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James Ingram
Archives – Rise and fall of Len Bias
Archives – Rise and fall of Len Bias

Cole Field House is dimly lit, just a single row of lights burning high above the floor. a few people walk around the concourse, but it's mostly quiet.There are no banners hanging from the rafters, and there are no basketball hoops down below. But you can still feel something. Red wooden seats circle the arena and even though the Maryland Terrapins moved out three years ago, the sense of history hits you like a rush of air when you open the doors. You take a seat and travel back 20 years. There he is - Len Bias - near the baseline. A 10-footer. He lifts off the ground, rising more than three feet before peaking and pausing. It's a jumper that smiles for the camera. He's...