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Edsall abruptly exits press conference after loss to Ohio State


Edsall abruptly exits press conference after loss to Ohio State

Watch full video of the sequence during Saturday's press conference in the player above, which will begin momentarily.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In response to a question by CSN following Maryland’s 49-28 loss to No. 1 Ohio State, head coach Randy Edsall abruptly left his postgame press conference.

Below is the transcribed exchange, including the question that proceeded CSN’s question for greater context.

Reporter: "I apologize asking this question, but do you expect to be coaching the next game?"

Edsall: "I'm going to go on the bus. I'm going to watch the film. Those are things I don't control. All I can do is get these kids to be the best they can be. And develop them. And keep getting them better. I don't make those decisions. Somebody else makes those decisions. As long as I'm the coach all I'm going to do is do my job, do it the way I've been doing it, do it the way I've been asked to do, and that's what I'm going to continue to do. Because the number one thing is these kids. That's what's most important. That's what everyone always needs to remember is it's about these kids and what the college experience is and develop them as people, as students and athletes. That's what we're going to continue to do."

CSN: "In pregame you shared handshakes with your guys as they stretched. Is that something you typically do every game, go around while they're stretching and shake hands?"

Edsall: "Have you been to any of the games since I've been the head coach here at the University of Maryland?"

CSN: "Yes sir."

Edsall: "If you would notice, I do that every single game. Every single game out of the respect I have for those kids and what they go through. Every single game."

Edsall then exited the press conference.

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Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent


Maryland loses two as Justin Jackson declares for NBA Draft, will sign with agent

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland forward Justin Jackson will forgo his final two seasons of college eligibility to seek a career in the NBA.

Terrapins coach Mark Turgeon also says guard Dion Wiley will transfer before playing his senior season.


Jackson averaged 10.5 points as a freshman before missing most of the 2017-18 season with a shoulder injury.

Jackson says, "After talking with my family and weighing my options, it's my desire to turn my full attention to preparing for a career in professional basketball."

Wiley appeared in 83 career games, playing a backup role on three teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament under Turgeon.

Maryland was 19-13 this season, including 8-10 in the Big Ten, and failed to reach the postseason.

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Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

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Lefty Driesell to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame per report

Long-time University of Maryland men’s basketball coach Charles Grice “Lefty” Driesell will finally be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this year.

This is according to NBC Sports Washington contributor Jon Feinstein.

Driesell coached the Terrapins for 17 seasons between 1969-86. While guiding the program to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Championship, Driesell transformed Maryland into a legitimate force in college basketball.

When hired by the Terps, Driesell famously announced that he wanted to turn Maryland into the “UCLA of the East.” After only four seasons he had made it to two ACC Championship Games and his first Elite Eight appearance. His success opened the door not only for the program but the school to compete at the highest levels of competition.


Maryland made it as high as the Elite Eight twice under the reign of Driesell. He was named ACC Coach of the Year twice and won one ACC Tournament Championship in 1984. At the time of his NIT Championship with the Terps in 1972, the NIT was held in a similar regard to the NCAA Tournament.

He is second on Maryland’s all-time wins list (348), behind Gary Williams’ 461. Driesell however, still holds the best win percentage of all Maryland coaches with 68.6 win percentage.

After Maryland, the former Duke basketball coached at James Madison for just short of a decade and ended his coaching days at Georgia State. Driesell also coached at Davidson before taking the Maryland job to combine for over 40 seasons at the head of a Division I basketball program.

The 86-year-old was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame back in 2007. He also the namesake for the NCAA’s best defensive player of the year award, which was first awarded in 2010.

The official announcement from the Naismith Hall of Fame will be during the Final Four on Saturday, March 31.

WANT MORE HOOPS?  Listen below as Troy Machir and Chick Hernandez discuss Lefty Driesell's legacy in the area and why the Terps icon was on the outside of the Hall of Fame for so long.