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Posted at 5:22 AM ET, 03/ 2/2011

ESPNU takes fans behind the scenes with Terps

By Liz Clarke

When the Washington Capitals agreed to take part in HBO’s four-part, 24/7 series, what resulted was a slightly embarrassing, if revealing, profanity-laced peek into day-to-day operations of the city’s NHL team leading up to its face-off with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Winter Classic.

Will ESPNU’s treatment of Maryland basketball reveal the kindler, gentler side of Coach Gary Williams that players have long insisted shows itself in practice and away from games?

Terps fans will get a chance to see for themselves when ESPNU airs a 30-minute segment, ESPNU All-Access: Maryland Men's Basketball, Wednesday at 6 p.m.

According to the network, the show, in high definition, will guide fans through a typical day as seen from the perspective of Terps coaches and players.

Among the highlights, according to brief press release issued by the network: Coach Williams wears a microphone during practice, along with two of his assistants; sophomore center Jordan Williams works out one-on-one with assistant coach Rob Ehsan; and senior forward Dino Gregory, a team co-captain, hosts a tour of Comcast Center, as well as the Terps’ former home, Cole Field House.

The program is scheduled to air on ESPNU seven times in all. In addition to Wednesday, those dates and times are: Friday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March 22, at 9 p.m.; Wednesday, March 23, at 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 27, at 5:30 a.m.; Monday, March 28, at 11:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 30, at 4 p.m.

By Liz Clarke  | March 2, 2011; 5:22 AM ET
Categories:  Gary Williams, Men's basketball  | Tags:  ESPNU, Gary Williams, Maryland basketball  
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Comments

It sucks that the game is only on ESPNU, as was the Va. Tech - BC game. I won't see the show, or the game. I don't get that channel as part of my DirecTV package. I get the other ESPN channels, just not this one.

Hopefully the Terps will pull it out.

Posted by: tojo45 | March 2, 2011 8:45 AM | Report abuse

ouch. desperate for relevance and attention.

Posted by: funkey | March 2, 2011 9:03 AM | Report abuse

coming from a loser posting on a comments section.

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ouch. desperate for relevance and attention.

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Posted by: khornbeak | March 2, 2011 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Does it show the team making their arrangements for the NIT?

Posted by: timchadwick | March 2, 2011 10:03 AM | Report abuse

@tojo45 - are you sure you don't get ESPNU. It is in every package that DirecTV offers. Check channel 208.

Posted by: acseaman | March 2, 2011 10:42 AM | Report abuse

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coming from a loser posting on a comments section.

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oh the irony! lol...

Posted by: funkey | March 2, 2011 10:50 AM | Report abuse

It sucks that the game is only on ESPNU, as was the Va. Tech - BC game. I won't see the show, or the game. I don't get that channel as part of my DirecTV package. I get the other ESPN channels, just not this one.

Hopefully the Terps will pull it out.

Posted by: tojo45 | March 2, 2011 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Yes you do. You're just like my pops...you insist you don't get a channel when in reality you do. Everyone with directtv gets ESPNU.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 10:58 AM | Report abuse

Nice, fair article on where the Terps stand right now.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/623794-maryland-basketball-is-recruiting-the-problem

They make a good point that the mid-decade slump was actually the product of some of GW's most-highly ranked (not best) recruiting classes. I think GW has gone back to his original model of finding 3-star recruits who are mentally tough that will stay a full four years.

Anyone who can't see that the Howard-Stoglin-Paulson class is very strong (I am still up in the air on Pankey, I think Parker will be another Mike Jones), isn't paying attention. The Bruenig-Faust-Gibbs class should be even stronger. All fit the GW personality that leads to success. If you look at most recruiting classes and rotations, a coach needs to be successful for 2 out of 3 recruits, with success defined as becoming a legit ACC starter. This year's seniors would rank as unsuccessful since 2 of 3 are not legit starters, which is why we are NIT bound.

