Maryland Guarantees Lifetime Scholarships for Athletes

The University of Maryland becomes the first Division I school to protect student athletes’ rights by offering a “lifetime degree guarantee.” The school calls the initiative “The Maryland Way Guarantee.” Beginning in November of 2014-15, ‘The Maryland Way Guarantee’ will provide all incoming student-athletes with a multi-year scholarship guarantee. Pursuant to this...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy (Fiscal) New Year, CU!

– Happy (Fiscal) New Year to the University of Colorado athletic department – The athletic department at the University of Colorado is some $21 million in debt. The shortfall for the just concluded 2013-14 fiscal year is somewhere in the neighborhood of $3.9 million. The $143 million capital improvements program is only fractionally paid for. And yet the financial picture for...
Via CU at the Game
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland women's hoops coach Frese signs extension

Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese has signed a four-year extension to her extension, which now runs through 2021. The deal, announced Friday, includes the potential for four additional years. Frese took over at Maryland in 2002 and won the national championship in 2006. Entering Friday night's game against No. 1 Connecticut, Frese compiled a 280-81 record with...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland Departs ACC, Joins Big Ten

It has been a while since I have posted on this blog but in light of today's events I felt the urge to add my thoughts to the collective on Maryland's move to the Big Ten. Back in 2010 when the conference realignment was kicking into high gear I wrote that Maryland could not and should not refuse an invite from the Big Ten if one was offered. It seems that Notre Dame...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Maryland’s Move to Big Ten Money Driven and That’s a Good Thing

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany at Maryland press conference, photo pulled from Maryland President Wallace D. Loh was honest during the press conference to announce his school’s move to the Big Ten. The first (and foremost) reason he gave for joining the Big Ten Conference was financial stability. Big shocker! His honesty is refreshing. It’s also important. Hiding...
Via Gridiron Grit
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Loh gives clear vision for Maryland joining Big Ten

In a day and age of PR coaches, talking points, and plain out right lies it was clearly refreshing to see what we witnessed on Monday afternoon in College Park, MD as University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace Loh gave a refreshing breath of honesty and truth in what was his reasoning behind Maryland's official move to the Big Ten. The Terps won't officially be Big...
Via The B1g Time
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Maryland decision expected soon

The University of Maryland's decision to stay in the Atlantic Coast Conference or join the Big Ten comes down to tradition versus money. Given the plight of the school's struggling athletic program, the Terrapins' stature as a charter member of the ACC may not mean as much as the prospect of playing a home football game against, say, Ohio State, and being part of a league...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Maryland nears decision on move to Big Ten

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The University of Maryland's decision to stay in the Atlantic Coast Conference or join the Big Ten comes down to tradition versus money. Given the plight of the school's struggling athletic program, the Terrapins' stature as a charter member of the ACC may not mean as much as the prospect of playing a home football game against, say, Ohio State...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Danny O'Brien-Randy Edsall should open eyes to transfer practices

Across the wire today we found out that Randy Edsall has finally agreed, thanks in part to public pressure, to allow quarterback Danny O'Brien to transfer to Vanderbilt should that be the spot the rising junior quarterback wants to plant his roots. While Maryland does have the formal tampering complain logged with the ACC this does, at least for now, make it okay for the 2010...
Via Crystal Ball Run
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Maryland: The Bomb Already Went Off

In the movie Clear and Present Danger there is a scene in which the CIA's Jack Ryan is in a briefing with the President and there is a discussion among the political operatives of how to handle a potential scandal. Ryan ends up giving contrary advice and summarizes his strategy by saying, "there is no point in defusing a bomb that has already gone off." The...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

University of Maryland’s President supports cut of sports programs, including Men’s Tennis

In a letter sent out to the University of Maryland student body today, President Wallace Loh explains his decision to cut several sports teams from the University’s roster. Even with 10,000 email petitions from students, parents, and supporters since the story first broke out one week ago, the school has decided to go through with their decision. Effective July 1, 2012, the following...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Kentucky, Maryland to play at Barclays

Kentucky will play Maryland in the inaugural Barclays Center Classic next year. Officials of the Barclays Center announced the tournament will be held Nov. 9 in the new arena in Brooklyn. Kentucky will face Maryland in the featured game, along with Morehead State against Long Island. Kentucky coach John Calipari, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, Barclays Center developer...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Cuts Recommended for 8 UMD Varsity Teams

The University of Maryland has one of the largest varsity sports programs in the nation. But more than 100 of the school’s student-athletes are about to lose the teams they’ve trained so hard to be on because of some big financial problems. University President Wallace Loh released a statement that says a 17-member commission has recommended eight varsity teams for elimination...
Via NBC Washington
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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