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Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey (2003)

An inside look at the fall and rise of the Maryland Terrapins basketball team culminating in the 2002 National Championship.


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Credited cast:
Himself (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beth Alvarez ...
Herself - University of Maryland Archivist
Himself - University of Maryland, '82-'86
Lonny Baxter ...
Himself - University of Maryland, '98-'02 (archive footage)
Herself - Broadcaster: University of Maryland, '88-'92
Len Bias ...
Himself (archive footage)
Steve Blake ...
Himself - University of Maryland, '99-'03 (archive footage)
Keith Booth ...
Himself - University of Maryland, '93-'97
Thomas Boswell ...
Himself - Columnist: Washington Post
Gladys Bragg ...
Herself - Juan Dixon's Tutor
Robyn Bragg ...
Herself - Juan Dixon's Girlfriend
Marty Brennaman ...
Himself - Broadcaster
Linda Clement ...
Herself - Director of Undergrad Admissions: University of Maryland, '82-'01
Himself (archive footage)
Brad Daugherty ...
Himself - First Pick Taken in 1986 NBA Draft (archive footage)


A chronicle of the University of Maryland basketball program, beginning with Bud Millikan years and the opening of Cole Field House in the 1950's, through the Lefty Driesell years of the 1970's and the Len Bias tragedy of the 1980's, to the hiring of Gary Williams in 1989, replete with internal turmoil and suffocating NCAA sanctions. It all culminates in 2002, with the program winning its first-ever national championship, cementing it's elite status. Written by N. Cognito

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A must-see for Terp Fans and Alumni everywhere
30 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Maryland Men's Basketball Program has gone through a lot of change in my lifetime, which me and my family personally remember. I had a cousin who attended the University of Maryland at the time Bias was there in the mid 1980's, and his unexpected death affected not only the students, fans, alumni, and the athletic department, but it also affected the drug legislature in profound ways. As for Lenny, he was one of the greatest players to ever put on a Maryland uniform and he meant so much to many people. Just the mere mention of his name stirs up many emotions among many Terrapin Fans. I was thrilled when the Terps won the national title in '02, which validated the Maryland Men's Basketball Program as one of the top programs in the country and after what many Terp fans had to go through to get to that point, it was well worth it going through probation to the final four and the national championship. I'll always remember what former head coach Charles "Lefty" Driesell said during the time when Lenny was battling Michael Jordan for headlines in the ACC "Jordan may be good, but I have to be Biased".

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