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Corporate income tax rate argued Dem gubernatorial candidates debate changes to match Va. By Alex Kirshner @alex_kirshner Staff writer

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Health care law could help end health disparities Honors event discusses future care for populations under law

As the November 2014 election approaches, two candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination are clashing over whether this state should reduce its corporate income tax rate to match that of neighboring Virginia. The corporate income tax rate — the amount the government takes from business’ incomes and keeps as revenue — is 8.25 percent in this state, while Virginia’s is 6 percent. State Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Prince George’s), a candidate for lieutenant governor on Attorney General Doug Gansler’s ticket, said the state should look into lowering the rate, at least to determine whether Virginia’s lower rate makes it a more attractive business destination. “Our state is losing corporate tax dollars at kind of an alarming rate right now,” Ivey said. “It’s really discouraging.” But Gansler’s chief opponent for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, opposes cutting the rate, at least to the level Gansler has proposed. In a statement, Brown wrote that he favored a “comprehensive review” of this state’s tax code. “What we cannot do, however, is enact a $1.6 billion corporate tax break that can only be paid for by slashing important investments we’ve made in education and transportation or raising taxes on working families and small See tax, Page 3

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This state’s tax and regulatory climate is ranked among the nation’s worst for businesses in a Tax Foundation report.

Disparities in health issues among ethnicities could soon become a thing of the past, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be the main reason for their disappearance, Stephen Thomas, director of the public health school’s Center for Health Equity, told an audience of students and faculty yesterday evening. As part of the University Honors Program’s “What is Your Dream?” event series, Thomas spoke to members of the university community gathered in Stamp Student Union about the future of health disparities, a “particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage,” as defined by Healthy People 2020, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services program. Throughout history, members of vulnerable populations have been subjects in research studies, Thomas said, and they have been improperly treated in many cases. This has caused people of many ethnic groups to pass on, generation to generation, lack of trust in doctors, he said. Infant mortality rates in the U.S. are often much higher for children of black parents than for children of white parents, he said, and more infant children of black women who have college degrees die than those of white women without high school diplomas. T hom a s cited t he T u skegee sy ph i l i s See disparities, Page 2

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Chapel’s Out in the Church program fights intolerance By Madeleine List @madeleine_list Staff writer

Campus Bike Shop sees spike in visits for cycle repairs 600-visitor increase shows bikes’ popularity on campus

ation Services — as of Oct. 21, 1,600 visitors had come to the shop, an increase of 600 from the same time in 2012. During the entire 2009-10 academic year, the bike shop saw 750 visitors. The bike shop’s increased popularity, uniBy Holly Cuozzo versity officials said, likely stems in part from @emperorcuozzco publicity it received through the bikeUMD Staff writer program, a collaboration between the DepartThe Campus Bike Shop in Cole Field House ment of Transportation Services, Facilities has had to shift into a higher gear this semester Management, Campus Recreation Services to keep up with an increase in student visits and University Police. Twice a year, bikeUMD sets up informational tables at monthly “Good for bike repairs. This semester, the bike shop’s popularity Morning Commuter” breakfasts hosted by has spiked, according to Mike Doyle, Outdoor Off-Campus Student Life, said DOTS spokesRecreation assistant director for Campus Recre- woman Beverly Malone.


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Malone described the bikeUMD program as an umbrella organization that promotes biking on the campus using the “essential elements of a bike-friendly America,” or the five “E”s outlined by the League of American Bicyclists: enforcement, engineering, education, evaluation and encouragement. While all of the departments and organizations involved with bikeUMD collaborate to satisfy these elements, Malone said, the bike shop fulfills the education and encouragement aspects by not only providing repair

While the LGBT community is starting to become more accepted in some Christian circles, many are hoping the religious environment will progress beyond acceptance to full embrace. The Rev. Otis Gaddis III is the Episcopal and Anglican chaplain at the Memorial Chapel. He is also gay. Though he personally has not experienced any intolerance at this university, he said he realizes some of the programs he leads conflict with many of his colleagues’ ideologies. Gaddis runs Out in the Church, a sexuality and spirituality discussion group that meets Monday nights in the chapel. Students in the LGBT community often struggle to reconcile

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sation here today,” Thomas said after the lecture. Freshman Rebecca He said she didn’t know the history of health disparities in the U.S. before hearing Thomas’ argument. “I’ve always been extremely interested in health and health policy,” the computer science and economics major said. “Coming to his talk opened my eyes a little bit to what’s going on.” In order to eliminate health disparities entirely, the country’s priorities will have to change, Thomas said. The U.S. is spending much more money on crisis care than other countries, but preventative care needs to become more of a focus, he said. The Center for Health Equity is looking for student volunteers to help people learn to use the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange websites so everyone can access the care that is now available to them, Thomas said.

