Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson taking six-month sabbatical from duties as Maryland's athletic director

Kevin Anderson taking six-month sabbatical from duties as Maryland's athletic director

Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, whose job status was the focus of a flurry of reports Saturday, is taking a six-month “professional development sabbatical” while remaining on the job, according to a memo he sent to the university’s coaches Monday.

In the memo, later released by the university, Anderson wrote that he will be working on “various projects focusing on leadership development, including work with a broad coalition of groups focused on issues of equity, student athlete activism and inclusion in college athletics.”

Whether Anderson will return after his sabbatical is unclear. Upon taking the job in 2010, he signed a five-year deal that included an evergreen...

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