The death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has sent shockwaves through the university community. When McNair suffered heatstroke at a team workout in May, the training staff failed to administer proper treatment. He was eventually airlifted to a hospital, where he died two weeks later.

The university has admitted culpability in McNair's death, and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents is overseeing two investigations that have resulted from it. One staff member has resigned, and three others — including head coach DJ Durkin — are on administrative leave. Meanwhile, McNair's family is considering a lawsuit against the university.

Below is The Diamondback's complete coverage of McNair's death and its fallout.


Last updated: Sept. 14, 2018


After Jordan McNair’s death, Maryland football’s players have stuck together

Maryland Stadium now has No. 79 on its turf in three places.
By Andy Kostka  |  Published Sept. 14, 2018

(Corey Hart/The Diamondback)
(Corey Hart/The Diamondback)

Findings of Jordan McNair investigation will be released Sept. 21

The Board of Regents has taken over both investigations, but one is still ongoing.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published Sept. 12, 2018

(Screenshot via Fox Sports Go)
(Screenshot via Fox Sports Go)

UMD Senate committee will review results of Jordan McNair investigation

They also plan to give recommendations to university President Wallace Loh.
By Grace Mottley  |  Published Sept. 6, 2018

(Richard Moglen/The Diamondback)
(Richard Moglen/The Diamondback)

Watch: Maryland football uses 10 players on first play to honor Jordan McNair

The Longhorns declined the penalty.
By Ryan Romano  |  Published Sept. 1, 2018

(Screenshot via Fox Sports Go)
(Screenshot via Fox Sports Go)

Top Maryland athletics donors show support for DJ Durkin in letter to Board of Regents

“We want the Board to know what a gem they have in DJ Durkin.”
By Andy Kostka  |  Published Aug. 31, 2018

(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)
(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)

Amid athletics scandals, UMD students ponder how to show school pride

Students returned to campus to find the athletic department in turmoil after the death of Jordan McNair.
By Diamondback Staff  |  Published Aug. 26, 2018

(File photo/The Diamondback)
(File photo/The Diamondback)

Former governor, NFL quarterback, congressman all added to commission on Maryland football

The Board of Regents has added five new members to the commission.
By Diamondback Staff  |  Published Aug. 24, 2018

(Images via Wikimedia Commons)
(Images via Wikimedia Commons)

“We plan to never forget:” Maryland football will pay tribute to Jordan McNair this season

No player will wear McNair’s No. 79 until 2020, the year he would have graduated.
By Andy Kostka  |  Published Aug. 20, 2018

(Andy Kostka/For The Diamondback)
(Andy Kostka/For The Diamondback)

USM Board of Regents will take control of investigation into Jordan McNair’s death

The board will also assume control of the investigation into claims of abuse in the football program.
By Diamondback Staff  |  Published Aug. 17, 2018

(Tom Hausman/The Diamondback)
(Tom Hausman/The Diamondback)

Jordan McNair’s father: DJ Durkin shouldn’t be allowed to coach again

“He shouldn’t be able to work with anybody else’s kid.”
By Jordan Katz  |  Published Aug. 17, 2018

(Screenshot via ESPN)
(Screenshot via ESPN)

Report: President Wallace Loh quashed 2017 plan to overhaul UMD sports medicine policies

The proposal was a year before Jordan McNair wasn’t properly treated for heatstroke at a football team workout.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published Aug. 16, 2018

(Christian Jenkins/The Diamondback)
(Christian Jenkins/The Diamondback)

USM Board of Regents will meet Friday to discuss fallout from Jordan McNair’s death

The board sets policy for the University System of Maryland’s 12 institutions.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published Aug. 16, 2018

(Tom Hausman/The Diamondback)
(Tom Hausman/The Diamondback)

At Maryland’s first open practice since Jordan McNair’s death, player safety was the focus

“Our players’ health and safety is No. 1,” interim coach Matt Canada said.
By Andy Kostka  |  Published Aug. 15, 2018

(Andy Kostka/For The Diamondback)
(Andy Kostka/For The Diamondback)

UMD announces task force investigating reports of abuse in football program

The four-person task force will consist of two retired judges, a former federal prosecutor and a yet-to-be-named former coach and athletic director.
By Andy Kostka  |  Published Aug. 14, 2018

(Andy Kostka/For The Diamondback)
(Andy Kostka/For The Diamondback)

Maryland accepts “legal and moral” responsibility in Jordan McNair’s death

University President Wallace Loh said the team’s athletic training staff “basically misdiagnosed the situation.”
By Andy Kostka  |  Published Aug. 14, 2018

(Andy Kostka/For The Diamondback)
(Andy Kostka/For The Diamondback)

UMD parts ways with strength and conditioning coach Rick Court after reports of abuse

Court was one of DJ Durkin’s first hires.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published Aug. 14, 2018

