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A New Process of Decision Making in Washington

By Tom McMillen |

The Baltimore Sun

No labels – a group made up of Republicans, Dems and independents – calls for change in Washington. A team can’t win without a game plan. During the next few weeks, dozens of college basketball teams will execute the plays they’ve been rehearsing all season long. All their work has led up to this moment. […]

Tom McMillen Should Stay On University Of Maryland Board Of Regents

By Rick Snider, The Baltimore Sun |

Tom McMillen may have been the University of Maryland’s best basketball player in program history. And that’s just the start. McMillen became a famed Rhodes Scholar, the school’s only one until last year. He was an NBA player, U.S. Olympian, three-term Congressman and successful businessman. Who wouldn’t want McMillen on the university’s board of regents? […]

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)

A Day of Reckoning

By Jake New, Inside Higher Ed |

Tom McMillen

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, […]

Could the Government End the Mess in College Sports

By Tom McMillen |

From The Chronicle of Higher Education A bipartisan commission to reform amateur athletics is vitally needed now Last week the NCAA, the cartel controlling college sports, received two massive shocks. One was self-administered: That was the ruling in the Big Five decision, when the NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors approved a plan to give […]

Olympian Tom McMillen Says “Nyet” to Street Dog Slaughter

By Wayne Pacelle, A Humane Nation |


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

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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

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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 […]

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