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Tidbits From Opening Night

The armored vehicle Gary Williams rode out in during introductions weighed 17,000 pounds. Gary said the thing gets at least six miles to the gallon.

"I still think this is a good thing," Williams said of the night's event. "You do it for the students and the players. I hope we continue to do this."

So does Under Armour, which essentially got a three-hour commercial tonight at the Comcast Center ...

Practice will begin bright and early tomorrow morning for the Terps. Greivis Vasquez said the team's first workout (second, if you count tonight's scrimmage) will begin at 8 a.m. Vasquez expects to be the first player there in order to set an example for his teammates. "We've got to prove some people wrong," he said, referring to the fact that many outside observers do not have high hopes for this year's squad ...

As for the snazzy dance routine the men's team put on, Vazquez said the Terps were instructed by the university's competitive cheerleading coaches. He also said learning the routine required many hours working with members of the cheerleading squad to master the moves. "It was amazing, man," Vasquez noted ...

Williams thought his players' entrances -- coming down through the crowd to get to the court -- were neat enough, but it didn't keep the concerned coach in him from controlling his thoughts.

"I was just hoping nobody tripped," he said.

By Steve Yanda  |  October 17, 2008; 10:27 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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the players coming down the stairs for intros... not only does it take too long, but I'm watching and just praying none of them misses a step and breaks an ankle.

Posted by: Sam | October 17, 2008 10:48 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 Rivals.com.

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 12:30 PM | Report abuse

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