Sports activism has seen a resurgence in the last few years, especially in football at both the high school and college level around the D.C. area.
In this week’s College Football Corner, WTOP’s Dave Preston discusses two Wildcats: Northwestern and Kentucky.
Maryland’s University System Board of Regents “botched” critical decisions in the wake of its investigation into football player Jordan McNair’s death and needs to undergo a serious review, says Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-MD.
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.
The 200-page report comes after football player Jordan McNair’s death sparked questions and outrage over what some say was a toxic culture inside University of Maryland’s football program.
A special committee has been working to determine whether what happens behind closed doors inside the University of Maryland’s football program is something toxic or if it’s just typical college football. The committee’s report will go to the University System Board of Regents Friday.
For Maryland, adding a win over No. 19 Iowa to that opening-day victory over Texas would only increase the Terps’ chances of reaching a decent bowl game.
Saturday’s marquee matchup saw No. 19 Texas upset the Big 12 applecart by outscoring No. 7 Oklahoma 48-45 after a game filled with plenty of thrill and spills — and chills.
While the two investigations are looking at separate matters, some of those who have criticized the school’s handling of McNair’s death view that episode as a greater indication that the culture of the program has become “toxic.”
The Maryland Terrapins paid various tributes to late sophomore offensive lineman Jordan McNair in Saturday’s the season-opening win against Texas, and it won’t stop there. The players are expected to honor McNair on Saturday at Bowling Green and right on through the Big Ten schedule.
A former Redskins quarterback, an ex-governor and a former sports reporter are among five new members of the commission created to investigate the culture of the University of Maryland football program.
The president of the University of Maryland said the school’s accepts “legal and moral responsibility” for the death last spring of a 19-year-old offensive lineman on the school’s football team and has formally apologized to the player’s family.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.