Maryland seeks external review in player's death

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) The University of Maryland has asked an external group to review whether proper protocol was followed in the treatment and care of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who was hospitalized after a team workout and died two weeks later.

McNair died Wednesday. He was 19.

Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans said Thursday that McNair had ''difficulty recovering'' after


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Oklahoma State AD criticizes Mike Gundy's recruiting: 'We settle'

Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder considers Mike Gundy a "difference-maker" as a football coach, but he's apparently unimpressed with his abilities as a recruiter.

"I would approach recruiting a little differently than he does," Holder told Kyle Porter and Carson Cunningham of the Pistols Firing Podcast. "I'd want to finish higher in those recruiting rankings than we consistently do. I...

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Terps OL McNair dies after collapsing at workout 2 weeks ago

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after an organized team workout two weeks ago, has died.

Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans said McNair was hospitalized on May 29 and died Wednesday.

McNair was a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman preparing for his sophomore season. A graduate of McDonogh (Md.) High School, McNair played


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New rule allows players to play 4 games without forfeiting redshirt

The NCAA adopted a new rule Wednesday that allows Division I football players to appear in up to four games without forfeiting their ability to redshirt that season.

The rule means freshmen, in particular, will have a greater chance to obtain playing experience late in the season without using a year of eligibility.

"This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health...

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New NCAA rule lets players transfer without school's permission

As of Oct. 15, Division I student-athletes will no longer need to be released from a scholarship to transfer from their current school.

The NCAA introduced new legislation Wednesday that does away with the longstanding format that required players to obtain permission to transfer from the institution they actively attend.

In the new "notification-of-transfer" model, student-athletes will inform...

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Former 5-star QB Johnson transfers from Clemson to Northwestern

Former 5-star recruit Hunter Johnson, the top quarterback of the 2017 class, will transfer from Clemson to Northwestern, the Wildcats announced Monday.

Johnson will sit out the 2018 season and have three years of eligibility starting in 2019.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of the Wildcat family," Johnson said in a statement. "The program that Coach Fitzgerald and his staff have built at Northwestern is...

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Report: NCAA expected to add 3 new bowl games in 2020

The NCAA is expected to add three new bowl games for the 2020 season following recommendations from the competition committee, sources told college football insider Brett McMurphy.

Chicago and Myrtle Beach are near locks to host two of the new bowl games, but the third is still being decided, though Arizona State has expressed interest, added McMurphy.

The bowl game in Chicago would be hosted at...

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20th-ranked 2019 recruit Harry Miller commits to Ohio State

Offensive lineman Harry Miller, ESPN's 20th-ranked recruit for the 2019 class, announced his commitment to Ohio State on Sunday.

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Ohio State lands 4-star athlete Kaiir Elam

Ohio State bolstered its 2019 recruiting class Saturday, as four-star athlete Kaiir Elam announced via Twitter his commitment to the Buckeyes.

Elam is the 70th-ranked prospect on the ESPN 300, and the 10th-best player in Florida for the 2019 cycle.

The four-star athlete, who should primarily be a cornerback at Ohio State, has family ties to head coach Urban Meyer. His uncle, former Baltimore Ravens...

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