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Dan Rodricks: Terps could learn sportsmanship from high school boys
Dan Rodricks: Terps could learn sportsmanship from high school boys

This is about football and life lessons and sportsmanship, stemming from two very different incidents in two games — one that might have made you grimace, one that might have made you cry. I'll start with the grimace. The very public refusal of the tri-captains of the University of Maryland football team to shake hands with their Penn State counterparts before Saturday's game was a low-rent move. Bravado is admirable. Irreverence is admirable. Refusing the hand of your opponent in a time-honored gesture of sportsmanship is not. What happened Saturday was not the end of civilization, of course. The Terps were assessed a 15-yard penalty and the university issued apologies...

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