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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The ranking is just one of many recent accomplishments by the men's tennis team, one of eight programs that could be cut at the University of Maryland in June.
The University of Maryland men’s tennis team garnered national attention on Tuesday when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association ranked the team 38th in its preseason rankings. But it’s the possible elimination of the team that’s garnered the most attention, since President Wallace Loh made the announcement in November that some programs could be cut due to budget constraints. The recent ranking is just one of many of the team’s accomplishments in the last three years. When former Olympian and top assistant coach Kyle Spencer was hired in 2009 to help lead the University of Maryland men's tennis team, he said he came into a program with little funding and marginal success. Now the team is beating ranked opponents and reaching NCAA finals. …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Support evident for the men and women's teams at day one of the the Terp Cup Invitational.
As University of Maryland administrators mull over whether to cut eight or more of its varsity sports teams, junior Haley Bull can’t help but think of her 13-year-old sister Carly. Bull is an athlete on Maryland’s swimming and diving team — one of the squads that could be squeezed from the athletic program because of an ailing budget. She and her younger sister share a passion for the water. “It’s been fun for me to be the role model, because I know she looks up to me,” Bull said. “She tries to beat my times from when I was that age.” UMd. President Wallace Loh released the final report for the President’s Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Monday, recommending that at least eight of its 27 varsity sports teams be removed, but Bull …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Phelps and Gay among Olympians Tweeting support for the teams on the chopping block at the University of Maryland.
Swimmer Michael Phelps and track star Tyson Gay are among the Olympians showing their support for the teams that could potentially be cut from the University of Maryland athletic program, WUSA9 reported. Dontae Bugg, a UMd. alum and Terp track athlete, has jumped on board as well to show his support for the men’s track and cross country teams, WUSA9 reported. A report was released earlier this week from a commission appointed by university President Wallace Loh, recommending that at least eight teams be cut from the program to help balance the ailing athletic budget.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
University of Maryland could cut at least eight teams to help balance Athletic Department budget.
With at least eight teams potentially on the chopping block at the University of Maryland because of budget problems, the Twitter-verse is a buzz. From Ravens' rookie star and Terp alum Torrey Smith, to Emmy winning sports anchor Brett Haber, everyone has something to say. Of course, athletes are also making the case for their teams. At least two of the eight teams have started online petitions to argue for their team to remain intact at the university:
Athletic Department budget deficit forces university into difficult decision.
President Wallace Loh of the University of Maryland announced Monday that a minimum of eight athletic teams could be cut by July 1, 2012 to address a multimillion dollar operating budget deficit in the university's athletic department. Those teams are: The recommendation was made by a commission that Loh charged in July with examining the financial woes of the athletic department. The commission’s report also suggests increasing fundraising efforts. According to the report, there has been a major drop in fundraising revenue, and athletic teams have been bringing in less net revenue over the years. (See the charts with this post.) The department regularly tapped into its own reserve funds over recent years, but that source is now dry, …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Young lacrosse players got a chance to share the love of the sport with players from the University of Maryland with a clinic Saturday.
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