As a former student athlete at the University of Maryland and current member of the Terrapin Club, I was shocked and angered by the University's move from the ACC to the Big Ten ("UM to leave ACC for Big Ten in '14," Nov. 20). Then I saw today's paper, revealing that of all the Big Ten schools, Maryland has the smallest endowment fund. And how much time Maryland coaches have to spend on fundraising at the expense of coaching. So while it's easy to blame the administration, it sounds like we Marylanders and Terrapin alumni haven't done a great job at supporting our university, and can blame ourselves as well.

Page Croyder, Baltimore