During last night's Maryland football banquet, running back Richard Shure received the George B. Outselis Memorial Award given to the letterman with the highest grade-point average. Maryland President John Toll presented the distinguished alumnus award to Dick Shiner, a Terrapins quarterback who was an all-America in 1962.
The Terrapin Club award for greatest career contribution went to senior tight end Ferrell Edmunds; defensive tackle Robert Klein and outside linebacker Sean Scott were co-recipients of the unsung hero award. Other honorees were co-captains Bill Hughes (offense) and Bob Arnold (defense) as best linemen; inside linebacker Kevin Walker (most valuable senior), Scott Whittier (special teams), Darryl Wright (kicker), Bren Lowery (offensive back) and Chad Sydnor (defensive back).
Terrapins named to the Atlantic Coast Conference all-academic team -- Azizuddin Abdur-Ra'oof, Ken Oberle, John Sorna, Arnold and Shure -- also were honored . . .
James Madison basketball coach John Thurston resigned after the school, citing concern over the image of its basketball program, said his contract would not be renewed.
Thurston will be replaced on an interim basis by assistant coach Tom McCorry. School President Ronald E. Carrier said actions and statements made by the coach this week made "it clear that further contractual negotiation would not be useful."