Kevin Anderson staying at Maryland
Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson said he is staying with the Terrapins.
"I have not been contacted by anyone at Stanford University," Anderson said by phone Monday, referring to a recent report that he was in line to take the AD job in Palo Alto. "There is no contact and I am the athletic director at Maryland."
Anderson said he is looking forward to starting his third year at Maryland this coming October on the anniversary of his hire.
Anderson said he is committed to football coach Randy Edsall, who he hired a year ago. The move was controversial after former coach Ralph Friedgen, a Maryland alumnus, was forced out.
Edsall, who left Connecticut abruptly after the Huskies' first BCS bowl game, finished 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the ACC.
"We were disappointed with our football season last year and look at incoming recruiting class and look at the recruits in 2013 that this is one of the best programs in the country," Anderson said. "We've been in more national championships than any other ACC program lately. This is a great program with great student athletes and in a great state."
Anderson also hired men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon a year ago after Gary Williams announced his retirement. Turgeon's hiring from Texas A&M wasn't controversial at all, but he had a huge shadow to climb out from under with Williams winning a national title at his alma mater in 2002.
The Terps finished 17-15 overall and 6-10 in Turgeon's first season in College Park.
"Randy and Mark committed to me to come in here and build the programs, and I'm committed to them as well," Anderson said.
"I'm glad he's staying," Turgeon added. "There is no truth to the rumor. All is good."
Anderson announced two weeks ago that Maryland would be cutting seven sports due to a projected revenue shortfall. The programs are men's and women's swimming, men's tennis, women's water polo, men's indoor track and field, men's cross country, acrobatics and tumbling.
Anderson came from Army to become Maryland's athletic director and replace Debbie Yow, who went to ACC rival North Carolina State.