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By BILL ATKINSON | June 21, 2005
ONCE, everything Tom McMillen touched turned golden. McMillen made the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was still in high school, starred on the great University of Maryland basketball teams of the early 1970s and played on the U.S. Olympic team. He graduated from College Park, went to Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association and served three consecutive terms in the House as the tallest (6 feet 11) congressman in history. But take the ball out of his hands, take him off Capitol Hill, put him in a business suit and McMillen looks more like a carnival barker than a man of accomplishment.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Tom McMillen could hardly have been a more highly touted recruit. "The best high school player in America," read Sports Illustrated's headline in bold lettering on a 1970 cover depicting the 6-foot-11 Mansfield (Pa.) basketball star. It was a lot to live up to - high school athletes were not normally hyped the way they are today - but McMillen didn't disappoint Maryland or its coach, Lefty Driesell. He averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds in his Terps career. On Sunday, McMillen - a Rhodes Scholar who went on to play in the NBA and serve in the U.S. House of Representatives - will be among the new inductees into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo. "I'm really proud of him," said Driesell.
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September 11, 1990
CongressFirst DistrictBarbara O. Kreamer (D)Wayne T. Gilchrest (R)Second DistrictRonald P. Bowers (D)Third DistrictBenjamin L. Cardin (D)Harwood Nichols (R)Fourth DistrictTom McMillen (D)Robert P. Duckworth (R)Fifth DistrictSteny Hoyer (D)Gregory K. Washington (R)Sixth DistrictBeverly B. Byron (D)Christopher Fiotes Jr. (R)Seventh DistrictKweisi Mfume (D)@Eighth DistrictConstance Morella (R)James Walker Jr. (D)
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Baltimore Sun staff | April 2, 2013
Former Terps center Tom McMillen will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame's class of 2013, the Maryland athletic department announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-11 McMillen averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds during his four-year Maryland career (1970-74). A two-time All-ACC first-team selection, McMillen was MVP of the Terps' 1972 NIT championship game win over Niagara. “We're thrilled for Tom to receive this much deserved honor,” Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson said in a news release.
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July 29, 1992
TOM MCMILLEN, Maryland's tallest congressman, has said it is to his credit he's not an ideologue. Yet even some of his supporters admit to having trouble detecting any internal compass that guides his politics after six years in office.A compelling article in a recent issue of Sports Illustrated won't do anything to dissuade that sense of the congressman.The piece is about the 1972 U.S. men's Olympic basketball team. Mr. McMillen, then a star forward at College Park, played for that team, the one involved in that great controversy surrounding the first international loss -- ever -- by an American basketball team.
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October 6, 1991
From: Dorothy F. GwinnCorresponding secretaryRepublican Women of Anne Arundel CountyMembers attending the board meeting of the Republican Women of Anne Arundel County were very chagrined to read the article on congressional redistricting (The Sun, Sept. 24) in which our present congressman, Tom McMillen, is quoted as wondering "how much longer a woman of Mrs. Bentley's age will remain in Congress."There is nothing that dictates at what age a member of Congress should retire. Certainly, when one has the knowledge, stamina and proven ability that Mrs. Bentley possesses, there is no reason to believe she will not be able to serve her constituency very well for many more years to come.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff Writer | October 8, 1992
When Congressmen Wayne Gilchrest and Tom McMillen face off tonight in a debate at Anne Arundel Community College, Severna Park residents will learn more about the candidates than their names. At least that's the hope of the sponsors.For in this segment of the redesigned 1st District, voters seem as ill-informed about the candidates for the House of Representatives as they are uncertain who they'll choose. Of dozens interviewed in local shopping centers this week, most said they didn't know enough about the race to have an opinion.
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August 10, 1991
An editorial yesterday in The Sun said that Representative Tom McMillen represents the 2nd Congressional District. He represents the 4th District.The Sun regrets the errors.It is wrong for colleges to overemphasize sports, but it shouldn't be illegal.There is no doubt that college athletics needs reforming. For too long, coaches and athletics directors, not college presidents and other academic officials, have had effective control. For too long, the term "student-athlete" has seemed an oxymoron at many schools which compete at the top levels of competition.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | August 29, 1991
Lisa Renshaw really knows how to hurt a guy.Renshaw, a Republican from Severn, began her run for Congress yesterday, assailing U.S. Representative Tom McMillen, D-4th, as a "Dukakis Democrat." Renshaw didn't spare the L-word, either, in her assault on McMillen."Tom McMillen may have been a center on the basketball court, butin Congress, he has been playing far left of center for too long," Renshaw said. "Tom McMillen, the basketball player turned congressman,is so liberal he's out of bounds."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | September 16, 1991
It took only a light breeze to lift the smell of sausage and pit beef over the throng of supporters for U.S. Representative Tom McMillen yesterday afternoon, but food and beer were second on the menu to thepolitical talk.While 1,200 people downed food and passed around campaign buttons, many were wondering whether once-a-decade redistricting will leave the 4th District Democrat's name on their ballots next year.But if the two-term congressman, whose district currently includes all of Anne Arundel and parts of Howard and Prince George's counties, was as concerned as his constituents, he wasn't showing it."
