Last year it was Stanford who supposedly came looking for Kevin Anderson. This year it’s Texas, although sources say Oliver Luck is choice 1 and 1A to become the new AD. Kevin has declined comment on the rumors.
“I am not in discussions nor have I been with Stanford University regarding their open athletic director position as I am committed to being the director of athletics at the University of Maryland.”—Kevin Anderson late Monday afternoon
I think today was a classic roller coaster of thoughts and emotion day. The first inkling I had that something could happen with KA was a few days back when he was elected President of the NCADA. The fact that he could climb such a prestigious ladder so quickly made me think that maybe Stanford would indeed be looking his way. Then this morning someone sent me a link to the Stanford website saying that KA was about to enter his 2nd round of interviews. From that point on we all know what happened, the false report in the SF Chronicle that it was a virtual done deal and then the total denial as seen at the beginning of this blog.
All along I had found it hard to believe that he would leave. Despite being told that Stanford might just be his “dream job” and most likely would be a big pay hike, I argued with several Terrapin supporters that Anderson seemed to me to be on a mission and I found it hard to believe that he would leave the situation in what would have been in an incomplete manner.
KA is not like Erik Bakich who left solely for the money. I have spent enough time with him to know how devastated he was when the Terrapin teams had to be cut, how determined he is to put Maryland football on the map, and the enormous pride he has displayed with the many successes at College Park.
When all the denials and assurances were published I was relieved. Look, no one person is bigger then this program. anyone can be replaced. But KA has started this job and his presence in directing Maryland’s rise again will make the result come much quicker.
University of Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson will become president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) for 2012-13, the association announced Tuesday. Anderson was elected to the post in conjunction with the 47th Annual NACDA Convention, which was held June 22-28 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Anderson replaces UCLA director of athletics Dan Guerrero, who served as President in 2011-12.
“I am honored and humbled to serve as NACDA President for the upcoming year,” said Anderson. “I would like to salute Dan Guerrero for his outstanding leadership over the past 12 months, and I hope to build on his work to further our profession over the next 12. from umterps.com
Men’s cross country and men’s indoor track and field, the sports of acrobatics and tumbling, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, water polo and men’s tennis have been discontinued, effective July 1.
Student-athletes and staff members have been informed of this decision. As previously announced, all scholarships to student-athletes who remain at Maryland will be continued and all coaches’ contracts will be honored.
“I would like to personally thank the student-athletes, coaches and supporters of swimming and diving, men’s tennis, men’s cross country and indoor track and field, water polo, and acrobatics and tumbling for their tremendous contributions to the University of Maryland,” said President Wallace D. Loh. “The decision to reduce the number of varsity sports was a difficult and painful one, but I believe that our athletics department will continue its excellent work in preparing our student-athletes for success on and off the field.”
“We understand the pain and disappointment this has caused our student-athletes and their families,” said Anderson. “The deliberations of the President’s Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics were painstaking.
“No one wanted to come to this conclusion, but our fund-raising efforts in these other sports have not been successful. I personally want to thank everyone for their efforts. Our student-athletes and coaches competed this season with pride and excellence in a difficult situation.”
Kevin Plank on Randy Edsall: “Randy Edsall is a good, strong, decent man who is working his tail off on behalf of the University of Maryland,” Plank said. “And there are more people that want to spend their days burning things down than building it up. At least just stop rooting against him. You know, give the guy a chance.”
Baltimore Metro Girl’s Lacrosse Player of the Year Taylor Cummings Calls in To Discuss the Under Armour Games and her commitment to Maryland
A great week of Football recruiting for Coach Edsall is reviewed
Terrapin Academic performance surges
Lady Terps place 10th in Capitol Cup
The unveiling of the new Football field
Brian Farrell, Paul Rabil and the Defending Champion Boston Cannons come to Annapolis to take on the 1st place Bayhawks
The Harrison twins pay an unofficial visit to College park on Tuesday
First 3 game times are announced for Terrapin football
For many years Maryland and Georgetown refused to end their their stalemate over the location of the next game between Georgetown and Maryland. The story goes like this: on November 26, 1993 Gary Williams played what he believed was a road game at US Air Arena in Landover , Md. (The coming out party for Joe Smith as Maryland won a thriller 84-83 in overtime. 20 years later Maryland has never received the return home game either at Cole or Comcast. Though friends, Gary and Coach Thompson refused to end this long feud.
Well Maryland AD Kevin Anderson wants it ended ASAP. There is no line in the sand. Maryland wants to establish a home and home series with the Hoyas, one that would produce tremendous revenue for both schools. Kevin Anderson is willing to discuss any proposal however. But if Georgetown will not come to the table then Maryland will not compete against the Hoyas in any other sport. Brenda Frese has signed on agreeing that the Men’s rivalry must be renewed.
There was no shortage of cringe-inducing moments for Maryland’s football fans Saturday, as the Terrapins littered the field with missed tackles, dropped balls and botched field goals en route to their fourth consecutive defeat.
For starters, Anderson noted, the Terrapins have been devastated by injuries, namely to linebacker Kenny Tate and guard Andrew Gonnella, both team captains. But on the positive side, Anderson pointed out that Maryland has two competitive quarterbacks in C.J. Brown, who started Saturday’s game amid driving rain and snow, and Danny O’Brien, who threw for one touchdown and ran for another to narrow a gaping first-half deficit for a second consecutive game.
Maryland must win its remaining games to be eligible for a bowl game — a daunting prospect, with improving Virginia, Notre Dame and surprising Wake Forest to come.
Asked during a third-quarter interview if he’d be disappointed if Maryland failed to qualify for the postseason, Anderson said: “I hate to lose, so yes. Every game we’re not successful, I’m disappointed because we’re playing the game to win. That’s the bottom line. There are no moral victories or anything else. We’re here to win.”
“I know I hired the right person,” Anderson said. “I know particularly, with what the NCAA established about how we’re going to operate in the future, that Randy Edsall has demonstrated that he can build and sustain a program with student-athletes who will achieve in the classroom and on the field.”