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  • Maryland commission recommends six sports be eliminated

    Maryland commission recommends six sports be eliminated
    A University of Maryland commission concluded that the school cannot adequately support 27 teams and recommended eliminating eight of them to create "a leaner, stronger athletic program." The teams, which compete in six different sports, are: men's...
  • Looking at Maryland's six sports programs recommended for elimination

    Looking at Maryland's six sports programs recommended for elimination
    Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach: Laura Chiriaco (Third year) Athletes: 42 The Terps are one of six Division I programs in the nation to have an acrobatics and tumbling team, all of which are part of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling...
  • Former All-American saddened by possible cuts, but understands the need

    Former All-American saddened by possible cuts, but understands the need
    When he learned Monday that Maryland could be dropping intercollegiate swimming, Phil Denkevitz felt like a fish out of water. One of three All-American swimmers in Terps' 55-year history, he's the first one ever to have been inducted into the school's...
  • Is the issue who swims or who asked for women-only?

    As an Ahmadi Muslim girl who learned swimming at the age of nine, I couldn't understand what was so controversial about the story regarding women-only swimming ("Female-only swim sessions to debut in Columbia," Nov. 15). Even at age 9, I realized that...
  • Five Oaks swimmers snap records

    Five Oaks upends St. Andrews, 267-221 Patrick Bauer clocked a time of 22;74 and broke the record in the boys 8-and-under 25-meter breaststroke that had stood since 1996. Andrew Sanchez broke the 100 freestyle team record with a time of 58.37. and tied...
  • Maryland Zoo program tries to save African penguin population

    Maryland Zoo program tries to save African penguin population
    When it comes to water, penguins aren't naturals. As a matter of fact, "some of them are terrified," says Bethany Wlaz, a keeper at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. So each time African penguins are born into the zoo's breeding program for the...
  • Maryland president Loh approves recommendation to cut eight sports teams

    Maryland president Loh approves recommendation to cut eight sports teams
    Maryland president Wallace D. Loh announced Monday his "heart-wrenching" decision to eliminate eight of the university's 27 sports teams due to severe budget issues, but he preserved for the teams the longshot possibility of being retained through...
  • University of Maryland's proposed athletic cuts hit close to home

    Initially, I read with mild interest a recent newspaper article that stated a 17-member commission has recommended that six sports at the University of Maryland be eliminated in an effort to solve budgetary shortfalls caused by declining revenues from...
  • Residents respond to opposition, show support for CA's women-only swim times

    Inspired by the nature of online comments opposing the program, more than 50 people who support Columbia Association's women-only swim times came to the CA board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, in a show of solidarity. The program started in October and...
  • CA shuns community effort but coddles small minority

    Several years ago I led a grassroots effort with hundreds of others to establish a much-needed high school swim program in Howard County. Because the Columbia Association operates like a municipal facility, Howard County has no indoor pools other than...
  • Swimming: Laurel High boys and girls finish fifth in regional meet

    Swimming: Laurel High boys and girls finish fifth in regional meet
    Laurel High's boys and girls both finished fifth in the Class 4A/3A South Region swimming championships. Listed below are the Spartans' top performers at the meet: Boys 200-yard medley relay: Correy Blake, Ryan Pauling, Cameron Ott, Kevin Campbell,...
  • CA does much to support youth swimming, community groups

    In response to a letter to the editor from Andy Lazris regarding a claim that the Columbia Association is not willing to support high school swim teams, please allow me to offer another perspective. When CA was approached by the group wanting to rent...