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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 02/25/2011

Talkin' Terps: Will Maryland beat North Carolina?

By Matt Bonesteel

Good afternoon.

Today's topic is cut-and-dry: Will Maryland beat North Carolina and give its NCAA tournament at-large hopes a gigantic boost?

Have at it in the comments.

By Matt Bonesteel  | February 25, 2011; 12:05 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Comments

No, UMD won't beat UNC.

Posted by: steveh46 | February 25, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Gotta be optimistic and say yes. They have one of these victories every year against Duke or UNC it seems like when they shouldn't win and they do. They are usually even bigger underdogs most other years.

Posted by: break20 | February 25, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

They will play them tight and have a chance with two minutes to go. Hopefully, they can pull it out.

I do know this, if GW leads them to a victory down there, CM88 will be no where to found on TI. If they lose, he will be all over TI, spewing the hatred.

Posted by: Section505203 | February 25, 2011 1:04 PM | Report abuse

In a recruiting battle, Roy is way better in Gary. On game day, Gary is way better than Roy.

Imagine if they switched recruits - Roy would have no shot at all.

All Roy can do is teach his fast break, when it comes to half court, the guy is not up to his peers.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | February 25, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Its not hatred, its called being realistic, Gary is doing a bad job, sorry if you disagree.

If we beat UNC, I will be beyond happy, but we would still need some wins in the ACC tourn. to even get into the NCAA.

Sad that you are ok with the fact that we are not even a bubble team yet, but yet I am the loser for being upset that Gary is on the verge of taking us to a 4th NIT in 8 years...but I guess you are the smart fan SECTION.

Why cant I true fan dislike the coach without being called a hater? Are any of you not to fond of the Redskins coach, but still a Skins fan????

Go terps, destroy UNC and win the ACC title! (thats my real hope)

Posted by: cm88 | February 25, 2011 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Why do you guys always post these question blog posts with no poll? Do you really think we come to the washington post to read random internet users' comments? Hopefully you at least read them...

Posted by: magnuson | February 25, 2011 1:42 PM | Report abuse

What a lot of people don't realize is, as players your an extension of your coach on the floor. Gary's job is to prepare the team for gameday and as far as I'm concern, he's one of the best at doing that. Its not his fault when players miss lay ups or free throws or commit turnovers. He installs the gameplan and its up to the players to execute that plan.

I think they will be the Tar Heels, albeit close. I think they can use that as momentum heading into the final stretch of the season and the ACC tournament. I think 1 victory in the ACC tourney can get them in, but atleast 2 victories will guarantee their name being called on Selection Sunday.

Everyone needs to leave Gary alone. He brought UMD from the depths of purgatory to being relevant.

In Gary We Trust......

Posted by: uiwugo2 | February 25, 2011 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Hell naw!

Posted by: learnedhand1 | February 25, 2011 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Magnuson. I seldom read this blog anymore for that reason.

Posted by: DonRoberto1 | February 25, 2011 2:27 PM | Report abuse

This game is really going to come down to the defensive effort the Terps put up. UNC presents some serious matchup problems for the Terps on the defensive end. Mosely will probably get the primary guard on Barnes, while Zeller and Henson will be split between Gregory and JW. Strickland and Marshall shouldn't post too much of a matchup problem, but that frontcourt could be a complete mismatch. The key defesnively is going to be keeping JW out of foul trouble against aggressive rebounders like Henson and Zeller. This is defeinitely the kind of game where Weijs would be a valuable piece of the rotation, but Gary has gone away from him since the Terps got into the heart of the ACC season. UNC is not a particularly great shooting team (107th in the country), and shoots just above 30% from 3 point range (31.7% to be exact). The 3-2 zone may prove very effective, especially against a freshman point guard (Marshall), and Gary should consider sticking with it even if UNC hits a couple of 3s out of it. The Terps also need to be focused defensively in transition. With Stoglin, Howard, and Bowie being more aggresive with the ball, and driving the ball more frequently, it will be critical for the off guard and wing player to maintain floor balance when the ball is dribbled into the lane. The way the Terps have been playing the past few games is great to so, but is extremely suseptible to UNC's patented fast-break offense.