From PAGE 1 experiment of the mid-1900s, in which about 600 black men received free medical examinations and meals, but were neither told they had syphilis nor treated for it while doctors studied the effects of the disease. Although former President Bill Clinton publicly apologized to survivors of the experiment in 1997, Thomas said atonement is necessary, too, and he believes the Affordable Care Act will play a major role. The law, commonly known as Obamacare, will help solve the problem of health disparities by outlawing race-based discrimination against patients by programs receiving federal funding, Thomas said. Despite the serious subject matter, Thomas’ optimistic outlook on the future of health disparities seemed to engage attendees throughout his talk. “We had a very robust conver-

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bikes From PAGE 1 services to students, but also attempting to teach t hem how to per for m future repairs on their own through weekly bike maintenance clinics. “All of the employees are so helpful,” said Jack Riley, a sophomore government and politics major. “All of their tools are completely open to people who want to learn how to use them. It’s a really great service.” BikeUMD also offers a bike rental program, which Riley said he uses. Students can rent a bike from the bike shop for $70 per semester, a fee that includes a U-lock and priority for repairs at the shop. For students who live on the outskirts of the campus or who are simply more in-

clined to fi x their own bikes, DOTS also implemented small stations for minor repairs in various spots on the campus this year. On Oct. 17, DOTS held an hourlong event near the repair station behind the math building to bring more attention to the stations and show interested students how to use them, Malone said. Along with the bike shop, the repair stations also have seen a large number of visitors in recent weeks, she added. These recent attempts to make the campus more bikefriendly may give the university the chance to earn a gold ranking from the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly University ratings when the league re-evaluates scores on Aug. 6, Malone said. The university holds a silver ranking from the organization, according to the League of American Bicyclists website, but a gold ranking would place

AS bikes increase in popularity on the campus, students are visiting the Campus Bike Shop at Cole Field House in droves for repairs and maintenance clinics. file photo/the diamondback this university among the top five most bicycle-friendly in the nation, Malone said. “We have a really strong chance,” she said. Even without formal recognition, however, bike shop employees said the increased participation in biking on the campus has made their work

feel more influential. “We’re still just kind of doing what we do, but I do feel like we’re doing more for the campus now,” said Marshall Gerwin, a senior family science major and bike shop repairman.

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tax From PAGE 1 businesses,” he wrote. Across t he a i sle, t h ree Republican gubernatorial candidates have expressed a preference for lowering tax rates that businesses pay: Harford County Executive David Craig, Del. Ron George (Anne Arundel) and businessman Charles Lollar. Corporate tax rates often are a factor in fi rms’ choice of location between two states, said Michael Faulkender, an economist at this university. Dropping this state’s tax rate, he said, would make it more competitive. “ T h e q u e s t i o n i s: I s a 2 percent deduction going to c h a n ge t h i n g s on t he margin?” Faulkender said. Given the two states’ proximity to Washington, he said corporate taxation might have a larger impact on location decisions for fi rms that do significant contracting work with the federal government. As fi rms decide whether to settle in states with higher or lower rates, Faulkender said their moving costs, size and previous location play into their choices, too. “It depends on the size of the organization. Are they already diverse? Is it a small corporate office? Do they already own or are they leasing where they’re moving?” he said. “Those are all going to be taken into consideration when you’re determining the costs.” State Sen. Victor Ramirez, (D-Prince George’s) a Gansler supporter, said this state has to toe the line between turning off businesses and cheating state taxpayers. “I don’t think anyone should get a free ride,” Ramirez said. “But if there’s something we

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ATTORNEY GENERAL DOUG GANSLER says the state should look into lowering the corporate tax rate to determine how it can attract more businesses. file photo/the diamondback can look into that can make the state of Maryland more competitive, I think we have to do that.” On a surface level, Faulkender said, it appears states with especially low corporate tax rates have fared well in attracting businesses. “Texas is one of the betterperforming states over the last decade, and at least anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that the more business-friendly tax and regulatory environment is one of the main considerations firms have had when relocating their headquarters to Texas,” he said. This state’s tax and regulatory climate ranked the 10th worst in the country for business, according to a report released Oct. 9 by

t h e Ta x Fo u n d at io n , a nonpartisan tax research organization. The report cited the state’s “complex, non-neutra l ta xes w ith comparatively high rates.” Virginia ranked 14 spots higher, at No. 26. This state must strike a difficult balance on the issue, Ramirez said. “There’s something to consider. We want corp o ra t i o n s to p a y t h e i r fa i r sh a re — t here’s no doubt about it,” he said. “But there comes a point, I think, we also want to make sure that we’re competitive regionally, that we’re competitive against states like Virginia.”

