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Maryland AD Anderson on Williams HOF election: “(His) contributions…are unmatched”

Posted on 07 April 2014 by WNST Staff

Williams Elected for Enshrinement in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former University of Maryland head coach Gary Williams has been elected for enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as announced today. The Class of 2014 will be enshrined during festivities in Springfield, Mass. on Friday, August 8.

“On behalf of the University of Maryland athletics department, we want to congratulate Gary on being selected for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame,” said Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “Over the past five decades, Gary’s contributions to the University of Maryland as an alum, player and coach are unmatched. Gary has earned this honor through his unwavering commitment and dedication to the game of basketball. He had the uncanny ability to bring the best out of his players. Gary is an outstanding coach and great friend, whose drive, passion and knowledge of the game have led him to the pinnacle of his profession.”

Selected for induction into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame last month, Williams will be the first coach in history to be selected to both institutions in the same year. Joining Williams in the Class of 2014 is Immaculata University’s AIAW National Championship teams of the early 1970s, Alonzo Mourning, Nolan Richardson, Mitch Richmond, Bob Leonard, Nat Clifton, Sarunas Marciulionis, Guy Rodgers and David Stern.

To be elected, finalists required 18 of 24 votes from the Honors Committee for election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  The addition of the direct elect committees were incorporated into the election process to maintain a strong focus on keeping history on the forefront of the voting procedures and to preserve a balance between two eras of basketball.

“Gary Williams is an icon not only here at the University of Maryland, but for all of college basketball,” said Wallace D. Loh, President.  “I congratulate Coach Williams on this much-deserved honor and I celebrate this moment with Terp alumni and fans all over the world.”

Upon returning to the College Park campus in 1989, Gary Williams (Maryland ‘68) led his alma mater’s basketball program from a period of troubled times to an era of national prominence during his 22 seasons at the helm from 1993-2011.

With 14 NCAA Tournament berths in his final 18 seasons, Williams and his staff garnered seven Sweet Sixteen appearances, a pair of consecutive Final Four showings, and the 2002 National Championship – the first of its kind in Maryland basketball history.

“I want to congratulate Gary on this prestigious honor,” said current Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon. “Gary is as respected as they come in the coaching profession. He won at every level, did things the right way and will be recognized as one of the all-time greats in our profession. His record and championship pedigree speak for themselves.”

After leading the Terrapins to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title in 2010, Williams was voted the league’s Coach of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. It was his second such award, as he was also honored in 2002.

With an all-time record of 461-252 (.646) as Maryland’s head coach, Williams stands as the Terrapins all-time winningest head basketball coach. He passed Charles “Lefty” Driesell, who amassed 348 victories in 18 seasons from 1969 to 1986.

The rise of the Maryland program ran parallel with Williams’ ascent among the most notable in the collegiate coaching fraternity. Williams was one of only five coaches to boast a string of 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament from 1994-2004. He produced at least 20 wins in a school-record eight straight seasons from 1996-97 to 2003-04.

Williams was heralded as the national and Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year during the Terps’ 2002 championship run.

In 2001, Williams became just the sixth coach since 1980 to direct his alma mater to the Final Four. A year later, he became the first coach since 1974 to guide his alma mater to a national title.

A former Terrapin point guard and 1968 graduate, Williams was a starter under coach Bud Millikan during the 1965, 1966 and 1967 seasons. He was the team captain as a senior and still lists one of his most memorable basketball moments as his experience as a spectator at the 1966 national championship game conducted at Maryland’s legendary Cole Field House, between Texas Western and Kentucky.

Williams was hired by Maryland on June 13, 1989, inheriting a team that had won only nine games the year before and finished in last place in the ACC. Displaying his coaching abilities immediately, he helped the Terps to 19 wins while advancing to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament – and making him the first coach in school history to lead a team into the postseason in his first year.

Williams began his coaching career as a graduate student at Maryland under freshman coach Tom Davis. The 1969 freshman team finished with a 12-4 record as Williams bonded with Davis in a relationship that would serve him well as his coaching career progressed.

After earning a degree in business, he continued his coaching career as an assistant at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, N.J. After one year, he took over as the head coach and guided his first team to a perfect 27-0 record and the state title. Williams has called that season “the ultimate — there wasn’t another game to win.” Upon winning the NCAA West Region championship in 2001, he fondly recalled his championship at Camden as the “only other time I’ve ever got to cut down a net.”

