Did Channel 13 REALLY lead their 11pm news last night with the James Franklin $1 million guarantee story???
I understand that we’re at a place in the economy right now where we are quick to question the salary anyone makes…..but this isn’t even a SALARY. This is just an amount that Franklin has been guaranteed should he not be hired as head coach.
Maryland did what they had to do to keep James Franklin in College Park; and they certainly have the financial structure within the athletic department to do so WITHOUT spending taxpayer money.
I think there might be better things to get outraged about these days, honestly.
Let’s see what everyone else has to say……
Best of Wednesday’s WNST Blogs:
Drew Forrester not upset Baez left out of rotation
Glenn Clark says Juan Dixon is March Madness ‘hero’
Nestor Aparicio says Ravens still have stellar coaching tree
Ed Frankovic says Caps clinch playoff berth
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Mickolio, Waters, McCrory sent to Norfolk
The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Baez out of rotation mix, back to bullpen
The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Penn, Eaton, Hendrickson, Simon, Bass final candidates for 3 rotation spots
The AP’s Dennis Waszak says former Oriole Palmeiro headed to College Baseball Hall of Fame
The Sun’s Childs Walker says Hill might be showing signs of NEVER regaining form
The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Frederick to give away Wieters, Markakis bobbleheads
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Baez ‘disappointed’ to be left out of rotation mix
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Hennessey, Parrish also sent to minor league camp
The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Hill plunked two; gave up 3 run bomb to Scott in intrasquad game
Examiner Jay Trucker thinks Wieters will hit .283 with 17 homers at big league level this season
Examiner Steve DeClue thinks Hendrickson, Eaton will be 3rd & 4th starters
Carroll County Times’ Rich Dubroff says MacPhail feels Uehara has brought ‘spark’ to Spring Training
Fox Sports’ Dayn Perry says Orioles need ‘rotation to be far better than any reasonable expectation’ for success
The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Newsome getting national credit for free agent moves
The Sun’s Rick Maese says Bengals’ Lewis picks Ravens behind Steelers
Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Lorenzo Neal wants to return to Ravens
Diamondback’s Eric Detweiler says Ravens show ‘commitment’ to DHB interest by bringing Flacco
ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens will have tough time deciding if 38 year old Neal worth bringing back again
TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
The Sun’s Matt Bracken recaps season for commit Alyssa Thomas
Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Terps ‘comfortable’ heading to Raleigh
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Maryland, LSU, UConn only schools to win bowl game, men’s Tournament game, women’s Tournament game this year
ESPN.com’s Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel each pick Terps to top Commodores
ESPN.com’s Graham Hays says Toliver, Coleman showing ‘leadership’
The Sun’s David Steele says relationship between Gary, Yow appears to have ‘cooled’
Examiner Steve DeClue thinks Yow would be fine not having Gary as coach anymore
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda thinks ‘accuracy’ will improve for Mosley
Washington Post’s Steve Yanda wonders how Milbourne’s role will change with Williams, Padgett in tow
The Sun’s Ken Murray says DHB trying to raise public profile
The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Franklin not at fault for 7 figure guarantee
Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Dewey Schmitt may have chance to play at next level (must subscribe)
Terrapin Times’ Mark Clem profiles Spring TE’s (must subscribe)
Inside Lacrosse’s Jon Brand says Terps would be seeded 7th in Tournament started today
The Sun’s Mike Preston says Tigers’ play improving as of late
The Official Site says Ambrose opens first Spring practice Friday
The Sun’s Edward Lee says Toomey not set on Hagelin or Alex Peaty in goal vs. Syracuse yet
The Official Site recaps historic season
The Official Site says Saturday’s game at Georgetown to be carried by MASN
The Official Site introduces OT Battipaglia
Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Niumatalolo worked Mids hard in practice
Go Mids sits down with incumbent QB Dobbs (must subscribe)
Ravens Official Site says M&T Bank Stadium to have natural grass surface for Chelsea-AC Milan
Examiner Steve DeClue thinks Baltimore could be in play for future of D.C. United based on success of international match (I doubt it)
The Sun’s Candus Thomson says Meissner working in Toronto instead of fighting for World Championship in Los Angeles
SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:
-I’ll ask the question again. Jim Calhoun has won 2 national championships and might well win a 3rd; but finds himself mired in a major scandal after being linked to lesser scandals in the past. Gary Williams squeezed into the Tournament after going to the NIT two of the last 3 years; but has avoided scandal almost entirely throughout his career.
Would you trade places?
Talk to you tomorrow.