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16 years, numerous titles for U.-Md. under Debbie Yow

Debbie Yow has been the University of Maryland's athletic director since 1994. She is returning to her home state.

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Highlights of Debbie Yow's tenure

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at the University of Maryland

Aug. 15, 1994: Named athletic director at Maryland. Becomes the first female athletic director in the ACC.

Dec. 6, 1994: Announces that football coach Mark Duffner will return for a fourth season, despite a 9-24 record at Maryland.

Nov. 25, 1996: Fires Duffner after five seasons and a 20-35 record.

Dec. 3, 1996: Hires Ron Vanderlinden as football coach.

Nov. 13, 1997: Two university committees recommend building a new arena to replace aging Cole Field House.

Dec. 20, 1999: Signs Vanderlinden to a two-year contract extension despite a 10-23 record after three seasons at Maryland.

Nov. 19, 2000: Fires Vanderlinden as football coach after four seasons and a 15-29 record.

Nov. 29, 2000: Hires Ralph Friedgen as football coach. He leads Maryland to the ACC title (7-1 in conference) and the Orange Bowl in his first season.

March 24, 2001: Men's basketball team defeats No.1-seed Stanford, advances to Final Four for first time.

April 1, 2002: Men's basketball team defeats Indiana for NCAA title


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