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Appt. in alliance made UMB’s James Hughes to helm UM Ventures By Quinn Kelley Senior staff writer James Hughes will head University of Maryland Ventures, a partnership to enhance commercialization efforts between this university and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, officials announced Friday. As UMB’s chief enterprise and economic development officer, Hughes has gained a wealth of experiences and interactions with this campus, he said. Among his first actions as director will be to reach out to more faculty in College Park, develop strategies for faculty to work together at both campuses, streamline policies and develop a joint website. “It’s been kind of bringing together disparate activities and strengthening those,” he said. “I’ve spent a fair amount of time getting to know people at College Park, but I’m going to spend a lot more time doing that.” The appointment is this university’s latest stride in its MPower the State collaboration with UMB. Earlier this semester, officials announced the formation of a collaborative public health school, a seed grant program for developing cures and a biomedical informatics and imaging center. Officials received permission to apply for the public health school’s accreditation over the summer, and the school will probably see a decision in fall 2014, former interim Provost Ann Wylie told The Diamondback in September. In addition, the universities are working on expanding the University of Maryland Scholars program, investing stipend money so students can work in labs on either campus, said UMB President Jay Perman. The universities are See ventures, Page 3

History worth preserving Archivist Anne Turkos works to honor university’s history By Jenny Hottle Staff writer It seemed too good to be true, but Anne Turkos was sure Charles Benedict Calvert had penned the letter before her, offering a rare look into the original vision for the Maryland Agricultural College. There it was, a letter from the man considered the founding force of the university, stating exactly what he wanted students to study and how their days would be organized, said


Many grads in jobs that don’t require diploma By Jim Bach Senior staff writer

such space exists on the campus and if someone reports graffiti on any university-owned building, Facilities Management employees immediately remove the vandalism, said Jack Baker, operations and maintenance director.

President Obama has vowed to make college affordable and accessible for as many people as possible — but a college degree may not be necessary for many in the workforce, experts said. As the U.S. falls behind several other countries in college graduation rates — it slid from first in the world to 16th — the U.S. Department of Education has said it wants the percentage of graduates in the workforce to grow to 60 percent by 2020. The goal was set to help the country compete globally, according to a summer press release from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. But college graduates aren’t necessarily putting their bachelor’s degrees to good use, said George Mason University economist Walter Williams. Pushing students into higher education often prepares them for a job in a field that never required a degree in the first place, he said. “If everyone has a B.A. degree, where are we going to get mechanics or electricians or all these other jobs that are nonprofessional?” Williams said. With hundreds of thousands of graduates working as janitors, flight attendants and other professions that aren’t the highly sought-out careers expected for students with a college degree, the expensive diplomas only become a blow to the self-esteem of

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graffiti serves as an outlet of expression for some students who hope the university will create a space where it is legal. Although some universities have opened up such spaces, this university does not have any. Facilities Management workers immediately remove any reported vandalism. illustration by kelsey marotta/the diamondback

a creative outlet Students hope to see space allowing for graffiti, following steps of some other schools finding an extra chocolate chip at the bottom of your ice cream cup,” said Erica Wang, a freshman French and music major. “You feel like you have a sense of control when you’re branding something with your mark.” At some schools, students have succeeded in gaining a space to publicly display their work. But no

By Savannah Doane-Malotte Staff writer Graffiti may seem like just script or a design emblazoned on a slab of someone else’s property — but for some students, that’s more than enough reason to call it art. “Graffiti is special, kind of like

Turkos, a university archivist. “It just lays it all out right there in the letter,” Turkos said, recalling how her hands shook when she first opened the package containing the document. “Because these documents are so rare, it was just amazing for me to see that.” The feeling of holding history in her hands — whether it’s a rare letter or an old diploma — is “just incredible,” Turkos said. One might think the university archivist was born and raised a Terrapin for life. After all, she wears turtle jewelry every day and has a collection of more than 600 turtles in her Hornbake Library office and at home, ranging from a Terp-shaped whiskey decanter to foam turtle helmets of varying sizes and weights. But the University Archives are quite unlike the place where Turkos earned her master’s degrees in history and library science, Case Western Reserve University. “The university archives where I got my graduate degree was very boring — it’s not like this,” said Turkos, who

Dining halls strive for sustainable products Officials ask suppliers to meet new standards SUSTAINABLE FOOD

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came to this university in January 1985. “It was far away from the center of campus, and it was very quiet.” It’s an entirely different atmosphere

Animal products in the university’s dining halls will soon meet stricter sustainability criteria as Dining Services continues to move toward more humane and environmentally friendly practices. Officials evaluating new contracts or renewals with the department’s current suppliers will ask that companies satisfy at least one of four standards — that they be local, treat animals humanely, employ fair labor practices or use ecologically sound practices while raising

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anne turkos, a university archivist, poses with the original, preserved Testudo. photo courtesy of anne turkos


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Animal products in the dining halls will have to meet stricter standards as Dining Services works toward more sustainable practices. The products must either come from local farms that treat animals humanely or employ fair labor practices, among other rules. Below is a list of where some of the products come from.

DAIRY PRODUCTS come from Cloverland Green Spring Dairy in Baltimore MEAT comes from US Foods, a national distributor CHICKEN comes from Tyson and Brakebush, depending on the product EGGS come from free-range hens at Kreider Farms in Pennsylvania

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TURKOS From PAGE 1 in Hornbake, where she and fellow archivist Jason Speck like to try on the foam helmets and grill each other on sports history trivia in between answering research questions, giving tours of the archives and preserving new materials. “We argue about whether or not we remember something right, various points in university history, about what something meant or didn’t mean,” Speck said. “We could sit here and be bored and quiet and not have any fun, but what fun would t h a t b e? ” T u r k o s a d d e d . “Who wants to come to work like that?” Instead, Turkos calls the archives her second home, and her office — covered floor to ceiling with turtles from around the world — reflects her love for the university and its history. She’l l someti mes fi nd herself working from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., even coming in on weekend s to get a head on long-term projects. “I’ll answer [research] questions, hang out with the ghost, chat with her and see what’s

DEGREES From PAGE 1 graduates who made a big investment in their education. “I think for an individual who manages to graduate from college and he cannot find a job in the particular field that he has been trained for, I don’t think that it does a whole lot for [that] person’s sense of selfworth,” Williams said. “One has to ask the question, ‘Well, do you think that a B.A. is required to be a janitor?”