their sexuality with their religion if their religion teaches that homosexuality is wrong, he said. “It used to be that you could say, in the conservative Christian world, that being gay was horrible,” Gaddis said. “But now you can’t do that, you have to say that you respect gay people while you also think they’re wrong.” Jeff Simpson, an intern at campus Christian group Cru, said that while he believes homosexuality is wrong, Christians should love and accept gay people. “The church has a lot to apologize for in terms of the way they’ve treated homosexuals,” he said. “On the other hand, the Bible does take sexuality seriously.” Simply saying that Christian groups should welcome gay people is not enough, Gaddis said. There needs to be a realization in the religious community that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality, he said. Darcy Sessions, a 53-year-old sociology major, was raised as

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past, Sessions said. “The old ways of theology have to come to an end; we need to adapt and embrace,” she said. “In 100 years, students are going to look at this time in the history books and think ‘How could that be?’” But not all agree that adapting Christian views are the way of the future. The Bible is clear that homosexuality isn’t right, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon, said Jessica Senasack, Baptist chaplain at the Memorial Chapel. “Even though certain people don’t like what we have to say, I can’t take away from what my holy book says,” she said. “It’s important to understand we don’t agree that homosexuality is the right way to live your life, but we also don’t think it makes you a horrible person.” Sessions said she has hope that religious groups will continue to become more progressive about these issues in the future. “Gays and lesbians won’t go away; we’ve been here since the beginning of time,” she said. “What will go away is the fear and the need to change us.”

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Comcast Center deal will bring culture and money One of the unique aspects of this university’s campus is the remarkable placement of Byrd Stadium. Tucked between Stamp Student Union and the North Campus dorms, the massive football complex stands out as a campus landmark, a supremely convenient hub for students to cheer on the Terps. More traditionally located and far more hidden is Comcast Center. The beautiful, 17,950-capacity arena manages to be both connected and disconnected from the campus at the same time — it’s not too far of a journey for most students, but it’s removed from the greater school community, located right on the fringes of the campus and surrounded by stretches of parking lots and garages. In this way, Comcast Center

serves not only as a part of the university’s campus but also as a cool attraction for visitors, an arena that stands on its own as a place worth visiting. It makes total sense to host concerts and other entertainment events there, not only for the additional revenue but also for the added culture and excitement they would bring to the student community. This week, this university’s athletic department announced a one-year deal with venue management company Global Spectrum, with plans to host between seven to 10 entertainment events in Comcast Center over the next year. This deal is a great step forward for the future of Comcast Center and for the athletic department’s wallet — the events could poten-

tially bring in about $1.5 million hard to criticize. in additional revenue. At George Mason University in Virginia, the Patriot Center has been open for concerts and events OUR VIEW for many years — in fact, it was the first college venue ever managed by a private firm. This fall and winter, the Patriot Center has already hosted Aziz Ansari and will host Passion Pit, The Avett Brothers and Robin Thicke, among others. Bringing similar types of artists Using Comcast Center for con- to this campus will be great for certs and other entertainment culture at this university, proevents was an initial recommenda- viding additional entertainment tion made by President Loh’s Com- events to attend along with the mission on Intercollegiate Athlet- many already offered by Student ics when it reviewed the athletic Entertainment Events and other department’s $83 million debt in organizations. 2011. It’s good to see the university It’s important for the university following through on its promises to look into finding ways to provide with a commonsense deal that’s students discounts for these shows

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Quidditch and obsessive fandom dance numbers at the world’s largest fan conventions. I’m interested in fandoms because they help demonstrate the continual blurred lines between reality and imagination. In the case of fan conventions, this gray area is most evident in cosplay, in which enthusiasts dress in elaborate costumes to take the form of their favorite characters. In the case of Quidditch, we see this in the development of a comprehensive set of rules that modify a fictional game to work without levitation. I doubt many fans have difficulty distinguishing between their involvement in fandoms and the rest of their lives. But how much time can one spend inhabiting an imagined world before that part of life becomes more “real” than the rest? This concern is relevant to both quintessential geeky obsessions (like anime and Star Trek) and those that are more mainstream (like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad). As information technology has advanced, we’ve created worlds that are more vivid and much easier to get lost in. Maybe we should embrace fictional worlds as refreshing alternatives to a more mundane world that might otherwise restrict us. We could interpret these constructed fantasies as a supplement to life rather than an escape from it. At the same time, perpetual abstractions from reality might be leading us to the commonly depicted dystopia where humans are consumed by technology and spend their lives in a fully virtual domain. While I, like most people, occasionally indulge in fiction, I try my best to strike the right balance with the rest of my life. For me, signing up for Maryland Quidditch seems too extreme. But then again, in a couple days, I plan to dress up as some character and go out with friends for Halloweekend, which is really no less silly than wizard handball. To that effect, I’ll say that if it’s fun, safe and brings people together: to each his own.


