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The Death of Len Bias
10 years after the death of its basketball great Len Bias, the University of Maryland is still feeling the repercussions. Take a special look back at the tragedy and its fallout through coverage from The Washington Post.
U-Md. Star Len Bias Dead at 22
The day after Bias's death, The Washington Post reported that traces of cocaine were found in the basketball player's system.
Related Stories From June 19, 1986 and One Year Later:
Oct. 29, 1986
Driesell Ousted as U-Md. Coach
Citing a need for an overhaul of the basketball program, university officials reassigned Terps coach Lefty Driesell.
Related Stories on Driesell's Departure:
Oct. 30, 1986
Wade Named Driesell's Successor
Baltimore Dunbar coach Bob Wade is the only candidate interviewed for the position of head coach.
Oct. 13, 1987
Probe Finds No Crime
Charges against Brian Tribble, who allegedly supplied Bias with the cocaine are dropped, and no indictments are sustained.
Related Stories on the Probe of Bias's Death:
May 12, 1989
Wade Quits After Rocky Stint
Bob Wade, who coached the Terps to a 36-50 record over three seasons, resigns amid allegations that he broke NCAA rules.
Dec. 4, 1990
Bias II: No Waiting for Jay
Len Bias' younger brother Jay is shot dead after an argument.
Related Stories on Jay Bias's Death:
Near Death, Jay Bias Spoke of Family, Prayed
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