Nine years ago, Maryland was one of the top athletic programs in the country. The basketball team had just won the 2002 NCAA Championship, and the football team was just one year removed from rolling through the ACC and heading to the Orange Bowl. Typically, athletic programs use this success as a building block for the program.
Maryland, however, has taken several steps back recently. No team in recent memory has experienced less long-term success after a championship than Maryland basketball has. Barring a miracle run, the Terps will likely be going to their fourth NIT in seven years. Meanwhile, the football team's name recognition is so bad at this point that it was forced to promote its inside linebackers coach to defensive coordinator after being spurned by two top candidates. When and how did we get to this point.
Scott Jackson and Mike Prada discussed this topic in this week's episode of SB Nation Radio on 106.7 The Fan. We talked about it among ourselves, then brought in Steve Yanda, Maryland's beat writer for the Washington Post, to talk about it more. We also discuss the Wizards at the All-Star Break with our own Michael Katz and the Capitals' need for a culture change with John Keeley (aka pucksandbrooks) of On Frozen Blog.
Here are the four segments: