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Sports: College Basketball / University of Maryland #114217

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 06, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Results of college basketball games between Syracuse Univ.-Saint John's Univ., North Carolina State-Duke Univ. given. Death of University of MD basketball star Len Bias from cocaine in 1986 recalled. Report introduced.

(College Park, MD: Bill O'Reilly) Revival of University of Maryland basketball program featured; details given, scenes shown; removal of coach Chas. "Lefty" Driesell noted. ["Washington Post" reporter Mark ASHER - says situation at Maryland was bomb waiting to explode.] Appt. of Bob Wade as head coach noted; 1987 season detailed; scenes shown. [WADE - says university learned lesson; explains position on drugs.] [Player Keith GATLIN - discusses academics.] 1988 team analyzed. [WADE - discusses use of freshman players.] [ASHER - discusses interviewing Wade.] Problem of balancing basketball success and academics noted.

(Studio: Ray Gandolf) Committee recommendations on University of Maryland academics reported

Gandolf, Ray;
O'Reilly, Bill;
Serafin, Barry

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