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College Park, MD (AP) – Maryland has parted ways with its strength and conditioning coach and “mistakes were made” in the treatment of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on the practice field and subsequently died.

Following Tuesday’s news conference, Maryland announced that Rick Court had resigned.

Athletic director Damon Evans and university President Wallace Loh met with the parents of 19-year-old McNair Tuesday morning. McNair collapsed on the field on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired.

McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN reported that coaches had been bullying the players.

On Tuesday, the university said it takes "legal and moral responsibility" for the death.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he supports the University of Maryland's decision to put the football coach on administrative leave after troubling reports about the program following a player's death.

Hogan, a Republican, said Saturday he expects an investigation will be "wide-ranging and thorough." He says if reports are confirmed, "strong and permanent corrective actions should be taken immediately."

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The foundation honoring a University of Maryland football player says his death was caused by heatstroke during an organized team workout at the end of May.

News outlets report the website's description of the Jordan McNair Foundation attributes the 19-year-old offensive lineman's death to heatstroke during the offseason practice. The University of Maryland had not disclosed the cause of death, citing family privacy.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - A University of Maryland student is accused of threatening to shoot campus police officers.

News outlets report University of Maryland police arrested 21-year-old Ryan Matthew Sulkowski, of Baltimore, on Sunday. He was charged with threatening mass violence and disturbing school operations.

Police said in a release that they had received a report of Sulkowski speaking about applying for a firearms permit, having access to firearms, and shooting officers at the College Park campus.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan is providing some highlights of his budget proposal.

Hogan said Tuesday it will include about $6.5 billion for K-12 education, a record amount for the state.

Hogan says every single school system in Maryland will see increased funding. The governor says the state is investing an additional $365 million more in school construction, bringing the total to $1.4 billion.

The budget also contains $1.38 billion for the University of Maryland, an increase over last year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The University of Maryland is getting a sea grant.

Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have announced the nearly $288,000 federal grant through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The program is administered through the University System of Maryland. It's part of a network of 33 national sea grant programs.

The program supports the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's coastal waters.

Recent research has helped develop new approaches in oyster aquaculture and boost the bay's blue crab population.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A university's pharmacy school has cancelled classes on growing medical marijuana.

The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that the University of Maryland appears to be concerned about how the Trump Administration will enforce federal marijuana laws.

Medical marijuana has been legalized in nearly 30 states, including Maryland. And Maryland state law requires workers who are employed by growers, processors, dispensaries and laboratories to have training in their areas.

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COLLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The University of Maryland marching band will at least temporarily stop playing the state's official song, which includes a reference to "Northern scum" and other pro-Confederate lyrics.

University spokeswoman Katie Lawson tells news media outlets that school officials are suspending the playing of "Maryland, My Maryland" to "evaluate if it is consistent with the values" of the school. The marching band played the song during football pregame shows.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The FBI is helping to investigate the stabbing at the University of Maryland to determine whether it was a hate crime.

University of Maryland Police Chief David Mitchell said at a press conference Sunday that he sought the FBI's help after finding that 22-year-old Sean Urbanski is a member of a Facebook group called "Alt Reich: Nation," where members post racially charged material.

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