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Report: Motion approved to change name of Maryland's Byrd Stadium

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Report: Motion approved to change name of Maryland's Byrd Stadium

A motion before the University of Maryland board of regents to change the name of Byrd Stadium has been approved by a 12-5 vote on Friday, according to multiple reports.

The motion calls for the name to be changed to "Maryland Stadium."

The stadium, home primarily to Maryland's football team, is named after former university president Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd. Byrd, who served as the school's president from 1935 to 1954, led efforts during his time in power to bar black students from enrolling at the university. 

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He later ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1954 on a segregationist platform.

Led by the current student government at Maryland over the past year, the university has considered changing the stadium's name -- culminating last week in president Wallace Loh's recommendation that the board of regents vote to change it. 

“We must accept the full truth of our past and the possibilities of our future,” Loh writes in a recent published letter on the issue. “UMCP honors history, respects the power of symbols, and assures free and robust exchange of views in the marketplace of ideas. We will preserve and protect these bedrock values.”

 

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.

Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.

Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.

With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders.  The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.

Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off.  Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them.  He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).

No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.

Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.

After today though, it may be hard to say no.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!

Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.

But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!

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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.

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