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Posted at 1:03 PM ET, 12/29/2010

Four Maryland players academically ineligible for Military Bowl

By Steve Yanda

Four Maryland football players will miss Wednesday's Military Bowl against East Carolina due to academic reasons, according to a press release issued by the school's athletic department.

Senior defensive end Drew Gloster, junior wide receiver Quintin McCree, junior wide receiver Ronnie Tyler and redshirt freshman offensive guard Pete White will not participate in today's contest.

Gloster started all 12 games for the Terrapins this season. He tallied 33 tackles and a sack. McCree played in all 12 games, pulling in 16 receptions for 188 yards and a touchdown. Tyler started one game and played in all 12. He registered 13 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown. White started one game at right guard.

By Steve Yanda  | December 29, 2010; 1:03 PM ET
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Comments

What is the threshold to be academically ineligible at Maryland?

Posted by: SirPelleas | December 29, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

If anyone wants Barno's first row tickets to the Terps bball game tonite (12/29), then let me know with a post and email address and I will contact you and let you know where you can pick them up.

Posted by: fushezzi | December 29, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

And they are free

Posted by: fushezzi | December 29, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

So did SirPelleas graduate from Harvard or is he just plan arrogant? Most likely it is a NCAA mandated threshold involving GPA and credits earned; all measures to determine progress toward graduation. Say what you will about Fridge but it is irrefutable that he ran a clean ethical program and cared deeply about his players beyond football. From SirPelleas' comment he has none of these attributes...so go back from where you came from (Duke?) and leave us academically lesser folk to muddle through life the best we can.

Posted by: generalike | December 29, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

"What is the threshold to be academically ineligible at Maryland?

Posted by: SirPelleas | December 29, 2010 2:11 PM"
-->I can't speak for Maryland, but I know from talking to one of the football players who I happened to have a class with at the University of Colorado, it was a 2.0 (I believe semester). I am guessing it is similar to this. The player was completely unsympathetic to those who couldn't cut it.

Posted by: break20 | December 29, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Anybody want to tell me again how Maryland is just like the other "elite" schools and I'm only imagining these kinds of things?

Posted by: CapsNut | December 29, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

I will never understand how these guys are not academically eligible. A 2.0 is something you can basically achieve by just showing up. I guess these players don't want be on the field badly enough.

Posted by: garrett4 | December 30, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

I will never understand how these guys are not academically eligible. A 2.0 is something you can basically achieve by just showing up. I guess these players don't want be on the field badly enough.

Posted by: garrett4 | December 30, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Not really. A 2.0 for a football player can be pretty difficult, especially in the fall. Players typically only take 12 credits (3 or 4 classes) in the fall, and one failing grade could kill your GPA, and with so many professors now putting a large majority of the grades on a single final exam, your final grade is a lot more than "just showing up."

I'm not defending these guys who couldn't stay above the academic standards, but it's not as hard as people would like to think to drop below a 2.0 GPA when you're spending 30-40 hours a week playing football.

Posted by: Russtinator | December 30, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

These players aren't exactly taking engineering classes. Their majors are Communications, African American Studies, American Studies and Undecided. Combine that with mandatory study hall and free tutors and it seems pretty reasonable. Fridge did a great job overall with keeping his players eligible over the past 10 years, though.

Posted by: garrett4 | December 30, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

So did SirPelleas graduate from Harvard or is he just plan arrogant? Most likely it is a NCAA mandated threshold involving GPA and credits earned; all measures to determine progress toward graduation. Say what you will about Fridge but it is irrefutable that he ran a clean ethical program and cared deeply about his players beyond football. From SirPelleas' comment he has none of these attributes...so go back from where you came from (Duke?) and leave us academically lesser folk to muddle through life the best we can.

Posted by: generalike | December 29, 2010 6:22 PM |

Arrogant? You don't even know the meaning of the word. It was a simple question with no insinuations. You see, part of the reason for a blog is efficiency. I'm not sure how it offended you, but don't expect an apology for me because no offense was intended. And I also didn't graduate from Harvard, so you're wrong on both counts.

Is it possible for someone to ask a question without some insecure, pompous jerk-off over-analyzing it? You must have been a C student.

Posted by: SirPelleas | December 30, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

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