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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | January 24, 2007
University of Maryland athletic director Debbie Yow signed a contract extension yesterday that guarantees her $350,000 per year through 2013, she confirmed. Yow's previous contract would not have expired until August 2010, but early negotiations in the athletic department are common, she said. Financial bonuses based on academic achievement and "competitive excellence" are included in the contract, Yow said, but details were not available yesterday.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Mark Turgeon's two distinct memories of Len Bias have lasted three decades. The first occurred when Turgeon was a sophomore point guard at Kansas, sharing the same court at the Greak Alaskan Shootout with a junior rising star from Maryland. "Dunked on him," the Terps coach joked this week. In reality, Turgeon recalled how the muscular, 6-foot-8 power forward scraped his head on the bottom of the backboard after going in for a dunk. "That was the first time I had seen that," Turgeon said.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2002
Carlton Bailey was in his Charlotte, N.C., home yesterday when he made far bigger plays than any he ever made in the three Super Bowls he started for the Buffalo Bills. Bailey, 36, changed the dressing on his 82-year-old diabetic grandmother's bandages from insulin injections, and he gave his three cousins who live with him as much love and attention as he could. "I've always said I wanted to care for my grandmothers when they got older because I wanted them to enjoy their final years," said Bailey, who was a first-team All-Metro defensive lineman at Woodlawn High in 1982.
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Sports Digest | September 11, 2014
Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame Native Dancer, five others to be inducted in November Racehorse Native Dancer, swimmer Beth Botsford , baseball-football players Tommy Brown and Brian Jordan , lacrosse player and coach Bob Scott and figure skater Kimmie Meissner will be inducted into the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. In addition, the Hall will present the John Steadman Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes the contribution of individuals over a long career of supporting and advancing athletics in the state of Maryland, to the late Earl Banks , who was the football coach at Morgan State.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2003
Every pitch evoked a grunt, a piercing aarrgh! on the mound that rode in with the fastball or curve or that confounded changeup. Batters echoed the aarrgh!, flailing away at the offerings of Bill VonDenBosch. For 19 years, VonDenBosch pretzeled many a hitter - enough to win 379 games, compile an ERA of 1.03 and carve a niche as the first softball pitcher ever elected to the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame. He'll be inducted tonight at a banquet, along with former major league slugger Harold Baines, boxer Vincent Pettway and NFL receiver Calvin Williams, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Ravens.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 18, 1997
The University of Maryland athletic department officially announced that it has balanced its budget for the third straight year and remains on target to erase its $4.8 million debt in five years.Maryland turned a $397,019 profit for the fiscal year ending June 30, but fell more than $100,000 short of its original goal. The anticipated total of $500,000 was not reached because of a major decline in football ticket sales in addition to paying off the final year of fired football coach Mark Duffner's contract.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | March 20, 1992
The University of Maryland Athletic Council recommended yesterday that none of the 23 sports sponsored by the athletic department be suspended for the 1993 fiscal year.Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger said the recommendation still needed to be accepted by president William Kirwan, but he expected Kirwan's approval.The recommendation came amid speculation that the athletic department would suspend several non-revenue making sports such as tennis, swimming and golf. Geiger said recently eight to nine other scenarios were considered.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | November 25, 2001
On May 3, Maryland will write the final chapter in the successful but sometimes turbulent basketball coaching career of Lefty Driesell at the school when the M Club inducts him into the Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame. Driesell, 69, guided the Terps to eight NCAA tournaments in 17 years at the school, including three appearances in the round of 16 and two in the final eight. He also had eight Top 20 teams, five Top 10 squads, one ACC tournament champion, six ACC tourney finalists and seven All-Americas.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | October 3, 1992
Former Maryland women's basketball player Estelle Christy said yesterday that her departure from the school was not because of academic difficulties.Rather, Christy, a 5-foot-8 guard, said she had decided to leave Maryland before she was declared academically ineligible.Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger confirmed that Christy, who would have been a senior this fall, had requested a release from her scholarship after the end of last season to attend another school.Geiger said he granted that release June 5."
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By Mike Preston | November 20, 1990
University of Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger held a three-hour off-campus meeting with football coach Joe Krivak yesterday, but remained non-committal about the coach's future.Krivak, 55, who has an 18-25-1 record at Maryland, completed the fourth and final year of his contract Saturday when the Terps (6-5) upset then-No. 8 Virginia, 35-30, for their first winning season since 1985.Geiger said he expected to meet with Krivak again today."It was a good meeting, and I don't want to characterize it any other way," said Geiger, who became the school's athletic director in September.
