After four months of study, a panel appointed by Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has recommended dropping eight of the Terps’ 27 varsity sports to address the athletic department’s escalating deficit—projected to top $4 million this year. Here’s a look at the sports targeted for elimination, their operating expenses and number of student-athletes on the roster:
|Varsity team||2009-10 expenses||2011-12 roster spots|
|Men's indoor/outdoor track and cross country*||489,338||43|
* Combined budget for three teams. Men’s indoor and outdoor track have duplicate rosters. ** Formerly known as Competitive Cheer. SOURCES: Maryland’s FY2010 report to the NCAA; University of Maryland.. The Washington Post. Published Nov. 14, 2011.