Gary Williams to join CSN as analyst


Gary Williams to join CSN as analyst

Miss the intensity Gary Williams brought to college basketball? If so, you are in luck.

The former Maryland Terrapins head coach will join Comcast SportsNet as a college basketball analyst. Williams will regularly appear on the network's news and entertainment programs including Geico SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live.

Williams retired as Maryland’s head basketball coach in 2011 after 22 seasons with the school. He led the Terps to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances including two Final Fours and a national title in 2002. 

A graduate of the University of Marlyand, Williams won 461 games as the school’s head coach. Overall he compiled a 668-380 head coaching record with American University, Boston College, Ohio State, and Maryland.

“With his experience and knowledge, Gary is the epitome of a college basketball authority, especially when it comes to this region’s programs,” said Comcast SportsNet President Rebecca Schulte. “His addition to our team of experts is another example of Comcast SportsNet’s commitment to providing the most comprehensive and compelling sports coverage in the region.”

Comcast SportsNet’s 131-game college basketball schedule featuring games from the ACC, CAA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League and other conferences will tip off on November 9.

Rayshad Lewis, son of Ray Lewis, to transfer and play football at Maryland

Rayshad Lewis, son of Ray Lewis, to transfer and play football at Maryland

For almost two decades, Ray Lewis was one of the main attractions when it came to football in Maryland. Now, another Lewis will have the chance to make a name for himself in the Old Line State.

Rayshad Lewis, Ray's son, announced Monday on his Twitter that he'll be transferring to College Park to play for the Terps. He'll be able to debut for DJ Durkin's team in 2018 after sitting out next season.

As a true freshman at Utah State last year, Lewis had nearly 500 receiving yards on 40 catches. Eight of those grabs went for 20-plus yards, and he found the end zone twice for the Aggies. 


Maryland basketball legend to become Coppin State basketball coach

Maryland basketball legend to become Coppin State basketball coach

According to Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun, Maryland basketball legend Juan Dixon will be named the head coach at Coppin State, his first men's head coaching job.

After his playing career wound down after stints in the NBA and Europe, Dixon joined Mark Turgeon's staff in College Park but was not retained after the 2015-16 season. 

For 2016-17, Dixon took over the UDC women's basketball coaching job finishing with a 3-25 record, but only had nine scholarship athletes. 

Dixon will take over a struggling Coppin State program that has only won 25 games in the past three seasons and hasn't finished with a winning record in the MEAC since 2011-12.

Coppin State became only the third No. 15 seed to top a No. 2 seed in 1997, but have only made the NCAA tournament one time since then (2008). Dixon will look to return Coppin State to the success it had during the 1990's. 

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