been going on during the week,” Turkos said with a laugh, referring to the legendary Hornbake ghost, whose high heels she’s heard clicking across the floor late at night. Speck ch ides T u rkos for talking about her long hours, joking it might intimidate some students interested in the field. H o w e v e r, g r a d u a t e a ss i s t a n t s w h o w o rk i n t h e archives said they find this dedication inspiring. “They have such a good work ethic,” said Rebecca Hopman, a library sciences graduate student. “They’ll do whatever they need to do the best job they can. They treat everyone so nicely and really make it a fun place to work.” For Turkos, the job satisfaction comes from making the campus aware of its own history, telling people stories they haven’t heard before and connecting the past to the present. Administrators announced last week the university will move to the Big Ten in 2014, for example, but athletic conference switch-ups are nothing new, said Turkos and Speck, who look for patterns in history. On the day when university officials announced they would exit the ACC, the archivists were looking at documents dis-

cussing athletics and fi nance from the 1950s. At that time, Turkos said, the university’s Middle States accreditation was in danger because the school was placing too much emphasis on athletics. “There’s a lot of comments in the papers about how sports is all about money now — there’s too much emphasis on sports, too much emphasis on money,” Speck said. “In 1955, they had the same problem.” Other research has led to reconnecting alumni with class rings, replacing yearbooks and tracking down relatives. A few years ago, a woman contacted the archivists, looking for an image of her grandfather who died before she could meet him. Speck found records of a patent the man submitted for a particular method of making chocolate milk and was able to figure out from the records that he attended Penn State. Speck contacted the school’s archives and secured a photo of the woman’s grandfather. It’s often an emotional experience, Turkos said, when they can reconnect people with their families or show footage of old football games to relatives of former Terps. “It may not happen every day, but there are a lot of those ‘aha’

Armed with college diplomas, the large number of graduates competing in the workforce has employers raising their hiring standards beyond just a college education at a four-year school. Some students said they have found employers looking for graduate school degrees and work outside of the classroom. “It depends on the employer; some people look at the credentials,” such as graduate schools, while others “would rather look at your experience over that,” sa id Catheri ne Lla m ido, a senior communication major.

Williams said Obama and education officials shouldn’t be putting a number on how many college graduates the nation should have without knowing which education level the broader economy demands. “When you say that, ‘Well, gee, we ought to have all of our labor trained in college education,’ that assumes that he knows the right percentages,” Williams said. More college degrees do not necessarily translate into a flourishing economy, especially given the significant number of

“They’ll do whatever they need to do the best job they can. They treat everyone so nicely and really make it a fun place to work.” REBECCA HOPMAN

Library sciences graduate assistant moments,” she said. Rumors of retirement occasionally arise, but Turkos and the graduate students break into laughter at the idea of Turkos ever leaving her job. “That’s hilarious,” Speck said. “Carried out in a pine box or forced out in a bloody coup, but not retiring.” Instead, T u rkos is going to continue cheering on the Terps at sporting events and attending various book talks and lectures, while encouraging students and alumni to think about the past, not just the future. “T hat’s something Jason and I are trying really hard to change,” said Turkos, who will teach a history class about the university with Speck starting in spring 2014. “It is important to know where you came from, and it is interesting.”

university archivist anne turkos (far right) attends the graduation of fellow archivist Jason Speck (far left) where he received his master’s of library science. Speck jokes that Turkos will never retire from her job, which she has held since 1985. photo courtesy of anne turkos

graduates who are underemployed, Williams said. “In 1787, at the time of the Constitutional Convention, we were a third-world nation … Up to the 1920s and 1930s [and] 1940s, nobody came out and said, ‘We need so and so number of people in college,’” Williams said. “We became the richest country in the world.” The problem begins in high school, experts said. Many have pointed to students graduating from high school unprepared for the long hours of studying and exhaustive course loads asso-

ciated with colleges, prompting universities to create less intensive, lower-level classes to accommodate students performing at a remedial level. This sends them into the workforce unprepared because they do not have the tools and education they need to secure a highpaying job. “You have to create ‘Mickey Mouse’ courses for students who can’t handle the academic courses,” Williams said. “Encouraging people to go to college who have no reason to be in college, I think it’s not a

good idea.” While these students may be more well-suited for jobs at a nonprofessional level, senior communication major Keierra Fisher said it’s better for prospective workers to pursue the careers they studied for, even if it does make it harder to get hired. “I don’t think that we should s et t le for a ny t h i n g, eve n though it is going to make the job market more competitive,” Fisher said.



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dining hall customers have seen an increase in environmentally friendly food over the past few years as Dining Services officials move toward more sustainable purchasing. The university will ask suppliers to meet at least one new green standard next year. file photo/the diamondback

FOOD From PAGE 1 a n i m a l s, Di n i ng Ser v ices spokesman Bart Hipple said. While not a mandate, officials said the changes should aid the department in meeting a recent goal: having sustainable food account for 20 percent of Dining Services’ supply by 2020. “In general, we’re changing our purchasing practices,” Hipple said. According to a student-led assessment this past spring, food purchases that were locally grown, locally processed, ecologically sound and humane made up about 10 percent of Dining Services’ total food expenditures, most of which were for animal products like dairy and chicken. The working group first focused on increasing local sustainable purchasing, which came at no additional cost to the department because products like apples, squash and mushrooms were in season, Hipple said. T h e S u s t a i n a b l e Fo o d Working Group, a committee of students and staff members that works to promote more sustainable food options on the campus, will now work toward expanding these criteria. Cloverland Green Spring Dairy, located in Baltimore, supplies most of Dining Services’ dairy products, while US Foods, a national distributor with more than 60 locations, supplies most of the meat, Hipple said. Tyson and Brakebush are two of the department’s main chicken suppliers, he added, though the chicken supplier depends on the exact product — breaded chicken, boneless breasts and bone-in

chicken come from different sources, for example. Additionally, since 2010, all of the department’s whole eggs come from free-range hens from Pennsylvania-based Kreider Farms, Hipple said. Hipple said he was not sure if current suppliers already meet these sustainability criteria or if the department would have to choose new businesses from which to buy. However, he predicted companies that aren’t already going eco-friendly would likely soon follow suit to keep up with demand for sustainable products. “I think that the trend is so strong in this country toward sustainability that if those companies are not currently meeting those criteria … they will be,” he said. Some companies that employ sustainable practices are more ex pensive, but not a l l a re, Hipple said, and the cost of sustainable food items is sometimes less than their counterparts. The cost of some items will likely increase for Dining Services and therefore may also increase for students, he said. However, the university’s a la carte dining system, which allows students to choose from a variety of products, and an emphasis on seasonal produce may help keep costs down. “Our hope and our desire and our push is to really minimize the financial impact on students,” Hipple said. Students on the Sustainable Food Working Group subcommittees are researching other improved practices with which to target each food product, including manure management, emissions from fertilizer used for feed, nontherapeutic use of antibiotics and fossil fuel

burning, wrote Allison Lilly, Dining Services’ sustainability and wellness coordinator. These recommendations, along with those of faculty and staff on the working group, will help determine purchasing decisions, Lilly said. While Cheryl Lyons, a former VegTerps president, has seen Dining Services improve its sustainability efforts in some areas, the push could go further, she said. “It seems to me that they’re just try i ng to get the ba re minimum,” said Lyons, a senior communication major. “If you go all the way, then it’s finished and then you have success. I think it’s good for them to try to meet all the criteria.” However, the department simultaneously faces a struggle to address quality, price and sustainability, said Jen Gannon, a junior journalism major. “Ma ryla nd itsel f is very sustainable, so I can see them getting [animal products] from very reputable companies,” Gannon said. “On the other hand, I know they have to feed 30,000 kids.” The seems to have amped up its sustainability efforts in recent years, she added. “Ever since I’ve been a freshman, I’ve seen so much more compost or separate containers to throw things out,” Gannon said. “I definitely think it’s been evolving.” There has been a shift in focus toward sustainability on the campus, saidMichelle Safferman, a senior supply chain management major. However, she said it is unlikely all of the university’s animal product suppliers are up to such standards. “I would have to guess it’s a mixed bag,” she said. “I’m sure there’s a lot of movement towards that, but I’m sure there’s a lot of room for improvement.”