On offense, the Terps just need to keep doing what they're doing. Penetrate and probe the defense and make JW the first look every time down the court. JW should have no problem this time pushing Henson and Zeller around (two of the softest front court players defensively in the ACC), but he needs to recognize when and where the help defender is coming from, or they will have a field day blocking his shots. JW still needs to look to pass sometimes when he's in the middle of his move to the basket, because the defenses are collapsing on him with regularity, leaving other guys wide open for easy shots. If the Terps continue to play the way they have the last couple of weeks (aside from the BC game), they should be able to come out of Chapel Hill with a much-needed win...88-82 Terps

Posted by: Russtinator | February 25, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Good analysis, Russinator. Agree with the 3-2 against UNC, for all that Marshall brings to the table the one thing he doesn't excel in is shooting the rock. He is a very gifted passer though, so we need to get back on defense and pick up all of the players. Malcolm Delaney murdered us in both games when the Terps failed to play sound transition D.

Personally, I just have a gut feeling about this one. Terps 74, UNC 68.

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | February 25, 2011 3:15 PM | Report abuse

They have to break through at some point. Law of averages and the fact that they are clearly improved on offense makes me think they get this one.

Posted by: lavar609 | February 25, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

The Terps will whip the Tar Heels by a humiliating margin with all cylinders firing. The Tar Heel cheerleaders will weep and try to leave the game early in hopes of making a few extra bucks at the local Pure Gold Gentlemen's Club.

Posted by: Duke-Rulz-1995 | February 25, 2011 3:53 PM | Report abuse

If the Heels have trouble with an outside shot, why use a 3-2 zone. Go to a 2-3 when you have to use one. The Terps need to be in a full court press mode and man to man from the outset . We have 2 or 2.5 point guards to their 1. Wear them down and fast break them til they drop.

Posted by: dnoboyle | February 25, 2011 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I agree heels have no depth at guard. Press, press, press and run the break until they peter-out. Stoglin will be blur to the heels d, the can't keep up with him.

Posted by: TKing1 | February 25, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

NO

Posted by: petecard | February 25, 2011 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Fan in me wants to say yes.

Realistic, non-pot-smoking me wants to say no.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 25, 2011 7:09 PM | Report abuse

All of you Gary Haters (he can't recruit, etc.) have you really paid attention to what he is building? Look at the video out there of Breunig who just committed---6'9' and can run the floor, stretch to the basket and shoot from the floor (European Ball). Include him with the other two incoming Freshmen (Faust can shoot from the outside with the best of them), and Jordan and Stoggins/Howard/Hawk combo and you have one of the most exciting teams in college basketball next year (1 junior next year, 3 sophomores, 3 freshmen). Wow! I totally agree that Roy can't coach if he has to be the factor in the game. If the Terps can keep the score low by making it more of a half court game on defense, they have a shot.

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/recruiting/2011/02/sky_is_the_limit_for_terps_recruit_martin_breunig.html

Posted by: stgarner | February 25, 2011 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Bonesteel??? I bet you and your friends had fun with that name growing up! Seriously, do you really get paid for this type of insightful blog? this one is almost as good as the question from a few weeks ago about whether Edsall would result in more season tix sales??? What do you do with the information you collect here (if you bother reading it)

Tell you what....I will answer your question on Monday

Posted by: TerpfanMA | February 25, 2011 9:30 PM | Report abuse

We should hope that UNC gets caught up in it's "beat Duke week" and underestimates the Terps.

Also, Gregory and Stoglin need to keep up their recent performances. Lastly, Bowie was money in the 2nd half of the FSU game. Hope he is as aggressive @ Chapel Hill.

Posted by: dc_attorney | February 25, 2011 11:08 PM | Report abuse

So why are there links to the Terps football roster, schedule and stats on this Men's Basketball page? It is basketball season after all. How about their basketball info? And the WaPo wonders why it's losing readers.

Posted by: tojo45 | February 25, 2011 11:40 PM | Report abuse

CM88,

First, not a Skins fan never have been. The Steelers have been my team since basically birth. Second, you are the ultimate front runner fan. You don't have sh*t to say when the Terps win. Everything is peaches and cream. But, you are first in line to club anyone and everyone associated with Maryland basketball (mainly GW) when they lose.