Williams spent one more year at Woodrow Wilson before accepting an invitation from Davis in 1972 to become an assistant at Lafayette College. While an assistant at Lafayette, Williams also served as the head soccer coach. In 1978, Williams accompanied Davis to Boston College. After one year there, Williams became the head coach at American University.

Williams immediately began making his mark at American. His 1981 squad set the still-standing school record for victories with a 24-6 mark, won the East Coast Conference championship, and played in the NIT. Williams was named the district coach of the year.

American returned to postseason play the next season as the Williams-led Eagles went 21-9 and played in the NIT for the second consecutive year. Only once prior to Williams’ arrival had AU attended a postseason tournament, and the Eagles have not returned since. Williams’ four-year record at AU was 72-42.

In 1983, Williams succeeded Davis at Boston College. He was once again an instant success, posting a 25-7 record and leading the Eagles to the regular-season championship of the Big East in his first season. Making his first appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Williams directed the Eagles to the Sweet 16. He finished third in the balloting for national coach of the year, and was honored again as the Eastern Coach of the Year by his peers. He went on to duplicate that NCAA Tournament success again in 1985, leading B.C. back to the Sweet Sixteen.

In 1987, Williams accepted the head coaching job at Ohio State, becoming the 10th basketball coach in that school’s illustrious history. He succeeded Eldon Miller and once again enjoyed success. In three years, the Buckeyes made three postseason appearances. His first squad defeated then-No. 1 and unbeaten Iowa (coached by Tom Davis) in the regular season, in what would be the first of many giant-killings.

During Williams’ three-year term at Ohio State, the Buckeyes defeated a second-ranked Purdue team, perennial power Kansas and highly regarded Big Ten powers Michigan and Illinois. Each of Williams’ three Ohio State teams advanced to postseason play, and he laid the groundwork for the highly successful teams that followed when he left Columbus for College Park.

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Season over early after Maryland left out of NIT field

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Season over early after Maryland left out of NIT field

Posted on 16 March 2014 by Glenn Clark

The season is over for the University of Maryland men’s basketball team and the Terps will not be a part of postseason play for the third time in the last four years, the second time in Mark Turgeon’s three year tenure as head coach.

The Terrapins (17-15, 9-9 ACC) lost to Florida State in the second round of the ACC Tournament Thursday, marking the end of both their season and their history as part of the ACC. Not at all surprisingly, Maryland was left out of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season Sunday night, marking the longest drought for the program since the beginning of former head coach Gary Williams’ tenure.

The Terps had been projected to be selected to the NIT field for a second straight season but were ultimately left out in part because of their lack of quality wins and in part because of the number of teams who received automatic bids (13) into the field of 32 after winning their conference’s regular season title but failing to claim an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by coming up short in their conference tournaments.

The school did not comment on the possibility of the team participating in either the College Basketball Insider (CBI) Tournament or CollegeInsider.com (CIT) Tournament; but in previous years the university made it clear they had no interest in participating in such events.

“We’re disappointed our season came to an end, considering we played some of our best basketball down the stretch” Turgeon told the Washington Post after being left out of the field. “I look forward to our coaching staff and players working hard to take the necessary steps to advance our program.”

Maryland’s early exit in their final trip to Greensboro came just four days after their best win of the season, an overtime victory over ACC regular season and ACC Tournament champion Virginia at Comcast Center. Maryland also claimed a victory over Big East Tournament champion Providence at the start of the season in the championship game of the Paradise Jam event in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The 2014-2015 season will be the fourth in Mark Turgeon’s original eight year contract and the first for the program as part of the Big Ten Conference. Despite growing unrest from the fanbase, Turgeon’s job status is not at all at risk, in large part because of that contract. Athletic Director Kevin Anderson recently told the Baltimore Sun “I have the utmost confidence in Mark and what he’s putting together as a program. We’ve got a great recruiting class coming in.”

Maryland’s incoming recruiting class is indeed considered Top 15 by many recruiting services including ESPN.com. All members of the four man class are considered Top 100 recruits. SG Dion Wiley (Potomac), PG Romelo “Melo” Trimble (Arlington, VA), C Trayvon Reed (Snellville, GA) and SF Jared Nickens (Norristown, PA) make up the most impressive incoming class of Turgeon’s tenure.

The Terps lose only little-used forward John Auslander to graduation this offseason. Forwards Dez Wells and Jake Layman have been considered NBA prospects at times but neither is considered likely to depart school early. Wells and G Nick Faust (City) will be seniors next year, as will forward Jonathan Graham (Calvert Hall) who transferred to College Park from Penn State before the season. The veteran-laiden team is also slated to include rising juniors Layman, forwards Charles Mitchell and Shaquille Cleare and guard Seth Allen.