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Hookup culture: Changing the norm MARIA ROMAS T h e p reva l e n c e o f “ h o o k u p culture” has branded our generation as either sexually repressed or sexually liberated, depending on who’s speaking. Some make it an issue over whether women are allowed to express their sexuality, while others debate whether it’s a healthy trend for young people as a whole. Still others argue over whether the hookup culture is an existing phenomenon or just a made-up buzzword. An American Sociological Association study described the hookup culture narrative as a potential myth. A professor of sociology at the University of Portland found “no evidence of substantial changes in sexual behavior that would support the proposition that there is a new or pervasive ‘hookup culture’ among contemporary college students.” But the common idea of hookup culture is improperly defined. According to leading studies on the issue, it seems to refer to the simple act of having casual sex. Yet according to the American Psychological Association, people began hooking up in the 1920s. So why is this supposedly modern “phenomenon” such a hot-button issue today? One of the only feasible reasons I can see for this surge in popular-

ity of the hookup culture issue is the idea that young people are so much more informed about disease and the repercussions of casual sex today than they were in, say, the ’70s. And this, in some people’s minds, makes casual sex more deplorable than in the past. Yet the justification often touted is that because women are trying to be “more like men” — in other words, have careers — they must not want to have relationships. It’s upsetting that people have the audacity to say that women with ambition and drive can’t have relationships. In a July New York Times article, “Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too,” reporter Kate Taylor explored the different types of sexual relationships at the University of Pennsylvania, writing that “In [one girl’s] view, her classmates tried very hard to separate sex from emotion, because they believed that getting too attached to someone would interfere with their work. They saw a woman’s marrying young as either proof of a lack of ambition or a tragic mistake that would stunt her career.” I’m not going to college for my MRS degree, but why would wa n t i n g to h ave a ca re e r a n d working hard to get there detract from my ability to be in a functional, happy relationship? It’s an excuse for people to justify those who are avoiding vulnerability using casual sex. I’m not even a big proponent of college relationships, but the thought that women would actively

and events. It would be great to bring larger arena performances to the campus but completely useless to many students if the tickets are consistently $50 or higher. Hopefully the university can reach an agreement with Global Spectrum to provide discounts so students can attend the eventual concerts at reasonable prices. Opening up Comcast Center will bring in more entertainment and more money for this university. Additionally, the relative isolation of Comcast Center (as opposed to Byrd Stadium) and the limited scope of the events planned will minimize the impact of noise and traffic on the local community. It’s a big win for this university’s cultural atmosphere and for the athletic department’s bottom line.

be working against having one, just for the sake of furthering their career because they don’t have time or some other ridiculous excuse, is abhorrent. According to authors of the article “Sexual hook-up culture” on the American Psychological Association’s website: “By definition, sexual hookups provide the allure of sex without strings attached. Despite their increasing social acceptability, however, developing research suggests that sexual hookups may leave more strings attached than many participants might first assume.” This is something important to consider. Hookup culture has become socially normal — at least according to the media — and that can be detrimental to those having casual sex. I’m not trying to preach some ideal of going out and getting into meaningful, lasting relationships. Nor am I saying to go out and strive for simple, casual sex because you don’t think you have enough time to be an independent woman and have a boyfriend (or girlfriend). I’m saying that everyone needs to cater to their individual needs at a certain time in their lives rather than subscribing to some norm forced upon us by older generations. Maria Romas is a senior English major. She can be reached at

I don’t get Quidditch. No, I don’t mean the fictional sport portrayed in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. I’m referring to the muggle-adapted version of the game that college students have been playing since its invention at Middlebury College in 2005. When I see this university’s Quidditch team practicing on McKeldin Mall, I’m instantly perplexed by the bizarre juxtaposition of seriousness and fantasy. Players run drills and call plays with the passion of any club sports team, but all the while they straddle brooms that, outside of the wizarding world, won’t permit them to fly. This scene is not unique to College Park — more than 300 teams worldwide have registered with the International Quidditch Association, the sport’s governing body. My first impression is that it’s a little bit silly to invest so much time and energy in a game inspired by a popular series of fantasy novels. However, I respect that many students are passionate about Quidditch, and don’t mean to suggest that these students stop participating in an activity they enjoy. Instead, I’d like to examine Quidditch as an interesting case study in the proliferation of fandoms. The concept of a fandom, or a subculture consisting of people who are connected by their enthusiasm for a particular work of media, is far from new. One of the earliest recorded fandoms surrounded the publication of Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories in the late 19th century. Holmes devotees obsessed over the stories; they produced fan fiction and publicly mourned the character’s fictional death. Here in the present day, we see much of the same — television shows, movies and comic books Kevin Hogan is a senior computer with thriving, active fan commu- engineering major. He can be reached nities, along with growing atten- at

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EDITORIAL BOARD MIKE KING, editor in chief, is a senior journalism major. He has worked as a copy editor, assistant managing editor, deputy managing editor and managing editor. Dan Appenfeller, managing editor, is a senior journalism major. He has worked as a copy editor and assistant managing editor. MATT SCHNABEL, deputy managing editor, is a sophomore journalism major. He has worked as a copy editor, assistant managing editor and diversions writer. Maria Romas, opinion editor, is a senior English major. She has worked as a reporter, assistant opinion editor and columnist. ADAM OFFITZER, opinion editor, is a senior journalism major. He has worked as a diversions staff writer and columnist.