also working to offer law programs or classes at this campus. “For students here at Baltimore, for students at College Park, the universe that’s available to them in terms of higher education has considerably expanded,” Perman said. UM Ventures is a way to streamline the process of innovation, partnering entrepreneurs and researchers from each university to take these developments “where people need them” and bringing new products to the market, Perman added. “We need to make it as easy as possible for the faculty and staff and sometimes students,” he said. “We need to combine t he st reng t h s of t he two universities.” The partnership, he said, will make it easier for area biotechnology firms to partner with experts at both universities in order to commercialize technological products. “Those people shouldn’t have to make two calls or ten calls,” he said. “They should be able to call UM Ventures and say, ‘Here’s what we want to create, here’s what we want to develop, and we want to do it in partnership with the University of Maryland.’”

GRAFFITI From PAGE 1 The Office of Legal Affairs enforces anti-chalking regulations as well. Students can splash the name of their group across sidewalks and steps — as long as it’s a flat horizontal surface — but never on other walkways or vertical surfaces such as walls or pillars. “As long as it’s not profane and follows the policies, we won’t mess with chalking,” Baker said. “Chalk is very difficult to remove from brick, which is why it isn’t permitted on buildings.” These policies against graffiti have caused students to crave a designated graffiti zone where artistic expression would be freely allowed. “I think that it’s important that students have a public place to do art,” said Becca Goodman, a senior art history and studio art major. “In an ideal situation, this kind of designated place would be awesome.” At N.C. State, a large channel that runs under its campus became the Free Ex pression Tunnel in the 1960s. If a similar zone were created on this campus, students would revel in

Both universities have budgeted for the collaboration, Hughes said, so UM Ventures has not cost them additional funding. Officials will seek additional funding from the governor and the legislature in the upcoming session, he said, and, if secured, this funding would be available July 1, 2013. According to a university news release, this university and UMB “together do more than one billion dollars a year in externally sponsored research.” UM Ventures will bring in some short-term funding, Hughes said, but the larger financial benefits will take longer to emerge. “The bigger growth is really going to take two to three years before we start seeing significant increases in funding from industry,” Hughes said. Although the venture focuses on the work of faculty and researchers, Hughes said UM Ventures will work to engage students with faculty, make connections in the business world and add entrepreneurial elements to existing classes. “Increasingly, students are coming up with businesses. The students themselves are very entrepreneurial. What we’d like to do is help the students with that,” he said. Melissa Satria, who’s involved

in the Hinman CEOs program through the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute, said she wants to do device work after graduation. Developing skills such as making business and marketing plans is helpful for someone involved in science, the senior bioengineering major said. “Knowing how to sell your product will make you more successful and will get you better feedback,” Satria said. Undergraduate engineering students at this university don’t often learn the business side of the profession, said Ben Bulka, a senior bioengineering major. “It’s very important because as an undergrad, you only learn really theoretical engineering, but this gives you more practical knowledge,” Bulka said. “Being able to collaborate with entrepreneurs and having someone to help me with the business aspect would be very useful.” Two universities partnering to commercialize tech developments will likely bring future financial benefits to the institutions, Satria said. “I think overall, [UM Ventures] would be a great idea,” she said. “Having faculty here that would work on stuff that could be sold could get a lot of money for the school.”

graffitiing with fewer limitations, Wang said. “Sidewalk chalk art is usually stepped all over without students giving a second thought to the art,” Wang said. “If the art was more strategically placed, people might know about more events and might want to actually stop and read them more.” Goodman carried out just that kind of public project in a high school when she used athletic field paint to create a design over 10,000 square feet of grass. However, permitting complete free expression can cause problems. The Free Expression Tunnel at N.C. State has previously been vandalized with racist slurs against President Obama, according to a WRAL-TV report. While Baker said Facilities Management usually only finds three to four instances of graffiti a month, the university has dealt with anti-Semitic graffiti previously, with one instance occurring last semester. “I would like to think that the rules in place are too strict, but if they were reversed, a lot of stupid stuff would be painted all over campus,” Goodman said. “Some of it would be beautiful, but I’m sure there would be lots of junk too.”

Not only do the policies in place prohibit hateful speech and inappropriate artwork, but they also deter illegal public advertising. The campus experienced an incident a few years ago when a business unlawfully painted advertising on various buildings, Baker said. “Artwork is very different than advertising or graffiti,” he said. “If we let all of the above happen, before you know it, our buildings will look like vacant lots.” However, Baker doesn’t rule out a compromise. “I’m sure that the campus would work with any individual that requested this kind of space,” he said. “The art department has requested other public art projects in the past and the university has definitely supported it.” An area that allows free expression would give students a boundless source for public art, but it could take the excitement and creativity out of the act of graffiti, Goodman said. “A lot of the fun of graffiti is that it’s illegal,” she said. “There are a lot of smart ways to incorporate graffiti into the environment — the best graffiti is when it’s in places that are unexpected.”