The only schools from the state of Maryland participating in postseason play are Mt. St. Mary’s (NCAA) and Towson (CIT).

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Turgeon and Terps: He’s here to stay

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Turgeon and Terps: He’s here to stay

Posted on 13 January 2014 by Drew Forrester

Mark Turgeon is living a charmed life.

“Wait, Drew, didn’t Maryland just get their doors blown off last night?  How can Turgeon be charmed?” you’re asking.

Turgeon is indeed living a charmed life.  If not for Maryland having to cough up $50 million to join the Big Ten — hence, the Athletic Department, like the school, is broke – the Terps might very well be in the beginning stages of a coaching search.

Maryland didn’t lose 85-61 to Florida State last night.  They got smashed 85-61.  It wasn’t pretty.  Worse than that, actually.  Honestly, there are Old Mill High School cheerleaders better looking than the Terps were last night.

I’m not telling you anything new if you’ve watched them play — and I’m also not trying to pile on — but this is starting to get seriously concerning at College Park.  I said from the day Gary Williams left that the first guy in after him would have a tough time of it.  Yes, I know Maryland flirted with Arizona’s Sean Miller before hiring Turgeon, but it might be a good thing that Miller wasn’t first in after Williams departed.  I think the Terps would be better with Miller, yes, but be very careful of that “first person in after the legend leaves” stuff because it’s very real.

Turgeon’s era at College Park would really be in jeopardy if not for the aforementioned check of blood money owed to the ACC.  As it is, now, he’s likely safe no matter what the Terps do.  They simply can’t afford to jettison a guy who still has five years left on his contract, not to mention $10 million or so in guaranteed money.

The black marks against Turgeon extend past the team’s record on the court.  He’s the guy who hired Assistant Coach Dalonte Hill, a highly sought ofter basketball lifer most recently from the Kansas State program.  Hill came along with a list of question marks but Turgeon needed him for a boost in local recruiting and the reputation that Maryland was “back” on the national scene after a sluggish final five years in the Gary Williams era. Hill is no longer with the program after a DUI arrest in 2013.

Last night’s drubbing in Tallahassee was way too familiar.  The team’s two de facto big men, Mitchell and Cleare, teamed up for a total of 3 points on the night.  Florida State took advantage of Maryland’s lack of defensive focus to light it up from outside the arc and the Terps either, A) never figured it out — B) figured it out but didn’t know how to change their defense to stop it  – C) the players were told how to adjust to it but just didn’t care enough to put out the required energy to do it.  Good defense — in any sport — is 90% effort.  You have to be willing to bust your hump more than you even thought you could in order to play really good defense.  I don’t see that kind of effort from Maryland.  Not even close.

There’s more, but I have other stuff to cover here.

Just know this much — the seat at College Park would really be hot on Turgeon’s tush if not for the Big Ten transfer fee.

As it is, he’s not going anywhere soon.

And, it would appear, neither is Maryland basketball.

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Here’s the one thing about Sunday’s AFC title game that should drive you nuts this week.

No matter who wins, either Tom Brady or Peyton Manning will be playing in the Super Bowl on February 2nd.

As a guy covering the big game from New York all week as we continue our tradition of broadcasting live from Super Bowl’s Radio Row, I’m just thrilled beyond belief at the thought of talking about Manning or Brady for five straight days.

OK, I’m not at all thrilled about it, but it is what it is.

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Boy, have two men ever been a better fit for one another than Anthony Bosch and Alex Rodriguez?

Bosch was on 60 Minutes last night and completely sold me on what I already suspected:  He’s a derelict.  Throughout the interview he was fidgety, stuttered and stammered, and looked more like a drug dealer than a nutritionist.

Rodriguez is a cheater and so is Bosch.  He admitted to 60 Minutes he was well aware that his work with A-Rod was “beating the system” and that he didn’t really care.  A-Rod certainly didn’t care that what he was doing was wrong.

Made for each other.  Honestly, a perfect fit.

 

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Maryland women’s coach Frese signs multi-year extension

Posted on 15 November 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –  Brenda Frese, who is currently in her 12th year as the women’s basketball head coach at the University of Maryland, recently signed a multi-year extension to her contract, director of athletics Kevin Anderson announced Friday.

The extension keeps Frese on the Maryland sidelines through at least June 2021. With the extension, she could earn up to four additional years, through June 2025, with rollovers.

