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Turgeon on moment inside Terps' locker room after his 100th win


Turgeon on moment inside Terps' locker room after his 100th win

Mark Turgeon entered a victorious Maryland locker room for the 100th time on Saturday as the head coach of the Terrapins. There, he was greeted with a game ball to celebrate the occasion -- a 72-59 road victory over Northwestern. 

Senior forward Jake Layman presented Turgeon with a game ball, a scene that the coach recounted in a one-on-one interview Tuesday with CSN's Chick Hernandez.

"It was great. We went through our ups and downs first few years," Turgeon said. "I thought we won a lot of games early that maybe we shouldn't have won and now we kind of got it rolling.

"It meant a lot to me that Jake [Layman] gave me the ball. Jake's been a part of a lot of the wins -- I think 83 of the wins -- so for him to give me the ball, he stuck with me when a lot of people didn't, so it was great that he gave it to me."


Turgeon' "stuck with me" comment is likely referring to the mass exodus of players from the program after the Terrapins missed the postseason entirely in 2014. Five players transferred out, but notably among those staying in College Park were Layman and guard Dez Wells. 

The two helped the Terrapins to an NCAA tournament berth in 2015.

Layman would again give Turgeon's team a boost by deciding against declaring for the NBA Draft this past offseason and instead returning for his senior year and solidifying the Terrapins as legitimate national title contenders in the process.

Watch Turgeon's full interview with Hernandez in the video player above, including questions about five-star freshman Diamond Stone and the importance of senior guard Rasheed Sulaimon.

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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.