Former Maryland coach DJ Durkin is spending time with the Alabama football staff but hasn’t been hired.
Nearly a week after the previous chair announced he was stepping down, a new chair was elected Wednesday who promptly apologized to the family of student-athlete Jordan McNair. The board’s reaction to his death has led to a slew of departures from the university’s administration and the football team.
A small group of University of Maryland students at the College Park campus rallied Monday afternoon, demanding institutional changes following the death of football player Jordan McNair.
Since 2000, 30 college football payers have collapsed and died during strenuous workouts. During the same time period, just one NFL player has died during practice. An expert weighs in on the deadly disparity.
Another domino fell Thursday in the University of Maryland football scandal as the chairman of the state university system’s Board of Regents announced he intends to resign.
At the College Park campus, University of Maryland students gathered Thursday afternoon at the steps of an administrative building to remember student-athlete Jordan McNair and to share competing calls to action.
Sports commentator, former NFL player and Terrapins quarterback Boomer Esiason tells WTOP the decision to rid the college football program of Durkin was long overdue and there’s more to be done to heal the school’s program.
Maryland football head coach DJ Durkin was fired without cause and bought out of his contract. While getting rid of him was a necessary decision, it doesn’t actually solve Maryland’s problems or hold anyone accountable for Jordan McNair’s death.
One day after an announcement that his job had been spared, DJ Durkin is out as the head football coach of the Maryland Terrapins. University President Wallace Loh confirmed DJ Durkin’s ouster Wednesday night.
Here is the latest development in the aftermath of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair’s death.
Even after 19-year-old Jordan McNair died on a practice field earlier this year, Durkin retains substantial support among current members of the squad. But as a number of players have hinted at via social media, Durkin’s support is not universal. Still, players who disagree with Durkin’s return to coaching can’t do much about it, a sports law expert told WTOP.
On My Take, Clinton Yates believes that the University of Maryland made a bad decision keeping the coach and getting rid of the university president after the death of Jordan McNair.
As its self-imposed deadline arrived, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents has not announced a consensus on how the university’s football program should move forward in the wake of the June death of 19-year-old player Jordan McNair.
The investigation into whether a toxic culture exists at Maryland has kept most people associated with the program muted, until now.
A day after the University of Maryland released a statement saying that former athletic director Kevin Anderson hired an attorney to represent two football players accused of sexual assault, the lawyer said that he was hired by head football coach DJ Durkin.
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