Maryland says it’s cooperating with federal probe

Maryland revealed Friday it has received grand jury subpoenas related to a federal probe into college basketball corruption.

The school released documents related to the subpoenas to Yahoo Sports on Friday, following a Freedom of Information Act request from the outlet.

“On March 15, 2018, and June 29, 2018, the University received grand jury subpoenas for documents related to the ongoing federal investigation of college basketball,” the school said in a statement. “The University complied with the subpoenas by providing responsive records. None of the responsive records shows evidence of any violations of applicable laws or NCAA bylaws by University coaches, staff or players. The University has cooperated and will continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing federal investigation.”

Yahoo reports that its requests were delayed until after the school’s requested grand jury appearance on July 3.

The original subpoena focuses on Maryland assistant Orlando Ranson, agent runner Christian Dawkins and an unnamed player. Additional documents released named former recruiting target Sylvia De Sousa (who wound up playing at Kansas) and former Adidas executive Merl Code.

De Sousa had been heavily linked to Maryland, which has an apparel deal with Under Armour, before making a surprise commitment to Kansas, an Adidas school, in 2017.