It's now official. After a few months of discussions, Maryland athletics has decided to name the Comcast Center basketball court after former coaching legend Gary Williams. The school announced its decision in a press release. The ceremony will take place on December 9.
"Gary has been a faithful alumnus, a highly successful and iconic figure in men's college basketball across the nation, a fierce competitor, and a tireless fundraiser on behalf of student scholarships," University president Wallace D. Loh said in a press release. "He has been the face of Maryland men's basketball for more than 22 years. Gary led the Terps out of historic Cole Field House into the Comcast Center. I can think of no better way to recognize his success and his contributions to the University of Maryland than by naming the floor of the basketball court in Comcast Center in his honor."
December 9 is a non-game night for both the men's and women's basketball teams. The first men's basketball game after the ceremony will be on December 14 vs. Florida International.
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