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The B1G move: Was it worth it? VIEW The move to the Big Ten is not so much a money move as it is a result of an interest in the stability of the East. As a Purdue University alumnus and Big Ten fan, I welcome Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten conference. I know this will be an adjustment for this university’s fans, students and alumni. But know this university is welcome in the Big Ten conference. It will be your home if you let it. And contrary to the sensational headlines about money and viewers, I believe this was a move about stability in the East, building around Penn State with regional rivals that fit the Big Ten culture and footprint. Rutgers University and your university are perfect fits in the Big Ten conference. And your sports will still have opportunities to meet former ACC brethren in nonconference football as well as the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and beyond. This is not the end of those relationships or games. This is the beginning of new relationships and new traditions, while your university and Rutgers maintain the ability to play ACC and Big East schools through nonconference games. Again, I don’t believe this was a “money” move as much as it was the result of mutual interest in stability in the East. Certainly it does give your institution better opportunities financially. Maryland will benefit from shared revenue from the Big Ten Network. Games against Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Nebraska and others will bring in a loyal Big Ten fanbase to the Northeast. So the financial benefits cannot be ignored. But your university is joining the nation’s oldest and most stable conference. Welcome to the B1G. Leon Spencer is a Purdue Boilermaker,class of 1996.He can be reached at

VIEW This university’s move to the Big Ten is all about the money, and it will allow the athletic department to rely on something other than our mediocre football program to sustain itself. The Duke rivalry isn’t inherent, and we need to be ready to let it go. College sports are and will forever be all about money — regardless of what percentage of the NCAA’s student-athletes go pro in something other than sports. But money isn’t an intangible avarice. Money “pays the bills,” as university President Wallace Loh said in the press conference announcing the move — and according to, the university will get $100 million more by 2020 than it would’ve by staying in the ACC. We all know the story by now. Facing an annual deficit of nearly $5 million and an $83 million debt, the athletic department cut seven sports teams this summer. Even with those cuts, the athletic department sought to balance its operating deficit only by 2019, and the President’s Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics report cited revenue declines in men’s basketball and football as a major roadblock to solvency. Men’s basketball has the coach and track record to soon hold up its end of the bargain. But I wouldn’t bet on football, and from the looks of it, Loh and Athletic Director Kevin Anderson didn’t either. Moving to the Big Ten won’t automatically improve this university’s football program. It won’t forcibly relocate the seven major professional sports teams that play within 35 miles of Byrd Stadium or stop out-of-towners with previous collegiate allegiances from moving to the area. The program isn’t a perpetual underperformer; it just has a relatively low ceiling (which Ralph Friedgen probably reached). There are structural disadvantages Loh, Anderson, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and, yes, even Kevin Plank, can’t change. But what can change is the $100 million that will make the athletic department far less reliant on the football team to sustain itself. The Terps don’t even have to beat Northwestern to get that money. The pro-ACC argument boils down to one factor: Duke. Everything else is a charade, really. The Terps were never a great “fit” in the North

VIEW The academic and monetary benefits of the Big Ten move go to the athletic department’s vow to “Protect this House.”

Carolina-centric ACC. Sure, it’ll be weird playing Nebraska, but it hardly makes less sense than playing Miami. As a large public university, we’ll “fit” in the Big Ten about as well as one can hope in today’s conference landscape. The conference has already shown the esteem in which it holds the Maryland-Duke matchup. Had the Terps remained, when Pittsburgh and Syracuse joined the league, we would’ve had one guaranteed home-and-home a season — against Pitt. If you were ready to hate Pitt, you’re ready to hate Indiana, or even better, Michigan State. The men’s basketball team’s “rivalry” with Duke isn’t inherent. The two aren’t dueling state institutions, like Alabama and Auburn, or the dominant schools in states that actually fought a “war,” like Ohio State and Michigan. The Terps and Blue Devils were rivals because the programs both had great teams in the early 2000s. Terps fans don’t have a monopoly on hating Duke’s latest white sharpshooter with no NBA future. We’re just more profane about it than most. The six games the Terps played against Duke over the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons were the six most intense college men’s basketball games I’ve ever watched. I’ll never forget Steve Blake catching Jason Williams looking back at his bench while dribbling near midcourt, stealing the ball and making a mad dash toward the opposite basket as Cole Field House went berserk. But we shouldn’t hold on to the rivalry long after it ran its course. Gary Williams is gone now. So are the logo, jersey, court design and court itself. So yes, this university’s following the money. That’s better than following the past.

As an alumnus of this university, I would like to share several thoughts on its transition to the Big Ten. My very first thought was, “I’m going to miss ‘Puke on Duke’ and other phrases on T-shirts and buttons.” But it means millions extra for the university’s athletic department, and access to an extended source of academic information through the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. So both Terrapins academia, as well as Terrapins sports, receive strong benefits. The athletic department and Under Armour have a slogan: “Protect this House.” And they seem to be doing just that — adding verymuch-needed revenue to raise the real possibility of restoring some or all of the seven cut teams. My second thought, along the lines of “Protect this House,” is the multi-million dollar backlog of repairs to campus structures Facilities Management has planned. These are repairs to buildings I lived in and took classes in while attending this university. This issue also needs to be directly addressed by university President Wallace Loh, and large progress needs to be made to reduce that backlog while Loh is president. A “house” that is crumbling from within cannot stand. Some of that extra money should be diverted to put a serious dent in the facilities repair backlog. My final thought is that “Puke on Purdue” doesn’t have the same ring as “Puke on Duke,” but change could be very good. We really don’t know how everything will play out, but we are very hopeful.

Alex Knobel is a senior economics and government and politics major and former managing editor of The Diamondback. He can be reached at

Michael Tommey is an alumnus of the class of 1987 and has a degree in criminology and criminal justice. He can be reached at

Puppy love This Thanksgiving, living with terror DAVID OLIVER I love being home for Thanksgiving. It’s fantastic seeing my parents, friends, family and everyone else. I love all the food I get to scarf down. I love all the sleep I get to catch up on. But what am I most excited about? Who is the person I’m most excited to see? Well, the person I’m most excited to see isn’t actually a person: It’s my dog. Now, before you jump to conclusions and think I’m some kind of freak, let me break it down for you. You can talk to everyone else on the phone. You can go on Facebook and talk to your friends; your mom will text you and bug you about something a few times a week; your siblings will give you a call every once in a while. But your pet? It can’t exactly lift up the phone and dial all the buttons, as adorable as that would be. Nor could it type out a Facebook message — pets don’t have the attention span, brain capacity or opposable thumbs (sorry, it’s the truth). But what can your pet give you? Unconditional love, and to be honest, that’s something that can be difficult to find at times. Your pet will never get mad at you. And if it does, it’ll probably forget the anger within a few minutes. Your pet will wake you up in the morning with a scratch on your door and lots of wet kisses, which may seem gross, but are actually signs of true affection (puppy love, if you will). Your pet will want to play. Forget about all the homework you have to do over break and just toss a bone around. That’s the life. Around the Thanksgiving table, when everyone is asking you about school and you’re repeating yourself 10,000 times, you’re going to want to pull your hair out. But then you feel a nudge under the table and realize your pet is begging for food. No questions, just a simple hint. That’s the idea. The only true conundrum is when your dog has to go to the bathroom. But that’s what your parents are for; they’re the true caretakers, am I right? Even if you are left with this annoying task, at least it goes by fast and you can go about the usual fun activities. As this break draws to a close and the bags are being packed, the last of the leftovers are being eaten and the goodbyes are being said, I can’t help but feel the worst about leaving my dog. I can communicate with everyone else, but my dog is only available at home. And the worst part is, she won’t even remember I was home after I leave. But I can’t wait for that fateful moment a few weeks from now when I walk through that door and she is there to greet me. I hope you have this experience too. And if you don’t have pets, well, I guess people are really cool to see again too. David Oliver is a junior journalism major. He can be reached at

SARAH GORDON For the last several weeks, my family has been glued to the news. We have been in as much contact as possible with my sister Elizabeth, who has lived in a town about 10 miles south of Tel Aviv since August. At first, she was fairly confident her town was outside of the Hamas rockets’ projected range, but as the week progressed, the air raid sirens began to sound at least once a day. She witnessed the Iron Dome defense system intercept a rocket only minutes from her apartment. She hid in a bomb shelter as a building on a nearby block was struck. Her teaching program encouraged the American participants to take some time off if they were concerned for their personal safety, so she booked a round-trip ticket home, although she is returning to Israel in two weeks. While she’s been home, she has talked of the guilt she’s felt over leaving Israel — leaving her 11-year-old students who don’t have a safe country, only homes without bomb shelters to return to.