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ALLEN From PAGE 8 that helped him make an impact as a first-year player. “Seth’s got to score,” Turgeon said earlier this month. “Seth scores. That’s why I liked him.” Both Turgeon and Allen co n ce d e t h a t f i n d i n g a balance between scoring and running the offense is difficult, but it’s also the key to the 19-year-old having a successful sophomore season. Last season, Allen was afforded the opportunity to be more aggressive, as Pe’Shon Howard often manned the point. But Howard transferred to Southern California in the offseason, leaving Allen with a new role that requires him to manage the offense and control the game’s tempo. “My mentality is just to get us into every set and know where everybody is on the court at all times,” Allen said. “As a point guard, you got to be a leader. It’s like being a quarterback. You got to know where everybody’s at.” While Turgeon seems to have Allen locked in as the starting point guard, he has another intriguing option in Roddy Peters. The highly touted freshman has surprised Turgeon with his ability through the first several weeks of practices, though he’ll need to get more comfortable in half-court sets if he hopes to eventually compete for the starting job. But Peters’ presence could also help Allen in his adjustment to a new niche. Turgeon plans to play both guards together at points during the season, which would allow Allen to move off the ball and possibly find more opportunities to create his own shot. Still, whether he’s handling the ball or playing on the wing, Allen’s greatest challenge is recognizing when to attack the basket and when to settle the offense. “He’s just got to know when he’s guarded and when he’s not guarded, and that’s really the thing,” Turgeon said. “When Seth figures that out, then he’s a basketball player. Not necessarily a point guard, but a basketball player.”



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Back at full strength, Terps dominate Mincy scores 15 in return from torn ACL as team blows out Catholic, 110-34 By Paul Pierre-Louis @PaulPierreLouis Staff writer During some moments last season for the Terrapins women’s basketball team, it wasn’t unusual for coach Brenda Frese to have a choice between only six or seven players during games. But in the first exhibition game, a matchup against Catholic, entering the new season, Frese had a full roster from which to choose. The team received a boost from its players returning from injury, as it beat Catholic, 110-34, last night at Comcast Center. “Now it’s just finding the right combinations that work really well together and really not having a drop-off,” Frese said. “I think that’s the exciting thing for us. … Obviously, you see with our roster, we’re extremely talented.”

madaras From PAGE 9 services. He also considered attending Michigan, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. By all accounts, Madaras had not missed a beat after he returned from his suspension and had integrated back into the offense quickly. “It was just trying to get mentally focused off the field

BOZZINI From PAGE 8 said. “The fact that, towards the end of the game in a close match, we can sub her in with confidence, knowing she’ll serve tough, is huge for us.” Bozzini usually comes in for Cushman, who said she always feels confident when the sophomore replaces her. “Even when she just runs up to the line, you could see the

Coming back from an ACL tear that ended her season, guard Laurin Mincy led the Terps with 15 points. Her knee wasn’t slowing her down, either, as she scored in transition and didn’t hesitate to drive into the paint throughout the game. Mincy’s seven rebounds also tied for the team lead along with center Malina Howard. “I had my teammates encouraging me all summer,” Mincy said. “It felt good to be back out there running with them.” Guard Brene Moseley played 19 minutes in her return from a torn ACL, mostly running the Terps’ offense at point guard, and added seven points and six assists against the Cardinals. The team scored 30 unanswered points in the first nine minutes of the game. During the run, the Terps scored 18 points in the paint and forced 14 turnovers.

G u a rd L ex i e B row n , a freshman, made an immediate impact upon entering the game. Minutes after entering, she intercepted a pass from the perimeter and took it the length of the court before finishing inside and drawing a foul. “It was the first time we got to play against other girls for a while, so it was kind of nice to have that feel,” Brown said. “Now I’m getting used to playing with everybody. Two minutes later, she did it again. The Terps forced 34 turnovers against the Cardinals, which resulted in 52 points. Brown had eight points and four assists during her 18 minutes on the court. “We feel like with our depth and athleticism and speed, that’s something we absolutely can do more of this season,” Frese said. “We want to be able to change up our defenses. We want to extend it more full-court. You

see with the new 10-second backcourt rule, we feel like that can be to our advantage.” Expected to help with the team’s inside presence this year after the departure of forward Tianna Hawkins, forward Alyssa Thomas had eight points in 14 minutes, while center Brionna Jones, who was 6-for-8 from the field, finished the game with 14 points and six rebounds. With a healthy team, the Terps were able to show their variety of strengths heading into the season. With added depth from the freshmen and players returning from injury, the Terps were once again at full strength, playing the style of basketball Frese wants. “Obviously, it’s exciting for us,” Frese said. “We can send waves, and we can tire people out.”

