Maryland athletic director Andy Geiger said last night that his department has begun its standard mid-semester review of athletes who have had grade problems the previous semester. The review might affect the playing status of several football players.
Geiger said the players would be eligible tomorrow against North Carolina and that a ruling would come before the Nov. 9 game against Penn State at Memorial Stadium.
Geiger said that, because of school policy, he could not release names. He did say, however, that the players were not full-time starters but played regularly.
In August, starting outside linebacker Joel Goode, occasional inside starting linebacker Louis Johnson and second-string defensive tackle Derek Steele won appeals before the department's academic board to play this season.