Right-hand men

UM women and other programs say scrimmaging with male students is invaluable, but an NCAA proposal could end or amend the practice

February 08, 2007|By Milton Kent | Milton Kent,SUN REPORTER

COLLEGE PARK — COLLEGE PARK-- -- Alot of Maryland students took the Terps' women's basketball team's loss to North Carolina last month hard, which makes sense given that the Tar Heels rank just below Duke on the list of hated rivals here.

But sophomore Drew Ryan took the 84-71 loss personally, as if he had somehow personally failed, and that, too, is to be understood because Ryan is a member of the scout team of male students that regularly practices against the sixth-ranked women's team.

Virginia Tech@Maryland women Tonight, 7

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