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February 26, 2001

UMBC Chess Team on NBC

Baltimore, MD - UMBC's champion chess team will be featured on NBC's "Today Show" tomorrow, February 27. The "Leonard's Look" segment will air between 7:30-8:30, pending any breaking news.

The "Today Show" was intrigued by UMBC's celebration of its chess team, which has won four of the last five Pan Am Intercollegiate Chess Championships. UMBC celebrates each championship as many other institutions would a football championship -- cheerleaders, pep band, and a big crowd.

Those who tune in to the program tomorrow morning will have chance to see UMBC in the spotlight as a university where it is "cool to be smart."

Posted by dwinds1 at February 26, 2001 12:00 AM