Thursday, October 04, 2012

Juan Dixon Joining the Maryland Hall of Fame

I mentioned this earlier in the summer, but today is the day that Juan Dixon (1998-2002) joins the Maryland Hall of Fame. The Washington Post caught up with Juan to reflect on his career. Here's an excerpt:
Ten years since he held a pair of silver scissors and snipped the white strings of the Georgia Dome net, life looks very different for former Maryland star Juan Dixon. He’s been humbled by attempted comebacks and failed drug tests, injuries and divorce, trips through Europe and fans who still approach him daily to let him know just how much he still matters in College Park.

Dixon will be inducted Friday into the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame, a decade after he led the Terps to the NCAA national title. Much has changed since then. He played for four NBA teams, including two separate stints with the Washington Wizards. He played in Greece and Spain, before a positive steroids test got him indefinitely suspended by FIBA. So he went to Turkey and played there, too.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Sad News for Maryland Basketball: Earl Badu Dies at Age 33

Sadly for the Maryland Basketball family, former Terp Earl Badu (1998-2002) died last week at age 33. Badu was a walk-on on the Terps' 2000-01 Final Four team and the 2001-02 National Championship team. He played 33 minutes in 18 games during his four year career, and scored four points.

Washington Post: Former Maryland walk-on Earl Badu dead at 33

Baltimore Sun: Earl Badu, former Maryland basketball player, jumps to his death onto I-695

Testudo Times: Natty winning walk-on Earl Badu Passes Away at Age 33

CSN Washington: Financial cloud over former Terp's death