But I’ve never been prouder of her than I have been in these past few weeks. The calm she displayed in the face of true danger has impressed me more than I can say. During her first day at home, I ached while watching the way she started when the wind blew against the bird feeders or when one of our dogs scratched at the front door. Every time you leave your apartment, she explained, you are wondering where you would run if the sirens were to go off. Three months ago, when she left the United States, I never could have pictured her enduring these kinds of experiences. Israel was certainly known to be more volatile than the U.S., but there was not enough of a threat to preclude her from living there. The first time I read that Elizabeth’s town, Rishon LeZion, had been struck by a rocket, I could barely control my hysteria. It was the first time, maybe in my entire life, I felt real fear. The dark future was screamingly blank, and my sister’s well-being was somewhere within. Although she continued to reassure us over Skype she was fine and she would be able to get into a bomb shelter because the sirens sounded at least 15 seconds before a rocket would actually hit, we were hardly comforted. On Thanksgiving morning, my sister arrived in

our kitchen, rumpled and exhausted. She had made the decision to leave, booked a flight, caught a ride to the airport and crossed the Atlantic, all within 30 hours. The perception I had two days earlier of what my Thanksgiving break would be like was admittedly bleak, as I pictured my family glued to the Israeli news for five days straight. Instead, my family was whole and complete, eating stuffed French toast and quoting the movie Elf around the kitchen table like it was any other year. Elizabeth’s move to Israel has changed the way I think about family togetherness. It’s certainly been something I’ve taken for granted, as my family has always been close in proximity and emotion. There’s never been a need to worry about a family member’s personal safety. I have new appreciation for the way Israelis and Palestinians live (as well as endless other endangered groups of people around the world), and how they are able to lead quasinormal lives by my standards. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the safety and security that I am able to enjoy every day here in the United States. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my sister. Sarah Gordon is a junior neurobiology and physiology major. She can be reached at






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Martin Scorsese recently turned 70; after a 45-year career, the legendary director’s filmography remains enduringly powerful, diverse and vital By Warren Zhang Senior staff writer The Departed was the first Martin Scorsese film I loved. I had started watching The Aviator a few years before … and fell asleep partway through. But something about The Departed blew away my fragile, adolescent brain. “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” over the titles? Genius. Those aestheticized bursts of gore and violence? Haunting. That last shot with the rat? Okay, kind of heavy-handed, but let’s give the man some leeway here. The Departed may have been the first Scorsese film I loved, but it was far from the last. Not long after I saw it, a friend lent me a (dubiously legal) copy of Raging Bull. I watched Robert De Niro’s almost balletic movement in the boxing ring with slack-jawed awe. Next was Taxi Driver — a sick, twisted valentine to New York. I made the poor decision to watch this

with my parents, and I don’t think Mom’s ever quite gotten over that blood-soaked fi nale. Then came The Aviator, again. I found Scorsese’s biopic much more interesting the second time around, his kinship with the profoundly brilliant yet troubled Howard Hughes touchingly palpable. Of course, Goodfellas popped up soon after. I’d seen the Copacabana single take earlier, out of context, and was immensely curious to see the rest of the fi lm. Recurring motifs and subjects run through Scorsese’s oeuvre — most notably the mafia (Mean Streets, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino) and faith (Mean Streets, The Last Temptation of Christ, Kundun) — yet he has never let himself be defined or pigeonholed by the kinds of movies he makes. He’s got an uncanny knack for selecting accompanying music. His infrequent use of original scores almost

always results in something iconic; whether it be the wistful, French-tinged single takes from Hugo or the jazz-fueled establishing shots in Taxi Driver. In the years since, I’ve seen pretty much all of his filmography (sorry Kundun and Bringing out the Dead), but I keep coming back to The Departed. I don’t think it’s his best work, not by a country mile, but something about that film spoke to me back when I was a freshman in high school, and still does to this day. T he Departed may have been the first film I’d ever watched that made me aware of the director’s voice in a movie. As a child, I’d grown up thinking actors were the bee’s knees, that secret ingredient separating bad films from the good. Yet The Departed suggested otherwise: The director’s control over a film’s look, sound, performances and pacing is what makes a movie great; that a film could be the

DIRECTOR MARTIN SCORSESE (right) and frequent collaborator Robert De Niro work together on one of the infamously brutal boxing scenes from Raging Bull, considered by many critics to be the best film of the 1980s. photo courtesy of product of a singular vision. In interviews and biographies, Scorsese has often talked about, his upbringing in New York, and how, as an asthmatic young’un, he loved movies because they provided an escape from his otherwise dull dayto-day life. It’s fitting, then, that he

has managed to endow all of his films with this love, passion and profound appreciation of an artistic medium. The Departed was my first eyeopener, and for that, I thank you, Martin Scorsese.


THE FILM THAT KNEW TOO LITTLE Anthony Hopkins-starring biopic Hitchcock is light, fluffy entertainment — in other words, everything the mysterious, wry filmmaker wasn’t

By Dean Essner Staff writer Alfred Hitchcock — the frumpy, priggish British director with the sadistic camera and unforgettable Cockney drawl — was a special man. He’s best known as an auteur, but he was just as important as a proponent of artistic change. During a time of social unease — especially in the film industry — Hitchcock was able to find creative ways of shrouding his twisted worldview in cinematic flourishes. His work was exclusively implicit — he could not have legally pushed the envelope further than he did — but still gasp-worthy. Sacha Gervasi’s (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) Hitchcock, the quasi-biopic that focuses on the making of Hitchcock’s iconic 1960 masterpiece, Psycho,, is a baby slice of pop culture iconography, a gaunt quickie (only 98 minutes) on a meaty topic that skims the surface, pokes into the splendorous undergrowth yet barely spurs

anything like fascination. Hitch was a mastermind of secrets, ulterior motives and voyeurism. He was — and his work is — enigmatic; the film we’re given, instead, is frothy and funny but hardly insightful. Things pick up around the premiere of North by Northwest. Hitch (Anthony Hopkins, 360) has turned 60 and, consequently, is feeling apprehensive about his moviemaking future. He becomes infatuated with the story of Ed Gein, whose murderous streak in the 1950s became the inspiration for the Norman B a t e s c h a ra c t e r i n Ps ycho t he book and, in turn, Psycho the movie. The plot revolves