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By Cody Goodwin, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
Connor Joyce stood inside the Ravens' team locker room on Thursday morning, smiling and taking pictures in front of a locker with his name on it. A wrestling singlet and baseball and soccer jerseys hung on display in that locker, representing the sports Joyce, a senior, played at Broadneck. Joyce and 12 other high-school student athletes were invited to M&T Bank Stadium for a luncheon in their honor on Thursday. The 13 prep stars - four of whom are from the Baltimore metropolitan area - were awarded Minds In Motion Scholarships by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association and Allstate Foundation.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
University of Maryland athletes teamed with ShopRite and the YMCA of Central Maryland on Sunday to distribute 200 meals to less fortunate families at two Head Start locations in the Baltimore area. More than 70 students participated in the event, which was a collaboration between Maryland's student-athlete advisory committee and the school's student government association. “It was really eye opening to witness firsthand how many families in our area need help and to be able to assist them in any way was incredibly rewarding,” Juli Strange, a sophomore on the softball team, said in an athletic department news release.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Len Elmore couldn't remember whether Richard Nixon ever came to Cole Field House during his presidency, but the former Maryland basketball star recalled an executive order given to longtime coach Lefty Driesell. "Nixon told Lefty that he couldn't play, 'Hail to the Chief,' " Elmore said Sunday afternoon, sitting courtside at Comcast Center before going on ESPNU's broadcast of the Maryland-Oregon State men's basketball game. There was more pomp and ceremony than at most early season games, as the presence of President Barack Obama and his family brought out a larger than usual crowd for an early season non-conference game.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
More than 200 members of the Maryland District of the Amateur Athletics Union will be honored at a special ceremony Sunday, with athletes, coaches and volunteers being acknowledged in eight different sports. From football and basketball to jump rope and golf, Maryland AAU boys and girls athletes compete throughout the state and nation. Lorenzo Simpson, a point guard with Chick Webb Recreation Center's AAU State Championship team, has also racked up five national boxing titles. The 13-year-old overcame the loss of his father at 4 years old, and his requisite anger and grief, to earn good grades and channel his energy into the ring.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2013
After rolling through an undefeated championship season by an average of 35 points, most football teams would have nothing left to prove. The St. Frances players think they do. "When you talk to everybody else, all they talk about was how we was in the C Conference and didn't play nobody," Panthers senior running back Maurice Williams said. "It's time to show the world that we can do it against a higher caliber. " Third-year St. Frances coach Messay Hailemariam agrees, so the Panthers will take on the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference this fall.
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Sports Digest | January 15, 2013
College basketball Terps ' Thomas selected as ACC Player of the Week Junior forward Alyssa Thomas of the 10th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team was chosen Monday as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for the sixth time in her career and second this season. The reigning ACC Player of the Year averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds in the Terps ' two conference wins this past week. At Virginia Tech on Sunday, Thomas scored a season-high 26 points and pulled down a career-high 28 rebounds to go with six assists and three blocks in a 74-45 win. In Thursday's 84-62 victory over No. 24 Miami, she scored a team-high 18 points with added eight rebounds and five assists.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Evening Sun Staff | December 13, 1991
Bowling Green athletic director Jack Gregory said yesterday that Falcons coach Gary Blackney probably would not be allowed to talk to Maryland officials about their recently vacated head football coaching position.Blackney and Gregory were with the Falcons in Fresno, Calif., yesterday as Bowling Green prepared to play Fresno State in tomorrow's California Sun Raisin Bowl."The ethical way is for one athletic director to call the other before talking to the coach, and Maryland has not contacted me," said Gregory of Blackney, who is one of at least six candidates thought to be considered for the job."
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By Mike Preston | December 13, 1991
Bowling Green University athletic director Jack Gregory said yesterday that Falcons coach Gary Blackney probably would not be allowed to talk to Maryland officials about the recently vacated Maryland head football coaching position.Blackney and Gregory were with the Falcons in Fresno, Calif., yesterday as Bowling Green prepared to play Fresno State in tomorrow's California Sun Raisin Bowl."The ethical way is for one athletic director to call the other before talking to the coach, and Maryland has not contacted me," said Gregory of Blackney, who is one of at least six candidates thought to be considered for the job."
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By Chris Korman | December 6, 2012
Maryland has yet to respond to the Atlantic Coast Conference's pre-emptive lawsuit seeking to force the school to pay a $52 million exit fee as it prepares to join the Big Ten Conference. Not that university president Wallace D. Loh has ever wavered in his belief that the increased fee would be interpreted as a punishment by the courts and therefore an illegal restraint of trade. He was one of two ACC presidents who voted against its implementation in September. He's got an ally in that belief.
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