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Gary Williams on Diamond Stone: 'You shouldn't judge the kid on one play'


Gary Williams on Diamond Stone: 'You shouldn't judge the kid on one play'

Watch the full conversation between John Feinstein and Gary Williams in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.

Maryland freshman Diamond Stone has been suspended one game for his involvement in a scuffle with Wisconsin's Vitto Brown near the end of the first half of the Terrapins' loss to the Badgers on Saturday. He will serve the suspension when Maryland travels to Minnesota to face the Gophers on Thursday.

But what has been the reaction beyond that and what should the reaction be?

As part of a conversation on CSN's new segment Between the Lines, author John Feinstein and Hall of Fame former Maryland coach Gary Williams discussed the series of events and the fallout from it.


"I think it's an isolated incident," Williams said. "I'd like to think that because he'll learn. He's a freshman. Nowadays, freshmen aren't allowed to learn anything. They have to know everything.

"At the same time, you shouldn't judge the kid on one play. That kid has done a lot of things right this year for the program, for himself to make him a great player. And so that one incident, if it doesn't happen again and you learn from that, fine."

Stone is averaging 12.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game this season.

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Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

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Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- 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 one game last season.

After leading McDonogh to an 8-3 record as a senior, McNair chose Maryland over Ohio State, Auburn, Penn State and Rutgers.

In a statement, Maryland coach DJ Durkin said, "Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair. Jordan was an incredible young man, and his passion and enthusiasm made him an invaluable and beloved member of our team."

He added, "Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter."

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Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball


Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball

Maryland basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced earlier today that assistant coach Dustin Clark is parting ways with the program to pursue an opportunity in Texas with a family business. 

In three seasons as a full-time assistant, Clark was responsible for recruiting Kevin Huerter and Anthony Cowan Jr., along with incoming freshman Aaron Wiggins. 

The 35-year-old also made a point to recruit overseas, spending much of his time at the Canaris Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands, where he found former Terps center Michal Cekovsky and current redshirt freshman forward Joshua Tomaic. 

Clark will become the second member of Turgeon's staff to leave the team following this past season. Nima Omidvar, who was brought on to replace Clark as director of basketball operations in 2014, walked away to become a full-time assistant coach at South Alabama in April. 

At the start of the 2018-19 season, Bino Ranson will be the only original member of Turgeon's staff. 

Matt Brady, who has had previous head coaching stints at James Madison and Marist, will replace Clark. 

In his eight years at JMU, Brady won 139 games and enjoyed four seasons with 20 wins or more. His 2012-13 team won the Colonial Athletic Association and reached the NCAA tournament. He finished with a 73-50 overall record after four seasons at Marist. 

The news comes after a season in which the team failed to make the NCAA tournament with an overall record of 19-13, including 8-10 in Big Ten play.