Posts tagged ‘University of Maryland’

May 24, 2012

Former Arundel Coach Bernie Walter Enjoying His Return To College Park

By Eric Meany

When Bernie Walter left his home just outside of Baltimore to attend the University of Maryland as a 17-year-old freshman in 1959, the recent Brooklyn Park High School graduate dreamed of playing basketball and baseball for his new school, unsure of his chances but determined to give it a try.

When he returned to College Park 50 years later as the winningest coach in Maryland high school baseball history, the university’s newly-minted director of baseball operations hoped to use his wealth of knowledge and experience to aid a new coaching staff in lifting his beloved Terps out of their perennially losing ways.

During the intervening half-century, as he forged a career that would lead to his induction into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007, Walter remained a loyal and passionate supporter of the University of Maryland and its sports teams. As a season-ticket holder for the school’s football and basketball teams, and as a member of the Terrapin Club, the M Club and the Home Run Club, Walter never wavered in his love for his alma mater.

“He eats, sleeps and breathes University of Maryland,” third-year baseball coach Erik Bakich said. “The guy has Terps blood running through his body at all times. There’s nobody that wants the University of Maryland to succeed more than Bernie Walter.”

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February 10, 2012

Good Counsel’s Diggs Chooses Maryland

by Eric Meany

The University of Maryland football program got its first win of 2012 seven months earlier than expected Friday night as Our Lady of Good Counsel wide receiver Stefon Diggs announced his decision to play for the Terps in the fall.

“I feel good about my decision, I feel 100 percent sure,”  Diggs said before donning a Maryland cap in front of an enthusiastic overflow crowd at Looney’s Pub in College Park, where he made the announcement. “I want to win championships, I want to win bowl games, and where’s a better place to do it than your city.”

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