Save UMD Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Program
  • Petitioned Kevin Anderson

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Athletic Director at University of Maryland
Kevin Anderson
President of the University of Maryland
Wallace D. Loh

Save UMD Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Program

    1. Petition by

      Anna Roth

      Reisterstown, MD

Due to UMD's budget crisis, Athletic Director Kevin Anderson announced to the entire track and field family that all three seasons of men's running (XC, Indoor, and Outdoor Track and Field) are being recommended to be cut from University of Maryland Athletics. Cutting a program that has such a positive impact on so many student athletes is not the answer to this problem.  The history of this program runs as deep as the university itself, and it has produced countless legends, both on and off the track.  Cutting this program would do more harm to the University and the community that it will do good.
Maryland's track and field team is a family, one team that beats with one heart.  We cannot be torn in two.
Its time to rally! Voice your support and help save the team!!

Send emails of supprt to:

"President Loh" ,  "Kevin Anderson"

Subject Line: UMD Track and Field: One Team, One Family

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      • about 2 years ago

      Favorite Sport in high school and might want to continue it

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    • Jonathan Kerby SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      admitted to class of 2016 engineering at University of Maryland and prospective runner!!

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    • Patrick Ryan SILVER SPRING, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I've always been a fan of all Terp athletic activities

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    • christian beard PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      any d1 school should have track&field, and besides track&field is one of the most popularist sports in d1 when u look at the school that compete d1. some schools run usa olympic times already. to not have track is poor budgeting by the school in my opinion

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    • Tom Williams COLUMBIA, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I was a member of the Bowling Green State University Cross Country & Track Teams. Shortly after I graduated the university cut men's track so this hits home with me. The budget reason is a joke. I cannot say for certain, but as was the case at BG, I assume all funds will now go towards supporting the "revenue" sports and not towards balancing the athletic department’s budget. I don't have anything against the football or basketball teams, but the least they could do is be honest with the kids and supporters of the teams they are cutting.

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