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And Now For the Men's Team ...

An Under Armour representative got the crowd riled up. His scratchy, booming voice was perfect for the whole "We must protect this house!" routine. Coincidentally, his mic was cut off before he was through talking.

The players descended from the Comcast Center stands, making their way through the crowd and out onto the court. Each took turns dunking before joining the rest of the group at midcourt. Well, each except for Dino Gregory, who was rejected by the rim, and Greivis Vasquez, who opted for a lay-up. In fairness to Vasquez, he's coming off ankle surgery. No word on Gregory's excuse.

Coach Gary Williams drove out beside the court in a Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle with police lights on top. He then thanked Under Armour for his new car. The crowd chuckled. He followed with a more serious note.

"The only thing that matters right now," he said, "is this season."

By Steve Yanda  |  October 17, 2008; 9:31 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Gee, you'd think with all that Under Armour stuff plastered everywhere you'd think they have a deal now with the basketball team... ;-)

Posted by: Sam | October 17, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Maryland and Gary Williams - get crushed on the recruiting trail - again:

City College forward C.J. Fair committed to Syracuse yesterday, according to Baltimore Stars official Troy Franklin.
Fair, a 6’7 junior, is rated the No. 45 player in the 2010 class by

10 % graduation rate for Maryland Basketball - nice job, Gary Williams (he said with a heavy dose of sarcasm !)

I can't believe that Debbie Yow, has not fired Gary Williams.

There is no way, that a parent should ever send their son to the University of Maryland to play basketball.

Maryland will finish with a 15-16 record and 4-12 in the ACC.

No NCAA bid

No NIT bid

I am glad that Maryland football, is no longer recruiting Tavon Austin.

Go Tar Heels !

Posted by: Gary | October 19, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Under Armour does have a deal with the Basketball team along with all the other UMD teams.

Posted by: J-Bone | October 20, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

That "under armour representative" was Eric Obogu former Maryland and NFL football player and Under Armour's hype man in many of its commercials.

Posted by: Eli | October 20, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable how we continue to lose countless top recruits from the Baltimore/D.C. area. And how can you blame them, I wouldn't want to play for coach Williams (not exactly a player's coach) nor would my parents send me somewhere that only graduates 10% of their athletes. Pathetic. MD will remain mediocre until Gary's gone.

Posted by: Gary's gotta go | October 20, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

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