We finally know when the Uviversity System of Maryland Board of Regents will share the findings from its investigation into the Terps football program. Approximately, at least.
Oct. 30 is the Board’s self-imposed deadline, though we could hear back sometime in the week prior. That date would make it over five months since Jordan McNair’s death.
If you’re wondering why it has taken so long, you’re far from the only one.
“It’s not fair to the players, it’s not fair to DJ, it’s not fair to the stakeholders,” said Harry Geller, an elected member of the Board of Trustees. “It’s not fair to anyone. Why is this taking this long? The poor kid collapsed in May.”
The commission has reportedly reached out to players from throughout DJ Durkin’s tenure, then re-interviewed subjects as new revelations came out.It’s reasonable to wonder if that indicates missteps on the past to the commission, but that appears to be part of the reason for the long wait. While the integrity of the investigation obviously shouldn’t be sacrificed just to make it end sooner, it’s exasperating to see it go on so long.
In other news
Maryland women’s basketball held its media day on Thursday. We’ll have a bunch of stuff from it, but for now, a quick look:
The Terps' Shakira Austin (@Theylove_kira) says she wants to go into broadcasting when she's done playing basketball. So I let her take the mic, and the result was a lot of fun! #Terps @umdwbb @__KC5 @thatballergirl https://t.co/aBSaJDBdce— Tom Hunsicker (@TomSportsWUSA9) October 18, 2018
Maryland men’s basketball got its first 2020 commit. Meet Marcus Dockery.
Maryland women’s soccer heads into the final weekend of the season with a Big Ten Tournament bid on the line. Getting there won’t be easy.
Maryland field hockey has two more matches before embarking on what those Terps hope is another deep postseason run.
And last but not least, this, uh, happened: