- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 4, 2004


Maryland’s rainmaker gained her own windfall yesterday. Athletic director Debbie Yow received a two-year contract extension through 2010 to remain one of the nation’s leading college sports executives.

Yow, who earns $238,131 a year after 10 years at Maryland, has balanced the budget annually since her arrival, built Comcast Center and renovated the football team house. A 13,000-seat expansion of Byrd Stadium could be announced soon.

“Our potential is enormous,” Yow said. “I’m focusing on what we can do next to ensure the program’s success by working on facilities that weren’t touched for 35 years and by improving graduation rates.”

Maryland has won nine national championships and 33 ACC regular-season or tournament championships under Yow, including the 2001-2002 men’s basketball title and the 2001 conference football crown.

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