Sorry, but that is screwed up. Be with them through thick and thin. GW pulled this program out from the depths of mounds of crap and your going to kick him constantly when he has a few years when they are on the bubble in March. EVERY program in the ACC outside of Puke and UNC would love to have GW and the kind of success he brings. They are ALWAYS in the discussion come mid March. NC State, Wake, GA Tech and UVA fans would love to be at least on the bubble come March.

Get a grip and a life.

God only knows why I'm wasting my time debating with a closet Duke fan.

Posted by: Section505203 | February 25, 2011 11:46 PM | Report abuse

cm88, another good post. Only difference for me is that I don't dislike GW. But I certainly don't like where we are and where we have been for the last 8 years.

TerpfanMA, funny and to the point post. Nice job.

Posted by: petecard | February 26, 2011 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Terps will win. The team knows that every game counts this time of year. GW will outcoach his brother Roy (sic). Stogs will hit 30 and JWill will have his double double. MVP'shon will hit his 3's and have so many beautiful assists.
The D will clamp down on that carolina blue!

GO TERPS!!!

Posted by: M20832 | February 26, 2011 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Realistic, non-pot-smoking me wants to say no.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 25, 2011 7:09 PM | Report abuse

whether you love or hate the Poop, this was pretty damn funny.

I agree and wish more people would say No. Seems like when everyone thinks we'll win, we lose (see Boston College 2 weeks ago).

Posted by: Barno1 | February 26, 2011 10:15 AM | Report abuse

CM88,

First, not a Skins fan never have been. The Steelers have been my team since basically birth. Second, you are the ultimate front runner fan. You don't have sh*t to say when the Terps win. Everything is peaches and cream. But, you are first in line to club anyone and everyone associated with Maryland basketball (mainly GW) when they lose.

Sorry, but that is screwed up. Be with them through thick and thin. GW pulled this program out from the depths of mounds of crap and your going to kick him constantly when he has a few years when they are on the bubble in March. EVERY program in the ACC outside of Puke and UNC would love to have GW and the kind of success he brings. They are ALWAYS in the discussion come mid March. NC State, Wake, GA Tech and UVA fans would love to be at least on the bubble come March.

Get a grip and a life.

God only knows why I'm wasting my time debating with a closet Duke fan.

Posted by: Section505203 | February 25, 2011 11:46 PM | Report abuse

2 things.

1) Great post. The CM guy is an idiot. Anyone can see that. It's hilarious that he is commenting about hoping MD wins on Sunday. He's been saying for weeks that the season is over...now he apparently realizes that it's not.
2) I agree that he is a closet Duke fan. The guy already admitted that he only goes to see the Terps play when Duke is in town. He slipped up when he posted that.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 26, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

If you are coach Roy you would have to be worried about this game. His Heels are talented but so are the Terps. If the Terps were playing like this at the beginning of the season we would be a lock for the Big Dance.

Carolina can put up some big numbers on offense which masks some weaknesses on defense. Advantage Terps on defense. Maryland is peaking right now and UNC does not have the good defenders that Duke has. If coach Roy goes to a zone defense Maryland is now finding ways to crack this type of defense. That was not the case earlier this season. I think the Terps will win this one because Gary can outcoach Roy and everywhere else between the two teams is a wash.

Maryland is now a team going places. Even if they do not beat UNC (nothing to be ashamed about) we are clearly a talented team and kudos to Gary in seeing the talent in players like Stoglin and Howard. Next year's freshmen class appears to be upgrades all around. I cannot wait to see next years team play but I am not giving up on this season either. We have a shot, keep the faith Terp Nation.

Posted by: torope | February 26, 2011 10:24 AM | Report abuse

For Maryland, one of the most important regular season games in recent memory. If they lose, they've punched their ticket to the NIT. If they win, they still have an outside shot at the NCAA.

The team has made great strides the last few games, especially Stoglin coming on as an outside shooter.

