| Feb 28, 2012
| 12:43 PM
There are 345 college men's basketball teams at the Division I level and the National Collegiate Athletic Association allows each to have three full-time assistant coaches on staff. Laurel High graduate Antoine Gaither has been on staff at Howard...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:21 PM
The final buzzer sounded, Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter tumbled to the Georgia Dome floor locked in a joyous embrace, and the Maryland Terrapins had completed their historic journey by winning the first men's national basketball championship in school...
| Mar 12, 2012
The beginning of the calendar year traditionally marks the time for Hollywood awards ceremonies, but a little closer to home, the Maryland Music Educators Association also just announced their 2012 Awards of Excellence. MMEA bestows three Outstanding...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:00 PM
Terrell Stoglin picked up a red pen when he was in first grade, and out poured his vision of future basketball glory on page after page that he stapled together and proudly presented to his parents.
"No one can stop him," Terrell wrote about Terrell on...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Other than watching Juan Dixon and Steve Francis play while he was growing up, Evan Smotrycz “really had no connection” to the Maryland basketball program.
Smotrycz wasn’t recruited by Gary Williams’ Terps or Mark Turgeon’s...
| Feb 12, 2012
The Christian season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and ends 40 days later (Sundays not included) with Easter. In the Middle Ages, celebrants fasted during Lent and thus indulged in richer foodstuff – for example, milk, eggs, sugar, and butter ...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:39 AM
The Maryland men's basketball team ended its eight-game road losing streak in ACC play on Tuesday night with a hard-fought victory over Clemson -- a win the ESPNU broadcast team cast as having NCAA Tournament implications.
It was a good win and another...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:56 PM
When Maryland visits Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, there is bound to be at least one chant from the Duke students downplaying the basketball history between the two schools.
"Not our rivals," clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.
"Not our rivals," clap,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Cornflakes and water, Joe Pace recalled, was sometimes all he had to eat. Even if a hardscrabble existence hardly seemed to fit the profile of perhaps the best there ever was at Coppin State, there were always lean days in college for the big man with the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:32 AM
It's been five years since I arrived on the Maryland beat, beginning by filling in on some 2007 games. That's long enough for a retrospective -- a bloggy montage -- of memorable Maryland moments during the period. Feel free to add some of your own....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:42 AM
Here we are, on the cusp of March Madness again. And here come the vasectomycommercials.
You know the ones. Urology centers everywhere are trotting them out.
The basic message: Schedule your vasectomy now. Then recover by spending a day or two on the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 5:08 PM
Mark Turgeon had been talking Monday about how he had no true point guard, how his team couldn't finish games, how his center was reluctant to shoot, and how his post players have been maddeningly inconsistent.
So when the Maryland coach was asked...