“Coach Frese has been the driving force in putting Maryland women’s basketball in a position of national prominence during her time here in College Park,” Anderson said. “Her 2006 national title, ACC dominance and consistent top recruiting classes have made Maryland a contender year after year.”

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to ensure that her passion and vision will enable us to remain as one of the top programs in the country for many years to come.”

Frese brought the Terrapins their first national title back in 2006 and has earned an overall record of 280-81 (.749) in her time in College Park. The Terps have finished in the top four of the ACC in six of the last seven years and won the 2009 and 2012 ACC titles. In her 11 postseasons, she’s taken the Terrapins to five Sweet Sixteens and four Elite Eights.

The 2002 Associated Press National Coach of the Year has brought in eight top-10 recruiting classes since coming to College Park, and four of her players have won ACC Rookie of the Year honors.

“I really want to thank our director of athletics, Kevin Anderson, President Wallace Loh and the entire university for this extension,” Frese said. “I’m very  grateful to be able to represent one of the top universities in the world and have such longevity. I’ve been fortunate to have great players, a terrific staff and an incredibly supportive community. Maryland has been a-dream-come true for me, both professionally and personally. I want it to be that way for all the great people we bring into our program.

“I truly feel like this is the best place in the country to be in so many different ways. There’s no place that has a better combination of where to live, where to get a great education and where to have a great basketball experience. ”

Maryland has led the ACC in attendance since Frese took the reins in April 2002, leading the league in six of the last eight years. Nine of the conference’s top 10 single-game attendance records belong to Maryland under Frese’s tenure.

No. 7 Maryland will welcome the defending national champion Connecticut to Comcast Center Friday for a 6 p.m. nationally-televised top 10 matchup.

After Friday’s matchup, the Terrapins will welcome George Washington to Comcast for a 7 p.m. game Tuesday, Nov. 19, which will be shown live online for a fee on umterps.com.

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Maryland set to recognize former Syracuse player Sadat-Singh

Posted on 06 November 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Between the first and second quarter of Saturday’s game between Maryland and Syracuse, the Terrapins will recognize and pay tribute to Wilmeth Sadat-Singh, who was not permitted to play when Syracuse visited Maryland in October of 1937.

The event was brought to the attention of Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson by Kumea Shorter-Gooden, the Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at the University.

“After visiting with Kumea Shorter-Gooden and reading Mr. Sadat-Singh’s story, we felt compelled to recognize him for his significant accomplishments and contributions,” Anderson said. “We look forward to welcoming his family and friends to Saturday’s game against Syracuse for an on-field ceremony.”

“Today’s presentation really speaks to the leadership of our athletic department,” said Kumea-Shorter Gooden. “This tribute is about honoring Wilmeth, but it also stands for so much more. We know Wilmeth’s name, but there are so many African Americans whose names aren’t known who experienced similar incidents of racism. I hope, in some way, this can help with healing for all of them. And I see this as a re-affirmation of the university’s commitment to transcend its past and to be fully equitable, diverse, and inclusive.”

Sadat-Singh was a standout two-sport athlete at Syracuse, starring in basketball and football for the Orange. The Washington D.C., native was noted for his ball handling and scoring ability on the court and his speed as a halfback on the gridiron. Sadat-Singh only took up football after arriving at Syracuse.

After college, Sadat-Singh, a native of Washington, D.C., shelved a promising professional basketball career to enlist in the U.S. Army in the months following Pearl Harbor.  A member of the first graduating class of what later took the name of the Tuskegee Airmen, Sadat-Singh lost his life when his plane went down in Lake Huron on a training flight in May of 1943. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

In 2005, Syracuse raised Sadat-Singh’s No. 19 jersey to the rafters at the Carrier Dome for his contributions to the University and its athletic program.

Sadat-Singh’s family will join Anderson, Syracuse Director of Athletics Dr. Daryl Gross and Maryland football legend and pioneer Darryl Hill in an on-field tribute and recognition on the video board.

Sadat-Singh’s family will be presented a Maryland football Wounded Warrior jersey in recognition of his military service.

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Maryland AD Anderson says he’s “not pursuing” Texas job

Posted on 02 November 2013 by WNST Staff

From a statement released by Terrapins Athletic Director Kevin Anderson via the school’s website (Anderson had previously been linked to the job-even reported to be interviewing for the job by the Dallas Morning News)…

“Hello Terps,

I write this post as reports have surfaced in the media recently speculating my connection to the athletic director opening at the University of Texas. I must confess I am humbled to be mentioned in connection with such a position, but more importantly, I feel it speaks volumes to the outstanding progress we have made at the University of Maryland and to the new heights our athletic department is destined for in the future.

