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Maryland regents vote to change name of Byrd Stadium


Earlier this week, it was reported that Maryland was planning on changing the name of their football stadium. It is currently named after former university president Curley Byrd and it looks like that change will be coming very soon.

According to the Testudo Times, Maryland’s board of regents voted 12-5 to change the name of the team’s stadium. The change was suggested by current president Wallace Loh as he stated that it was not a good look for the school.

During his presidency at the school, Byrd was known for using his power to keep the athletic programs segregated and would not allow black students to stay on campus.

There has been no news of a new name being selected for the stadium. Currently, Capital One holds a corporate sponsorship with the school and the stadium’s official name is Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.

What do you think Terrapin fans? Did you like the old name or do you think it was time for a change? Let us know in the comments below.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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