Posted by: larry31 | March 2, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Funkey...They wanted to select Georgetown but most of their fans are still in prison and the players lawyers were concerned it might violate their parole agreements...plus JT III doesnt want to do anything that might benefit the "white" media

Posted by: TerpfanMA | March 2, 2011 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Edmond was an avid fan of the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team. He sat courtside at the Capital Centre for Hoyas home games, always surrounded by his entourage and bodyguards. He relished the "12 angry black men" image of the Hoyas, often touting them as "Black America's Team," the "First Team" of the inner-city gangsters, thugs, and hip-hop youth, always cast as the sinister, intimidating villain. As the Hoyas made their way onto the court, the Georgetown band would play the Imperial March (the Darth Vader theme), at which time Edmond was often seen smirking, shaking his head, laughing at, or staring down the opponent. Edmond revered the aggressive tenacity, snarl and swagger the Hoyas played with, so much that when his soldiers were gunned down, they were always buried in Georgetown jerseys.[4]

Posted by: TerpfanMA | March 2, 2011 11:50 AM | Report abuse

acseaman / bBarno1 - As Carlos Mencia would say, "dee dee dee."

I managed to delete it when I made my custom channel list. I couldn't tell you how many times I've cussed out DircTV. Ooops.

Thanks very much for your help. You made my day. As Special Ed would say, "I've got ESPU, YAY!.

Posted by: tojo45 | March 2, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

TerpfanMA - *yawn* what a one trick pony you re. rayful edmonds and racism. nice to see they still teach 'Cut and Paste 101' at umdcp.

hoyas don't have much control over who attends their games. but as far as i know, edmonds never yelled racial epithets or threw anything at the opposing players' family members. sad for the terps that a notorious crack dealer and murderer like rayful edmonds is a better fan the the typical terp rooter. lol...

Posted by: funkey | March 2, 2011 1:09 PM | Report abuse

"hoyas don't have much control over who attends their games. but as far as i know, edmonds never yelled racial epithets or threw anything at the opposing players' family members."

No one yelled racial epithets at Jeff Allen. Dude made up that lie to cover his *ss after getting suspended for the second consecutive time after flipping out when he fouled out. First time he bumped an official. Second time, he flicked off the MD fans. He needed to come up with something to justify his actions so he made up the lie that MD fans were yelling racial epithets at him. But no one with any common sense believes that a student coming from a student body as diverse as MD's could yell a racial epithet without getting the living crap beaten out of him. Also funny how no one else reported hearing it.

As for the "throwing anything at opposing players family members" you are referring to an empty water bottle that was throw in disgust after MD's 10 point last minute lead was blown against Duke. Lots of objects were thrown, but to claim they were thrown "at" a family member because one of those empty plastic water bottles nicked Carlos Boozer's mom is a little ridiculous. Perhaps it hit her because she sat right 2 rows from the court and all the objects came from above? Nah, it must have been aimed "at" her, by the most accurate empty water bottle thrower in world history.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 1:53 PM | Report abuse

@Barno1 - yes, i am familiar with your argument that you didn't hear it, therefore it did not happen. my 3-year-old son uses a similar argument when it suits him. as i have said before, i do not know if it happened or not. but it sounds credible to me by the reputation of terp fans.

as for the throwing of objects, i wasn't referring to the boozer incident, though it is interesting/amusing that it seems to be a recurring theme at terps' games). i was referring to the incident alleged to have happened THIS year...

Posted by: funkey | March 2, 2011 2:02 PM | Report abuse

"@Barno1 - yes, i am familiar with your argument that you didn't hear it, therefore it did not happen."

That is not my argument at all, but nice try. What I clearly said was no one else heard it, Allen had a pattern of flipping out after fouling out, and that any person with any common sense whatsoever would realize a student yelling a racial epithet against a black player in a crowd as diverse as MD's student section would get the living crap beaten out of them.

"as i have said before, i do not know if it happened or not."

And like I said, if you don't realize Allen made the lie up to justify his actions, then you have no common sense.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

@Barno1 - it has been your argument in the past - or at least some weak sort of anecdotal evidence to support your argument. I see you have changed your argument a bit.

"What I clearly said was no one else heard it" So you speak on the behalf of all the other fans at the game? was that an elected position or one you were appointed to?

again, it may have happened or it may not have. unfortunately for terps fans their behavior in the past lends claims like this and those of assaulting player's family members some credence.

in any event, TerpfanMA has gotten us off the track of the 24/7 program. but i suppose the only arrow in his quiver is rayful edmonds oh rayful edmonds, so he uses it every chance he gets...

Posted by: funkey | March 2, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

"Also funny how no one else reported hearing it."

