- The Washington Times - Friday, January 31, 2003

Seen and heard last night at Comcast Center:
QUICK HIT Maryland forward Nik Caner-Medley has played well off the bench the past four games after losing his starting job. The freshman learned he must quickly produce to continue playing.
"You can go hard up and down, but you have to contribute. You just can't get lost in it," he said. "If I make things happen early I stay in there. [Coach Gary Williams] says I have to go out there and produce. You're putting pressure on yourself to do the little things right and produce quick. If you don't you're going to sit. That's the reality of it."
DEPARTING Strength coach Kurtis Schultz has accepted a similar job with the Cincinnati Bengals. Schultz consulted for the Baltimore Ravens, whose former defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis is now the Bengals' boss.
BOOK SMART Kick returner Steve Suter, guard Todd Wike, kicker Nick Novak, safety Madieu Williams and punter Brooks Barnard were named to the ACC All-Academic football team. Players earned a 3.0 grade-point average for the fall semester or maintained a 3.0 average during their career.
STILL PEACHY Need a football fix? Comcast SportsNet replays Maryland's 30-3 victory over Tennessee in the Peach Bowl tonight at 7.
Rick Snider



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