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with Paramount Pictures, which was appalled by the graphic nature of the source material, and then the production of the fi lm itself. The movie, though, is undercut by two rather tepid side stories, the first of which deals with Hitch’s growing obsession with Gein. Gervasi cleverly sticks Hitchcock in the action with Gein as he commits his heinous crimes, sometimes only as an observer, clad in a tuxedo and clutching a cup of tea — a la Alfred Hitchcock Presents — and sometimes with the ability to communicate directly with Gein. These sequences pop up now and again, especially in the b eg i n n i n g of the movie, but we really don’t learn why. The other side story

deals with A lma Reville (Helen Mirren, The Door), Hitch’s wife, who, much to her husband’s chagrin, wanders off with writer Whitfield Cook (Danny Huston, Stolen) to work on a screenplay of her own. It’s a shame Gervasi had to waste time with this subplot; the fi nest sequences often center on loving bouts of bickering between only Hitch and Mrs. Hitch, their separate twin beds placed perfectly apart to suggest a relationship less about romance and more about mutual appreciation. In the end, this appreciation is what shines through. We don’t learn anything particularly new about Hitchcock or Psycho — two juicy, albeit brief, appearances from Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers Avengers) and Jessica Biel (Total Recall) as the leading ladies in his film make things a bit more engrossing — but the chemistry between Hopkins and Mirren is enough to buoy the lightness and make things enjoyable enough.

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Guard Logan Aronhalt scored 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting in the Terps’ 70-53 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday. photo courtesy of maryland athletics

HEELS From PAGE 8 done. They’ll quit. What have they got left to play for?’” the second-year coach said after the game. “But that’s not who they are. That’s not what this program stands for.” That fight came during a game in which the Terps (4-8, 2-6 ACC) had seemingly little to fight for, especially after their 41-14 loss to then-No. 10 Florida State the week before officially eliminated them from bowl eligibility. No matter. They donned their white Maryland Pride jerseys and pieced together their best offensive performance of the season. Petty threw for a career-best 208 yards and a touchdown on 16of-35 passing. Running back Brandon Ross rushed for a career-high — and Terps seasonhigh — 141 yards and scored his first career touchdown. And Diggs totaled 248 all-purpose yards, a passing touchdown and a return touchdown. T he Terps’ 28 fi rst-ha l f points and 38 total points were both season highs, and their 404 total yards marked just the second time they eclipsed the 400-yard mark this season. “Things were going really w e l l fo r a w h i l e ,” o f fe nsive lineman Justin Gilbert told T he Washington Post. “It seemed like things were finally coming together for us. Then we let the momentum swing for a little bit. But we kept fighting until the very end. There’s not much more you can ask from these guys.” The team’s defense couldn’t match the efforts of its offensive counterpart. Though it carried the Terps much of the season, the defense surrendered a season-high 494

yards and a season-high-tying 45 points. Tar Heels quarterback Bryn Renner threw for 305 yards and five touchdowns, 132 yards and two touchdowns of which went to wide receiver Quinshad Davis. Nor th Ca rol i n a’s attack simply proved too much for a hobble d Te r p s d e fe n s e. Though the unit ranks No. 21 nationally in total defense, it was forced to play Saturd ay’s ga me w it h sta lwa r t defensive end Joe Vel la no at less tha n f u l l streng th. He entered the game listed as doubtful with a nagging a n k l e i n j u r y, a n d p l a y e d limited snaps Saturday. But even though Vellano said he couldn’t run the way he usually does, he still played a large portion of the second half. “Nobody on ou r team is going to lay down for anybody,” defensive end A.J. Francis told The Washington Times. “It doesn’t matter if we’re down 40 or 14 or four. We’re just going to fight to the end and that’s just how we are. That’s the kind of guys we have.” The game still ended in a loss, but not the same type that has plagued the Terps since Caleb Rowe became the fourth and final quarterback to go down for the season in a 20-17 defeat at Boston College on Oct. 27. In their next three games, the Terps fell to Georgia Tech, then-No. 10 Clemson and Florida State by a combined score of 119-37. Yesterday? The Terps put up a fight. “They left it on the field,” Edsall said. “There’s nobody that should have any regrets. Sometimes, you’re going to make mistakes. It’s just what this program is and it’s what it’s going to be.”

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FINALE From PAGE 8 these last four years,” coach Tim Horsmon said. “It was nice to send her out like that.” The match even ended in apt fash ion, w ith McBa i n slamming her final kill as a Terp. The assist came from

setter Mackenzie Dagostino, McBain’s chief mentee. “It was really nice to see my teammates and Mackenzie have the trust in me to knock it down,” McBain said. “It was awesome to end it like that.” The Terps’ opening-set loss came after they blew a 6-1 lead. But the team rebounded, piecing together a complete

outrebou nded the Eagles, 49-25. “But in the end, our guys won.” For much of the first half, the Terps’ (4-1) first loss in more than three weeks seemed like a realistic possibility. Georgia S o u t h e r n (2-3) h i t t h re e 3-pointers to take an early 9-1 lead, forcing Turgeon to call a timeout less than three-anda-half minutes into the game. Mitchell responded with three quick baskets, and freshman guard Seth Allen’s 3-pointer gave the Terps their fi rst lead, 12-11, with 11:10 remaining in the fi rst half. T u rgeon’s squad traded baskets with the Eagles and entered halftime with a 29-26 lead. It was the third straight game the Terps led a mid-major nonconference opponent by 10 or fewer points after the first 20 minutes of play. “We were sluggish out there

basically the whole fi rst half,” Terps guard Logan Aronhalt said. “We’ve been doing that the past couple games, coming out without any energy.” Desperate for a spark, Turgeon shuffled his lineup to start the second half. Mitchell and guards Seth Allen and Aronhalt joined usual starters Nick Faust and Alex Len in a group that presented the ideal mix of outside shooting and post presence. Mitchell used his massive frame to create space for offensive boards. The 7-foot-1 Len regularly dunked on his diminutive defenders, scoring nine of his 10 points in the second half. And the Eagles’ increased focus down low helped Aronhalt hit all four of his 3-point attempts as he finished with a season-high 12 points. When Aronhalt netted his final three of the night with about five minutes remaining, the Terps held a 64-48 lead — matching their largest advantage to that point of the game. The two teams exchanged blows until the fi nal buzzer, and the

Terps left Comcast Center with their third double-digit victory in their past four games. T u rgeon ca l led t he w i n “dysfunctional” during the postgame press conference. After all, Georgia Southern — a program that hasn’t had a winning season since 2008 — gave the Terps all they could handle for the first 20 minutes. The Eagles forced them into costly turnovers, disrupted point guard Pe’Shon Howard and drained necessary jumpers. But yet again, the Terps’ talented 10-man rotation wore down a squad thin on playmakers. They boasted their fourth leading scorer in five games, and Mitchell made his case for a bit less attention in yesterday’s fi lm session. “If coach wasn’t yelling at me or getting on me, I’d feel like he didn’t care about me,” Mitchell said. “I just want to show him that I’m here to play and learn the game of basketball.”

