Last month, Testudo Times examined the legacy of Maryland basketball legend Len Bias through our Maryland men’s basketball bracket madness, an in-depth feature and a live stream with former Terps who had the pleasure of knowing him.
On Tuesday, ESPN will pay its own tribute to Bias, who was selected No. 2 overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1986 NBA Draft and then tragically died of an overdose two days later.
The night will kick off with a SportsCenter special at 7 p.m., hosted by Rece Davis. The program will feature Jay Bilas, who played against Bias during his career at Duke, and Michael Wilbon, who covered him for the Washington Post. Brad Daugherty, Jackie MacMullan and Scott Van Pelt are also set to make appearances.
After the one-hour special, ESPN will re-air the Terps’ Feb. 20 1986 matchup against North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Bias led Maryland to upset the No. 1 Tar Heels behind a game-high 25 points.
Finally, at 10 p.m., the network will play Without Bias, a 30 for 30 documentary that was first released in a 2009 premiere in College Park.
In other news
Maryland football kept things rolling on the recruiting trail Monday, picking up a commitment from three-star defensive end Terrance Butler Jr. of St Frances Academy.
Beloved University of Maryland professor Jonathan England passed away Monday.
Word can’t explain the pain in my heart for the sudden loss of a great friend, Coach,mentor in Jonathan England. I know that he would be the first in line to go champion, protest, & fight for the rights of our community& against racism and injustice of any kind.(1/2) https://t.co/de8lOmLls4 pic.twitter.com/5yYUhhnNp7— Michael Locksley (@CoachLocks) June 1, 2020
(2/2) A professor of African American Studies & Dir. of Undergraduate Admissions at UMD I know his teachings would really help our country right now. My prayers go out to his wife Adrienne, beautiful children, his family,friends and all of those he has educated and impacted.— Michael Locksley (@CoachLocks) June 1, 2020
Maryland men’s basketball made the final five for Utah transfer guard Both Gach.
Maryland athletics leaders and coaches continued to voice their condemnations of racism and the need for reform in America.
Today, and every day forward, we must stand together, steadfast and fearless, and lead the change. I am guided by a relentless belief that all of us, together as Terps, can be a force in the dismantling of injustice in our society. #OneMaryland pic.twitter.com/75OQPfoRci— Damon Evans (@Evans_TerpsAD) June 1, 2020
We must stand together and unite now more than ever. pic.twitter.com/H4yPzeQ1Kv— Mark Turgeon (@CoachTurgeon) June 1, 2020
I’ve found myself thinking about so many things so today I put them to paper. I don’t pretend to know how it feels to be black in America, but people I love & care about do so it’s important for me to support them & work to make changes. This won’t be easy but I STAND WITH YOU! pic.twitter.com/rHQx8ENoW7— John Tillman (@CoachTillman1) June 1, 2020
“We must stand together, steadfast and fearless, and lead this change.”— Cathy Reese (@cathyreese5) June 1, 2020
We are always stronger together. https://t.co/VzJVC5Tq2v