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Patience in Mark Turgeon has been key to Maryland basketball's resurgence

Immagine By Dave Tucker
@TestudoDave on Aug 5, 2015

The first four years of Mark Turgeon's eight year contract as the University of Maryland's men's basketball coach have been a roller coaster of highs and lows for both Turgeon and the program itself. But patience and faith in the man who was hired to pull the program out of mediocrity is finally paying dividends.

When Mark Turgeon was hired by Maryland to replace the retiring Gary Williams in May of 2011, many were hopeful that the Texas A&M coach, who had successfully turned numerous program around in previous coaching stops, would bring Maryland basketball back among the college basketball elite. At his introductory press conference, when asked about his style of play, Turgeon quickly won over fans by answering "My style of play is winning." But the winning wouldn't come as fast and as easy as many hoped and expected.

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Terrapins Host Annual Media Day

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men’s and women’s basketball programs welcomed a large media contingent Tuesday for their annual media day at the XFINITY Center.

Head Coach Mark Turgeon
On this season:

“We’re extremely excited about this year. I really like the team we’ve put together. I really like my guys. I like working with my guys. They’re a very competitive group. Whenever we put the score up and the time, they really get after it. As a coach, you feel good about that. Really since all of the expectations started coming in April, our guys have worked really hard. We had a great spring. We had a great summer. We’ve had a great fall. The first 12 days of practice have been really good for us. We’re excited and we’re looking forward to it.”

On the team’s depth and setting a rotation:
“What a great position I’m in. I made the comment that I think we have eight starters. A couple of starters aren’t playing well, different guys are going to play that night. We’ll find out who’s…

FOOTBALL PORTRAITS - Lamptey nel buio, il re a cui rubarono la corona

Nii Lamptey è stato uno dei tanti "nuovi Pelé" che si è perso nel buio, tra raggiri di agenti, magia nera e talento dissipato.

4 novembre 2015 - Christian Giordano, in esclusiva per Ultimo Uomo

Il bacio della morte
Nella gara di apertura del Mondiale Under-16 1989, davanti a 6500 spettatori sperduti nell’immenso Hampden Park di Glasgow, si affrontano Scozia e Ghana. È il 10 giugno 1989: finisce 0-0. Tra le Black Starlets, le stelline nere, gioca uno scricciolo col numero 8 che nessuno riesce a tenere. In distinta figura come Nii Odartey Lamptey. Ufficialmente ha quattordici anni, il che in Africa, e in tempi di test ossei FIFA ancora inimmaginabili, non significa che li avesse davvero. Nel Gruppo A il Ghana del CT brasiliano Paulo Luis Campus cade 1-0 col Bahrain e impatta 2-2 con Cuba, uscendo così da terza classificata nella prima fase. Il girone se lo aggiudicherà la Scozia, poi sconfitta in finale ai ri…