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Regents to vote Friday on name change for Byrd Stadium; move has chancellor's support

Regents to vote Friday on name change for Byrd Stadium; move has chancellor's support

Members of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents are expected to vote Friday on a proposal to change the name of the College Park campus' Byrd Stadium — a move that could end the much-debated issue of whether the school should honor a late campus president who opposed integration.

Harry C. "Curley" Byrd was a football player, teacher and athletic director who became university president from 1935 until 1954. He sparked tremendous growth in the college and is credited with transforming it into a modern university — but is also known for his opposition to racial integration.

Earlier this week University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh sent...

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