University of Maryland's Accreditation in Jeopardy a Year After Player's Death

The accreditation of the University of Maryland, College Park, is in jeopardy a year after a football player died following a preseason workout.

The accrediting Middle States Commission of Higher Education announced Friday that it has placed the school on warning after finding "insufficient evidence" that it is complying with governance, leadership and administration standards, news outlets report.

Brian Kirschner, the commission's communications director, told The Baltimore Sun that the decision was prompted by the fallout from Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair's death.

McNair collapsed during practice in May 2018 and subsequently died of heatstroke. His death led to leadership changes, including the appointment of a new Board of Regents chair.

The school now has to demonstrate changes by March 1.

Federal financial aid would be out of reach of students should the university lose accreditation.

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