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Since Len Bias' cocaine-induced death, the University of Maryland athletic program has nearly collapsed, following a trend of hiring successful, respected coaches and athletic directors and bringing out their worst. Maryland is reeling from another blow to its downward spiraling athletic program Friday, when the NCAA announced it would not lessen severe sanctions levied against the university in May.
August 17, 2013 | By Tricia Bishop
BALTIMORE - Calling "campus violence a reality" to prepare for, a university in Maryland announced last week that it planned to spend $60,000 on the Clark Kent of teacher supplies: an innocuous-looking whiteboard that can stop bullets. The high-tech tablet - which hangs on a hook, measures 18 by 20 inches and comes in pink, blue and green - can be used as a personal shield for professors under attack, according to the company that makes it, and as a portable writing pad in quieter times.
March 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Maryland men's basketball program was banned from postseason play in 1991 and 1992 and placed on three years' probation by the NCAA on Monday for major violations that occured during the three-year tenure of Coach Bob Wade. Maryland was cited for a lack of institutional control over the program, which was found guilty of 18 rules violations committed while Wade was coach.
March 12, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
A 19-year-old student at the University of Maryland has been taken into custody and hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation after allegedly threatening to go on a shooting rampage on the campus Sunday. Alexander Song, a student at the university system's flagship campus in College Park, Md., allegedly promised to carry out his plans at 1:30 in the afternoon, according to a statement from the school's public safety department. "I will be on a shooting rampage tomorrow on campus," he wrote earlier in the weekend, according to the school's statement.
April 5, 1989
Jesse Martin, a freshman on the University of Maryland's basketball team, has been charged with assault and battery after an alleged altercation with a female student in his dormitory.
The grass atop his grave is more brown than green and the three bouquets left by his mother have long since been scorched and wilted by the sun. The grave marker reads: Leonard K. Bias In God's Loving Care Nov. 18, 1963 - June 19, 1986 Buried next to him is his younger brother, Jay, who was murdered seven months ago and whose dying words were a recital of the Lord's Prayer. A headstone is being cut to include the prayer.
June 25, 1989
Len Elmore, one of six search committee members that selected Gary Williams as the University of Maryland basketball coach earlier this month, says he regrets that the panel did not know Williams was accused of misusing telephone privileges at Ohio State. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported in Friday's editions that Ohio State officials plan to investigate Williams' phone records after a review by the newspaper that revealed the 479 calls to the residence and office of Victoria Chen, who said she is Williams' investment broker.
February 4, 2007 | Michael Stroh, Baltimore Sun
Ronn Wade wants his mummy back. It's a quest that started in October, when Michigan authorities confiscated the mummified cadaver of a child illegally placed for sale on eBay. The incident briefly made headlines around the world. And Wade, director of the anatomical services division at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is convinced the body is part of an obscure but historic set of medical mummies known as the Burns collection.
April 4, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
One team's resume will be complete tonight. Either Duke or Maryland is going to win its first national championship in women's Division I basketball. They are the last teams standing in the 2006 NCAA tournament. There is a level of familiarity in this game that is rare in a championship game.
April 3, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
If not for Maryland, North Carolina's women would be enjoying an undefeated season and still chasing a national championship. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 1 in the nation and top-seeded in the NCAA tournament, had two losses this season. The Terrapins handed them both, including Sunday's 81-70 victory in the first Final Four semifinal at the TD Banknorth Garden.
August 9, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 90 people attending a conference at the University of Maryland in College Park were taken to hospitals with possible food poisoning, university officials said. Most of the patients were high school students attending a leadership conference this week, university representative Ellen Curtis said. They complained of nausea and were taken to hospitals in buses. The source of the potentially tainted food was uncertain, Curtis said.
The momentum, gathering like some fierce and approaching Georgia thunderstorm since midway through the first half, had finally shifted toward Indiana. The Georgia Dome crowd exploded as the underdog Indiana Hoosiers, who had trailed by 12 points in the game's first 11 minutes, had ridden an emotional wave of three-point baskets to take their first lead over Maryland at 44-42 with 9:53 left in Monday night's national championship game.
April 2, 2002
MVP Juan Dixon, Maryland, Gurard * FIRST ROUND vs. SIENA A determined Dixon made 10 of 17 shots and scored 29 points in an 85-70 victory. "I just wanted to come out and be aggressive. This is my last time going through this and I want to tell myself that I went out being aggressive." * SECOND ROUND vs. WISCONSIN Dixon again scored 29 points and passed Len Bias as Maryland's all-time leading career scorer in an 87-57 victory.
April 2, 2002 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, Times Staff Writer
What happened: Neither team was pristine. Missed free throws haunted the Hoosiers. Turnovers and missed shots down low hurt the Terrapins. The Hoosiers looked like tortoises in the beginning, scoring only eight points in the first nine minutes. Maryland, meanwhile, looked too big and too strong, pushing the Hoosiers around on the inside, swatting shots and clearing offensive rebounds with ease en route to a 19-8 lead. But Indiana's three-point shooting--what else?
April 2, 2002 | Mike Penner
About an hour before Maryland and Indiana did a hatchet job on Monday night's NCAA championship game, ESPN asked viewers to play editor for a minute. Trolling for a poll during its pregame show, ESPN posed the question: "What headline is most likely to appear in Tuesday morning's paper?" a) "We're Number Juan!" (Translation: Juan Dixon leads Maryland to the championship.) b) "The Baxter Factor!" (Lonny Baxter leads Maryland to the championship.) c) "Hoosier Daddy!"
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