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RE: Changes resulting from Pandemic
The Dave Mullins philosophy of college athletics was always severely flawed but Covid is showing it to be totally unsustainable. It will be a big surprise if we don’t end up cutting some programs.
05-26-2020 04:53 PM
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RE: Changes resulting from Pandemic
(05-26-2020 04:53 PM)MTBuc Wrote:  The Dave Mullins philosophy of college athletics was always severely flawed but Covid is showing it to be totally unsustainable. It will be a big surprise if we don’t end up cutting some programs.

Will the NCAA be forced to allow more flexibility in the number of men’s and women’s sports that it requires? Am sure some ETSU coaches, along with many of their counterparts , are on pins and needles. This is not good. The unemployment rate across the economy is NOT GOOD. What a tragedy for so many people from this epidemic — something that should not have happened in the first quarter of the 21st century!


https://www.cbssports.com/college-footba...to-be-cut/
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05-26-2020 05:12 PM
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Question RE: Changes resulting from Pandemic
App State cutting men’s soccer, men’s indoor track and men’s tennis....

https://www.journalnow.com/sports/colleg...1a839.html
05-26-2020 05:28 PM
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(05-26-2020 05:28 PM)ncrrt08 Wrote:  App State cutting men’s soccer, men’s indoor track and men’s tennis....

https://www.journalnow.com/sports/colleg...1a839.html

Is this the tip of the iceberg? If App State is doing this after their unprecedented success after moving up to FBS, how many less successful schools to follow with even more drastic cuts?


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RE: Changes resulting from Pandemic
(05-26-2020 05:28 PM)ncrrt08 Wrote:  App State cutting men’s soccer, men’s indoor track and men’s tennis....

https://www.journalnow.com/sports/colleg...1a839.html

They can't possibly tell us that cutting indoor track saves any amount of money. A blip on the radar within the budget. Tennis? Another blip. Soccer? A minor bump but nothing much. I personally think this is a dream scenario for many college presidents. Most are anti-athletics and this is the perfect cover to start wiping out athletic programs. Academic types that want to funnel money to an art program instead of football. They can't eliminate big sports overnight like football or basketball, but they can chip away at the smaller sports and overall scholarship numbers (see Furman). What Furman did was outrageous and just might cripple them out of Division 1 in the long run. Taking out baseball was a big flex from the academic side of Furman. Especially when they said in the Q&A that no donor would be allowed to save it. They want it dead.
05-27-2020 04:05 AM
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(05-27-2020 04:05 AM)MercerFan Wrote:  
(05-26-2020 05:28 PM)ncrrt08 Wrote:  App State cutting men’s soccer, men’s indoor track and men’s tennis....

https://www.journalnow.com/sports/colleg...1a839.html

They can't possibly tell us that cutting indoor track saves any amount of money. A blip on the radar within the budget. Tennis? Another blip. Soccer? A minor bump but nothing much. I personally think this is a dream scenario for many college presidents. Most are anti-athletics and this is the perfect cover to start wiping out athletic programs. Academic types that want to funnel money to an art program instead of football. They can't eliminate big sports overnight like football or basketball, but they can chip away at the smaller sports and overall scholarship numbers (see Furman). What Furman did was outrageous and just might cripple them out of Division 1 in the long run. Taking out baseball was a big flex from the academic side of Furman. Especially when they said in the Q&A that no donor would be allowed to save it. They want it dead.

Exact same scenario played out at ETSU back in 2003 with football. They didn’t want to entertain anyone saving it either. There are a lot of hidden agendas in some of these moves. ETSU is way better off now than we were in 2003 though.
05-27-2020 05:44 AM
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Just making progress toward Title IX compliance and blaming it on COVID-19. Never let a crisis go to waste.
05-27-2020 06:06 AM
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(05-27-2020 06:06 AM)BucDoctor Wrote:  Just making progress toward Title IX compliance and blaming it on COVID-19. Never let a crisis go to waste.

Which I would suggest is not a terrible idea. It should be understood that these cuts are going to disproportionately affect men's sports because cutting men's sports are cheaper than adding women's sports.
05-27-2020 07:31 AM
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(05-27-2020 05:44 AM)Efan Wrote:  
(05-27-2020 04:05 AM)MercerFan Wrote:  
(05-26-2020 05:28 PM)ncrrt08 Wrote:  App State cutting men’s soccer, men’s indoor track and men’s tennis....

https://www.journalnow.com/sports/colleg...1a839.html

They can't possibly tell us that cutting indoor track saves any amount of money. A blip on the radar within the budget. Tennis? Another blip. Soccer? A minor bump but nothing much. I personally think this is a dream scenario for many college presidents. Most are anti-athletics and this is the perfect cover to start wiping out athletic programs. Academic types that want to funnel money to an art program instead of football. They can't eliminate big sports overnight like football or basketball, but they can chip away at the smaller sports and overall scholarship numbers (see Furman). What Furman did was outrageous and just might cripple them out of Division 1 in the long run. Taking out baseball was a big flex from the academic side of Furman. Especially when they said in the Q&A that no donor would be allowed to save it. They want it dead.

Exact same scenario played out at ETSU back in 2003 with football. They didn’t want to entertain anyone saving it either. There are a lot of hidden agendas in some of these moves. ETSU is way better off now than we were in 2003 though.

We’ve been there, seen that, done that without a pandemic. It BACKFIRED then as NOBODY followed us by adopting the Stanton/Mullins model. So, now proceed with great caution and planning. Of course no one knows the final outcome of this crazy thing, but being back in the nice geographical footprint of the SoCon is a good place to be now.
05-27-2020 11:27 AM
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