Temple rowing to be re-instated

    Two programs have been saved at Temple. But five other sports are still headed for the chopping block.

    The Temple board of trustees in a public session on Monday accepted a recommendation from university president Neil Theobald to reinstate men’s crew and women’s rowing.

    The recommendation to reinstate those clubs comes as a result of a new plan to renovate the East Park Canoe House on Kelly Drive. Theobald said that renovations would come at no cost to Temple.

    The Temple News has reported that the costs will be shared by the city of Philadelphia and Temple trustee H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest. The exact cost of the project has not been announced but a press conference is scheduled to be held at City Hall later on Monday.

    After recommending that crew and rowing be saved, Theobald further recommended to the board that baseball, softball, men’s gymnastics and men’s indoor and outdoor track and field remain on schedule to be cut on July 1. The board also approved that motion.

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