The Maryland men’s outdoor track and field team will survive for at least two more years.
The school announced Tuesday it secured enough private funding to assure the team will continue until the school joins the Big Ten in 2014-15.
The program was one of eight that faced elimination last year because of the athletic department’s massive financial issues, but a fundraising effort assured it would continue for at least another year, albeit with a reduced roster. The men’s cross country and indoor track teams were among those eliminated.
Maryland is expected to receive an influx of money from its move from the ACC to the Big Ten, with the track program a possible long-term beneficiary of the change in conference affiliation.
– Patrick Stevens