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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
Maryland's lack of any inside presence at both ends of the court was a large part of its disappointing 17-15 season. Trying to rectify that, the Terps have added Slovakian 7-footer Michal Cekovsky, who spent last season playing at a basketball academy in the Canary Islands. According to a source familiar with Maryland's recruiting, Cekovsky will be eligible to play in the 2014-15 season. "He can really, really play," the source said. Cekovsky will join a recruiting class that already includes 7-foot-1 Trayvon Reed, who moved from his home outside Atlanta to play his senior year at Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J. That class, led by McDonald's All-American Melo Trimble, is currently ranked 14th in the country by ESPN.com.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
The Maryland women's basketball team's run to the Final Four triggered bonuses topping $100,000 for head coach Brenda Frese. The Terps upset top-seeded Tennessee and recorded three other NCAA tournament victories to advance to their first Final Four since 2006. Frese's bonuses total $100,507, based on her contract terms. According to the contract, Frese was to get “competition bonuses” for reaching the NCAA tournament's first round ($5,000), second round ($10,000), Sweet Sixteen ($15,000)
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
COLLEGE PARK  - A season that started with Dez Wells missing makeable shots in a one-point loss to Connecticut at the Barclays Center, a season punctuated by Charles Mitchell doing the same in a two-point loss at No. 5 Duke nine days ago, was summed up Monday night in the closing seconds of a 57-55 loss to No. 4 Syracuse at Comcast Center. Jake Layman, close to a 70-percent free throw shooter for his college career, missed the first of two free throws and could have tied the score with 47.7 seconds to go.     Wells, one of the toughest players to stop in the ACC when he's going downhill with the ball, passed up a drive to the basket and gave the ball to Nick Faust in a tougher position on the baseline.
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By Joelle Babula | April 10, 2014
Thank you, Lady Terps , for bringing me back to the game. I've been gone a long time. Eighteen years, in fact, and I never thought I'd be back. I let my last jump-shot fly off my fingertips back in 1996. And I haven't touched a basketball since. I don't recall whether that final shot swished, bricked, toilet-bowled or something in between. I don't recall whether I managed to block a few shots (likely, given my monkey arms), how many times coach bellowed at me to box out (many, I am certain)
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2012
Let's look at what we know so far about Maryland's men's basketball nonconference schedule. We know about the Kentucky game in Brooklyn (the Barclays Center Classic) on Nov. 9. We know about the game at Northwestern in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 27. Maryland is committed to play again in the BB&T tournament at Washington's Verizon Center in December. While final details are being worked out, the Terps are expected to play George Mason this year. And then there are three more games - LIU-Brooklyn, Morehead State and Lafayette - that the Terps will host as part of the Barclays tournament.
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Baltimore Sun staff | October 2, 2012
The Maryland men's basketball team recently participated in two-day training session with members from The Program, a team building and leadership development company. Led by a former Navy SEAL, the Terps were put through physical and mental exercises intended to facilitate teamwork and communication. Check out the video below, courtesy of the Maryland athletic department.
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Baltimore Sun staff | August 12, 2013
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By Jeff Barker | October 20, 2011
Based on what I've seen and heard (i.e., "reporting"), here are some preseason thoughts about Maryland basketball: I think Sean Mosley will be much improved over last season, when he shot 41.3 percent from the field  and averaged 8.1 points after averaging 10.1 the season before. I've noted before that he acknowledged passing up good looks at the basket -- a telltale sign that a player is overthinking on the court. New Terps coach Mark Turgeon has clearly sought to raise Mosley's confidence by giving him more responsibilities as a scorer and team leader.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
Welcome to a second season of Morning Shootaround. We will follow the Terps throughout the 2013-14 season, but this year in this space we will provide a look ahead rather than looking back. We will try to analyze Maryland's strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of its upcoming opponent. We also hope to provide quotes and anecdotes from practices to give some idea of what Mark Turgeon and his team are doing. Here are a few things to look for as the Terps get ready to play at Clemson Sunday.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | November 10, 2004
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams announced the signing of small forward Shane Clark from Philadelphia to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Terrapins, beginning in the fall of 2005. Clark, a 6-7, 195-pound forward, is set to begin his senior season of high school at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., this fall. "Shane is a complete player on the court. He can do many things - he's a great scorer, he plays defense well and he can mix it up on the glass," said Williams.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
Maryland's lack of any inside presence at both ends of the court was a large part of its disappointing 17-15 season. Trying to rectify that, the Terps have added Slovakian 7-footer Michal Cekovsky, who spent last season playing at a basketball academy in the Canary Islands. According to a source familiar with Maryland's recruiting, Cekovsky will be eligible to play in the 2014-15 season. "He can really, really play," the source said. Cekovsky will join a recruiting class that already includes 7-foot-1 Trayvon Reed, who moved from his home outside Atlanta to play his senior year at Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J. That class, led by McDonald's All-American Melo Trimble, is currently ranked 14th in the country by ESPN.com.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
Dave Dickerson hasn't checked the resumes and accomplishments of all the college basketball coaches in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, yet the former Maryland assistant coach and player knows something about one who is on the brink of induction. Gary Williams, 69, is expected to be announced Monday as a member of the 2014 class, and he will be inducted in August. Multiple media outlets reported Saturday that Williams, who has declined comment, had become a first-ballot selection.
