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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Kevin J. Anderson
Brenda Frese's contract extension will keep her with the Terps through 2021.
Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S. Open semifinals, while Nadal and Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarterfinals.
The 15-time Grand Slam champion next plays 2009 French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova. With a victory, Williams would earn her first berth in a French Open semifinal since 2003.
Roger Federer regrouped and restored order eventually, coming back from a two-sets-to-one deficit to beat 15th-seeded Gilles Simon of France 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday in the fourth round to reach his 36th consecutive major quarterfinal.
Djokovic got a huge scare from 15th-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka before hanging on to win in the 22nd game of the fifth set to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
John Isner withdrew from the Hopman Cup on Thursday because of a right knee injury, ending the American team's chances of reaching the final of the eight-country tournament and handing a championship berth to Spain.
Joe Krivak, who helped develop several future NFL quarterbacks at Maryland in the 1980s and went on to a five-year stint as the school's head coach, died Tuesday of leukemia. He was 77.
Once the eight-goal scoring madness at the College Cup had ended and Georgetown goalie Tomas Gomez batted away the final penalty kick, there was one last sprint to make.
As anyone who has ever ridden with me with tell you, geography isn't my thing. When the Beltway opened in 1964, this native Washingtonian was astonished that you could get from Maryland to Virginia without going through D.C.
Maryland's move to the Big Ten went from rumor to fact at a dizzying rate over the weekend. Likewise, personal opinion about the switch lurched sharply during those 48 hours. By the time the news was official Monday, my feelings had traversed every extreme of the emotional spectrum.
The Maryland athletic department's financial woes have grown greater and graver in the past two decades.
Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman, like so many of his colleagues, arrived in College Park to coach in the ACC.
Maryland's decision to bolt the ACC for the Big Ten is perfectly keeping with the current climate. In the new millennium, it's every school for itself.
Choosing to look toward the future rather than honor the past, Maryland joined the Big Ten on Monday, bolting from the Atlantic Coast Conference in a move driven by the school's budget woes.
Maryland is considering pursuing a move to the Big Ten, according to multiple published reports, with an announcement possible this week.
"Coach Frese has been the driving force in putting Maryland women's basketball in a position of national prominence during her time here in College Park," Anderson said. "Her 2006 national title, ACC dominance and consistent top recruiting classes have made Maryland a contender year after year."
"We have done so much with so little for so long," Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said. "Now imagine what our teams are going to be able to accomplish with the financial stability we'll be able to present them."