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Maryland to induct Bias into Athletics Hall of Fame

Posted on 16 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Maryland Announces Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland athletics department and the M Club announced Wednesday the selection of eight tremendous alumni selected for the Class of 2014 for induction into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame.

 

Men’s basketball player Len Bias, men’s lacrosse player Bob Boneillo, track & field/football player Edward G. Cooke, field hockey and women’s lacrosse player Maureen ‘Bean’ Scott Dupcak, women’s lacrosse player Alex Kahoe, women’s basketball player Debbie Lytle, athletic trainer Sandy Worth and football player Charlie Wysocki will be inducted Friday, Oct. 3 at a ceremony in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. The reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

 

“We would like to congratulate our newest inductees and their families on their selection for the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame,” said Kevin Anderson, University of Maryland Director of Athletics. “It’s an exciting time for us to honor and recognize the incredible accomplishments of our former student-athletes during their time in College Park.”

 

The M Club will also present Honorary M Club Awards to Colin Potts, Leonard Raley, Rosalie Reggettz and Bob ‘Turtle’ Smith for their longtime dedication to Maryland athletics.
“The M Club, in collaboration with Maryland athletics, is extremely proud to induct the Class of 2014 to the Hall of Fame,” said Kevin Glover, Executive Director of the M Club. “These outstanding inductees have excelled both academically and athletically during their time at Maryland and in their professional careers. With so many outstanding nominees, the selection committee takes exceptional pride in honoring these great legends from our proud past.”

 

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $95 each, with tables for 10 people available for $900. Tickets can be purchased from the M Club office at 301-314-9289.

 

Founded in 1982 by the M Club and developed as a collaborative effort with the Athletics Department, the Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame pays tribute to those superior Terrapin athletes, coaches and administrators who have made major contributions to the honor and fame of the University of Maryland, and have continued to demonstrate the positive values learned through competing in intercollegiate sports. Induction into the Hall of Fame represents the highest athletic honor the University can bestow.

 

LEN BIAS (Men’s Basketball, 1982-86)

Finished career as Maryland’s all-time leader in more than 15 categories, including points (2147), single-season points (743) and career double-figure scoring games (108)…still holds program records in double-figure scoring games in a season (36) and single-season minutes played (1352)…led Maryland to four consecutive NCAA appearances and the 1984 ACC Tournament title…memorably scored 35 points on Feb. 20, 1986 to lead Maryland to a 77-72 victory over top-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill…earned consensus First Team All-America honors in 1986 and named Second Team All-America in 1985…two-time ACC Player of the Year (1985, 86)…ACC Athlete of the Year (1986)…drafted second overall in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.

 

BOB BONEILLO (Men’s Lacrosse, 1976-80)

All-time Maryland men’s lacrosse points leader with 231…second in program history in assists (126)…led the Terps in points and assists for three straight seasons (1978-1980)…79 points in 1979 is the second-most points in a season…third all-time in assists in a season with 48…led the team in goals in 1979 with 31…first all-time in points (13) and assists (10)  in a single game on three goals and 10 assists against Duke in 1979… 1979 Jack Turnbull National Attackman of the Year…1979 ACC Player of the Year…three-time All-ACC selection…1977 Honorable Mention All-American…1978 Second Team All-American…1979 First Team All-American…1980 Third Team All-American.

 

EDWARD G. COOKE (Men’s Track & Field/Football, 1957-59)

Helped Track & Field to three straight ACC Indoor and Outdoor Championships (1956-1958)…ACC Indoor Champion in Shot Put in 1956 and 1957…ACC Outdoor Champion in Shot Put in 1956, 1957 and 1958…ACC Outdoor Champion in Discus in 1957 and 1958…1957 Honorable Mention All-American in football…1957 First Team All-ACC in football…named ACC Lineman of the Year in 1957…played 10 seasons in the AFL and NFL for the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Colts, New York Titans, New York Jets, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins.

 

MAUREEN ‘BEAN’ SCOTT DUPCAK (Field Hockey/Women’s Lacrosse, 1990-94)

Lettered four times in lacrosse and field hockey…led the Terps’ lacrosse team to four Final Fours, three championship game appearances and a national championship in 1992…named an All-American in lacrosse in 1994…played six years with the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team…won a gold medal at the 1997 Women’s Lacrosse World Cup…returned to Maryland as an assistant coach for the lacrosse team and helped the Terps to the 1997 national championship…named one of the ACC’s 50 all-time best women’s lacrosse players…led the Terps to two field hockey Final Fours, winning the national championship in 1993…three-time Regional All-American in field hockey…All-ACC field hockey in 1993…won a silver medal with Team USA at the Olympic Festival Field Hockey tournament in 1992.

