An attorney representing Maryland argued Thursday that the Atlantic Coast Conference has left the university's athletic department with a vast budget "hole" by improperly withholding millions of dollars in shared conference revenues after the school decided to join the Big Ten.
With Roddy Peters arriving on campus for team workouts in early summer and rising senior Melo Trimble already committed to the Terps, it came as a surprise that Maryland would offer another guard in the class of 2014. But that¿s exactly what coach Mark Turgeon did Monday afternoon with Tre Campbell (St. John¿s).
The University of Maryland's deal to join the Big Ten includes not only the lucrative annual payouts that all members receive, but also a significant concession obtained by the school — a subsidy worth tens of millions of dollars from the conference to offset athletic teams' anticipated higher travel costs, according to multiple sources.
The University of Maryland's planned departure from the Atlantic Coast Conference has raised questions about the league's long-term survival, a sobering prospect for fans who grew up on games between the Terps and their Tobacco Road rivals.
Maryland's decision to move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten not only caught its fans and students — and possibly ACC officials — by surprise. The stunning announcement that was first rumored late last week and was made official Monday also came as a shock to many of the school's coaches.
Dr. Rose C. Kurz, a retired psychiatric nurse and educator who had been a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization, died Aug. 3 from complications following surgery at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has handed out scholarship offers to a select group of 2014 prospects, and one of them -- Cape Henry (Va.) sophomore Devon Hall -- was on campus Friday for the first time. Hall got to meet with several staff and faculty members and spent some time mingling with Maryland's players.
The Maryland football team is tentatively scheduled to open the 2012 season at home on Sept. 1 against William & Mary, followed by games at Temple, at home against Connecticut and at West Virginia on Sept. 22.