and on the field,” Madaras said in August. “Just trying to get everything set for the beginning of this year, especially the last year in the ACC; this is an important year.” Without Madaras, who had made 16 straight starts, it’s unclear how the Terps offensive line will look when they host Syracuse on Nov. 9. Senior Nick Klemm spent time at left tackle last season before Madaras unseated him, but he

has been out with a foot injury since training camp. Junior Jake Wheeler was listed as Madaras’ backup on the most recent depth chart, though there are other options if the Terps decide to juggle their lineup on the offensive line, which hasn’t changed all season. Starting right tackle Ryan Doyle worked at left tackle during Madaras’ suspension and later beat out Klemm for the starting right tackle job. Right

guard Michael Dunn was the backup right tackle at the beginning of camp before taking over for Andrew Zeller at right guard. The Terps are 5-3 with four games remaining and sit one win away from gaining bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010.

look on her face,” Cushman said. “She’s like, ‘I’m going to do this, we’re going to win this.’ … That fist pump and fiery energy that she brings after she serves the ball gets everybody rallied.” Bozzini may not receive much playing time, but she has made an impact. In the Terps’ season opener at George Washington on Aug. 30, she had two service aces and recorded an ace in both matches this past weekend. “She’s awesome at being ready to come in and play and

compete, does a great job of serving and giving us energy in those situations, makes some great defensive plays,” Horsmon said. The final part of the sophomore’s serve is when she jumps into the air. She used to stay flat-footed, but she decided to jump once she became more comfortable serving. On Oct. 18, libero Sarah Harper was sidelined by a migraine against Syracuse during the Terps’ ‘Dig Pink’

match. Bozzini traded in her pink jersey for a black one and stepped in to play libero. While the Terps lost the final set, 29-27, Bozzini recorded six digs and had three assists. When Harper was an underclassman, she had a role similar to Bozzini’s, playing limited rotations. Because this is Harper’s senior year, she has made it a point to mentor Bozzini. “She’s always giving me feedback,” Bozzini said. “I’m getting better every week just watching her and getting to play with her.” For now, much of Bozzini’s impact comes from the sideline. She is constantly shouting encouragement to her teammates, and Cushman called her the “quarterback” of the bench. Whether Bozzini is playing defensive specialist, libero or leading the sideline unit, she’s working to find ways to contribute however she can. “I love cheering on my teammates,” Bozzini said. “I love them; they’re my family. I like to see when they succeed.” Senior staff writer Daniel Gallen contributed to this report.

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entering the locker room. That’s exactly what we needed.” “It was a little nerve-rackNow the Terps will face the From PAGE 8 ing to know that I was going Cavaliers, who handed them From PAGE 8 in against [an ACC team] their second loss of the year With a one-goal victory, they because I haven’t been put up Sept. 28. In that contest, the Hodak and forward Danielle will now face No. 2-seed Virginia against those teams before,” Terps held a 2-1 lead with 17 Hubka — played in that game, in tomorrow’s semifinal round. the redshirt sophomore said. minutes left. It disappeared, and although Jonathan Morgan Frazer broke the early dead- “But after I made those saves, though, when two Olympians, will show his players the tape, lock with a backhanded goal I felt really good about it. My Michelle Vittese and Paige Selit’s not something he wants his from the top of the circle in the confidence definitely built up.” enski, scored two consecutive seniors dwelling on. The squad tried to remain goals off breakaways. ninth minute. The Terps (15-4, “The majority of these kids But with an ACC tourna3-2 ACC) dominated posses- composed after Gagliardi scored. didn’t play in that match, so sion throughout the half, not Duke was now putting together ment win already secured, those revenge feelings don’t allowing No. 6-seed Duke longer possessions, and the the Terps aren’t planning to really carry over,” the first(7-11, 0-5) to register a shot Terps’ offensive sets were break- leave Chapel Hill early. They year coach said. “But this is a ing down. But right when things intend to stay until Sunday, until the 30th minute. tournament, and if it goes to But Cabrera, the second- looked bleak, defender Harriet when they just might have a PKs, you want to be prepared string goalkeeper behind Tibble fed the ball straight into shot to avenge their loss to the for it. We haven’t put a lot of Natalie Hunter, was hit with the circle, where Witmer depos- Tar Heels in the title game. time into them in the past, and “I’m excited. I’m ready for an onslaught of attempts in the ited the go-ahead score. I think we put a little more of “T here wa s no t i me to revenge,” Frazer said. “We last five minutes of the half. The an emphasis on PKs this week Blue Devils shot five times in that think – just collect it and shoot all know what happened last because the level of each team span, three of them on target, and it,” Meharg said. “I was telling time. We’re ready for a battle.” is so similar and going into a them to dig deeper, work hard, Cabrera stood fi rm to maintain PKon shootout isphoto/the prettydiamondback likely.” GUARD SETH ALLEN averaged 7.8 points per game as a freshman last season but acknowledged, along with coach Mark Turgeon, that he needs to cut down turnovers. file a precarious one-goal advantage play more disciplined and finish. On paper, the teams are

