Let's hear it for the Green Terrors, the Western Maryland College football team that is going to play a really-away game in Moscow (the one in Russia) on March 18, against a team called the Bears before a much bigger crowd than even at homecoming in Westminster. And it will be televised.
This follows the path pioneered by the Johns Hopkins University baseball team, but it is believed to be a historic event, the first football game in Russia by an American college team. Western Maryland is NCAA Division III, Middle Atlantic Conference-Southwest Division -- honest amateurs. Nonetheless, the Green Terrors are favored on experience and knowledge of the game. The betting is on good will ensuing.
It's a fitting prominence to commemorate Western Maryland College's 125th anniversary. The liberal arts college of some 1,200 undergraduates, with postgraduate professional training programs in education and education for the deaf, is vigorously growing in the seventh year of the presidency of Robert H. Chambers. Notable is the recent $10 million expansion of the Hoover Library, doubling its capacity and adding state-of-the art electronics.