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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Maryland subscribers of the DISH satellite service won't be able to access the Big Ten Network to watch Saturday's Maryland-West Virginia football game — and the network has purchased a spirited newspaper ad to explain its side of the story. The network and DISH remain locked in a dispute over the terms under which DISH would carry BTN in Maryland and New Jersey. "DISH is leaving Maryland fans in the dark," the network says in the draft of an ad it bought for Friday's Baltimore Sun. BTN carries a number of Maryland football games, as well as dozens of contests in basketball and other sports.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
It's hard to imagine what the snarling football coaches of yesteryear — think Bear Bryant or Woody Hayes — would have made of the poetry on the helmet and sleeves of the uniforms the University of Maryland played in Saturday. But the Under Armour designers of Maryland's "Star-Spangled" uniforms, which highlight the Francis Scott Key poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" in cursive, would like to think that the old-school coaches might have approved. The uniforms, which the Terrapins wore in Saturday's home loss to West Virginia, were intended to promote the team and inspire players and fans.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2012
Many Maryland fans complained on Twitter that they missed the opening of today's Terps-Virginia game because the Richmond-New Hampshire television broadcast ran long on Comcast SportsNet. The Maryland game began at 3 p.m. Fans missed a portion of the opening quarter, which included a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown by Stefon Diggs on the first play. Maryland released a statement attributed to Brian Potter of Comcast SportsNet (below): "In order to be fair to all teams and their fans, Comcast SportsNet's policy (which is similar to other sports networks)
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Maryland subscribers of the DISH satellite service won't be able to access the Big Ten Network to watch Saturday's Maryland-West Virginia football game — and the network has purchased a spirited newspaper ad to explain its side of the story. The network and DISH remain locked in a dispute over the terms under which DISH would carry BTN in Maryland and New Jersey. "DISH is leaving Maryland fans in the dark," the network says in the draft of an ad it bought for Friday's Baltimore Sun. BTN carries a number of Maryland football games, as well as dozens of contests in basketball and other sports.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
Maybe you're a tennis fan, and you found last month's ruling that Comcast did not have to put the Tennis Channel on its basic level of service quite troubling. Or, more likely, you're a Deadspin reader and you found that website's reprinting of a screed authored by the Tennis Channel CEO as hilarious as it is preposterous. Yeah. Probably that. John Koblin got his hands on the letter, which is in the approximate style of something a precocious 14-year-old might write during an ill-advised Facebook outburst.
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By Don Markus | December 28, 2011
The debut of Maryland center Alex Len tonight against Albany brings to mind other first games for former Terps. Coming into College Park, most were more celebrated than 7-footer from the Ukraine, but few were as important as Len could be to this season's Maryland team. Len is something of a mystery, but there are well-respected coaches and scouts who believe that Len could become a first-round NBA draft choice. First-year Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has done his best to downplay Len's potential,  and probably won't start him right away to allow him to get acclimated.    But Len's debut certainly has Terps fans buzzing, and has Turgeon hoping that the freshman will help his young team continue to grow.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1997
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke freshman Nate James knows the kind of reception he will get tomorrow afternoon from Maryland fans at Cole Field House. It won't be the kind usually reserved for visiting players, whether they be stars or stiffs.In James' case, that he chose the Blue Devils over the Terrapins will make it even worse."It was a pretty hard decision," James said recently, sitting at his locker in the Duke dressing room at Cameron Indoor Stadium. "A lot of people wanted me to go to Maryland, but you always have to decide what's best for yourself."
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
For the second time in three years, the Maryland football team will play a game at M&T Bank Stadium in 2015 - this time against Penn State in what Terps fans hope will be part of a renewed rivalry between the schools. The game - scheduled for Oct. 24, 2015 - will mark Penn State's first visit to the state for a Terps game since 1993. The game was among the highlights of the Big Ten schedule released Monday. For the second season in a row, the Terps will close the regular season with a game against Rutgers.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2001
The TV anchors are using it in their banter, it's all over sports-talk radio, and University of Maryland fans are shouting it across crowded sports bars as they clink their bottles of Bud Ice and watch their team's improbable run to the Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. We're talking here about the unofficial slogan of Terrapin fans - "Fear the turtle!" surely the hippest, funniest, most ironic in big-time college hoops today. Question: What do you do when your school has the gentle, plodding, smallish terrapin as its mascot, while seemingly every other team in the land has a larger, swifter, fiercer-looking one?