nearly identical. Wake Forest (13-4-3, 6-3-1 ACC) and the Terps (12-5-2, 6-3-1) each finished the regular season with 19 points, and they rank Nos. 4 and 5 in the conference, respectively, in goals a l lowed th is season. T he Terps defeated the Demon Deacons, 2-1, in their only meeting of the year. It’sJoshua that likeness that could By Needelman create the need for just what @JoshNeedelman Bean nds a nd her tea mStaffla writer mates were practicing earlier thisThe week. routine has become “We are the higher seedyear. and commonplace this we were able to beat Wake Coach Tim Horsmon stands Forest but thisthe is the up andbefore, peers toward end ACC,” Morgan said. “These of the Terrapins volleyball games can go either bench really to summon defensive way. You’re always at specialist Dani Bozzinirisk, into but like the way our team theI do match. The sophomore istrots playing. our motivaalongI like the sideline with tion and our excitement a smile stretched across for her

this game, so I feel confident in our group for Friday night.” That’s why the Terps spent time this week practicing penalty kicks. The winner of tomorrow’s game will face either No. 1-seed Florida State or No. 5-seed Virginia in the fi nals Sunday, and, based on the Terps’ history with Wake Forest, they might need a shootout get there. bounces to it five times. Finally, “I think havebreath a great opshe takeswe a deep and portunity to win the title, and leans downward before there are her six or seven girls I feel hurling body into the air. confi for taking penalty “Ident say, in ‘This ball’s in,’ then shots,” said. “There I serve Morgan it,” Bozzini said. are When four teams in the semifi the Terps takenal, on and we’ve beaten two, Bozzini so I feel Pittsburgh tonight, great our chances, but likelyabout will stay in for only a point we have to take it one game at or two at a time before heading aback timeto and we need to get past the bench, waiting for Wake Forest fi rst.” her name to be called again. But

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her stellar serving provides an added weapon, and her posiface and receives the ball tive energy rubs off on her before heading to the back teammates. of the court to serve. “To come off the bench cold From there, the process and serve the ball and bring Mike Locklsey praised the Terps’ T h e y a—r ethat’s d o i nimpressive. g all the becomes even more regi- “ energy improvement in the screen game things that we are asking m e n te d . 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Wake Forest’s three-goalTake effortFebruary’s started as the team’s only real feature lowly William & Mary down, 83-81 minutes, yet scored 13 points the same time, the third-year “It’s always when youAllen to when Tomaselli beat a diving goalkeeper Keith back over and the past two giveaways. weeks. 6-0, they didn’t simply crumble man Shawn Petty, since they sat coachgreat doesn’t want had four upset of Duke, in which Allen Seth Allen developed a can count on having a guy back Cardona, and forward Luca Gimenez gathered a He rushed for a career-high 121 under the pressure of a poten- slack-jawed during a team meeting So this season, as Allen abandon the aggressiveness reputation in his freshman made up for committing eight there that has the ability to make long cross from defender Chris Duvall three minutes yards in a 20-18 loss to N.C. tially embarrassing home loss. and learned they were suddenly season with the Terrapins turnovers by pouring in 16 assumes the Terps’ startsomething out of nothing,” after Woodberry’s red card. Reserve defender Danny State two weeks ago and he was strung together a touch- without a scholarship quarterback. men’s basketball team as a second-half points. Or look ing point guard position, it’s See allen, PageThey 7 The four sidelined signal callers Wenzel iced the game for the Demon Deacons (11-3the only running back to record Locksley said. down drive, and escaped with the Even if the Terps do throw, it have helped reintroduce Petty to a 4, 4-1-3) in the 77th minute, beating Cardona on a a carry in the Terps’ 20-17 loss to narrow victory. won’t be a lot. With the Pettypenalty kick after Cyrus committed a foul in the box. Boston College last week. Heck, even in losses the Terps side of the ball that, up until two NIMH RESEARCH STUDIES: Researchers are had interested The four goals were the most the Terps givenin understanding “He’s a beast. I love blocking led offense taking on Georgia have shown they’re a far cry from weeks ago, he thought he was why some people have much more difficulty managing shyness than others. up all season. In their first 16 games, they had allowed for him,” center Evan Mulrooney Tech’s triple-option attack, the disenchanted group that stag- done with completely. Defentwo goals four times. The Demon Deacons also said. “It’s just really great to see tomorrow’s contest is bound to gered through a 2-10 nightmare sive players have kept tabs on the offense, making sure practices are outshot the Terps, 13-11, marking the first time the a young guy step up to the plate stick close to the ground. last season. It’s someth ing the Terps Terps had been outshot this season. like he has.” There was that Sept. 22 matchup running smoothly. And, falling in Do you tend to be more shy than your friends or family? If so, you may But while itinwas an uncharacteristic performance Edsall wouldn’t go into any haven’t been accustomed to this at unforgiving West Virginia when line with Diggs’ Sunday soliloquy, be interested participating in research studies involving: for the Terps, Cirovski tried to keep perspective. specifics on the game plan, but season. But with four quarterthe Terps arrived four-touchdown the Terps have expressed support • Brain imaging backs out for the season because “Our goal was never to go undefeated during the it looks as though the Terps — underdogs, and tested the then- and unity via Twitter. • Emotional response tests & Computer-based tasks • Outpatient visitsCirovski at the NIHsaid. Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD “Everything that we want is regular season,” “We accomplished like the Yellow Jackets — will of injury and a converted lineNo. 8 Mountaineers until the latter for study eligibility physical and mental health assessment. still in front of us,” wide receiver our•fiEvaluation rst goal and now we’reincludes focused on our second feature the run game heavily. backer starting under center, the stages of the second half. goal, which must is thebeACC tournament.” Petty averaged fewer than 20 unexpected has become comThere was also last week, when Nigel King said Wednesday. “We Participants between 18-50 years of age, and medically healthy. There isNOTE: no cost for participation any tests associated the Rowe-led Terps managed to can’t worry about the past.” TERPS Defender TaylororKemp subbed intowith thethrows a game in high school monplace in College Park. Financial compensation isejection. available forItparticipation. “It will be a little bit different,” Diggs is right. No matter what and likely won’t top that number climb out of a 13-0 third-quarter theresearch. game after Woodberry’s was the Edsall said. “It will give everyone tomorrow. deficit. Freshman miscues ultimate- happens on the field tomorrow, fi rst time he had played since being sidelined Oct. For more information call: 888-644-2694 And when he does take to the something to talk about.” ly resulted in a 20-17 heartbreaker, this team has bought in. 5 with a sports hernia. or 1-888-NIH-ANXI (TTY: 1-866-411-1010) air, the passes should be short but the statement had already been E-mail: ones. Offensive coordinator made: This team is unfazed.

