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Gary Williams Court-Naming Ceremony Moved To Before January 25 Game Vs. Duke, Maryland Announces

The Maryland Terrapins are still planning on naming the Comcast Center court after legendary Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams. They are just doing it on a different night than originally anticipated. The school announced that the court-naming ceremony has moved to January 25, before the Terps' big game against Duke.

Via Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times:

The school announced Tuesday the ceremony to honor Williams will be held Jan. 25 --- the night of the Terrapins' annual home game against Duke --- rather than Dec. 9 (when no game will be played).

The change permits the ceremony to be part of ESPN's broadcast. It also assures Williams will be honored on a night when the Terps play one of the few opponents that consistently attract sellout crowds in College Park.

Doing it on January 25 is ideal because of the national stage. Frankly, it's surprising this wasn't the original date. Nevertheless, it is now, and the already-loud Terps crowd should be even more hyped because of this.

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