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EMU DROPPING 4 SPORTS
Per Brett McMurphy twitter:

Eastern Michigan cutting four sports: softball, men's swimming & diving, women's tennis & wrestling after this season, saving the school $2.4 million annually
03-20-2018 07:04 AM
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Smart. NIU needs to slash also.
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Never good when a university has to drop programs-students lose opportunities.
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I don't know what the number is, but you must maintain a certain number of sports to be a div. 1 school. I seem to recall that being a requirement.
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(03-20-2018 08:40 AM)Splooie99 Wrote:  I don't know what the number is, but you must maintain a certain number of sports to be a div. 1 school. I seem to recall that being a requirement.

From the NCAA website:

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Division I member institutions have to sponsor at least seven sports for men and seven for women (or six for men and eight for women) with two team sports for each gender. Each playing season has to be represented by each gender as well. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria. For sports other than football and basketball, Division I schools must play 100 percent of the minimum number of contests against Division I opponents -- anything over the minimum number of games has to be 50 percent Division I. Men's and women's basketball teams have to play all but two games against Division I teams; for men, they must play one-third of all their contests in the home arena. Schools that have football are classified as Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) or NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA). Football Bowl Subdivision schools are usually fairly elaborate programs. Football Bowl Subdivision teams have to meet minimum attendance requirements (average 15,000 people in actual or paid attendance per home game), which must be met once in a rolling two-year period. NCAA Football Championship Subdivision teams do not need to meet minimum attendance requirements. Division I schools must meet minimum financial aid awards for their athletics program, and there are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Division I school cannot exceed.
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EMU's website lists 19 sports so they should be fine.
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We're probably cutting it close with that 15K attendance requirement.
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Doesn't the MAC have a minimum number of sports they require? I thought that was 16 or something like that.
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We currently sponsor 16 sports - 7 men and 9 women. Not sure if track is considered two sports (indoor and outdoor). I only counted it as one in the total of 9 women's sports above.
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(03-20-2018 09:30 AM)niu79 Wrote:  We currently sponsor 16 sports - 7 men and 9 women. Not sure if track is considered two sports (indoor and outdoor). I only counted it as one in the total of 9 women's sports above.

There is room to cut.
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(03-20-2018 10:15 AM)chihuskie Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 09:30 AM)niu79 Wrote:  We currently sponsor 16 sports - 7 men and 9 women. Not sure if track is considered two sports (indoor and outdoor). I only counted it as one in the total of 9 women's sports above.

There is room to cut.

Or the piece of sh*t Illinois politicians could do a better job for their constituency, that would be a pretty snazzy alternative.
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(03-20-2018 10:15 AM)chihuskie Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 09:30 AM)niu79 Wrote:  We currently s ponsor 16 sports - 7 men and 9 women. Not sure if track is considered two sports (indoor and outdoor). I only counted it as one in the total of 9 women's sports above.

There is room to cut.

Track is considered 2 separate sports, so NIU is currently at 17 sports. The NCAA requires 16 sports for all D1 programs. NIU would only be able to cut one sport and remain in D1. Additionally, the MAC requires football, men's and women's basketball, and women's volleyball.
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(03-20-2018 10:15 AM)chihuskie Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 09:30 AM)niu79 Wrote:  We currently sponsor 16 sports - 7 men and 9 women. Not sure if track is considered two sports (indoor and outdoor). I only counted it as one in the total of 9 women's sports above.

There is room to cut.

You have got to think that Baseball or Wrestling and Women's Gymnastics are on the block. You could probably save 750k in cutting one sport for both sides.
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(03-20-2018 10:25 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 10:15 AM)chihuskie Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 09:30 AM)niu79 Wrote:  We currently sponsor 16 sports - 7 men and 9 women. Not sure if track is considered two sports (indoor and outdoor). I only counted it as one in the total of 9 women's sports above.

There is room to cut.

Or the piece of sh*t Illinois politicians could do a better job for their constituency, that would be a pretty snazzy alternative.

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(03-20-2018 10:34 AM)HuskieJ Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 10:15 AM)chihuskie Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 09:30 AM)niu79 Wrote:  We currently sponsor 16 sports - 7 men and 9 women. Not sure if track is considered two sports (indoor and outdoor). I only counted it as one in the total of 9 women's sports above.

There is room to cut.

You have got to think that Baseball or Wrestling and Women's Gymnastics are on the block. You could probably save 750k in cutting one sport for both sides.

I'd cut whichever bleeds the most money. Have to make it count.
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(03-20-2018 10:33 AM)HuskieDave Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 10:15 AM)chihuskie Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 09:30 AM)niu79 Wrote:  We currently s ponsor 16 sports - 7 men and 9 women. Not sure if track is considered two sports (indoor and outdoor). I only counted it as one in the total of 9 women's sports above.

There is room to cut.

Track is considered 2 separate sports, so NIU is currently at 17 sports. The NCAA requires 16 sports for all D1 programs. NIU would only be able to cut one sport and remain in D1. Additionally, the MAC requires football, men's and women's basketball, and women's volleyball.

Technically as stated in an earlier post the NCAA requirement is 14 teams. The MAC may have a 16 sport requirement, but I'm guessing they might waive that requirement if a member school needed to cut to 14 to keep athletics solvent.
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(03-20-2018 10:34 AM)HuskieJ Wrote:  You could probably save 750k in cutting one sport for both sides.

Pennies. Fvcking pennies. 03-pissed
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(03-20-2018 01:30 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 10:34 AM)HuskieJ Wrote:  You could probably save 750k in cutting one sport for both sides.

Pennies. Fvcking pennies. 03-pissed

So what's your plan? You might save FBS status for a few years by making some cuts. Don't think that enrollment will move much to solve the problem, because that is not going to happen.
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(03-20-2018 01:36 PM)HuskieJ Wrote:  So what's your plan? You might save FBS status for a few years by making some cuts. Don't think that enrollment will move much to solve the problem, because that is not going to happen.

Universities are historically bloated. Cut administrators, not student focused opportunities.
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(03-20-2018 01:39 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(03-20-2018 01:36 PM)HuskieJ Wrote:  So what's your plan? You might save FBS status for a few years by making some cuts. Don't think that enrollment will move much to solve the problem, because that is not going to happen.

Universities are historically bloated. Cut administrators, not student focused opportunities.

Sure, the universities don't need anyone to run them. Leave it all up to the faculty who are never into their own self-interests.
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