CHANTICLEERS From PAGE 8 straight games and tallied three goals at least 12 times this season. But the Terps (19-1-2) struck first in the 13th minute. Midfielder Mikias Eticha took a cross from Jane deep in the Coastal Carolina box and slotted it past Chanticleers goalkeeper Mark Petrus for his fi rst goal of the year. The lead wouldn’t last, though, as Bennett scored his 16th goal in the 21st minute from 19 yards out. Bennett stole the ball in the midfield after sloppy passing between defender London Woodberry and midfielder John Stertzer, and goalkeeper Keith Cardona couldn’t come up with his strike. “We did give it away and we had a couple ha i ry moments where they were very direct, got behind us once or twice,” Cirovski said. “I think after that, we settled in.” After Bennett’s goal, though, the Terps’ defense clamped down while the offense opened up. Just more than a minute later, Mullins scored the equalizer on a free kick from 20 yards out that bounced past Petrus, who had given up just one goal in six games entering last night. And after halftime, the Terps blew the game wide open. Jane scored twice in less than four minutes about one-third of the way through the half. In the 86th minute, midfielder Jereme Raley scored his first goal of the season off a pass from defender Jordan Cyrus deep in the box. “I think the killer goal was the third goal,” Coastal Carolina coach Shaun Docking said. “I think at 2-1, we felt we were close enough to try and get a goal and work our way back in the game. We didn’t panic at 1-0. We’ve been in that situation before.” The Terps now stand just one win

PAVLECH From PAGE 8 of Thomas and forward Tianna Hawkins, the onus wasn’t on Pavlech to score. She just needed to facilitate. “Coach B. and everyone else on the team has really trusted me,” Pavlech said. “With their trust, it’s been able to give me a lot of confidence. Everyone on our team can score. It’s just a matter of getting them the ball at the right time, and they can put it in the basket.” Despite being the Terps’ lone true point guard after guard Brene Moseley’s seasonending ACL injury, Pavlech was on the periphery of the Terps’ early season play. In the 50-49 loss at St. Joseph’s, when Thomas and Mincy combined for 13 turnovers, Pavlech played just five minutes. But Wednesday, Pavlech gave the Terps the distributor they’d been missing. “I thought Chloe did a tremendous job being ready to play, getting our team into

performance the rest of the way. In addition to Crutcher and McBain’s standout offensive performa nces, the Ter ps’ defense rose to the occasion as well. The squad posted 12.5 team blocks, their secondhighest total of the season. Mary Cushman, Kelsey Hrebenach and Emily Fraik each contributed to that effort with

Midfielder Sunny Jane scored two of the Terps’ five goals in their 5-1 win over Coastal Carolina. charlie deboyace/the diamondback away from Hoover, Ala., and their first College Cup since their 2008 national championship season. Cirovski put his team through numerous tests to start the season, and with last night’s result, the Terps appear to be returning to that form. “I told our team that we’re a hardened team,” Cirovski said. “We’ve played a heck of a schedule against some very good

teams. We needed to make this game fast, and we did. Our depth came through, and I think our quality came through.” TERPS NOTE: The Terps will face No. 10 seed Louisville on Saturday evening at Ludwig Field in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. The Cardinals beat Northwestern, 2-1, yesterday.

an offense,” Frese said. “The energy, I just thought she was really good. She was really solid. Really has a high IQ, knows how to get people the right pass in the right position and was really solid for us.” Once Pavlech got the Terps (3-1) into the offense, there was no shortage of options against the overmatched Eagles (0-3). Four Terps scored in double figures, led by Hawkins’ 25 and center Malina Howard’s career-high 17. Hawkins, coming off a season-worst two-point, six-rebound performance in Philadelphia, nearly notched her third doubledouble with nine rebounds. It was another dominating performance inside, as Hawkins, Howard and center Alicia DeVaughn (16 points) helped the Terps outscore American, 65-24, in the paint, and outrebound them, 45-19. The Terps’ defense also clamped down on American guard Jen Dumiak, who entered the game averaging 20.5 points per game. The sophomore was held to nine points on 4-for-7 shooting, and

she was nearly invisible in the fi rst half, scoring two points in 14 minutes. “W hen you have players who are 5-foot-11, 6-foot, long, physical, it’s just a tough matchup for her,” American coach Matt Corkery said. “I felt like we didn’t do a lot to create a lot of good looks for her in the first half, but the looks she’s been able to create for herself against other players didn’t happen today. … That’s Maryland being good defensively.” Following the offensive ineptitude late against St. Joseph’s, Frese and the Terps wanted nothing more than to put that result behind them. With a 47-21 lead at halftime, the Terps had nearly equaled their total from Nov. 17. And they weren’t looking back. “We’ve been talking about having a fast start,” Frese said. “We were definitely motivated given the tough loss the other night and wanted to bounce back, and quickly, and be able to not look bad.”

four blocks apiece. “We all just kind of stepped up in our roles and did what we were supposed to do,” McBain said. T h e m a t c h ’s f i n a l s e t further embodied the Terps’ grueling season. There were 19 t i e s a n d l e a d c h a n ge s throughout that final frame, but the Terps survived, 25-23,

to close out the victory. “We felt like the [NCAA] tournament was out of reach after last weekend, but the kids still battled,” Horsmon said. “That shows a lot of fight.” For one fi nal contest Saturday, McBain was at the forefront of that fight. It was fitting. The setter, after all, has played a leading role in transforming

the program the past four years. “We all kind of came together and realized how important it was — not only for me, but for them — to finish the season off right,” McBain said yesterday. “I’m still kind of on a high right now. I’m so glad we finished the season that way.”


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Terrapins men’s basketball guard Logan Aronhalt’s performance in a 70-53 win vs. Georgia Southern





QUOTE OF THE DAY “I really think [the Terps] are certainly final four and probably national champions this year. I think it’s Shaun Docking Coastal Carolina men’s soccer coach going to take a very special team to beat them.”





