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Former Rep Tom McMillen Replaced as Maryland Regent

By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun |

Tom McMillen, a former congressman and University of Maryland basketball star who initiated athletic reforms at his alma mater, said he has been told by Gov. Larry Hogan‘s staff that he won’t be reappointed to the University System of Maryland‘s Board of Regents. McMillen, a Democrat, is to be replaced when his term ends June […]

The Terp Who Cried Foul: Why One UMd. Regent Wouldn’t Ignore Athletic Department Red Ink

By Mark Holan, Staff Reporter - Washington Business Journal |

Tom McMillen remembers when the University of Maryland signed football coach Randy Edsall and men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon to long-term contracts in 2011. McMillen, a former Maryland basketball star and Rhodes Scholar who later played in the NBA and got elected to Congress, asked his fellow regents at the University System of Maryland whether […]

5 Olympians Turned Politicians

By Pamela Kirkland, The Washington Post |

February 7, 2014 11:13 AM EST — From the Olympic arena to the political arena, here are five world-class athletes who became politicians. (Pamela Kirkland / The Washington Post) http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/sports/5-olympians-turned-politicians/2014/02/07/30b2d70c-9014-11e3-878e-d76656564a01_video.html

A Day of Reckoning

By Jake New, Inside Higher Ed |

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From Inside Higher Ed bu Jake New A forum sponsored by the Big 12 Conference on Tuesday was billed as a discussion about whether college athletes should be treated as employees. Instead, it foretold a coming apocalypse to the status quo of college sports. “You’re going to be facing a day of reckoning,” Tom McMillen, […]

Olympian Tom McMillen Says “Nyet” to Street Dog Slaughter

By Wayne Pacelle, A Humane Nation |

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From A Humane Nation – Wayne Pacelle’s Blog February 7, 2014 Tom McMillen had a pretty bad experience with the former Soviet Union and some Olympic referees some decades ago. He was on the U.S. Olympic basketball team in 1972 that was essentially robbed of a gold medal because of a series of outrageous calls […]

Tom McMillen joins Board of Directors of USHS

By tmcmillen.net |

Former Olympian and NBA Great, Three-Term Congressman and Rhodes Scholar Tom McMillen Joins HSUS Board of Directors The Humane Society of the United States announces the election of Tom McMillen to its board of directors. McMillen has had an extraordinary career in collegiate, Olympic and professional sports; politics; business and civic engagement. A Rhodes Scholar […]

Top of the Hill

By tmcmillen.net |

Top of the Hill

by Mark Hostutler Much has been made of Barack Obama’s affinity for the sport of basketball. Whether or not the president’s skills have been sensationalized by the media, one thing is certain: The 6-1 lefty would be wise not to challenge the tallest man to ever occupy a seat on Capitol Hill to a game […]

Questions and Answers with Leading Sports Reformers

By tmcmillen.net |

Tom McMillen was a three-time All-American basketball player at the University of Maryland. He then was a Rhodes Scholar and played professional basketball in Europe for a year before embarking on an 11-season career in the National Basketball Association. He retired in 1986 to begin a political career. He represented the 4th congressional district of […]

Silver Reunion

By Tom McMillen |

Silver Reunion

Directed by Rory Karpf Reuniting over four decades after the USA men’s Olympic basketball team controversially lost the gold to the Russians and declined the silver medal, the 12 team members met to make a decision. More Info

Tom McMillen Rails on Decision-Making Process, Confidentiality Agreement in Washington Post Op-ed

By Tom McMillen |

From The Washington Post Tom McMillen, the lone dissenter during the Maryland Board of Regents’ Monday morning vote to approve the university’s move to the Big Ten Conference, expressed his issues with the discussion process in a Washington Post op-ed, expounding on a perceived lack of disclosure stemming from a confidentiality agreement signed by Maryland […]

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