The Maryland Terps claim innocence with the spotlight shined in their direction.
The Maryland Men's Basketball program is the latest big name to enter the ongoing investigation into corruption within the Collegiate ranks. This morning, the university announced it had received two subpoenas mailed from the U.S. District Attorney of the Southern District of New York. The investigation has already led to the arrest of several assistant coaches from powerhouse programs. The investigation also proved costly for Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino, who was fired by Louisville after the school look into the matter themselves.
According to a statement posted by Maryland, they will gladly comply with the demands listed in the subpoena, whether it calls for them stand before a Grand Jury, or provide comprehensive records of their transactions. The statement reads:
"On March 15, 2018 and June 29, 2018, the University received grand jury subpoenas for documents related to the ongoing federal investigation of college basketball. The University complied with the subpoenas by providing responsive records. None of the responsive records shows evidence of any violations of applicable laws or NCAA bylaws by University coaches, staff or players. The University has cooperated and will continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing federal investigation."
Maryland was first implicated in the mess, back in February when Terrapins' coach Mark Turgeon pledged his support to the cleansing of College Basketball. the 2nd supboena relates to an Angolan prospect the team recruited out of the Florida-based IMG Basketball Academy. Both sides deny any wrongdoing in his recruitment.