Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon announced his partnership with the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation in a press release Monday. The foundation, now partnered with 37 coaches from around the nation, including Kentucky’s John Calipari, was created to launch the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative.
”The McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative is a huge step in the right direction for enhancing the pipeline within our industry,” said Andrea Williams, Chief Operating Officer at the College Football Playoff (CFP) and McLendon Foundation President in the release. “There are many qualified minority individuals who are prepared to make their mark and begin their careers in college athletics, and this program, jumpstarted by Coach Calipari, is a great foundation to build on.”
The initiative, referred to as MLI, will be focused in the athletic arena, aiding minorities in coaching and upper-management careers. The Foundation has granted 123 students with scholarships of over $1.2 million since its inception.
“I am appreciative of the support of the University of Maryland Athletic Department’s support of this initiative,” Turgeon said. “Career advancement is truly about access and opportunity. I am proud to team up with coaches across the country so that future leaders may prosper in our industry.”
In other news
The Big Ten Network announced another Maryland Day on July 21 with a handful of classics.
Maryland Day is back on @BigTenNetwork!— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) July 13, 2020
Programming on July 21 will feature 13 games across 11 different sports, including the BTN debut of the "Miracle in Miami" (@TerpsFootball) and the 1984 ACC Championship Game win over Duke (@TerrapinHoops). https://t.co/yW4QPkd3N4
Potential newcomer Ben Stanley put Maryland in his top-six in the transfer portal from Hampton.
Maryland men's basketball has made the top-six for Hampton transfer Ben Stanley, per @GoodmanHoops.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) July 13, 2020
The Baltimore native, who averaged 22.0 PPG & 7.2 RPG last season, will be choosing between Maryland, Dayton, Oregon, Xavier, Illinois and staying at Hampton.
Basketball newcomer Marcus Dockery will be sporting No. 0 this fall for the Terrapins.
Maryland basketball incoming freshman Marcus Dockery (@lul_marc) will wear the jersey No. 0.— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) July 13, 2020
“I wore zero playing AAU for DC Premier and it has been worn by D’Angelo Russell, who I like to model my game after,” Dockery said.
(via @TerrapinHoops) pic.twitter.com/l2Zkh9CR6y
Take a look at Maryland’s best big men that have laced up in College Park.
We'll take our guys over anybody— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) July 13, 2020
The Maryland Legacy pic.twitter.com/N8me9U6CWd
Maryland football reminded fans of what senior safety Antwaine Richardson is capable of bringing in his return this season.
Our own Matt Levine (@MattLevine_) made an edit for football freshman Rakim Jarrett.
As @testudotimes’ season preview series continues, I’ll be helping @lilabbromberg out with some graphics.— Matt Levine (@MattLevine__) July 13, 2020
5-star WR @RakimJarrett is looking to explode onto the college football scene in his first year with the Terps: https://t.co/BuUn3NP19l pic.twitter.com/dsGhLHi5ED
Former Maryland women’s basketball players are underway with training for the WNBA’s restart.