disease - and after it, coping with the death of an ex-wife who was 39 and a son only 19. The final chapter of Webster's life was written last weekend in a Tulsa, Okla.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | August 15, 1997
Marvin Webster Sr., the former Edmondson High School and Morgan State star whose pro basketball career was cut short by injury, had lived vicariously in recent years through his son, Marvin Jr., a 6-foot-10 center who was a projected as a starter at Temple University this season.This sporting bond between father and son ended tragically early yesterday morning when Marvin Jr., 18, died at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., after suffering a massive heart attack Tuesday afternoon while riding in a friend's car."
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | March 15, 1995
Reggie Lewis went 0-4, but Reggie Williams went straight to the top.Gene Shue and Skip Wise didn't get to dance, and Marvin Webster and generations of others who stayed home never even had the chance.The NCAA Division I tournament makes its first stop in Baltimore tomorrow with four first-round games at the Arena, and its tardy arrival here serves as a reminder of the city's struggle to overcome its days as a basketball backwater.Baltimore wasn't a must-stop for college recruiters until 1973, when a Dunbar team that featured Wise and Larry Gibson knocked off vaunted DeMatha.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | August 3, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Sam Shepherd is so old, he played college ball against Coppin State's Joe Pace and Morgan State's Marvin Webster. He's so old, he tried out for the Baltimore Claws.The man is 39, but that was him yesterday, No. 10 for Venezuela, exploding for seven points in two minutes against China. Eight hours later, Michael Jordan appeared on the same court. Who knew the difference?Alas, Shepherd won't play again this tournament, for Venezuela (1-4) failed to reach the medal round.
SPORTS
By Bill Tanton | February 13, 1992
Virginia quarterback Matt Blundin, a genuine throwback, will be at the Hyatt Regency tomorrow night to be honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year at the ACC's annual football banquet.At one time it was fairly common for college athletes to play two or even three sports (prominent examples: Navy's Dick Duden, Maryland's Vic Turyn), but that's rare in the age of specialization. Blundin, a star in basketball as well as football for the Cavaliers, is a reminder of those times.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Evening Sun Staff | June 4, 1991
We missed some.This was the 25th year in which The Evening Sun selected Athletes of the Week, and as the Who's Who below attests, some pretty solid names didn't make the list. A few were late bloomers, some didn't get any help in the publicity department from their coaches, and others were excluded by the selection process.The first Athlete of the Year awards luncheon brought together 18 boys, all from the Maryland Scholastic Association. Athletic directors from that group picked the winner, but they liked Southern's Don Russell, who hadn't been selected, over the weekly winners.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 10, 1997
The Maryland basketball team will return to the Baltimore Arena for a game this season against Temple on Feb. 28, athletic director Debbie Yow said yesterday.Temple has a commitment from Mark Karcher, The Sun's two-time All-Metro Player of the Year as a swingman at St. Frances. But Karcher has not yet met NCAA requirements to be academically eligible as a freshman and is not expected to play for Temple next season.Temple does have another player with local connections: 6-foot-10 sophomore center Marvin Webster is the son and namesake of the former Morgan State All-American, who went on to play with the Seattle SuperSonics and New York Knicks.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2012
Dec. 3, 1998: The No. 2-ranked Terps make their first 14 shots en route to a 92-69 victory over Wake Forest in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener at Cole Field House. Obinna Ekezie (19 points), Steve Francis (18) and Laron Profit (16) lead undefeated Maryland to its eighth win. Dec. 5, 1991: Joe Krivak resigns as Maryland football coach after going 20-34-2 in five seasons at College Park. He'll be replaced by Mark Duffner who will do no better (20-35) in his five-year stint.
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