A complaint before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by four veteran Metropolitan Police Department officials accuses Chief Cathy L. Lanier of "a disturbing pattern of discriminatory conduct" in handing down harsher discipline for male officers than female officers.
They do it so routinely each year, we don't even blink as they jilt one campus and bolt for the next. We've turned it into a spectator sport, predicting which college coaches will fill which openings during the annual game of musical chairs. The incoming recruits and returning players left behind or waiting ahead? They're just collateral damage. Nothing to see here, move along.
One ACC icon provided candid answers about Maryland, a school he knew so well. Another insisted his protege would be wise to make a career move.
Kevin Anderson, Maryland's rookie athletic director, does things differently, you have to admit. In January, he hired a football coach from a basketball school (Randy Edsall, formerly of Connecticut), and Monday he hired a basketball coach from a football school (Mark Turgeon, late of Texas A&M).
He can X-and-O with the nation's best hoops tacticians. He can recruit against anyone in the country. He can use his homegrown roots and local connections to dominate the D.C. area's fertile hotbed. The only thing Todd Bozeman can't do is give big-time athletic directors like Maryland's Kevin Anderson the courage to hire him.
As the new basketball coach at the University of Maryland, Mark Turgeon hopes to experience the same kind of success he enjoyed at Texas A&M.
On the dais Friday at Comcast Center sat a campus president hired in August, an athletic director chosen the next month and a basketball coach departing nearly 22 years after returning to Maryland.
To understand the hold Gary Williams has on Maryland basketball fans – and why so many of them turned out at Comcast Center on Friday to pay him homage – you have to go back to the beginning. You have to go back to 1989.
Gary Williams, like so many other coaches, kept an eye on others in his profession for a variety of reasons.