Never underestimate Gary Williams in a must win late season game. Terps win in overtime on sheer guile, guts and refuse to lose attitude.

Posted by: stevestegman | February 26, 2011 10:48 AM | Report abuse

I am a UNC Grad. Obviously, I'm not a Terp fan. However, I am a Gary Williams fan.

He does an excellent job each and every year. I simply wish the Terp fans would cut him a little slack. He's a great coach, and I do not think there are too many that are better.

However, I disagree with some of the preceeding posts. Maryland has a good team, but they do not have the raw talent of a North Carolina. No, I do not think you will win this game. That's somewhat delusional.

If the game were being played in Maryland...or, if you still had that "classy guy" Vasquez, you would have the odds with you. However, in the ACC, games are played on a home and home basis.

Even Maryland's fan base cannot get all the important contests played in College Park!

Maryland played an excellent game last year and deserved the victory. The Terps have these games at home and are perceived as "world beaters." The fans get involved and do their school proudly. People foam at their jowls and the arson trail begins on campus.

After its all over, inevitability begins to creep in. Noticeably, "next year has arrived." It becomes a fact that you have to make the trip to Chapel Hill, not the Comcast Center, if you wish to see the contest "live." Now the proverbial shoe is on the other foot.

I know there are exceptions to this rule. The Lenny Bias Factor. He was such a great player. I'll have to admit, he was very special, and I still feel his loss. What a great kid...what a tragedy.

In closing, I do not see a "Lenny Bias" on this team. I know, the Terps have talent. However, I do not think they have enough talent to win tomorrow. I may be mistaken, but tomorrow will either prove or disprove what I have written.

Posted by: dumpondook | February 26, 2011 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Who's going to win? I racked my brain but could do no better than come up with a simple 50-50 odds ratio. I thirsted for more.

So I went to Minerva at the Forum beneath the Palatine, plonked down 10 silver denarii, and asked, after much propitiating, "O great lady, whom will the Gods favour in the forthcoming battle between the Tarheels and Terps Sunday next?" My earnest entreaties were met only with a prolonged, studied silence.

Disappointed and no wiser, I removed myself from Rome and proceeded to the Valley of Phocis, beneath Mt Parnassus, to call upon the Delphic Sibyl.

Knuckleheads, know that the oracle of Delphi can provide definitive, if complex, predictions. One can do no better.

Thus, here at Delphi I prostrated myself, offering deeply worshipful entreaties and 25 denarii (a veritable fortune and one I cannot easily afford), and asked, "O Greatest of Great Oracles, whom shall the Gods reward Sunday next when the Turtles do battle with the Heels"?

Her reply was as instantaneous as it was clear. She said, "Although the RPI has the Turtles one in four, you must always wait for them to play to game, for only then can you have your answer."

And the Great Goddess then became enshrouded in a fine mist, and disappeared (together with my 25 silver denarii).

Posted by: AncientTerp | February 26, 2011 12:00 PM | Report abuse

To beat Carolina, we will have to bring it all. On all cylinders. Inside, outside, and GW too.

JW has to stay out of early foul trouble. I like when we go inside out. But we have to step to the plate and hit the trifectas, nice and smooth like.

If it's close down the stretch, free throws could make the difference. We know they can hit theirs.

I hate to think the season comes down to one game. And it doesn't. But it means we have to go very deep in the tourney if we can't beat UNC.

Terps can do this, we are third in the ACC in the Sagarin rankings. But it won't be easy. In fact, it'll be a battle. Let's see how much this young team has learned.

Posted by: steven09 | February 26, 2011 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I don't always agree with Russ......but I think this time.....I hope.....he is spot on. It's a big'un.

Posted by: steven09 | February 26, 2011 12:21 PM | Report abuse

@dumpondook.....I sure do miss not playing you guys twice each year. And I miss Cole and Carmichael.

You are right, Gary Williams Court at Comcast is long overdue. As is induction into the HOF.

Luck tomorrow, but not too much. We need it more than you guys. Hope to see you again in the tourney, or better, it'd be a great match up in the dance.

Beat the Big Least!

