Lorenzo Harrison is practicing this spring for Maryland football. That wasn’t a certainty a few months ago, after Harrison and fellow freshman DJ Turner were suspended indefinitely following their participation in an on-campus airsoft gun incident.
In his first appearance before the media at Thursday’s spring practice, Harrison was apologetic:
I just want to apologize for the negative light I placed on the university, my coaches, the fans. I know that was really hard for everybody when I was no longer with the team for the period of time that I was, but I just want to say that I’m really appreciative to the university, Dr. Loh, my coaches and everybody that fought for me to be back with the university, be back on the team and play the game I love.
This is the appropriate, expected tone for him. Harrison didn’t commit an atrocious crime, but he did something harmful. He served his punishment, and all he can do now is apologize.
In other news
Maryland women’s basketball will host defending national champion South Carolina next year.
Maryland baseball is having a mullet night tonight. Yes. A mullet night.
Maryland’s commencement speaker is going to be Mark Ciardi, a former Terps pitcher who founded a film production company and played for the Milwaukee Brewers.
New Jersey linebacker Nihym Anderson committed to Maryland.
With Tyler DeSue also committed, Maryland’s quarterback situation is looking better than it ever has.
Special teams depth charts are weird, especially in the spring. Here’s what I got.
North Carolina’s Justin Jackson is headed to the NBA, which means Maryland now has the best Justin Jackson in college basketball.
WMUC Sports Radio, the University of Maryland’s student radio station, was $1255 short of its fundraising goal on Thursday. So, as one does, a student tweeted at ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt to see if he could help bridge the gap. It worked.
That time Scott Van Pelt casually funded the University of Maryland's student-run sports radio station pic.twitter.com/ko4qeZ7KuN— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) April 13, 2017
WMUC Sports is just about the only way Maryland students can get radio experience on campus, and serves as a great intro to journalism for many. It’s been a jumping-off point for several of our writers here at Testudo Times (including me!) and is an invaluable part of Maryland’s journalism education.
Van Pelt has always been generous, more than he’d need to be. Thanks, SVP!