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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 15, 1991
|TC COLLEGE PARK -- The practice floor at Cole Field House looked emptier yesterday. The University of Maryland basketball team looked smaller. Losing Walt Williams can do that.With Williams sitting on a folding chair holding a crutch, his broken left leg in a cast, the Terrapins went back to work without their 6-foot-8 point guard."It seems that whenever things are looking up here, something happens to bring us down," said sophomore Kevin McLinton, who will take over the point for tomorrow's home game against 14th-ranked Virginia (10-3, 2-1)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 24, 1991
COLLEGE PARK -- How's this for a script: Maryland is down 10 points to Wake Forest early in the second half, four when Walt Williams makes his first appearance after missing six weeks with a broken leg. Coming in to a prolonged standing ovation, the junior point guard hits his first shot, an over-the-head layup to tie the score.Not bad, but there's more: Williams makes two more acrobatic shots, including a crucial three-pointer, bringing down the house and the Deamon Deacons. As Cole Field House rocks, the Terrapins roll to an 86-78 victory, cooling off the Atlantic Coast Conference's hottest team and clinching a winning record.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 4, 1990
RICHMOND, Va. -- This is the kind of season it might be for Maryland. Twelve-point deficits followed by nine point-leads followed by 15-point losses. From the brink of victory to the blowout of defeat.Last night's 100-85 loss to Boston College in the ACC-Big East Challenge, played out before what was left of a small crowd at the Richmond Coliseum, showed how inconsistent and offensively impotent the Terrapins can be.Despite two separate runs of 13 straight points, the second of which gave Maryland (2-2)
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By MILTON KENT | November 23, 1994
Provided you are wired for cable, there is no reason that you can't see Sunday's Grey Cup battle for North American football supremacy, even if you live in the city.That's because the folks at United Artists Cable have moved to clear the signal of ESPN2, which will carry the game live, onto the system's Channel 41, according to UA marketing manager Kathy Roberts.Still in question is whether Channel 2, which aired last week's Eastern Division final between the CFLs and Winnipeg, can carry this week's game with the B.C. Lions from Vancouver, British Columbia, at 6:30 p.m.Joe Lewin, Channel 2's vice president and station manager, said the station again plans to pick up a Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2001
ANAHEIM, Calif -- Drew Nicholas thought back to the days of November, the days when Maryland received its first dose of reality at the season-opening Maui Invitational, the days when the Terrapins were living on preseason hype and heavy expectations. The ensuing four-month marathon has broken down the Terps, built them up, broken them down again and ultimately brought them to the doorstep of uncharted territory. It has led Maryland 3,000 miles from home to face an opponent that resides in its backyard.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun Reporter | March 18, 2007
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- They will be credited as the team that returned Maryland to the NCAA tournament after a two-year hiatus, and remembered for an impressive seven-game winning streak and an improbable comeback to end the regular season tied for third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Everyone within the program, though, wanted more, and the Terps had proved they were capable of it until yesterday's unexpected, 62-59 loss to sharpshooting Butler in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2001
DURHAM, N.C. - Jason Williams was headed to Rutgers. He had told the coach, Kevin Bannon, to save a uniform. He had told his friends that he was going to stay home in New Jersey and help bring the state university's basketball program back to national prominence. And then he listened to his mother, Althea, who wanted him to think about playing at Duke. "My mother kind of had to force me to take an unofficial visit," Williams recalled yesterday. There are a lot of teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference that would prefer Williams hadn't been such a dutiful son. Considering what the solidly built, 6-foot-2 sophomore point guard did to Maryland in last month's epic 98-96 overtime victory at Cole Field House, the Terrapins might be at the top that wish list.
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By Ken Rosenthal | May 16, 1996
College basketball, don't you love it? Here's Maryland coach Gary Williams, defending two recruits who could have been Ivy Leaguers. That means they're smart. And, in the view of some disgruntled Terps fans, it means Williams is dumb.His latest recruiting class is not as good as it could have been, and probably not as good as it should have been. But not long ago, Maryland was a symbol of all that was wrong with college sports. You want to blast Williams for recruiting good kids, then be our hypocritical guest.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | March 30, 2002
ATLANTA -- Gary Williams has craved this chance for a year. So have Juan Dixon, Lonny Baxter, Steve Blake and the rest of the Maryland Terrapins. A year after making their maiden voyage to the Final Four, a year after blowing a 22-point lead and losing to Duke, their Atlantic Coast Conference archrival and the eventual national champion, the Terps have returned to the college game's climactic weekend as a wiser, more seasoned, more dangerous team with...
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | March 15, 1992
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There are no more games or practices for the Maryland basketball team, no more midnight flights or early morning shootarounds, no more wild swings of emotion that accompany a 14-15 team through a season that ended here Friday afternoon.But, more significantly, there will be no more shackles, either. After their 94-87 loss to top-ranked Duke in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, the Terrapins are without NCAA sanctions for the first time in two years.
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