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REPORT: Anderson LT Madaras leaves Terps, withdraws from university expected to interview for Texas AD vacancy West Virginia’s Oliver Luck considered to be leading candidate for job opening By Daniel Gallen @danieljtgallen Senior staff writer

LEFT TACKLE MIKE MADARAS had started all eight games for the Terps this season and 16 straight dating back to 2012 before he left the team. file photo/the diamondback

Former four-star recruit, sophomore was O-line stalwart By Aaron Kasinitz @AaronKazreports Senior staff writer Terrapins football starting left tackle Mike Madaras has decided to leave the program and withdraw from the university, according to an athletic department statement obtained yesterday. “This was a difficult decision, but after spending a lot of time thinking about my future and talking with my family, I have realized that my heart

is not in the game of football or going to college at this time,” Madaras said in the statement. “I did not think it was fair to my teammates to be out there playing when I didn’t share their passion for the game.” Madaras — a 6-foot-5, 295pound sophomore — had started in all of the Terps’ first eight games. He was suspended for two weeks during training camp but has been with the team since. “I met with Mike and he expressed his desire to no longer be a student-

athlete at the University of Maryland,” coach Randy Edsall said in the statement. “We wish him the best and are here to support him any way we can in the future.” Madaras was a highly touted prospect out of local powerhouse Good Counsel, where he was a four-year starter on the offensive line. An Under Armour All-American and SuperPrep All-American, he was rated as a four-star recruit by many See MADARAS, Page 7

Athletic Director Kevin Anderson is expected to be interviewed for the same job at the University of Texas at Austin later this week, the Dallas Morning News’ Chuck Carlton reported Monday. Texas is looking to replace DeLoss Dodds, who is stepping down Aug. 31, 2014, after holding the position since 1981. Dodds transformed the Texas athletic department into one of the richest and most successful in the country and is also responsible for the Longhorn Network, a 20-year, $300 million agreement with ESPN. Anderson declined to comment to The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun yesterday. West Virginia’s Oliver Luck is the leading candidate for the job, Carlton wrote, but Texas is also planning to interview Anderson and Arizona State’s Steve Patterson. Texas President Bill Powers previously said he hoped to make a decision by Dec. 1. Interviews with

an eight-member committee will reportedly begin this week. Anderson is scheduled to be part of the panel for Tuesday’s Shirley Povich Symposium discussing this university’s move to the Big Ten. Texas’ new athletic director will face a number of challenges, including a decision on longtime football coach Mack Brown’s future. Brown was on the hot seat after a 1-2 start this season but has since won four straight games. In summer 2012, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Anderson would take the athletic director position at Stanford, which turned out to be incorrect. Anderson became the athletic director at this university in 2010 after holding the same position at the U.S. Military Academy since 2004. He was responsible for hiring Terrapins football coach Randy Edsall and men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon, along with the Big Ten move. He has previously held positions at Oregon State, the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford.

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