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Cut Towson's poor management

Towson University's decision to cut the baseball and soccer teams is unfortunate ("Baseball, men's soccer cut by Towson president," March 10).

This is very similar to what happened in the late 1980s when then President Hoke Smith wanted to disband the football team.

At the time, my son was a junior at Towson, and even though he had numerous opportunities to attend other colleges on scholarships, he wanted to go to Towson and try out as a walk on to their football team. When Mr. Smith made his intentions known, the families went berserk.

The story was they were running out of money for the athletics programs. The real problem was the lack of management oversight to realize what needed to be done to make Towson athletics financially sound.

Here is my solution to the problem: Get rid of the Towson employees who don't know how to properly manage and get someone who can save Towson baseball and soccer.

J. Michael Collins, Reisterstown

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