Maryland forward Joshua Tomaic will play his redshirt freshman season for the Terps in 2017-18. He’s already been around the team for a season, but will remain in the area while taking summer classes.
While flying back from Spain, though, Tomaic ran into some issues. Here’s what Maryland assistant coach Dustin Clark had to say Monday.
Disappointed/disgusted with @united airlines.— Dustin Clark (@CoachClarkHoops) May 29, 2017
When leaving DC for Spain a @united employee dropped @JTTomaic passport & then ran over it with wheel of desk chair and damaged passport.— Dustin Clark (@CoachClarkHoops) May 29, 2017
But @JTTomaic was told by @united employee he was sorry and was allowed to Board plane to go home to Spain for 2 week break from college.— Dustin Clark (@CoachClarkHoops) May 29, 2017
Fast forward to today @JTTomaic arrives at 4am to Madrid airport to fly back to Washington. DC for summer school & he is denied check in..— Dustin Clark (@CoachClarkHoops) May 29, 2017
By one of @united partners due to the passport page being "crumpled". So @JTTomaic missed his flight. Only to later be told by @united...— Dustin Clark (@CoachClarkHoops) May 29, 2017
That his passport is actually ok to travel on. But now he is stuck in Madrid because @united is trying to make him purchase a new $2k ticket— Dustin Clark (@CoachClarkHoops) May 29, 2017
Then, I call @united only to be on the phone for 1 hour and counting. On hold waiting to talk to a supervisor.— Dustin Clark (@CoachClarkHoops) May 29, 2017
Only later to say he could travel, but now @united wants him to buy another ticket.— Dustin Clark (@CoachClarkHoops) May 29, 2017
What's worst part about it is that we've been on phone for longer than an hour & @united can't get a supervisor on line to provide support.— Dustin Clark (@CoachClarkHoops) May 29, 2017
Clark left us at sort of a cliffhanger here, and Tomaic hasn’t tweeted anything on the subject yet, so we probably haven’t heard the end of this story.
In other news
Let’s just say it was a busy Memorial Day weekend over here.
For months—years, really—we all fantasized about men’s and women’s lacrosse both taking home national titles. That actually happened this weekend. The women beat Boston College on Sunday, and the men took down Ohio State yesterday.
The men snapped a 42-year drought, and finally got to celebrate instead of watching someone else do it.
Here’s Jared on what it meant to finally see the Terps win that elusive championship.
The women, meanwhile, didn’t lose all season. Their 23-0 record exceeds even their own recent accomplishments.
Maryland baseball made the NCAA Tournament field as a No. 3 seed in Wake Forest’s regional.
Five-star 2018 point guard prospect Immanuel Quickley has Maryland in his top four.
Ryan and Matt said their farewells on Friday, so I’m writing this as the captain of the ship. Those guys did incredible things at TT, and they’ll do even more in their next ventures. For the next couple years, my mission is to continue moving TT forward without altering the core of who we are and what we do. It’ll definitely help to be working alongside Jared, Lamar and our whole squad of budding writers. I’m excited for what the future holds, and hope you’ll all keep coming here to be a part of it.