Maryland Could Cut 8 Sports in July

The Washington Times published Maryland Could Cut 8 Sports in July.

A source said last week that the Terrapins’ women’s water polo and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were informed they were expected to be dropped. The commission included those three teams, as well as acrobatics and tumbling (formerly competitive cheerleading), men’s tennis and the men’s cross-country and indoor and outdoor track and field programs.

A large part of my interest in this story centers around the potential impact on the efforts by the NCATA and Stunt to create a new cheerleading based sport.

A letter from the University of Maryland president has been published on the University of Maryland website and members of the Maryland A&T team and fans have taken to Facebook and Fierce Board (here, here, and here) in an attempt to raise awareness and save their team.