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By Colin Campbell and Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
Former Terps women's basketball players Marissa Coleman and Kim Rodgers sat quietly at a table in Looney's Bar and Pub on Route 1 in College Park as Sunday's Final Four game came to an end. Maryland lost, 87-61, to undefeated Notre Dame at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Sunday, ending an inspired run to the national semifinal. The Fighting Irish (37-0) dominated the Terps (28-7) and led by 17 at halftime, en route to their third championship appearance in four years. It was a sad ending for the fans - those in Maryland and others who watched in Tennessee.
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March 14, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters Jeff Barker and Don Markus and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. What has Maryland been most lacking this season in going 17-15? Jeff Barker:  A rim protector? Some semblance of luck? A few more road wins? Let's start with somebody to protect the basket when Maryland urgently needed a stop. How does the song go? “You're gonna miss me when I'm gone.” That's how center Alex Len might have felt in 2012-13.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Zachary Lederer, the former University of Maryland men's basketball manager whose muscle pose in a hospital bed after cancer surgery inspired patients worldwide, died Tuesday, his mother confirmed. He was 20. A candlelight vigil was held at 11 p.m. Tuesday at the Comcast Center in College Park. Lederer, of Ellicott City, was 18 in 2012 when he struck the now-famous "Zaching" pose. It went viral, inspiring friends, celebrities, politicians and entire sports teams around the world to post similar pictures.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
Welcome to a second season of Morning Shootaround. We will follow the Terps throughout the 2013-14 season, but this year in this space we will provide a look ahead rather than looking back. We will try to analyze Maryland's strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of its upcoming opponent. We also hope to provide quotes and anecdotes from practices to give some idea of what Mark Turgeon and his team are doing. Here are a few things to look for as the Terps get ready to play at Clemson Sunday.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
Earl Badu, a former Maryland basketball player and St. Frances graduate, died after he had jumped to his death Thursday morning. Badu, 33, had jumped from the I-95 overpass onto I-695, where he fell about 50 feet, Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said in an email. She said Badu was still alive at the scene when medic crews arrived around 9 a.m. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview, where doctors pronounced him dead. According to online court records, just six days before his death Badu received a five-year suspended sentence for passing a bad check in Montgomery County.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Mark Turgeon used to drive the identical route to the arena before every home game. The Maryland men's basketball coach would put on his tie at precisely the same time before his team took the floor. When he recruited players, he had a strategy for just where he needed to sit during home visits. Were these merely regimens? Rituals? Somewhere along Turgeon's long and largely successful basketball road, the line between habit and superstition became blurred. That's the way it goes for many college coaches - and especially Turgeon - who are full of attempts to manipulate fortune.
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February 28, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters Don Markus, Jeff Barker and producer-editor Jonas Shaffer weigh in on three topics from the past week in Maryland sports. Who's to blame for Maryland not winning close games, Mark Turgeon or his players? Don Markus:  After losing to No. 4 Syracuse on Monday night at Comcast Center, the Terps are now 3-5 overall this season in games decided by six points or less, including 1-3 in the ACC. That includes non-conference wins over Florida Atlantic (66-62)
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
After playing its final ACC season without visits from Duke or North Carolina, Maryland will have plenty of heavyweights coming to Comcast Center in the Terps' first year in the Big Ten. Maryland will play host to Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana in 2014-15. A schedule of opponents was released by the Big Ten on Friday. The Terps will have home-and-home series with the Hoosiers and Spartans, as well as with Penn State, Nebraska and Rutgers. They will also face Northwestern and Minnesota at home, while travelling to Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State and Purdue.
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