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By Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
  Comptroller Peter Franchot proudly describes himself as Maryland's chief fiscal officer, but a senior state senator is accusing him of acting against the state's interests and promoting West Virginia's in the fight over expanded gambling. Sen. James "Ed" DeGrange Sr. of Anne Arundel County sent a letter to his fellow Democrat Friday in which he chided the comptroller for his appearance in ads financed by Penn National Gaming to fight Question 7 on the Nov. 6 ballot. A yes vote could clear the way for a casino at National Harbor in Prince George's County, which Penn National sees as a threat to its casino in Charles Town, W. Va. In unusually harsh terms, DeGrange calls the Penn national ads "deceitful" and charges that Franchot "contributed to the deceit.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 24, 2014
On Tuesday, Maryland cornerback Will Likely became the first Terps defender to ever be named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week . Wednesday, Likely was selected for a national award -- the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week. Likely had a team-high nine tackles, a tackle for a loss and an interception that he returned 88 yards for a touchdown during Maryland's win over Syracuse on Saturday. For the year, Likely is third on the Terps with 27 tackles, has three tackles for a loss, a sack, five pass deflections, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
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By Sports Digest | April 5, 2010
West Virginia senior forward Da'Sean Butler , the Mountaineers' third-leading career scorer, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee after a collision with Duke's Brian Zoubek midway through the second half in Saturday night's 78-57 loss in the national semifinals. A magnetic resonance imaging done Sunday in Indianapolis also revealed a sprain of the medial cruciate ligament and two bone bruises.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 20, 2014
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - At the Big Ten media days in late July, Maryland coach Randy Edsall was asked to identify his primary concerns heading into the season. He answered immediately: Staying healthy. The Terps , who have dealt with numerous serious injuries to key players the past two seasons, got through preseason practice relatively healthy. But the injuries have continued to mount since the season started in late August, and Maryland lost two more starters to injuries during Saturday's 34-20 win over Syracuse.
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September 20, 2013
When: 3:30 P.M. Site: M&T Bank Stadium TV: ESPNU Radio: 105.7 FM, 980 AM Series: West Virginia leads 26-21-2 and has won seven straight Last meeting: West Virginia defeated Maryland, 31-21, on Sept. 22, 2012, in Morgantown, W.Va. Maryland offense vs. West Virginia defense: Maryland's offense has surpassed 500 yards in each game this season. With Nigel King injured, Maryland will probably play redshirt freshman Malcolm Culmer extensively at wide receiver.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
A suspect in a Northwest Baltimore shooting was arrested Thursday in Western Maryland, police said.  Police said witnesses were able to give detectives a West Virginia license plate of a vehicle seen driving away from the scene of the shooting, and tracked the gunman, 46-year-old William Jeffrey Howard, to his address in tiny Westernport, Md.  The shooting is believed to be drug-related, police said. At about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, police said Howard was in a vehicle with the victim in the 3900 block of Mortimer Ave., when the two men began fighting inside the car. Police say Howard pulled out a handgun and shot the 32-year-old victim in the forearm.  Witnesses said Howard then jumped into a vehicle, being driven by a woman, that was parked behind the victim's car, and they fled.  Howard is charged with attempted first-degree murder, and related charges. 
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
Daxter Miles wasn't planning on making his college commitment Friday night. But the Dunbar senior had a sudden change of heart during his high school graduation three days ago. “I decided [to end my recruitment] because it was a big event in my life, with me and my family, so why not keep it going and commit on my graduation?” said Miles, who pledged to West Virginia. “I wasn't planning to at first. Everything hit me though, and I thought about it real heavy.” Miles, who also considered offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Villanova and Xavier, said the Mountaineers have been recruiting him since the beginning of his senior year, shortly after he transferred to Dunbar from IMG Academy in Florida.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2010
A 69-year-old motorcyclist was killed Friday night after his Harley Davidson struck an SUV on I-70 in Howard County, state police said. Earl Burton Walker of South Charleston, W.V., was heading east on I-70, near Woodbine Road in Lisbon when his motorcycle collided with a 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Gary Eugene Fyffe Jr., 33, of Pasadena. State police said the Ford was disabled in the left lane because of a flat front tire when the motorcycle crashed into the back of the SUV. Fyffe, the driver of the Ford Explorer was driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for DUI, police said, but no charges have been filed.
