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By BILL TANTON | October 13, 1994
As excitement mounts for the oncoming college basketball season, beginning with Midnight Madness at 12:01 tomorrow at College Park, it's a good time to reflect on a man who helped lay the groundwork for some of this.He's Frank McGuire, who died Tuesday at 80.McGuire probably did more than anyone to popularize basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference. For a number of years now, there has been no greater basketball conference in the country, no bigger hotbed for the sport than the ACC, in which the University of Maryland plays.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams first walked into Cole Field House 50 years ago. A high school senior at the time, Williams had been invited to College Park from his home in South Jersey by coach Bud Millikan to watch the 1963 NCAA tournament East Regional. "I had seen the Palestra in Philadelphia, which was 9,000 [capacity], but this was 14,000," Williams recalled this week. "I walked in from the street on the top level. It kind of took your breath away. " As much as Williams liked the school and its coach, he fell in love with what was then an 18-year-old building that was among the best and biggest college basketball venues in the country.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 12, 1996
THE NEXT THREE DAYS are filled with holiday magic.Tomorrow night, it's the shopping adventure of the season. The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce calls it Midnight Madness, although I expect to be deep into my "long winter's nap" by that hour.However, from 6 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m., shoppers in Park Plaza and Severna Park Village will think they've become part of a colorized version of "It's a Wonderful Life."Thanks to the efforts of the chamber, shoppers will be able to wish each other "happy holidays" as they stroll from store to store in the company of clowns, Santa Bear and Frosty the Snowman.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - A nearly 60-year-old basketball arena called Cole Field House was transformed into a hot, crowded, ear-deafening time capsule Friday night. It could have been 1969, the year Lefty Driesell arrived from Davidson filled with bluster and bravado and determined to make Maryland into "the UCLA of the East. " It could have been 1989, the year Gary Williams returned to his alma mater from Ohio State, vowing to rebuild a scandal-ridden, down-on-its-luck program. It could have been 2002, when the Terps won their first national championship a few weeks after closing the building with an unbeaten home season.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1990
COLLEGE PARK -- Talk about making up for lost time. After its first practice was delayed five days, the University of Maryland basketball team took to the floor at 12:01 a.m. yesterday and left for the day around 9 last night.The Terrapins slept, ate and rested between the three sessions, which began with Midnight Madness before 2,500 at Cole Field House and ended with the second of two more serious, two-hour workouts last night."They played hard," Maryland coach Gary Williams said after the middle session.
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December 2, 2007
Ellicott City's Historic District will celebrate its 30th annual Midnight Madness on Friday evening, rain, show or shine. Hospitality Weekend is planned for Saturday and next Sunday. Refreshments, shopping promotions, dining and holiday entertainment will be offered until midnight Friday and through the rest of the weekend. Free trolley service will be available. Santa will arrive by firetruck at the B&O Railroad Station Museum at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Musical performances by wandering costumed madrigal singers from Long Reach and River Hill high schools, the Centennial High School jazz ensemble, vocalist Tessa Truax and her band, As If It's Tragic, and bagpiper Jack Groves.
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By Kris Antonelli and Ellen Gamerman and Kris Antonelli and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | December 8, 1995
A bearded Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins played the jolly old man himself last night as he handed out candy canes to the young and old who came out for the fifth annual Midnight Madness in downtown Annapolis."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1995
COLLEGE PARK -- The return of college basketball called out to Maryland's most avid fans like a siren early this morning.Or was that Dick Vitale?Seven months after the Terrapins were eliminated by Connecticut from the NCAA tournament, they reacquainted themselves with 12,000 basketball zealots at Cole Field House for Midnight Madness.It was a fitting touch for the Terps to launch the 1995-96 season with Vitale, ESPN's ebullient voice of the college game, who was on hand for the season-opening festivities.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1998
Champagne and toasts won't be involved, but this evening may still feel a lot like New Year's Eve for local college basketball teams, many with resolutions to make the 1998-99 season a lot better than the last one.The effort to make good begins tonight, with Midnight Madness events for the public at Towson and Coppin State, as well as at Maryland, predicted to be a Top 5 team by most. Loyola, Morgan State, Mount St. Mary's, Navy, UMBC and UMES start their practices tomorrow, without the hype.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1995
For the second year in a row, Severna Park shops and stores will stay open until midnight tonight to try to pump up holiday sales.Most of the businesses in the Severna Park Village Shopping Center and Park Plaza are taking part in "Midnight Madness," said Linda Zahn, executive director of the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce."