Let me be clear, I am not pursuing any other professional opportunities at other institutions. I am steadfast in my commitment to the University of Maryland.

We open up the men’s basketball season on Friday, November 8 against No. 18 Connecticut at the Barclays Center and then the following afternoon host Syracuse in football with the opportunity to become bowl eligible with a victory. I look forward to seeing you at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on November 9. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.

Here’s to many more exciting years at Maryland!

Go Terps!”

 

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Maryland football, men’s basketball post all-time high graduation rates

Posted on 24 October 2013 by WNST Staff

Maryland Posts All-Time High GSR Score

Men’s basketball and football also set program-best marks

COLLEGE PARK, Md.  The University of Maryland posted an all-time high institutional Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 86 percent in figures released today by the National Collegiate Athletics Association. It marks the fourth time in the nine-year history of the metric that Maryland has been above 80 percent and the fourth straight year the campus set a school record. Maryland’s previous-best GSR of 83 percent came in 2012.

Maryland’s four-year Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) for student-athletes was 74 percent (higher than 68% posted last year), nine percent higher than the overall NCAA Division I average of 65 percent.

The Graduation Success Rate is a four-year measure of freshmen and transfer student-athletes who entered the University of Maryland between the fall of 2003 and the spring of 2007. It does not penalize the institution for those student-athletes who transfer from Maryland in good academic standing, as the FGR does. In addition, the GSR includes student-athletes who transfer into the institution and receive athletics aid, unlike the FGR.

Maryland’s men’s basketball and football programs showed firm improvement once again, posting program-best GSR marks of 82 and 73 percent, respectively, since the metric began in 2005.  Men’s basketball boasted an impressive 32 percent jump from its 50 percent GSR mark in 2012.  Football’s score exhibited significant progress from a 65 percent mark in 2012.

Overall, Maryland’s GSR rate of 86 percent is five percent better than the NCAA average of 81 percent.

“The progress we continue to show with both GSR and FGR rates is indicative of the dedication to our vision of providing student-athletes with an excellent experience academically and athletically,” said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “As we strive to be the best intercollegiate athletics department in the nation, it is vital we continue to cultivate an environment where academics are of boundless importance.”

“Our student-athletes continue to work hard in the classroom and it shows,” said Chris Uchacz, associate A.D. for academic services and career development. “Supporting our student-athletes is a total departmental team effort as our number one priority is to serve our WHY while graduating student-athletes.”

In this most recent data, 16 teams at Maryland earned GSRs at or above 80 percent. Women’s cross country and track, field hockey, and gymnastics had perfect 100 percent GSR scores. Women’s cross country and track (100 percent), field hockey (100), women’s golf (90) gymnastics (100),  women’s soccer (94), softball (94), and volleyball (91) all matched or improved their GSR score from the previous year.  In addition, women’s basketball 92 GSR score was seven percent higher than the NCAA average.

Overall, the men’s golf team achieved a 100 percent GSR, marking the highest-scoring men’s team at Maryland. In addition to men’s basketball, football and golf, other men’s programs to secure improved GSR scores include wrestling (86) and soccer (83).

The GSR and FGR are separate from the NCAA’s Academic Performance Rates, which will be released in spring 2014.

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Maryland hoops assistant Hill takes leave of absence

Posted on 22 October 2013 by WNST Staff

Dalonte Hill To Take Leave Of Absence

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – University of Maryland men’s basketball assistant coach Dalonte Hill is taking a leave of absence from the program effective immediately.

Hill spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Terps.

“I appreciate the support and encouragement I’ve received from Coach Turgeon and the athletic department,” said Hill. “But at this time it is in my best interest to take a leave of absence from the Maryland basketball program and focus my attention on some personal matters that need to be dealt with immediately.”

“We will support him through this process,” said Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon. “We want him to focus on his personal life. Basketball is secondary at this point. His primary focus needs to be on his health and well-being.”

“I accept Dalonte’s decision to take a leave of absence,” said Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “We’ve encouraged him to take the time he needs to address these personal issues.”

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Maryland lacrosse receives strong APR score

Posted on 11 June 2013 by WNST Staff

Thirteen teams post multiyear scores at or above 970

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Thirteen intercollegiate teams at the University of Maryland posted multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APR) at or above 970 based on data released Tuesday by the NCAA.

 

Those programs in the report were led by the women’s golf team, which earned a perfect multiyear score of 1,000 and was recognized by the NCAA as among the top 10 percent of programs nationally.