 

ALEX KAHOE (Women’s Lacrosse, 1996-00)

Led the Terrapins as a goalkeeper to four straight national championships from 1998-2000…three-time team captain…three-time All-American…two-time NCAA Goalkeeper of the Year…three-time ACC Goalie of the Year…1997 ACC Rookie of the Year…returned to Maryland for three seasons as a volunteer assistant primarily working with goalies…has made stops as an assistant coach at Penn, Delaware, Duke and Vermont…named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team and NCAA 25th Anniversary All-Time Women’s Lacrosse Team.

 

DEBBIE LYTLE (Women’s Basketball, 1980-83)

Ranks 25th in program history with 1,189 career points…one of 28 players to reach the 1,000 point mark…program record-holder in steals with 315…second all-time in assists with 583…twice recorded nine steals in a game…scored 31 points in a game against NC State in 1981…18th all-time in rebounds with 668… led the team in assists all four years…led or was tied for the lead in steals all four years…led the team in blocked shots and rebounds in 1982 at just 5’10”…1980 All-ACC Tournament Team…1982 NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team in a year she led the Terps to the Final Four…1981 E.A.I.A.W. All-Region and WBCA All-Region…1982 A.W.S.I. All-American.

 

SANDY WORTH (Athletic Trainer, 1973-pres.)

Graduated from Maryland in 1973 and immediately began work as an athletic trainer the same year…promoted to head athletic trainer in 1992…head athletic trainer for the football team from 1992-2004…football team captured ACC title in 2001…first woman to serve as head athletic trainer at an ACC school and only woman to serve as head athletic trainer for football in the ACC…trainer for women’s basketball team that won eight ACC titles and advanced to three NCAA Final Fours…also worked with field hockey and women’s lacrosse, which claimed eight national titles while she was the trainer…also worked locally and internationally with United State women’s lacrosse and field hockey for more than 20 years.

 

CHARLIE WYSOCKI (Football, 1978-82)

Second in program history in career rushing yards with 3,317…became first player in Maryland history to rush for 3,000 career yards…second in program history with 1,359 rushing yards during the 1980 season…holds two of the top-six single-season rushing records at Maryland…tied for fourth all-time in touchdowns with 26…rushed four touchdowns against Virginia in 1981, tied for the second most touchdowns in a game in program history…only player in Maryland history to rush for three 200-yard games…one of two players to rush for 200 yards in a game in two different seasons…second at Maryland with 17 100-yard games…tied for first all-time with eight 100-yard games in a season…first team All-American selection in 1979 and 1980.

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Maryland WR Diggs named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Posted on 15 July 2014 by WNST Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation announced Tuesday.

Diggs is one of 55 receivers included on the initial list and one of only five receivers from the Big Ten to make the cut. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the most outstanding receiver in college football.  Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award.

In addition to the Biletnikoff Award, Diggs was named to the Maxwell Award Watch List and Paul Hornung Award Watch List last week.

The Gaithersburg, Md., native finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards last season despite missing the last five games with a leg injury. In seven games, Diggs had 34 receptions for 587 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 83.9 yards receiving per game.

Diggs enters the 2014 season averaging 156.0 career all-purpose yards per game, which is the second-most nationally among returning FBS players.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., will announce the 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on Nov. 17, following a vote by the 221 members of the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee.

Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following a vote, on Nov. 24. The winner will be presented live on Dec. 11, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

For more information on the award and to see the complete watch list, visit biletnikoffaward.com.

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Maryland LB Cudjoe-Virgil named to Butkus Award Watch List

Posted on 14 July 2014 by WNST Staff

CHICAGO – University of Maryland senior linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil has been named to the 30th annual Butkus Award Watch List, which honors the nation’s top linebacker, the Butkus Foundation announced Monday.

Cudjoe-Virgil is one of 51 players to earn a spot on the watch list and one of four Big Ten linebackers to be recognized.

The Baltimore native, who had his 2013 season cut short due to injury, totaled 3.5 tackles for loss and three sacks in six games last season. He also posted 18 tackles and one interception.

