Maryland announced Saturday it imposed practice restrictions on its football program for this fall as a response to secondary violations it self-reported to the NCAA.
The school found the team had 1.25 more hours per week of athletic-related activities than the 20 permitted by the NCAA last season under former coach Ralph Friedgen. As a result, the Terrapins will give up 2.5 hours each week this season while class is in session during the fall semester.
Maryland also found administrative interns in the program attended non-mandatory summer workouts prior to last season. The school banned administrative interns from participating in on-field activities during preseason practice this fall, and will also prevent graduate assistants from participating in the first 16 practices in August.
Both sets of penalties act as 2-for-1 penalties – giving up twice as much time as the program gained a year ago.
The school said it learned Friday the NCAA deemed its self-imposed punishment acceptable.