 

In addition to women’s golf, teams scoring above 970 on the multiyear (4-year) rate were: field hockey (997), volleyball (990), men’s lacrosse (989), women’s soccer (985), women’s lacrosse (981), gymnastics (978), women’s outdoor track (975), women’s indoor track (974), women’s cross country (973), men’s golf (973), men’s outdoor track (972) and men’s soccer (972).

 

All sport programs reported in the 2011-12 data set earned multiyear scores of 930 or higher. As a result, no penalties were assessed by the NCAA.

 

Football continued to make strides since 2009-10 when the multiyear score was 922. Since then, football has reported multiyear scores of 931 and 937 in the latest data. Under Randy Edsall, the football team has had an increase of 15 APRpoints in two years. Men’s and women’s basketball had multiyear scores of 948 and 950, respectively.

 

“Academic performance is a core value of our athletics department and our student-athletes continue to represent this university with distinction,” said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “Our entire department is dedicated to ensuring our student-athletes achieve their goal of graduating with a Maryland degree. We’re committed to helping our student-athletes build a foundation for a successful life after intercollegiate athletics.”

 

The newly released multiyear APR scores are comprised of data submitted for 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. The APR index was developed by the NCAA to provide a “real time” snapshot on a semester-by-semester basis in order to measure the eligibility and retention of student-athletes in all Division I institutions. The APR is part of a larger package of initiatives, the NCAA Academic Performance Program, which was mandated by the NCAA Board of Directors to improve the academic performance of athletic teams.

 

In calculating the APR, all student-athletes receiving athletics financial aid are considered “counters” and each semester receive one point for retention/graduation and one point for meeting NCAA and University of Maryland eligibility standards to compete. The maximum number of APR points a student-athlete can earn in an academic year is four (2 in the fall semester and 2 in the spring semester). A team’s APR is the total number of eligibility/retention points earned divided by the maximum number of points possible. This APR number is then multiplied by 1,000. (For example, a team which receives 94 percent of all possible points would have a team APR of 940.)

 

The database of APR data for all NCAA Division I teams is available at this link.

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Maryland’s Turgeon, Anderson to visit Spirit of Baltimore

Posted on 10 May 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A four-stop list of visits with Terrapin fans was revealed Friday as the Maryland athletics department released the schedule for the 2013 Coaches Caravan.

Maryland coaches, athletic department staff and student athletes will visit with fans from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at each of four stops on the Caravan, which will be hosted either at a restaurant or on a boat cruise. Each event will feature a short program with insight into Maryland Athletics followed by an opportunity for attendees to mingle with the coaches and student athletes, take photos and get autographs.

There are 100 spaces available at each location, and tickets are only $25 per person and $15 for children ages 15 and under. If capacity is reached, names and phone numbers will be put on a waiting list, but there will be no guarantees on securing a spot.

Appetizers and giveaways will be provided by the Terrapin Club at each event. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Terrapin Club at 301-314-7020.

Coaches Caravan 2013

Ocean City
May 20, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm
Galaxy 66 Bar and Grille
6601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD

- Parking available at the site
- Special Guests: football coach Randy Edsall, wrestling coach Kerry McCoy, and deputy director of athletics Nate Pine.

Annapolis
May 23, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm
Catherine Marie Yacht (Annapolis City Dock)
1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD

- Boat will stay docked until 7:00pm
- Parking is available near dock at meters and any other spaces downtown
- Special Guests: football coach Randy Edsall, field hockey coach Missy Meharg, soccer coach Sasho Cirovski and director of athletics Kevin Anderson.

Baltimore
May 29, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm
Spirit of Baltimore Yacht
561 Light Street Baltimore, MD

- Boat will stay docked until 7:00pm
- Parking is available at Harbor Place Indoor garage at the Royal Sonesta hotel.  The address is 30 East Lee Street and is right across street from Spirit. Get voucher on board for $6.00.
- Special Guests: men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon, women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese, soccer coach Sasho Cirovski, wrestling coach Kerry McCoy and director of athletics Kevin Anderson.

Washington, DC
June 4, 2013
6:30pm-8:30pm
Virginia’s Jewel Yacht
1300 Maine Avenue SW Washington, DC

- Boat will stay docked until 7:00pm
- Parking is available at the dock for $15 or there is other parking including: street parking, parking garage down the street or at Phillips down the street
- Special Guests: men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon, women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese, soccer coach Sasho Cirovski and director of athletics Kevin Anderson.

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