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Laslo Boyd: Three shades of irony – the politics of Towson athletics (access required)

For the past few weeks, there have been numerous articles in the press about President Maravene Loeschke’s decision to eliminate two men’s sports at Towson University and about the involvement of two of the state’s top elected officials in the debate about the decision.

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Letters to the Editor – 4/12/13 (access required)

Peter Franchot’s defamatory comment about Towson University President Maravene Loeschke (“Franchot: State funding of Towson baseball a ‘bad idea’”, Eye on Annapolis, April 3) is reprehensible. Calling Dr. Loeschke a liar in connection with her decision to discontinue two sports programs at Towson is patently unfair and manifestly untrue.

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C. Fraser Smith: Culture change comes hard in big-time sports (access required)

When Len Bias died of cocaine intoxication in 1986, then-University of Maryland football coach Bobby Ross called it a “distraction.” Others, after lamenting the star basketball player’s loss, quickly moved on to worrying that it would damage UM’s intercollegiate athletic ...

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Under Armour’s Plank, Maryland have unique bond

COLLEGE PARK — Only a minute or two had passed since a 295-pound defensive tackle strutted down a runway in an attention-grabbing, form-fitting white-on-white uniform when his coach grabbed a microphone inside the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts ...

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