Cudjoe-Virgil had a breakout performance at Connecticut in Maryland’s third contest of the season when he finished with seven tackles, three tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks to help the Terps defeat the Huskies, 32-21.

E.J. Henderson is the only Maryland linebacker to win the award having received the honor in 2002. To view the complete Butkus Award Watch List, visit thebutkusaward.com.

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Maryland K Craddock named to Groza Award Watch List

Posted on 09 July 2014 by WNST Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – University of Maryland junior place-kicker Brad Craddock has been named to the 2014 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List as announced Wednesday by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

The Groza Award is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker as determined by a voting panel of Division I head coaches, sports writers and sportscasters from across the county, conference representatives, professional kickers and previous winners.

Craddock, a Groza semifinalist in 2013, connected on 84 percent (21-of-25) of his field goal attempts, which ranked 28th nationally and was the fourth-highest percentage in school history, and averaged 1.6 field goals per game, tied for the eighth-highest average in the country.

The native of Adelaide, Australia, ranks second in school history in career field goal percentage (75.6%) and ranks ninth in program history with 31 made field goals. For his career, Craddock ranks ninth among kickers in school history with 153 points scored.

The watch list highlights 30 of the top returning place-kickers in the country. The Palm Beach Sports Commission will announce its 20 semifinalists Thursday, Nov. 6, with the finalists set to be announced on Monday, Nov. 24. The award winner will be announcedThursday, Dec. 11 during the Home Depot College Football Awards in Orlando, Fla.

For more information on the Lou Groza Award, visit lougrozaaward.com.

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Maryland OL Conaboy named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

Posted on 08 July 2014 by WNST Staff

NEW YORK, N.Y. – University of Maryland senior offensive lineman Sal Conaboy has been named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List as announced Tuesday by The Rimington Trophy Committee.

The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The 15-year old award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $100 million for research.

Conaboy joins Melvin Fowler (2001), Kyle Schmit (2003 and 2004) and Edwin Williams (2008) as Maryland players who have been named to the watch list.

Last season, Conaboy started all 13 games at center for the Terps and served as the offensive line’s representative on the team’s leadership council. An All-Academic ACC selection as a junior, Conaboy anchored a unit that helped the Terps’ rush for over 100 yards in each of their first four games including a 312-yard performance against Old Dominion.

The Clarks Summit, Pa., native also helped Maryland’s offense pass for 3,231 yards in 2013, which marked the first time a Terrapin team eclipsed the 3,000-yard plateau since 1994.

In addition, Conaboy received the Public Service Award at the team banquet at the end of the season. Conaboy is the president of Maryland’s chapter of Uplifting Athletes, which works to raise awareness and money for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Dave Rimington, the award’s namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy’s only double winner as the nation’s finest college interior lineman.

The Rimington Trophy is awarded to the center who receives the most first-place votes from the Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). If there is a tie with first team votes, then the center with the most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by a majority vote from the Rimington Trophy Committee.

The winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

For more information on the Rimington Trophy, visit rimingtontrophy.com.

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Maryland WR Diggs named to Maxwell, Hornung Award watch lists

Posted on 07 July 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List and the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List as announced Monday by the Maxwell Football Club and Louisville Sports Commission, respectively.

Diggs is one of 19 wide outs included on the 74-man watch list for the Maxwell Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate football player. The junior is also one of 10 players from the Big Ten to be selected to the watch list.

The Gaithersburg, Md., native is one of 47 players to be named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, which is given to the most versatile player in major college football, and one of 10 players from the Big Ten.

Diggs finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards last season despite missing the last five games with a leg injury. In seven games, Diggs had 34 receptions for 587 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 83.9 yards receiving per game.

Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Nov. 3, while the three finalists for each award will be unveiled Nov. 24. The winner of the 2014 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 11. The formal presentations of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala on March 6, 2015.

Fan voting will factor into the Paul Hornung Award finalists and winner. Voting will run through the regular season and again during the bowl season. Fan voting will open in late September.

The winner will be honored at the official Paul Hornung Award Banquet held at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville, Ky., in late January-2015.

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Wrestler Myers added to Maryland football roster

Posted on 02 July 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Head coach Randy Edsall announced the addition of former Pennsylvania defensive player of the year Spencer Myers to the 2014 Maryland football roster Wednesday.

Myers, a senior from Selinsgrove, Pa., has been a member of the Maryland wrestling team the past four seasons and will continue to wrestle in conjunction to playing football. Myers will join the team as a defensive lineman.