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2011
It all still lives in Larry Gibson — the warm lights of Cole Field House, the coaching assistant who told him to remember "1, 2, 3, swish" before free throws, his shots that beat No. 1 Notre Dame and sent Maryland fans streaming onto the court on Super Bowl Sunday 1979. It is through pulsating, basketball-filled nights — through memories of sweat and rebounds and cheerleaders and fight songs — that Gibson, now 55, returns to his aging teammates in fleeting moments.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Like many Maryland graduates, Stan Gelbaugh wasn't thrilled when the school announced nearly 20 months ago that it was going to be moving from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten. The former Terps quarterback, who was a part of three straight ACC championship football teams from 1983 through 1985, also knew he had little choice but to accept the decision. Even Monday, as he joined a couple of hundred alums, administrators and fans at the Under Armour Brand House in Harbor East to celebrate Maryland officially joining the Big Ten on Tuesday, Gelbaugh seemed to be more resigned to the change than rejoicing about it. "I think it's going to happen," Gelbaugh said hesitantly, when asked for his feelings about the move.
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By Wallace D. Loh | June 30, 2014
Tuesday, the University of Maryland officially joins the Big Ten athletic conference. This is a winning moment for both athletics and academics at Maryland. In stadiums, arenas and on the Big Ten Network, new and challenging match-ups will excite Maryland players, fans and supporters. The Terps will compete at the highest level when they play against Ohio State's Buckeyes, Michigan's Wolverines, Penn State's Nittany Lions and other Big Ten teams. We will welcome to Maryland and to the Baltimore-Washington corridor the thousands of Big Ten fans who travel with their teams, as well as the tens of thousands of Big Ten alumni who already live in the area.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
Documents filed Friday in the University of Maryland's legal battle with the Atlantic Coast Conference show that subpoenas have been issued to at least 10 ACC schools - plus various broadcast media partners - seeking information about the ACC's $52 million exit fee and a number of other topics. In accompanying court filings, Maryland, which is contesting the exit fee as it prepares to join the Big Ten Conference in July, accuses the ACC of seeking to withhold information, along with more than $20 million in shared conference revenue.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - For years, Duke's arrival at Comcast Center provided Maryland fans a chance to generate noise and passion as they vented their heartfelt disapproval at the Blue Devils. No other opponent inspired such taunts. With Duke, and also North Carolina, absent from this season's home schedule, the Terps and their fans must settle Monday night for the next best thing: a meeting with an elite Syracuse team that won its first 25 games of the season. Will Maryland respond to Syracuse orange as they did to Duke blue?
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February 21, 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 do you expect when Maryland hosts No. 1 Syracuse on Monday night in its biggest home game of the season? Jeff Barker: With no Duke or North Carolina on the home schedule this season, this is the game Terps fans have been aiming for. It's been sold out for some time. At least once a season, Maryland fans need a chance to really make some noise.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
A coach can go a few different ways after his team has endured a wrenching loss - the sort that can hang with players and even come to define a season. The coach can play psychologist and perform the equivalent of group therapy, or simply make the determination that it's best to let it be. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon took the second route after the Terps' 69-67 loss at Duke last Saturday night. “We never talked about Duke, we just moved on,” Turgeon said after Maryland's 71-60 victory on Tuesday night over a Wake Forest team that has now lost six games in a row. “At about the 12-minute timeout of the first half, we talked about being tougher," he said.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
- The shouts of joy emanating from the visitors' locker room were loud enough to be heard in the tunnel at Scott Stadium. It was November 2010 and Maryland had just defeated Virginia, which had won eight of the previous nine meetings in Charlottesville, Va.. The Terps were pouring water on each other's heads in celebration. Given the players' enthusiasm, you might have thought it was champagne. Beating the Cavaliers - as Maryland has done 43 times in a 77-game series that began in 1919 - was usually cause for an extra measure of rejoicing.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
Documents filed Friday in the University of Maryland's legal battle with the Atlantic Coast Conference show that subpoenas have been issued to at least 10 ACC schools - plus various broadcast media partners - seeking information about the ACC's $52 million exit fee and a number of other topics. In accompanying court filings, Maryland, which is contesting the exit fee as it prepares to join the Big Ten Conference in July, accuses the ACC of seeking to withhold information, along with more than $20 million in shared conference revenue.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland's membership in the Big Ten Conference next season means that all Terps home football games will be televised, according to the Big Ten Network. Home games will appear on the Big Ten Network, ABC or one of the ESPN networks. The conference's contract with its television rights holders calls for all home football games to be broadcast. There is no guarantee that all away games will be televised. For nonconference away games, the home team's conference has TV rights agreements that dictate whether games will be shown.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
- The shouts of joy emanating from the visitors' locker room were loud enough to be heard in the tunnel at Scott Stadium. It was November 2010 and Maryland had just defeated Virginia, which had won eight of the previous nine meetings in Charlottesville, Va.. The Terps were pouring water on each other's heads in celebration. Given the players' enthusiasm, you might have thought it was champagne. Beating the Cavaliers - as Maryland has done 43 times in a 77-game series that began in 1919 - was usually cause for an extra measure of rejoicing.
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