Posted by: steven09 | February 26, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

lol.....You know what I meant. ;-)

Respect to Carolina. Hope we whoop your ash tomorrow.

Best wishes to Dean. And.....Go ACC!

Posted by: steven09 | February 26, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

lol....One last thing.....the new guy Breunig reminds me of Kurtis Schultz, with an outside shot and a 40' vertical leap.

lol.....He's like a flying tank. Me like.

Posted by: steven09 | February 26, 2011 12:36 PM | Report abuse

dumpondook your team has raw talent but that rarely wins games. The Terps had enough talent to beat UNC when they last won a natty. The Terps won the year before that with Gist and Osby down at the Dean Dome.

This year the Heels do not have that kind of talent and they are still trying to find their game, hence they are ranked 18th and not 1st overall. They do not have the defenders that Duke has and if they have to rely on perimeter shooting they are fair at best.

The Terps are not the best perimeter shooting team either, rather they are a team that is improving like the Heels but are still not there yet. Almost like a mirror image of one another. The Terps think their freshmen guards are better than Carolina's one and only. Carolina is thin and still trying to find their best game. This one is a toss up and the Dean Dome has not been so bad for the Terps over the last few years.

The game will ultimately be won by whomever puts out their best performance on Sunday and Gary's Terps have always shown up in Chapel Hill of late with a chip on their shoulder. You should be careful of posting on the Terps talent. No one even knows what the ceiling is yet on their freshmen but it is stretching higher by the day. Perhaps you should pay attention. Talent will mean nothing on Sunday.

Posted by: torope | February 26, 2011 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dumpondook | February 26, 2011 11:59 AM

Look guy, of course UNC does not riot. The girls of UNC usually have to leave the games early to get to the Pure Gold Gentlemen's club to earn money lap dancing. You can't riot without girls going wild.

Your team is a bunch of CHOKE artists without ANY depth at guard. Yes Mr. Nolan Smith will hopefully have the chance to re-humiliate you in the dance. And do NOT compare Roy Williams with Gary Williams; GW has won big repeatedly without the future NBA all-star team. Roy Williams LOSES half the time that he has the future NBA all-star team. You will get pasted tomorrow and the powder blue that signifies cowardice in battle (yes, when ordered to move forward, the North Carolina troops reacted as if their heels were stuck in mud...). Look RTP is a nice place to spend four years of college, but since most of the males from your school return to pig farming or work as gophers for my fellow Duke brethren, don't dis MD.

The first game at Cameron - which is much older but far less decripit than the Dean Dome - after I graduated was the famous "in-Hale, ex-Hale" game. But at least some of your grads experience the sweet smell of success- you know the co-eds who earn the coveted "MRS" degree by marrying a Duke grad.

Stomp the Tar Heels. Humiliate them. Squish them like the overrated underachievers they are.

Posted by: Duke-Rulz-1995 | February 26, 2011 2:38 PM | Report abuse

AncientTerp, You rock! That was one of the best posts ever. Very funny.

Posted by: petecard | February 26, 2011 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Gary owns Roy, always has. Even back when Roy was with Kansas...Remember the final four, we were down big early, who came out on top? Remember the BB&T with number 2 ranked Kansas and Paul Pierce and Raef Lafrentz going down to the underdog Terps with a big game from freshman Mike Mardesich? How bout 2 years ago, desperately needing a signature win late in the season, the Roy's number 2 ranked Tar Heels blew a 9 point lead with under 2 minutes left, to lose to Gary and the Terps in OT.

Maryland is going for a win over North Carolina for the 5th consecutive year. Longest streak I can remember. In all of these games, Roy had the better talent. But clearly MD had the better coach.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 26, 2011 5:22 PM | Report abuse

And yet Roy has an NCAA Title more recently so he does something right.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 26, 2011 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Terps win by 8. BOOK IT

Posted by: scottmando1 | February 27, 2011 9:16 AM | Report abuse

I really want to say yes, but I just don't have confidence in this team when it is crunch time.

Posted by: srcog | February 27, 2011 11:21 AM | Report abuse

"Everyone needs to leave Gary alone. He brought UMD from the depths of purgatory to being relevant.

In Gary We Trust......

