Not a huge deal - allegedly, he interfered with an officer doing his duty - but still, not good news for Maryland basketball. Here's the Washington Post story.
Last edited by Newton_14; 04-30-2012 at 10:00 PM. Reason: more player turmoil
Andre Dawkins: ďPeople ask me if I can still shoot, and I ask them if they can still breathe. Thatís kind of the same thing.Ē
I like Turgeon, looks like he will get to build a new team. I know he also has a good transfer from Michigan (Evan Smotrycz) coming in, although I assume that he is not eligible for this upcoming season.
But it could be a long season this year, for sure.
"What, me worry?" -- Roy Williams
Things getting real strange in College Park.
"Terrell Stoglin and Mychal Parker have been suspended from the menís basketball team for one year due to a violation of the University of Maryland Student-Athlete Code of Conduct, athletics department officials announced Monday.
On Sunday, Stoglin entered his name for the upcoming NBA Draft. The deadline to declare for the draft was April 29, with the draft itself to be held June 28 in Newark, N.J.
Parker has already announced his intention to transfer from Maryland to attend another institution. The suspension levied to both players is a university sanction, rather than one imposed by the NCAA.
ďBeing a University of Maryland student-athlete carries a tremendous honor and responsibility,Ē said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. ďAs much as we appreciate the effort these two young men gave to the program this season, they were unable to live up to that responsibility. Weíre disappointed, but hope they use this as a learning experience.Ē "
I think the UK 5 may have been after the date as well, since coach Calipari said the NCAA date was moot, as far as he was concerned.
Looks like Howard may have to spend some time in the Pe'Nitentiary.
ďI strongly feel that thatís not a basketball issue. Iím in charge of the basketball program as much the chancellor and the athletic director allow me to be. And itís not a basketball issue.Ē
Williams said, he is aware of the classes that his players take. ďI think it varies on a coach,Ē he said. ďI mean, Iím pretty aware of what our guys are doing. And itís not a basketball issue, guys. It is not a basketball issue. Itís a university issue.
Roy Williams 2012
Terp fan behavior?....Gary is not the only one to blame there (administration could have been waaay more forceful), but Gary could have set the tone....never did.
Plus, IIRC, Francis only played a year there (he was a transfer). I thought Gilchrist was all-world soph year but actually didn't leave until after his jr. year.
"What, me worry?" -- Roy Williams
I doubt think Gary spent very much time addressing how to set picks without driving your shoulder into the defender's skull. Dangerous stuff.
"With seven national titles and 20 Final Fours in the 64-team NCAA Tournament era, Duke and UNC have had more playoff success than any other CONFERENCE." - Al Featherston
Also, Gilchrist was a headcase who reminds me a lot of Stoglin. Great talent but a difficult teammate and difficult to coach. I think Maryland will be better off without Stoglin, especially since they have a lot of young talent that needs to develop.
Baxter had a dumb incident few years after college, but as a recruit and college athlete he was just a hard-working kid. I'd hardly call him an unsavory character. Hell - Duke recruited Sheldon Williams. Remember him?