Dubbing it “The Maryland Way Guarantee,” the University of Maryland is blazing a trail on which most, if not all, Power Five conference schools will ultimately travel. The university announced Tuesday morning that, beginning in November of this year, it will offer a lifetime degree guarantee for student-athletes in all sports. Maryland is one of the first, if not the first, to offer such a guarantee in all sports, not just the revenue-producers in football and basketball. The historic program coincides with the school’s official move from the ACC to the Big Ten last month. It also comes a couple of weeks after a mediated settlement was reached in the lawsuits filed by both the school and its former conference. “Our vision is to be the best intercollegiate athletic program while producing graduates who are prepared to serve as leaders in the local, state and global communities,” athletic director Kevin Anderson said in a statement.
Maryland announces ‘lifetime degree guarantee’ for athletes
College Football Talk | Aug 19