In other news it was announced that Maryland would lose three football scholarships due to a low APR (Academic Progress Report) score. Another weight to put on the scale when evaluating the ouster of Ralph Friedgen after last season. It didn't help that the athletic department under the former AD slashed the academic support budget in an attempt to cut costs while spending lavishly on the women's basketball coaching staff. New head coach Randy Edsall indicated he thought things would get turned around quickly in the classroom.
College basketball players don't always make the logical or most informed decision when it comes to giving up their eligibility as Barry Jacobs points out in this article.