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June 26, 1991
Despite the dismantling of the Maryland State Games Commission afterthe agency was hit with charges of misused funds, the Maryland StateGames will take place this year.The seventh running of the gamesis slated for July 19 to 21 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and will include 24 sports.The commission was disbanded early this year after an audit revealed questionable spending practices by the agency, which was a part of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The commission had just moved into new offices at the Springfield Laundry Center in 1989.
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October 3, 2014
MORGAN STATE (2-3, 1-1) @ FLORIDA A&M (0-4, 0-0) When: Saturday, 5 p.m. Site: Bragg Memorial Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla. Radio : 88.9 FM Series: Florida A&M leads, 19-5 What's at stake: The Bears' two-game winning streak came to an end in a familiar fashion a week ago. Previously-winless Norfolk State scored the game-winning touchdown with 29 seconds left in regulation, and Morgan State lost after coughing...
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By Eileen Canzianand Patricia Meisol | January 13, 1991
The Maryland State Games program used $4,500 in government drug-abuse prevention money to hire the band for a "thank-you" party Gov. William Donald Schaefer hosted for his staff last spring, the program's financial records show.The payment was just one example of questionable spending found in a review by The Sun of health department records on the freewheeling State Games program, which had been charged with promoting amateur athletics as a means of discouraging young people from using drugs.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 26, 2014
Ohio State has returned a portion of its ticket allotment for next week's game against Maryland in College Park. Those tickets can be purchased through umterps.com or by calling 1-888-IM-A-TERP. The game starts at noon. Ohio State lost star quarterback Braxton Miller to a season-ending shoulder injury before the start of the season and fell to Virginia Tech on Sept. 6, but the Buckeyes (2-1) beat Kent State, 66-0, Sept. 13 and are ranked 22 nd nationally. Maryland is 3-1 and plays its first Big Ten game Saturday at Indiana.
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By Eileen Canzian | January 5, 1991
State Health Secretary Adele A. Wilzack said yesterday that she has disbanded the scandal-ridden Maryland State Games program, saying that in less than six months it has spent its budget for an entire fiscal year and run up a deficit of nearly $50,000 beyond that.Ms. Wilzack, refusing to speak directly with reporters, made the announcement in a statement issued by a spokesman. Health department spokesman Richard Proctor declined to say how the State Games staff hadspent its budget of $310,000 so quickly, or to elaborate on Ms. Wilzack's decision to close the program.
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By Eileen Canzian and Eileen Canzian,Staff Writer | May 27, 1992
Two years ago, John M. Staubitz Jr. persuaded lawmakers to preserve his Maryland State Games program by showing them letters of support from the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee and other sports officials.Those letters were forged by Mr. Staubitz and his staff, witnesses were expected to testify in a trial beginning today.The first details of the state's case against Mr. Staubitz, the former deputy health secretary charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in office, were disclosed in documents filed yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court.
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By Patricia Meisoland Eileen Canzian | December 19, 1990
Hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote amateur athletics in Maryland -- including money intended to bring an Olympic Festival to Maryland -- came from government funds intended to combat drug and alcohol abuse, the dismissed director of the Maryland State Games said yesterday.James E. Narron, who was fired last week amid allegations that he misused money as director of the Maryland State Games, said he acted with the full support of Adele A. Wilzack, the secretary of health and mental hygiene, and her deputies.
SPORTS
May 31, 1991
The Maryland State Games, which have been the focus of several investigations into financial improprieties by their former director, will be continued this year under the auspices of a different government agency.The Maryland Office of Sports Promotion, part of the state's Department of Economic and Employment Development, announced yesterday the games will be held July 19-21 on the campuses of UMBC and Catonsville Community College.James E. Narron, the former director of the Maryland State Games, was forced to resign last December after it was found that he misused state health department funds.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Evening Sun Staff | March 29, 1991
Concerned about the possible misuse of federal drug funds, the FBI has launched its own investigation of the discredited Maryland State Games program, according to sources.In particular, federal investigators are looking to see if any federal drug-grant money was misspent by the State Games program, sources said.The federal investigation comes in the midst of a similar probe of the program by the criminal division of the state attorney general's office.As the State Games scandal unfolded between December and February, the two top officials of the state health department, as well as the leader of the games, lost their jobs.
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By Bill Glauber | December 20, 1990
The investigation of the Maryland State Games Foundation won't keep the 1992 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials out of Baltimore, nor will it stop the state's effort to land other trials, officials in Annapolis and Baltimore said yesterday."
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From Sun staff reports | September 23, 2014
Maryland's football game against No. 22 Ohio State at Byrd Stadium on Oct. 4 is set for a noon kickoff and will be broadcast nationally on ABC, the Big Ten Conference office confirmed Monday. The game will be the first meeting between the schools. Tickets are still available. Times are also were set for home games against Iowa and Michigan State. The Terps will take on the Hawkeyes at noon Oct. 18 and will face the Spartans at 8 p.m. on Nov. 15. Maryland's next game is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Indiana on the Big Ten Network.
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August 26, 2014
Tonight, Baltimore becomes a casino town. With the opening of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore on Russell Street, the city enters an era of legalized slots, table games and poker that seemed impossible just a dozen years ago. Back then, people were busy drawing lines - first no slots at racetracks; then maybe, but no table games; then state-regulated slots at five locations and then six, along with everything else. Voters got their say, both on the matter of expanded gambling and then the location of the state's largest casino, Maryland Live, at Arundel Mills.
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The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
(All games at UMBC) CLASS 4A-3A No. 8 Howard (18-0) vs. No. 11 South River (16-2) When : Tuesday, 8 p.m. Outlook: Both teams come into the game with extra incentive, which adds to an already intriguing matchup. Howard is making its first state title game appearance and looks to avenge last year's 15-6 semifinal loss to South River. After the Seahawks handled the Lions, they were unsuccessful in defending their 2012 crown with a loss to Westminster in the final.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2013
Maryland coaches noticed something unusual when they reviewed the game video from the 63-0 loss to Florida State last Saturday. Before Maryland would snap the ball, Seminoles defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. would occasionally point to the sky as if signaling that he knew a pass was coming. Was Maryland somehow telegraphing its intentions to run or pass? Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said today that the Terps need to avoid any pre-snap behavior or stances that give the defense clues.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
Here are more observations from Maryland's 63-0 loss to Florida State: ** Have you noticed that Stefon Diggs has not quite been Diggs-like of late? After two catches for 13 yards against West Virginia, Diggs had two for 24 yards against the Seminoles. Teams seem to focusing on Diggs increasingly this season (no surprise), which is why Deon Long has more receptions than Diggs. I've also speculated that Diggs may have some nagging injuries. I know that he did before the bye week.
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By Staff Writer | July 24, 1992
Scandal, conspiracy and ridicule -- all have been synonymous with the Maryland State Games for close to two years.When the eighth annual games kick off today, Josh Waldorf, the sports marketing specialist for Maryland's Department of Economics and Employment Development, will try to eradicate some of the damage."
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By Eileen Canzian and Eileen Canzian,Staff Writer | May 27, 1992
Two years ago, John M. Staubitz Jr. persuaded lawmakers to preserve his Maryland State Games program by showing them letters of support from the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee and other sports officials.Those letters were forged by Mr. Staubitz and his staff, witnesses are expected to testify in a trial that begins today.The first details of the state's case against Mr. Staubitz, the former deputy health secretary charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in office, were disclosed in documents filed yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court.
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