Nine months after University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died of heatstroke following a summer practice, the state flagship university has implemented most of the changes recommended by a sports medicine consultant brought in to assess the response to his death.
Former University of Maryland football coach DJ Durkin told a task force that president Wallace Loh resisted his call to make players widely available for interviews by a consultant examining the heatstroke death of teammate Jordan McNair, according to multiple sources.
The day after it was announced that University of Maryland President Wallace Loh would retire in the wake of a football scandal — but that the football coach would remain in College Park — state lawmakers called for a hearing to investigate the matter.
During the course of an hour-long interview at the state university system’s Baltimore headquarters, football coach DJ Durkin gave a speech that dramatically changed the course of events and convinced board members he should stay, according to several sources.
With its biggest game in two years approaching Saturday against Michigan State, Maryland will go in with interim coach Matt Canada looking to show he deserves a shot at a permanent job and a team that could come together or completely fall apart.
The University of Maryland student government association followed jubilation over the firing of head football coach DJ Durkin with further calls Thursday for the resignation of the Board of Regents chair James T. Brady.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh fired football coach DJ Durkin a day after the University System of Maryland Board of Regents reinstated him. Loh said he took the action after meeting with the Student Government Association, department chairs and other campus leadership.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan issued a scathing rebuke to the University System of Maryland’s governing body, calling on it to reconsider its decisions to keep the flagship university’s football coach and athletic director while accepting the campus president's decision to retire.
James Brady, whom Gov. Larry Hogan appointed to head the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, threw a wrench into the final week of the gubernatorial campaign. He announced a decision to keep the University of Maryland's football coach and athletic director, despite a player's death.
Leaders of Maryland’s House of Delegates on Wednesday announced they will hold a hearing investigating the University of Maryland’s football culture and the Board of Regents decision to retain the football coach and athletic director while the president retires.
The University of Maryland should have fired Head Coach D.J. Durkin, Athletic Director Damon Evans and any staff member present at the practice where Jordan McNair died from neglect. Instead the university seems to have given its football leaders a pass when it should have ejected them.
The chairman of the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents on Wednesday defended the governing body’s decision to retain the University of Maryland’s head football coach and athletic director, despite the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair and subsequent investigation.
Read a full transcript of The Baltimore Sun’s interview with University System of Maryland Board of Regents Chair James T. Brady about the group's decision to keep Damon Evans and DJ Durkin in place after a football scandal.
You may still have questions about the investigations and recommendations in the wake of the death of University of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair. Looking ahead, there remain questions to be answered and details to be sketched out. Here are some of them.
Here’s what state leaders, sports writers, fans and others had to say about the decision to keep athletic director Damon Evans and football coach DJ Durkin at University of Maryland — and allow university President Wallace Loh to retire.
Board of Regents chairman James Brady talked a lot about accountability in a review of Maryland's "dysfunctional" football culture, but he ended up holding no one in a top leadership position accountable.
Elected officials in Washington and Prince George's County expressed shock and devastation that University of Maryland President Wallace Loh will retire in June while football coach DJ Durkin and athletic director Damon Evans will keep their jobs.
Department financial records show a football program dwindling in popularity despite its high-profile athletic conference and a $196 million investment by private donors, the university and the state in a new football field house and multipurpose center.