Mitchell emerges vs. GSU Forward scores 13 in Terps’ 70-53 victory By Connor Letourneau Senior staff writer

“We’ve been really good going forward all year,” forward Patrick Mullins said. “We’ve been trying to focus really hard defensively and to defend like our lives depend on it and take care of that side of the ball.” Coastal Carolina (20-3-2) entered the game as the nation’s secondhighest scoring offense with 2.58 goals per game. Led by forward Ashton Bennett, the Chanticleers had scored at least two goals in five

Charles Mitchell had a rough film session Wednesday. Coach Mark Turgeon chewed him out for general sloppiness, imploring the freshman forward to up his effort and awareness. “I think every mistake he pointed out was me,” Mitchell said with a chuckle moments after the Terrapins men’s basketball team notched a 70-53 win over Georgia Southern before 10,282 at Comcast Center on Saturday night. “He got after me so bad.” It didn’t take Mitchell long to move forward. Playing against a handful of friends and acquaintances, the Marietta, Ga., native provided relentless energy off the bench en route to a career-high 13 points and 11 rebounds in the Terps’ fourth straight victory. Of course, Mitchell’s memorable night was merely part of a much larger story line. Just as they’ve done multiple times this season, the Terps relied on superior size and depth to wear down an unheralded opponent and capture a convincing home win. Mitchell led five Terps in double-figure points, and the bench outscored the Eagles’ reserves, 37-9. That depth allowed the Terps to go on a 17-4 run to open the second half, putting the game out of reach for a pesky Georgia Southern squad. It also helped the Terps overcome a stingy zone defense, as well as solid nights from Eagles guards C.J. Reed (15 points) and Eric Ferguson (13 points). “It wasn’t really a fun game to be a part of,” said Turgeon, whose Terps


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Midfielder John Stertzer (right) embraces midfielder Mikias Eticha after Eticha scored the Terps’ first goal of the game in the 13th minute of a 5-1 victory over Coastal Carolina last night. charlie deboyace/the diamondback

Early season form, postseason success Terps showcase offensive firepower in 5-1 victory over Coastal Carolina, advance to NCAA quarterfinals

By Daniel Gallen Senior staff writer As the season wore on and the weather got colder, the goals became more and more scarce for the Terrapins men’s soccer team. Through August and September, the Terps scored 30 goals in their first nine games. But in October and deeper into November, competition strengthened and defenses tightened. In the next 12 games, the Terps averaged 1.83 goals per game,

as their 13-game winning streak snapped and they suffered their first loss of the year. But last night in the NCAA tournament third round, the No. 2-seed Terps returned to their early season form. In a 5-1 rout of unseeded Coastal Carolina, four Terps tallied goals — including two from midfielder Sunny Jane — and they advanced to the tournament quarterfinals for the fourth time in five years. “We expected this could become a shootout,” coach Sasho Cirovski

said. “I’m very proud of our guys. I thought defensively we did a great job. Although this was two great attacking teams, I thought the team that was going to win was the one that was going to be better defensively.” It was the first time the Terps had scored more than two goals since Sept. 29 at College of Charleston and the most they had scored since their 6-0 blowout of California on Sept. 2. And for the fifth straight game, the Terps held their opponent to one goal.



Pavlech steadies Terps in win Freshman’s eight assists lead offense in Wednesday’s rout of American day, as the No. 10 Terps turned in their most solid offensive performance of the year in a 94-54 rout of American before 3,518 at Comcast Center. “We talked about it obviously as a staff and even as a team,” Frese said. “We feel like we have to get our players back in their natural positions [after] really asking Laurin and [Thomas] to do a little bit more outside of their natural positions.” Pavlech’s stellar stat line showed three points on 1-of-2 shooting, eight assists and, perhaps most importantly, just two turnovers. She gave the Terps a steady hand, as their 14 turnovers were a season-low. And being surrounded by the likes

By Daniel Gallen Senior staff writer Brenda Frese knew she had to make an adjustment after her Terrapins women’s basketball team had a listless performance down the stretch of a loss at St. Joseph’s on Nov. 17. But instead of making drastic changes to a starting lineup returning four starters from an Elite Eight team one year ago, the 11thyear coach made a more nuanced decision. After running the offense through forward Alyssa Thomas and guard Laurin Mincy in the Terps’ first three games, Frese made the decision to start freshman Chloe Pavlech at point guard. The move paid dividends Wednes-

Guard CHloe Pavlech scored three points and had eight assists in her first start. file photo/the diamondback

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Guard Justin Gilbert blocks North Carolina defensive end Kareem Martin in the Terps’ 45-38 loss Saturday. Despite the loss, the team posted its best offensive performance of the year. photo courtesy of chelsey allderback/the daily tar heel

Not without a fight Even with no hope of bowl eligibility, Terps play with pride in 45-38 loss to North Carolina


Fitting finale against Eagles Terps mount comeback to secure 3-1 victory in final game of season By Aaron Kasinitz Staff writer The Terrapins volleyball team’s match at Boston College on Saturday was a fitting conclusion to its season in multiple ways. The squad responded to adversity — something it had faced much of the season. After the Eagles won a hotly contested first set Saturday, the Terps bounced back from the narrow loss to win the next three frames and secure a 3-1 victory in the season finale. The resilient

performance mirrored the Terps’ recent four-match winning streak, which came in the wake of six consecutive losses. It was a lso appropriate that Ashleigh Crutcher performed well. The All-ACC outside hitter led the Terps’ offense all year long, and she notched a match-high 17 kills on Saturday. But for the most part, Saturday’s match was about Remy McBain. The senior setter ranks fi fth on the school’s all-time assists list, and she’s been the unquestioned leader

of a young group that includes 11 underclassmen. Before ha nd i ng the prog ra m over to her teammates, though, the Leonia, N.J., native made sure to leave a lasting impression. McBain capped her versatile Terps career with her sixth collegiate triple-double, tallying 11 kills, 22 assists and 10 digs. “This program has been through a lot and Remy was the one that stuck it out. She’s shown a lot of character See FINALE, Page 7

By Josh Vitale Senior staff writer No one likely would have blamed the Terrapins football team for quitting Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Terps were less than three minutes into their season fi nale and were already staring down their sixth consecutive loss. North Carolina scored two touchdowns in the opening 2:49 of the game and appeared poised to blow out their seemingly overmatched visitor. But just as they’ve done throughout their injury-riddled season, the Terps fought back. Trailing by seven with 21 seconds remaining in the first half, the Terps scored three times in a torrid 34-second stretch. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs threw a touchdown pass to tight end Matt Furstenburg on a

gadget play. The Tar Heels fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and quarterback Shawn Petty found wide receiver Kevin Dorsey for a 28-yard score with four seconds left. And right after halftime, Diggs returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a score. It wouldn’t be enough in the end — the Tar Heels used 24 unanswered third-quarter points to seal a 45-38 victory — but Randy Edsall said the Terps’ efforts near the midway point of Saturday’s game showed his team still felt it had something to play for. With 21 seconds remaining in the first half, North Carolina led the Terps, 21-14. Thirteen seconds into the second half, the Terps led, 35-21. “When it was 14-0, people watching this game, they said, ‘Maryland’s See HEELS, Page 7

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