“This is something I have been contemplating since coming to Maryland,” said Myers. “It was one of the best decisions in my life to wrestle. But an opportunity arose to get a scholarship to play football and it’s something I’ve really wanted to do. It’s a great opportunity for me. I love both sports and I didn’t want to give up one for the other. Luckily, I was able to work it out.”

In his time with the Maryland wrestling team, Myers has won the ACC heavyweight title twice (2011 and 2012) and earned All-American status as a freshman with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

A three-sport star in high school, Myers was named the Pennsylvania wrestler of the year and football defensive player of the year as a senior, while also becoming a state finalist in discuss. That same year, Myers won the state wrestling championship at 215 pounds and helped lead Selinsgrove High School to a state title in football.

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Maryland announces 2015 Big Ten lacrosse schedule

Posted on 01 July 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Big Ten Conference announced the addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse as the league’s 27th and 28th sports nearly 13 months ago and on Tuesday, July 1 it is official. Also on Tuesday, the Big Ten announced the sites and weekends of the 2015 men’s and women’s lacrosse conference schedules.

The announcement on Tuesday corresponds with the formal inclusion of Maryland and Rutgers as full-time members as the 13th and 14th Big Ten institutions. Both are lacrosse playing schools in men’s and women’s lacrosse along with Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan. Johns Hopkins joins the men’s contingent as a sport-affiliate member, while Northwestern rounds out the women’s lineup.

The 2015 conference schedule for each team was announced with action kicking off the weekend of March 27-29. The Maryland men host Michigan for the first time that weekend before welcoming Penn State to Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium (April 3-5) for the first time since the first round of the 2005 NCAA tournament.

The Terps play at fellow Big Ten newcomer Rutgers (April 10-12) for first time since 1998 and at Ohio State for the first time on the weekend of April 17-19.

Maryland’s first Big Ten regular-season concludes the weekend of April 24-26 when it welcomes Johns Hopkins to College Park for the 112th meeting of Lacrosse’ Greatest Rivalry.

The first Big Ten men’s lacrosse tournament will be held at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium from April 30 to May 20 with the top four teams competing for the title.

On the women’s side, the Terrapins will play five conference games, including three at home and two on the road. Maryland’s inaugural Big Ten season will commence with a trip to Northwestern the weekend of March 26. The Terps and the Wildcats have combined to win 19 of 34 NCAA titles since the sport was official recognized by the NCAA in 1982.

Maryland hosts its first conference matchup against Rutgers the following weekend. The Terps will then play at Ohio State before finishing up with home games vs. Michigan and Penn State.

The 2015 Big Ten women’s tournament will be held at Rutgers April 30-May 3 with all six teams competing.

The Big Ten men’s lacrosse conference boasts an impressive number of NCAA Tournament appearances (94), NCAA Tournament victories (123), NCAA semifinal appearances (51) and championships (11) among the six members. This past season, Maryland reached the semifinals and Hopkins the quarterfinals, while in 2013 Ohio State, Maryland and Penn State all received national seeds.

MARYLAND MEN’S LACROSSE 2015 BIG TEN SCHEDULE
March 27-29 vs. MICHIGAN
April 3-5 vs. PENN STATE
April 10-12 at Rutgers
April 17-19 at Ohio State
April 24-26 vs. JOHNS HOPKINS
April 30-May 2 Big Ten Tournament (hosted by Maryland)

MARYLAND WOMEN’S LACROSSE 2015 BIG TEN SCHEDULE
March 26-29 at Northwestern
April 2-5 vs. RUTGERS
April 9-12 at Ohio State
April 16-19 vs. MICHIGAN
April 23-26 vs. PENN STATE
April 30-May 3 at Big Ten Tournament (hosted by Rutgers)

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Maryland officially becomes member of Big Ten conference

Posted on 01 July 2014 by WNST Staff

ROSEMONT, Ill. -

The University of Maryland and Rutgers University became official members of the Big Ten Conference today, increasing the Big Ten’s membership to 14 institutions. In addition, Johns Hopkins University officially became a sport affiliate member for men’s lacrosse.

The Big Ten now has more than 520,000 total students and 5.7 million living alumni. The conference’s broad-based athletic programs will feature almost 9,500 student-athletes for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports, including 28 official Big Ten sports. Maryland and Rutgers are already members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), an academic consortium of Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago that is a highly regarded model for effective and voluntary collaboration among top research universities. In 2012, CIC institutions produced over $10 billion in research expenditures.

