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Buffalo dropping four sports in budget cutback
04-03-2017 09:37 AM
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Sucks. Sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks..........

Quote:The MAC, however, only has four other schools that play men’s soccer (Akron, Bowling Green, Western Michigan and Northern Illinois).

Deck chairs on the Titanic.
04-03-2017 10:39 AM
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Wow, that's too bad but with savings upwards towards $2 mil you can't blame them. Unfortunate timing on the announcement, doesn't give the current athletes an opportunity to look to transfer elsewhere. I do admire their Athletic Department for honoring the student's scholarships though.

With NIU's recent Program Prioritization initiative, it sounds like NIU could potentially cut a male non-revenue sport this year as well. Is it likely? Curious to hear what some board members feel the outcome of that will be.
04-03-2017 03:04 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:04 PM)NiuFootballfan Wrote:  Wow, that's too bad but with savings upwards towards $2 mil you can't blame them. Unfortunate timing on the announcement, doesn't give the current athletes an opportunity to look to transfer elsewhere. I do admire their Athletic Department for honoring the student's scholarships though.

With NIU's recent Program Prioritization initiative, it sounds like NIU could potentially cut a male non-revenue sport this year as well. Is it likely? Curious to hear what some board members feel the outcome of that will be.

I think the NCAA requires a school to sponsor 16 teams to remain Division 1. NIU is currently at 16 teams.
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(04-03-2017 03:04 PM)NiuFootballfan Wrote:  Wow, that's too bad but with savings upwards towards $2 mil you can't blame them.

I think of it a bit differently, that it's amazing that all those programs subsisted on only $2M. Seems a drop in the hat.
04-03-2017 04:05 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:39 PM)Doggone Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 03:04 PM)NiuFootballfan Wrote:  Wow, that's too bad but with savings upwards towards $2 mil you can't blame them. Unfortunate timing on the announcement, doesn't give the current athletes an opportunity to look to transfer elsewhere. I do admire their Athletic Department for honoring the student's scholarships though.

With NIU's recent Program Prioritization initiative, it sounds like NIU could potentially cut a male non-revenue sport this year as well. Is it likely? Curious to hear what some board members feel the outcome of that will be.

I think the NCAA requires a school to sponsor 16 teams to remain Division 1. NIU is currently at 16 teams.

We are at 17. Still, not much room to cut.
04-03-2017 04:13 PM
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(04-03-2017 03:39 PM)Doggone Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 03:04 PM)NiuFootballfan Wrote:  Wow, that's too bad but with savings upwards towards $2 mil you can't blame them. Unfortunate timing on the announcement, doesn't give the current athletes an opportunity to look to transfer elsewhere. I do admire their Athletic Department for honoring the student's scholarships though.

With NIU's recent Program Prioritization initiative, it sounds like NIU could potentially cut a male non-revenue sport this year as well. Is it likely? Curious to hear what some board members feel the outcome of that will be.

I think the NCAA requires a school to sponsor 16 teams to remain Division 1. NIU is currently at 16 teams.

Technically NIU has 17 as the NCAA counts Indoor and Outdoor Women's track as 2 different sports taking place during different seasons.

http://www.ncaa.org/championships?division=d1
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I wondered if baseball was on the chopping block when the previous master plan had a new facility built where the baseball stadium is currently located. I hope not but don't see many sports that would actually be a decent sized savings.
04-03-2017 09:17 PM
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(04-03-2017 09:17 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  I wondered if baseball was on the chopping block when the previous master plan had a new facility built where the baseball stadium is currently located. I hope not but don't see many sports that would actually be a decent sized savings.

The Master Plan has an all-new baseball facility west of Stevenson on the north side of Lucinda.

See page 8.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/niu/...r_Plan.pdf
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04-03-2017 09:20 PM
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(04-03-2017 09:20 PM)HuskieDave Wrote:  
(04-03-2017 09:17 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  I wondered if baseball was on the chopping block when the previous master plan had a new facility built where the baseball stadium is currently located. I hope not but don't see many sports that would actually be a decent sized savings.

The Master Plan has an all-new baseball facility west of Stevenson on the north side of Lucinda.

See page 8.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/niu/...r_Plan.pdf

I got that and hoped they would have stuck to that but questioned it because it wasn't a priority in the project. Now with budget cuts and more paycheck games I doubt the master plan will get off the ground real soon but if it does, how much of a priority will baseball be?
04-03-2017 09:28 PM
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