UMD student government wants to rename Byrd stadium

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Byrd Stadium at the University of Maryland is one step closer to getting a new name. The student government voted overwhelmingly to support renaming the stadium.

It's currently named after Harry Clifton Byrd, who was university president from 1936 to 1954. A coalition of students has been petitioning for a new name. They point out during Byrd's tenure, he barred blacks from participating in sports and enrolling into the university until 1951.

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