Univ. Of Maryland Draws Big Crowd For Football Game In Baltimore
Yesterday's West Virginia-Maryland college football game at M&T Bank Stadium drew a crowd of 55,677, a "major step in the right direction" for UM. School officials are "trying to rejuvenate their fan following and improve their national recruiting stature as they prepare to join the Big Ten," and "putting on an exciting show in a metropolitan NFL stadium certainly isn't going to hurt." UM AD Kevin Anderson said that he is "looking forward to more opportunities for the program to connect with Baltimore" (Baltimore SUN, 9/22). UM had "recruiting in mind" when deciding to play in Baltimore (Baltimore SUN, 9/21).