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By Chris Korman | November 23, 2012
Members of the Towson baseball and men's soccer teams continue to wait to hear whether their programs will be disbanded by the university. President Maravene Loeschke sent a message to students and faculty Monday saying that a task force asked to study the decision had endorsed the recommendation to cut the sports. But she also said she would need more time to examine the issue before making her decision. She hopes to do so “as soon after winter break as possible.” Loeschke was not available for an interview this week, nor was Towson athletics director Mike Waddell.
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By sloane brown and sloane brown,sloane@sloanebrown.com | November 9, 2008
A lineup of athletes - including Sugar Ray Leonard, Dorothy Hamill, Katie Hoff, Kimmie Meissner, Vicky Bullett, Charles Jenkins, Jessica Long and Tom McMillen - is impressive enough. Mingling with them and other sports stars and reporters at a Baltimore party can make you downright giddy. That was certainly the mood inside the Sports Legends Museum, where a couple hundred folks gathered for a VIP reception benefiting the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation. That soiree was just the warm-up for the evening's big bash.
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By BILL ATKINSON | June 21, 2005
ONCE, everything Tom McMillen touched turned golden. McMillen made the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was still in high school, starred on the great University of Maryland basketball teams of the early 1970s and played on the U.S. Olympic team. He graduated from College Park, went to Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association and served three consecutive terms in the House as the tallest (6 feet 11) congressman in history. But take the ball out of his hands, take him off Capitol Hill, put him in a business suit and McMillen looks more like a carnival barker than a man of accomplishment.
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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2002
As campaign volunteers milled about in a southwest Baltimore parking lot before a door-to-door literature drop, Bob Ehrlich took control. "Huddle up! Huddle up!" he cried. "OK," he said, his arms stretched across T-shirted backs. "We're going to split up in groups. You guys take one side of the street. You take the other. We'll be right behind you." Ehrlich, the former linebacker, was playing quarterback - exactly the role he's hoping to play in Annapolis next year. Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is a Republican and a gubernatorial candidate.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2002
In the most ideal scenario, all four of his former players would have heard their names called on NBA draft night at Madison Square Garden. But University of Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams gladly settled for the next-best thing. And it still marked the best draft he has ever enjoyed during 13 seasons in College Park, coming on the heels of the Terrapins' first-ever national championship. Sophomore power forward Chris Wilcox (Los Angeles Clippers), senior shooting guard Juan Dixon (Washington Wizards)
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March 30, 2002
Game 1: Oklahoma vs. Indiana Time: 6:07 p.m. TV: Chs. 13,9 Line: Oklahoma by 7 The Sooners appear to be the stronger team, but the Hoosiers have been full of surprises so far in the tournament. Page 10 Game 2: Mayalnd vs. Kansas Time: 8:47 p.m. TV: Chs. 13,9 Line: Kansas by 1 1/2 Page 3 On a mission One year after losing in the Final Four, a focused, veteran Maryland team aims to atone with a national championship. Page 4 The coaches Gary Williams and Roy Williams are two of the top coaches in the college game.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | October 28, 1992
Proving political activism is ageless, about 150 elderly people turned out yesterday for a breakfast to support Democrats Barbara Mikulski and Tom McMillen in their re-election bids.The group, mostly from Anne Arundel County and the southern neighborhoods of Baltimore City, went to Michael's Eighth Avenue sporting campaign buttons and enthusiasm."I was born and raised a Democrat," said Walter Miles, from Baltimore's Curtis Bay neighborhood. "They can be trusted."Emma Tolodziecki, also from Curtis Bay, agreed.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2002
In the most ideal scenario, all four of his former players would have heard their names called on NBA draft night at Madison Square Garden. But University of Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams gladly settled for the next-best thing. And it still marked the best draft he has ever enjoyed during 13 seasons in College Park, coming on the heels of the Terrapins' first-ever national championship. Sophomore power forward Chris Wilcox (Los Angeles Clippers), senior shooting guard Juan Dixon (Washington Wizards)
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | March 18, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The moment came with 4:09 left in the first half, and Juan Dixon was too busy sizing up Wisconsin to notice. All season, Dixon had been chasing the late Len Bias on the University of Maryland's all-time scoring list. When Dixon made his first three-pointer yesterday to give the Terps a 32-25 lead in an 87-57 rout of the Badgers, he had reached 2,150 career points and stood alone. "Coming into this school, a lot of people knocked Coach [Gary] Williams for recruiting me. I had a lot of critics," Dixon said.
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By Milton Kent | December 8, 1998
There are few college basketball observers who have the kind of historical perspective that CBS analyst Billy Packer has.Packer was one of the heady guards of coach Bones McKinney's Wake Forest teams of the early 1960s, before heading into coaching and then into broadcasting, calling Atlantic Coast Conference games in the early 1970s on the old C. D. Chesley regional network.This season will mark the 25th straight in which he will work the Final Four, first in a dynamic teaming with NBC's Dick Enberg and Al McGuire and in the last eight years with CBS' Jim Nantz.
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