A week after DJ Durkin was briefly reinstated and then fired three days before a 24-3 home loss to Michigan State, Maryland will try to get back to "normal" in preparation for a trip to Indiana, where the Terps could become bowl-eligible with a victory Saturday.
In his first game at M&T Bank Stadium since missing an extra-point try that sealed a 24-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 21, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker converted all three of his field-goal attempts and one extra-point try Sunday in a 23-16 loss to the Steelers.
Lamar Jackson, a first-round draft pick in April, was wide open along the right sideline in the first quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but said afterward that he was a decoy on the play.
Saturday afternoon, McDonogh and Gilman did not play their rivalry football game for a berth in the playoffs or for the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship as they often have in recent years.
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.
I’m glad there’s a University of Maryland team. I root for the Terps. But, should it come to pass that the program ends up operating under an independent governing body fully empowered to recruit players pay them what they’re worth, I'm betting most fans wouldn't care.
It remains unclear whether two University of Maryland athletic trainers will follow football coach DJ Durkin out the door as part of the fallout from 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair’s death.
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.
Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday morning that he was “shocked” and “outraged” by the Maryland Board of Regents’ decision to reinstate football coach DJ Durkin and called school President Wallace Loh’s decision to defy the board and fire the coach a “big step” forward.
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.
University of Maryland football coach DJ Durkin, who had been suspended since August, has been fired in the wake of the heatstroke death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair and two reports commissioned by the board of regents.
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.