(File photo/The Diamondback)
(File photo/The Diamondback)

Medical records contradict UMD’s timeline of events leading to Jordan McNair’s death, per report

Exactly when McNair suffered a seizure has been a point of contention.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published Aug. 13, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Alexander Jonesi)
(Photo courtesy of Alexander Jonesi)

Lawyers for Jordan McNair’s family call for UMD to fire DJ Durkin immediately

The family’s attorneys also called for the release of footage of McNair’s final workout.
By Grace Mottley  |  Published Aug. 12, 2018

(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)
(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)

Maryland football coach DJ Durkin placed on leave after reports of abusive culture

Offensive coordinator Matt Canada will serve as interim head coach.
By Diamondback Staff  |  Published Aug. 11, 2018

(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)
(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)

Three Maryland football staffers placed on leave after reports of “toxic” environment

An ESPN report on Friday outlined a culture of abuse in the Maryland football program under DJ Durkin.
By Arya Hodjat  |  Published Aug. 11, 2018

(File photo/The Diamondback)
(File photo/The Diamondback)

Maryland football’s culture under DJ Durkin has been abusive to players, ESPN report says

The report details a pattern of abuse from Durkin, along with close confidant Rick Court.
By Arya Hodjat  |  Published Aug. 10, 2018

(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)
(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)

Report: Jordan McNair needed help standing at workout where he suffered fatal heatstroke

One player told ESPN that McNair was “flopping all around” during the workout.
By Arya Hodjat  |  Published Aug. 10, 2018

(Image via Anthony McFarland/Twitter)
(Image via Anthony McFarland/Twitter)

UMD’s deal for investigation of Jordan McNair’s death caps payment at 96 hours of work

The ceiling of the contract can be raised only if both sides agree to it.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published Aug. 5, 2018

(File photo/The Diamondback)
(File photo/The Diamondback)

The workout where Jordan McNair collapsed was Maryland football’s first of the summer

McNair had trouble recovering from a set of 10 110-yard sprints.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published Aug. 4, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Alexander Jonesi)
(Photo courtesy of Alexander Jonesi)

DJ Durkin says he’s confident in Maryland football’s safety procedures

Durkin said some policies have changed since Jordan McNair’s death in June.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published July 25, 2018

(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)
(Marquise McKine/The Diamondback)

Jordan McNair’s family hires law firm that represented Freddie Gray’s family

Billy Murphy, the firm’s founder, said the family is currently weighing its options.
By Arya Hodjat  |  Published July 20, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Alexander Jonesi)
(Photo courtesy of Alexander Jonesi)

911 records indicate medics didn’t recognize severity of Jordan McNair’s condition

Reports say McNair died from heatstroke, which medical professionals say is fatal only when not properly treated.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published July 19, 2018

(Image via Anthony McFarland/Twitter)
(Image via Anthony McFarland/Twitter)

Jordan McNair’s parents create scholarship fund, educational programming for athletes

The Jordan McNair Foundation will sponsor a training facility in downtown Baltimore
By Christine Condon  |  Published July 17, 2018

(Screenshot via the Jordan McNair Foundation)
(Screenshot via the Jordan McNair Foundation)

Jordan McNair died of heatstroke suffered at Maryland team workout

McNair’s family has started a foundation for heatstroke awareness in his name.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published July 16, 2018

(Screenshot via the Jordan McNair Foundation)
(Screenshot via the Jordan McNair Foundation)

UMD reveals more information on Jordan McNair’s death, ongoing investigation

The university said coach DJ Durkin was at the May 29 practice where McNair collapsed.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published July 13, 2018

(Daniel Jenkins/The Diamondback)
(Daniel Jenkins/The Diamondback)

UMD hires sports medicine consulting group to investigate Jordan McNair’s death

The investigation will begin by the end of the week.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published June 19, 2018

(Photo via UMTerps)
(Photo via UMTerps)

“A deep loss”: Friends and family remember Maryland football’s Jordan McNair

He loved music, Marvel, The Office and trips to the zoo.
By Jillian Atelsek  |  Published June 15, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Alexander Jonesi)
(Photo courtesy of Alexander Jonesi)

Maryland athletic department releases details about football player Jordan McNair’s death

The university is conducting an external review into what led to McNair’s death following a team workout.
By Arya Hodjat  |  Published June 14, 2018

(File photo/The Diamondback)
(File photo/The Diamondback)

Maryland football’s Jordan McNair dies after collapsing during team workout

McNair was 19.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published June 13, 2018

(Photo via UMTerps)
(Photo via UMTerps)

Maryland football offensive lineman Jordan McNair hospitalized after team workout

McNair played in one game as a freshman in 2017.
By James Crabtree-Hannigan  |  Published June 4, 2018

(Mallory O’Conor/For The Diamondback)
(Mallory O’Conor/For The Diamondback)