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By Ken Murray | ken.murray@baltsun.com | March 20, 2010
- The end, for Reggie Holmes, came with 31 seconds left in a blowout loss, when he retreated to the Morgan State bench one last time Friday. The beginning of the end came when West Virginia assigned 6-foot-9 Devin Ebanks to guard Holmes in their NCAA East Regional opener. Holmes hit his first shot - a trademark triple - but spent the rest of the afternoon at HSBC Arena with Ebanks shadowing his every move, hand in Holmes' face, game in West Virginia's pocket. The final score was 77-50 Mountaineers, but the story was the job Ebanks did on Morgan's all-time leading scorer.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2012
The Next Level is a Recruiting Report feature that focuses on natives of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County who appear on NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision rosters. For former Dunbar star Tavon Austin , 2011 was the season that he officially lived up to -- if not exceeded -- the hype. Austin, the 2009 Baltimore Sun Male Athlete of the Year, was an often unstoppable scoring machine for West Virginia in the fall.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 19, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- A week from now, Maryland will be in Indiana for its first Big Ten game and the beginning of a gantlet that includes eight straight against conference teams. The Terrapins will likely be underdogs in most, if not all, of those games. That makes Saturday's game against Syracuse that much more important. Maryland's first goal each year is to qualify for a bowl game, a task that requires a team to win at least six games. The Terps (2-1) could still win enough to qualify even if they don't win Saturday.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 17, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- By the end of last weekend's game against West Virginia, Maryland was depleted enough that the Terrapins were primarily using backups at inside linebacker and a scout team player at outside linebacker. The Terps might get outside linebackers Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil and Matt Robinson back for Saturday's game against Syracuse. Inside linebacker L.A. Goree might play as well. But all four of Maryland's starting linebackers have dealt with injuries during the early part of the season, and it is possible the Terps will again have to rely heavily on backup players when Maryland plays a Syracuse team that ran for 289 yards in a 40-3 win over Central Michigan last week.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 17, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -  Maryland's coaches have personnel meetings every Wednesday night during which they discuss the depth chart and any potential changes. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley reiterated Wednesday that C.J. Brown is the Terps' starting quarterback and that Caleb Rowe is his backup. Locksley was asked Wednesday whether he would consider using Rowe, who has a stronger arm, as a change-of-pace quarterback to Brown, a talented runner who has struggled at times throwing the ball this season.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
In this week's recruiting roundup, the Terps lose one of their top basketball targets to West Virginia. Football recruiting -- Class of 2015 defensive end target Byron Cowart and wide receiver target Ryan Davis were scheduled to take official visits to Maryland last weekend. -- Class of 2015 athlete commit Ty Johnson had 145 yards on 12 carries in a 33-7 win last Friday. He added four touchdowns in a 28-20 win Friday. -- Class of 2015 wide receiver commit D.J. Moore played quarterback and finished with 90 yards and two touchdowns on three carries in a 49-0 win over Boys' Latin on Thursday.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 15, 2014
One of the top-rated members of Maryland's past recruiting class could see some playing time when the Terps play Syracuse on Saturday. Freshman wide receiver Juwann Winfree had some standout moments during preseason practice and has progressed to the point that he was listed on the two-deep when Maryland released its updated depth chart Monday. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Winfree, who was ranked as a four-star prospect, was named the Terps' offensive scout team player of the week last week.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 15, 2014
For around 15 hours Saturday, Shawne Merriman was at the Big Ten Network building in Chicago watching, evaluating and talking about the conference's football games. Merriman, the former Maryland and NFL star who now serves as an analyst for the Big Ten Network, saw the Terps' 40-37 loss to West Virginia and watched the majority of the other teams around the Big Ten play as well. Merriman took some time Monday to talk to The Baltimore Sun about Maryland, the Big Ten and how he sees the Terps stacking up in the Big Ten. What did you think watching Maryland on Saturday?
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2010
Maryland probably didn't need another reminder that wide receiver Tavon Austin (Dunbar) — who was once heavily recruited by the Terps — opted to enroll at West Virginia instead. But the Terps were reminded often Saturday. Seven times, to be exact. That's the number of receptions Austin made for the No. 21 Mountaineers in West Virginia's 31-17 victory. Austin caught passes of 6 and 5 yards for West Virginia's first two touchdowns. The sophomore also had a 57-yard kickoff return and finished with 172 all-purpose yards.
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By Robert B. Reich | January 22, 2014
The recent massive spill of the toxic chemical MCHM into West Virginia's Elk River illustrates another benefit to corporate interests of high unemployment, economic insecurity and a safety-net shot through with holes. Not only are employees eager to accept whatever job they can get, but they are also unwilling to demand healthy and safe environments. The spill was the region's third major chemical accident in five years, coming after two investigations by the federal Chemical Safety Board in the Kanawha Valley, also known as "Chemical Valley," and repeated recommendations from federal regulators and environmental advocates that the state embrace tougher rules to better safeguard chemicals.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 14, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - On a typical Saturday night after a game, Maryland coach Randy Edsall will sit in his home office and break down the film, going through and analyzing each play while also grading the performance of each player. And whether it was from home or from his office inside Gossett Team House, Edsall spent Saturday night evaluating the film of the Terps ' loss to West Virginia on Saturday afternoon. What he saw? A lot of mistakes and missed opportunities that led to Maryland falling behind, 28-6, early and eventually losing, 40-37.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 14, 2014
Maryland fell to West Virginia, 40-37, at Byrd Stadium on Saturday. Here is what went well and what didn't from a Terps perspective. THE GOOD The big plays on offense Quarterback C.J. Brown missed an opportunity for a long touchdown during the first quarter, misfiring on a pass down the left sideline despite wide receiver Malcolm Culmer being wide open. However, Brown had a 77-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Stefon Diggs that cut West Virginia's lead to 28-13 during the second quarter and trimmed the Mountaineers' lead to 28-27 with a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage during the second half.
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