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Clearly, I said no one else "reported" hearing it. This is a factual statement. There were no other reports from anyone else at the game claiming they heard it as well. But apparently you have serious reading comprehension issues. You also tried to claim terpfanMA's comments were racist, when there was nothing racist whatsoever about them.

You seem like the type who will feign outrage against those you disagree with. You hate MD, so you pretend like you're outraged by a clearly made up claim that a racial epithet was used against Jeff Allen. You hate MD, so you feign outrage over an empty water bottle that was clearly thrown at the court but that you comically believe was aimed "at" an opposing player's family member.

Seriously, you are the worst kind of person: a hyper-sensitive dbag. You wake up every day looking for some reason to be offended.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse

@Barno1 - your words:

"No one yelled racial epithets at Jeff Allen."
"What I clearly said was no one else heard it"

those are pretty definitive statements, no? perhaps you are the one with comprehension problems?

especially in light of the charge that i said terpfanMA fan's comments were racist.

i actually never said that (ahem, reading comprehension). his line was: 'plus JT III doesnt want to do anything that might benefit the "white" media'. my response was '*yawn* what a one trick pony you re. rayful edmonds and racism.' do you assume i was calling him rayful edmonds as well?

no i was saying his charges against the hoyas have to do with rayful edmonds and his thoughts on JTIII and the white media. that has some racial undertones to it, don't ya think?

as for the throwing incident, i wasn't referring to the boozer incident and the water bottle as i mentioned above (again, reading comprehension). i was referring to delaney's charge that someone threw something at his mom during/after the vatech-umdcp game

no need to address your self serving caricature of me. but suffice to say, i don't hate umdcp, though i am no fan of gary. they are a good local rival, even though we do not play them all that often. i do find it funny that your hackles get raised when the fans get deserved and earned criticism.

Posted by: funkey | March 2, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

@TerpFanMA: "As the Hoyas made their way onto the court, the Georgetown band would play the Imperial March (the Darth Vader theme)..."

No, they played the GU Fight Song (written about 80 years before Star Wars...)

Posted by: dhh2 | March 2, 2011 3:01 PM | Report abuse

For the umpteenth time, I clearly said "no one else reported hearing it" but you chose to ignore that and childishly claim I said "I didn't hear it, therefore it did not happen." Which you either A) knew I didn't say or B) thought I actually said because you have serious reading comprehension issues.

So which is it? You're either a liar or an idiot.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 2, 2011 3:21 PM | Report abuse

@Barno1 - you also wrote the statements:

"No one yelled racial epithets at Jeff Allen."
"What I clearly said was no one else heard it"

which contradict the one you are currently clinging to, and they are pretty definitive. are you backing off those statements now and just sticking with the statement one that no one reported it? if that is the case, that is fine and it is indeed a fact and cannot be argued. but that does not prove one way or the other what happened on the court that night.

my point is/was that terps fan have garnered a reputation through their own behavior. so now when they are accused of incidents, those accusations have more credibility then they might otherwise. and it also makes it a little difficult to take your indignation seriously when such charges are leveled.

in regards to reading comprehension: maybe you should address your own deficiencies before weighing in what you perceive as others' shortcomings. something about a speck in my eye and a log in yours?

you have also resorted to to ad hominem attacks - almost as bad as the straw man argument you dislike so much. weak sauce, barno. lol. that aside, i enjoyed the discussion.

you are welcome to the last word...

Posted by: funkey | March 2, 2011 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Does this 24/7 access tour include typical off the court activities for our HC?

I can't wait to see the segment where a long liquid lunch turns into an early happy hour followed by a stumbling walk and pounding on the door of the Delta Delta Delta house.

Posted by: terpape | March 2, 2011 3:47 PM | Report abuse

You can all watch on ESPN3.

Posted by: break20 | March 2, 2011 4:29 PM | Report abuse

funkey, the racism, the drug culture, the felons on the team...its all part of GTowns heritage...at some point you just have to accept it or else you look like a bigger fool than you are.....

Posted by: TerpfanMA | March 2, 2011 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Wow, terpape, that's alot of venom. Are you jealous of GW's success for a reason?

Posted by: musicturtle | March 2, 2011 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Music-no venom, just having fun. I like Gary and all of his "idiosyncrasies".

On the 1:150000000 chance that Gary checks this blog string, I will apologize.....

Posted by: terpape | March 2, 2011 7:33 PM | Report abuse

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