Posted by: uiwugo2 | February 25, 2011 2:06 PM"
-->I've said this before, we have blind loyalty to Gary. Yes, he's done a lot for the program I get that. But it's been a decade since we've had any real success. Not saying our expectations should be Kentucky, Duke, or UCLA, but we should expect this team to get to the Sweet 16 more than once a decade.

Gary should get to retire on his own terms. However, if push comes to shove and we continue our NIT appearances and second round exits, it be might eventually time for a change.

Posted by: mle916 | February 27, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Not saying our expectations should be Kentucky, Duke, or UCLA.......

Posted by: mle916 | February 27, 2011 2:49 PM
====

Speak for yourself. I want the Terps to be elite year-in and year-out. I want bare-bones, at a minimum, Sweet-16's every year.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 27, 2011 2:56 PM | Report abuse

"Speak for yourself. I want the Terps to be elite year-in and year-out. I want bare-bones, at a minimum, Sweet-16's every year.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 27, 2011 2:56 PM"
-->Poop, I think you missed the point. I was saying our current expectations aren't good enough. We have grown complacent in that just making the tournament is good enough. I would like to be in the Sweet 16's every year, but have not been there in almost a decade and with the current crop of talent, I don't think that's realistic. We haven't had a lottery pick since Wilcox.

Posted by: mle916 | February 27, 2011 3:34 PM | Report abuse

There's no doubt that GW will have his name on the court eventually. It's just a matter of time. Even though I have been critical of his current coaching, I think he's done a lot for the university both on-and-off the court- won championships, ran a clean program, etc. The only knack I really have off-the-court is he doesn't graduate his players which is pathetic since most of his players stay four years(but he's gotten better in that department).

Posted by: break20 | February 27, 2011 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Gary graduates virtually all of his players. The study that claimed MD he wasn't graduating his players was bogus, didn't include transfers (Andre Collins, Hasan Fofana, Braxton Dupree, Danny Miller, Matt Slanika) didn't include guys that came back to graduate (Francis, Gilchrist), and was way outdated. Gary has graduated virtually all of his players in recent years.

Posted by: Barno1 | February 27, 2011 4:59 PM | Report abuse

"Fan in me wants to say yes.

Realistic, non-pot-smoking me wants to say no.

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | February 25, 2011 7:09 PM"
-->Poop, you blaze?

Posted by: break20 | February 27, 2011 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Barno,
Anything you don't like about Maryland athletics other than certain upper administration members? I said they are doing a better job, but historically speaking under Gary, he hasn't done the best job.

Here's a few quotes:
"Plus we've graduated, let's see, I think it's 10 out of 12 and most recently of our seniors, we'll graduate all four of our seniors this year. Our academic support system has completely changed since 1999-2003. That is ancient facts, and you know it.
-->That's basically an admission that graduation rate wasn't good when they were a perennial national power.

""Plus, we had teams in 2001 and 2002 that won national championships. Terrence Morris left early as a first-round draft choice. . . . Steve Blake, you know what he's doing. He's playing for a lot of money. Juan Dixon has made a lot of money during his career, and they both hopefully will come back and get their degrees. Chris Wilcox is a lottery pick, left after his sophomore year. Drew Nicholas did not graduate, but he's had a very successful year, still playing and making a lot of money."
-->Basically excusing those players from completing their academic committments because they have made it "big."

"This is wrong, to say that these people aren't successful," Williams said. "Do you know Barry Gossett never graduated from the University of Maryland? He never graduated, but nobody ever criticizes Barry Gossett because he gives $12 million or whatever for the football team house. Barry's a good guy. He's done a lot of great things for the University of Maryland. Dan Snyder dropped out of Maryland after his freshman year. It's just the way it works. Bill Gates never graduated from Harvard."
-->He's working at an institution of higher learning and excusing the "exceptions" not the rule, for those successful millionaires/billionaires, who lack degrees. You think a college president wants him saying this?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/15/AR2010031503309.html

He might feel privately that a degree isn't important, but as the face of the flagship state school, he should say otherwise.

Posted by: break20 | February 27, 2011 5:49 PM | Report abuse

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