Local product Palmer finds winter in Nebraska to his liking
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Local product Palmer finds winter in Nebraska to his liking

It’s rare that someone would prefer winter in Lincoln, Nebraska to winter in Miami.
But it worked out for James Palmer, Jr. Palmer, who played at Henry Wise and St. John’s, is one of the main reasons Nebraska is battling for an NCAA Tournament bid as March approaches.

In January of ’68, nobody was hotter than Jim O’Brien
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In January of ’68, nobody was hotter than Jim O’Brien

Fifty years ago this week, Washington’s sports pages were full of stories on the Green Bay Packers’ recent Super Bowl II victory over the Oakland Raiders. In sports news closer to home, local basketball fans were starting to notice a kid named Jim O’Brien, who kept showing up in the Stuart High School boxscores with…

Turnovers a big problem for Terrapins
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Turnovers a big problem for Terrapins

Much of the talk after University of Maryland’s 80-65 victory Saturday over New Mexico centered on the Terrapins’ ability to bounce back from a tough loss. “I’m really proud of how my team responded,” Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon said. “It was a short turn around but we came out with a lot of energy.” The victory came less…

Offense is the order of the day at Capital Classic
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Offense is the order of the day at Capital Classic

The 44th annual Capital Classic at Verizon Center on Saturday wasn’t exactly perfect. But Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree was. The 6-foot-8 Villanova recruit out of Philadelphia’s Neumann Goretti High School scored 18 points and didn’t miss a shot as the United States All-Stars prevailed over the Capital All-Stars, 113-101. “I got a lot of dunks,” Cosby-Roundtree said. “I…

Mixed bag for Maryland transfers
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Mixed bag for Maryland transfers

The Internet is now Tweeting a different tune about Md Coach Mark Turgeon; but what about those players who left the program that summer and opted for the court not taken? Unable to find anything on-line or anywhere else on this, this is for Maryland fans who are interested to know whatever became of Charles Mitchell, Seth Allen, Nick Faust, Rody Peters, Shaquille Cleare and Trayvon Reed.