- Number-crunchers put GOP chances of retaking Senate at 60 percent: report
- Ohio sheriff sends bill to Mexico for cost of jailing illegals
- Fla. voters’ support for medical marijuana bodes well for ballot measure: poll
- Keith Urban concert ends in ‘nutso’ chaos, with dozens arrested, injured
- Very religious still lean toward GOP, reflecting long-term patterns, Gallup poll shows
- Fist bump becoming all the rage for germ-wary handshakers
- Tennessee storms ravage counties, wreck 10 homes
- Chinese police tear down church cross in religion crackdown
- Iraqi Christians rally at White House: ‘Obama, Obama, where are you?’
- Maine police find wife, husband, 3 children dead in home
By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Walt Williams
It's been 13 years since a lockout caused a work stoppage in the NBA. Walt Williams remembers 1998 like it was yesterday.
Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams, who retired Thursday after 22 years at Maryland, took a program from under the cloud Len Bias' cocaine-induced death and NCAA sanctions to one that boasts a national championship and one of the largest on-campus arenas in the country.
"During our lockout, the owners were basically trying to get a bigger piece of the pie, and we weren't trying to give it up," Williams said. "They were trying to squeeze us, get more revenue, stop us from changing teams, lower the salary cap, limit what we could earn. Back then, they also said that a lot of team were losing money. We didn't believe it for a second."
"The players today have to stand firm as a unit," Williams said.