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No Inaugural Balls For GW

The Terps have a pair of road ACC games coming up this week, but during today's ACC coaches teleconference, Gary Williams was asked about his team's next home game, which happens to fall on the night of the presidential inauguration. On Jan. 20, Maryland will host Virginia at Comcast Center. Getting there should be an (extremely long) adventure.

"Yeah, a little bit," Williams said when asked whether he was surprised Maryland received a home game on that date. "It's going to be a problem in terms of people getting here, there's no doubt about that. We're going to do whatever we can to make it as smooth as possible. It is an eight o'clock game, so hopefully the parades will be over and things like that. The various inagural balls will be going on, but it won't be a problem for me because I didn't get an invitation. Hopefully our fans from Baltimore won't have a problem because they don't have to get on the Beltway to get to Comcast Center where we play. It could be a problem for a lot of people that live in Northern Virginia and the D.C. area to get here by eight o'clock."

In other news, Williams said that because Maryland has not resumed classes for the second semester the team will remain in Florida between Wednesday's game against Miami and Saturday's contest at Florida State.

Oh, and at one point, Williams cited the Terps' record as 11-3. When it was later pointed out that he had short-changed his squad (Maryland is, in fact, 12-3), Williams provided this explanation:

"Yeah, it was a tough game (against Georgia Tech)," Williams said. "I don't add 'em till about two days after we play to make sure did win that game."

By Steve Yanda  |  January 12, 2009; 11:41 AM ET
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I say the conference blew it on the scheduling for this game! Big disadvantage to both team - Terps fans will have problems getting to the game and UVA may have hotel issues.

Posted by: TerpGrad | January 12, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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