Maryland physicians to be employed outside athletics

Sports 05/23/19, 15:02

The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the athletics department.This would include the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners.The directive, announced Thursday, fulfills recommendations from an external safety review following the death last year of Maryland ...

Maryland takes final shot at bowl eligibility vs Penn State

Football 11/20/18, 14:42

No matter how Maryland fares in the regular season finale against No. 15 Penn State, it won't change the pride that interim coach Matt Canada feels about how his players have performed under extremely difficult circumstances.The death of teammate Jordan McNair, two external investigations involving the football program and the ...

University head warned of backlash if Maryland coach stayed

Football 11/15/18, 18:26

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school's governing body that "all hell will break loose" if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its football team after a player's death, a warning that went unheeded.Loh told a panel of state lawmakers that members ...

More angst at Maryland: QB Hill out for season with torn ACL

Football 11/13/18, 14:33

Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill has torn a ligament in his knee, the latest obstacle for a football team that's faced numerous setbacks this season.Interim coach Matt Canada announced Tuesday that Hill tore his ACL during last week's game against Indiana, making this his second straight season cut short by a ...

Maryland fires 2 trainers involved in treatment of McNair

Sports 11/07/18, 16:12

The University of Maryland has fired two trainers that were involved in the treatment of Jordan McNair after he collapsed on the field and subsequently died of heatstroke.Maryland has not formally announced the decision and has never named the trainers placed on paid leave. However, person familiar with the investigation ...

Michigan St stuffs Maryland after tumultuous week for Terps

Football 11/03/18, 15:13

Michigan State capped a rough week for the unsettled Maryland football program, using a stout defensive performance to defeat the punchless Terrapins 24-3 Saturday.Connor Heyward ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns to help the Spartans (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten) become a bowl eligible for the second year in a ...

Maryland turns focus to Michigan State during ongoing saga

Football 11/02/18, 13:15

Maryland's frayed football program turns its attention to a game after a tumultuous week in the midst of a surreal season that seems to have little immediate hope of achieving a sense of normalcy.The external investigation into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair; an independent review of the coaching ...

Chairman of Maryland board resigns after furor over Durkin

Football 11/01/18, 18:41

The chairman of the University System of Maryland board of regents has resigned following the furor over the decision to reinstate football coach DJ Durkin.The board's decision to reinstate Durkin on Tuesday drew harsh criticism from students, players and state politicians. As a result, University President Wallace Loh fired Durkin ...

Leake scores 4 TDs to help Maryland beat Illinois 63-33

Football 10/27/18, 20:30

Javon Leake rushed for three touchdowns and scored on a 97-yard kickoff return, Kasim Hill had the best passing game of his career and Maryland rolled past Illinois 63-33 Saturday.Leake is the first Maryland player to score four TDs in a game since D.J. Adams in the 2010 Military Bowl. ...

Report: Maryland football not ‘toxic,’ but has problems

Football 10/25/18, 18:55

An external investigation of the Maryland football program under coach DJ Durkin has determined that the team "did not have a toxic culture," but was problematic enough to where players feared speaking out.The 198-page report, which was obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by an independent commission of eight ...

For Big 10 coaches, mum’s the word on being bowl eligible

Football 10/25/18, 18:32

Garnering the six wins necessary to become bowl eligible is a goal of every Big Ten coach.Once a team gets there, the feat is celebrated. Until that happens, most coaches have no desire to discuss the possibility.Maryland will bring a 4-3 record into Saturday's game against Illinois, a team that's ...

Maryland faces Rutgers at ‘special’ homecoming for Terps

Football 10/12/18, 13:46

Matt Canada expects this to be a "special" homecoming for Maryland, for reasons that extend beyond what happens on the field in a matchup with Rutgers.Playing the dual role of interim coach and offensive coordinator, Canada has kept the Terrapins (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) in contention for a bowl bid ...

Update: Report says UM used inadequate cooling devices

Football 09/21/18, 18:14

The Latest on investigation of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair (all times local):6:05 p.m.The findings of an independent investigation into the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair were released Friday and the report stated that there appeared to be a failure to recognize the severity of the ...

Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

Football 09/21/18, 18:00

An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.The report provided details of what happened and confirmed what university officials previously acknowledged.McNair was hospitalized on May 29 ...

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