Maryland and Rutgers will take part in their first Big Ten event as official members of the conference at the 2014 Football Media Days and 43rd annual Kickoff Luncheon. This year’s event will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 28 and 29, at the Hilton Chicago. The Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon feature all 14 head coaches and some of the nation’s top returning players.

The Terrapins and Scarlet Knights will each take part in their first athletic competition as members of the Big Ten Conference with a pair of women’s soccer games on August 22, when Maryland visits UCLA and Rutgers hosts Stony Brook. The two institutions open Big Ten competition on September 12 when Maryland hosts Rutgers in women’s soccer. That same day in men’s soccer, Maryland visits Michigan and Rutgers travels to Wisconsin. The 2014 cross country, field hockey, golf, tennis and volleyball seasons will begin in late August and early September.

The Rutgers football team begins its first season as a Big Ten program on August 28 at Washington State. Two days later, Maryland’s football squad will do the same with a home game against James Madison. The Scarlet Knights will make their debut in Big Ten action at home against Penn State on September 13. The Terrapins will open conference play at Indiana on Sept. 27, before hosting Ohio State in their first Big Ten home game on Oct. 4. The conference’s two newest members will meet on November 29 at Maryland in the final week of the regular season.

The 2014 football season will feature new division alignments, with Maryland and Rutgers joined by Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State in the East Division. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin will play in the West Division. A representative from each division will play in the Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, with the winner earning the Big Ten Championship.

The cross country teams from Maryland and Rutgers will have the first opportunity to compete in a Big Ten Championship, with both schools taking part in the 2014 Big Ten Cross Country Championships to be hosted by Iowa on Nov. 2.

The inaugural season of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse will begin in 2015, with Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers playing both sports, Johns Hopkins participating in men’s lacrosse and Northwestern competing in women’s lacrosse. The Terrapins and Scarlet Knights will host their first Big Ten Tournaments beginning in April, with the inaugural men’s tournament held from April 30 to May 2 at Maryland and the first women’s event hosted by Rutgers from April 30 to May 3.

Since the announcement to add Maryland and Rutgers in November 2012, the Big Ten has made a series of announcements highlighting the conference’s increased presence on the East Coast. Last June, the Big Ten announced an agreement to take part in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, sending conference football teams to play at Yankee Stadium on an annual basis. In April, the Big Ten announced that it would open a second office in New York City while securing access to satellite office space in Washington, D.C. In May, the conference unveiled plans to take part in the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season men’s basketball series with the Big East named in honor of Dave Gavitt, and announced that the 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Also in May, BTN confirmed that the network had reached deals with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision for broad distribution to their subscribers in the New York/New Jersey television markets. In June, BTN confirmed that a similar agreement was reached with Comcast for broad distribution in Maryland and New Jersey.

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Maryland marks official move to Big Ten with Baltimore event

Posted on 30 June 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – Fans lined South President Street in front of the Under Armour Brand House to celebrate the beginning of a new era for the University of Maryland Monday afternoon.

Maryland kicked off its transition into the Big Ten Conference flanked by the Mighty Sound of Maryland, Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, Maryland coaches and Under Armour executives.

Following an address from Nick Carparelli of Under Armour to begin the festivities, Anderson greeted the crowd and commended the conference for its commitment to the Mid-Atlantic region.

“Over the last 18 months we’ve been asked to be a partner and a member of the Big Ten and tomorrow it will be official,” said Anderson. “One thing I like to say about this whole process is that my colleagues in the Big Ten and Commissioner Delany have accepted us and welcomed us from the very beginning. We’ve never felt like we were an outsider. We’ve always been a part of the participation of becoming a true member of the Big Ten.”

Delany followed Anderson and expressed excitement about Maryland officially joining the conference Tuesday.

“The last 18 months has just been a terrific experience, getting to know Maryland leaders, faculty, athletic directors and coaches,” said Delany. “We’ve worked awfully hard over those 18 months to make tomorrow a day that everyone can feel great about.

“The Big Ten has been a great conference, established in 1896, and it’s a greater conference after tomorrow with Maryland as our newest member.”

At the conclusion of the event, attendees were given a first look at newly released Maryland/Big Ten merchandise inside the Brand House, while media in attendance gathered to speak with Anderson, Delany and Maryland coaches.

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