The cozy relationship between Baltimore-based Under Armour and Maryland's athletic department could have the Terrapins treading in "dangerous water."
The Washington Post reports that Lance Stephenson, a basketball player from Brooklyn who is being courted by Maryland, was given a tour of the athletic apparel company during a recent recruiting visit to College Park. That would appear to be a big no-no and here's why:
Chief executive Kevin Plank is a former Terrapin football player and member of the school's Board of Trustees. That means the NCAA considers him a "representative of the institution's athletics interests," commonly known as a booster. Under Armour is acknowledged by Maryland as a member of its "Legends" benefactor group, meaning it has donated more than $1 million to the university.