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
The announcement Tuesday that Maryland Madness will be held at Cole Field House for the first time since the building was closed to basketball in 2002 was welcomed by two former coaches who spent a lot of time there and whose teams won many big games there. Both Lefty Driesell and Gary Williams said they hope to be in College Park on Oct. 18, when third-year men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon and longtime women's basketball coach Brenda Frese hold a ceremonial practice there for their respective teams.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
To the surprise of no one, the Harrison twins revealed this week that they consider Kentucky and Maryland their top two schools. Aaron Harrison Sr. told ESPN.com's Reggie Rankin that his five-star sons trimmed Baylor and Villanova from their list, leaving the Terps and Wildcats as co-leaders and SMU "a distant third. " With the news of the Harrison twins' final list, KentuckySports.com offered its take on where the 2013 guards stand. Harrison Sr. told the Herald-Leader earlier this week that the family had no more visits planned, though a trip to Maryland on Oct. 12 for that school's midnight madness remains a “possibility.” He said the twins would not be visiting Kentucky before making a decision.
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By Amber Owens, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2011
Alexandria, Va. Holiday Boat Parade Enjoy a parade of brightly lit sailboats and powerboats at the 12th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Some 50 decorated vessels will sail from Washington to Alexandria, Va., to showcase their creativity and Christmas spirit while a panel of judges will award prizes in dozens of categories. The morning of the parade, families can enjoy a sightseeing tour at the Potomac Riverboat Company, historical tours and also enjoy shopping at the many designer boutiques in town.
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By Matt Vensel | October 17, 2011
I came down with a nasty case of retriever fever after watching UMBC's promotional video for Midnight Madness. To make matters worse, this obnoxious pop song has been stuck in my head for the past hour or so. Enjoy.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
For his inaugural Maryland Madness, new men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon assembled a blend of old and new Friday night. He acquired the "old" by inviting former Terps such as Greivis Vasquez, Steve Francis, Steve Blake and Byron Mouton to the event, which had the feel of a late-night preseason pep rally at Comcast Center. The latter two were members of the 2002 team that will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its national championship in 2012. And the new? Well, that would be Turgeon himself.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2011
Lefty Driesell had already promised that Maryland would become the "UCLA of the East" when he was hired away from Davidson two years before. Now, with a talented team led by Tom McMillen and Len Elmore about to become eligible for varsity as sophomores, Driesell was looking for a way to pump up his players going into the 1971-72 college basketball season. "I said, 'Let's start practice before everyone else and we're going to be the last team to practice. We're going to play for the national championship," Driesell recalled in a telephone interview this week.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 1, 2006
For hundreds of parents throughout Howard County, "Midnight Madness" takes place tonight. These parents will stay up until midnight or set their alarms. They will be at their computers at 11:59:59, password memorized, hands poised over their keyboards, ready to type. And at the stroke of midnight, they will log on to the Department of Recreation and Parks Web site (www.co.ho.md.us/RAP/RAP_HomePage.htm) and start enrolling their kids in summer camps. One of those parents will be Michelle Johnson of Ellicott City, who hopes to get her sons, Kyle, 10, and Alex, 8, into several summer camps.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - The Maryland Terrapins' men's basketball team had its first official practice of the 2001-2002 season at empty Cole Field House yesterday at noon, 12 hours after kicking off the year with a raucous Midnight Madness celebration before a packed arena. "I'm a little nervous, to tell you the truth. I'm getting chills just standing here," said freshman forward Mike Grinnon, minutes before the Terps took the floor for a 20-minute scrimmage just after midnight. "This is awesome."
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By Jeff Barker | September 27, 2011
Midnight Madness, I mean Maryland Madness, has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14 at 9:30 p.m. The event will be held at soon-to-be-but-not-quite-yet Gary Williams Court at Comcast Center. According to Maryland media relations, "The event will mark the 40th anniversary of the first Midnight Madness, which began on the Maryland campus when former head coach Lefty Driesell took his squad to the track at Byrd Stadium for a midnight conditioning run. " The event will feature scrimmages by the men's and women's teams.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2010
It would be a disaster, Paul Vinette figures, to read from PowerPoint slides when he teaches his introduction to psychology class this fall at Anne Arundel Community College. Students might tolerate a droning lecture at 2 p.m. But at 2 a.m.? No, that's not a typo. Vinette will teach a psychology class from midnight to 3 a.m. Thursdays this fall. It's the latest, and perhaps most drastic, example of the steps community colleges are taking to deal with rapid increases in demand.
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