All of the sports except one that were slated for elimination at the University of Maryland at College Park were officially terminated Monday, after seven of eight failed to reach the necessary fund-raising goals to stay alive. But men’s outdoor track and field still must meet “a number of other benchmarks” to keep the sport on the books, the athletic department said in a statement. The university said in November it would cut a third of its sports teams to help mitigate a budget deficit that last year had the athletic department borrowing more than $1 million from the institution. The teams that will not return are men’s cross country, women’s outdoor track, men’s and women’s outdoor track, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s acrobatics and tumbling, and women’s water polo.
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