The first inkling about Len Bias came the summer before his freshman year at Maryland when he played in the well-respected Urban Coalition league in Washington. The league was made up mostly of college players, local NBA players and a few older playground legends.
In its prime, Maryland-Duke was a series that emanated heat. While Duke fans professed indifference, the rivalry didn't fade away quietly at Maryland, not even after the school announced it would join the financially lucrative Big Ten beginning this July.
Former Maryland basketball star Juan Dixon said Wednesday that he received a telephone call over the summer from current Terps coach Mark Turgeon, who asked if it would be all right for incoming freshman Roddy Peters to wear No. 3.
Brothers Tim Connelly (Denver Nuggets), Pat Connelly (Phoenix Suns), Joe Connelly (Washington Wizards) and Dan Connelly (Utah Jazz) grew up in Baltimore's Roland Park neighborhood and now work for NBA franchises.
Except for the fact that his left foot is encased in a protective boot, and that most of his training is done sitting down, little has changed for former Maryland center Alex Len as he gets ready for next week's NBA draft.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, Matt Vensel of The Baltimore Sun hopes to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, he exchanged emails with Dave Tucker, who writes about Maryland basketball for Testudo Times.
Eric Hayes spent the first two years after graduating Maryland in 2010 playing basketball in three different countries and moving closer to his ultimate goal ¿ becoming a coach like his father, Kendall, who had coached for years in Northern Virginia and stopped to watch his son play for the Terps.
Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee Bucks), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), former Terps star Greivis Vasquez (New Orleans Hornets), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers) and Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves) will lead the UA pros team against a B'more Finest squad.
Ten years after the championship: Q&A with Gary Williams. Former Maryland coach reflects on the '02 title team, talks about where it fit into history, and discusses the Terps' chances of winning another national championship.
NBA players sponsored by Baltimore-based Under Armour will be sporting their professional jerseys in upcoming ad campaigns for Under Armour footwear, under a partnership between the company and the National Basketball Association.