Non-revenue college sports thread

Doug Beerabelli

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@Dan Murfman - Are you a UConn alum?

From that article...

"During the public-speaking portion of the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Jennifer Sanford, women’s rowing coach, revealed that Benedict informed her on Tuesday afternoon that her program would be one of those ticketed for elimination in the forthcoming proposal.

Sanford said she did not see it coming, that she thought her program would be safe because the scholarships and opportunities it offered female athletes were necessary to offset football and meet Title IX requirements. She also said she hoped her rowers would be able to compete next season.

While some programs - including men’s golf and track and field - were able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds over the last few weeks, likely helping to save the programs, Sanford said she didn’t “rally the troops” thinking her program was safe. She said she was informed by Benedict at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday her program could be eliminated."

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Oof. I know that the swim team and T&F team and golf team worked really hard to raise money to keep their sports alive. Looks like it didn't help for men's swimming, but may have helped men's golf. To not "rally the troops" and raise money is a gigantic error by the rowing coach.
Rowing is a very strong club sport in college. Perhaps they can pivot to that, raise some funds on their own, and tap into UConn provides activity funds for clubs.
 

BaseballJones

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Rowing is a very strong club sport in college. Perhaps they can pivot to that, raise some funds on their own, and tap into UConn provides activity funds for clubs.
That's definitely the way to go. They already own the boats at this point. They could be a strong club sport but it's not the same, and obviously losing those scholarships is going to really hurt a bunch of students.
 

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Several more Northeast D-III's with no sports in the fall. Williams joins Bowdoin in the NESCAC, and The College of New Jersey will be completely on-line for the fall. Babson and Wellesley have announced limited on-campus activities; nothing about sports yet, but the writing seems to be on the wall.
 

BaseballJones

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Several more Northeast D-III's with no sports in the fall. Williams joins Bowdoin in the NESCAC, and The College of New Jersey will be completely on-line for the fall. Babson and Wellesley have announced limited on-campus activities; nothing about sports yet, but the writing seems to be on the wall.
I'm worried about my kid playing for a school in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Very concerned that her season will be cut short or shut down. This is her senior year coming up too......
 

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I'm worried about my kid playing for a school in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Very concerned that her season will be cut short or shut down. This is her senior year coming up too......
I'm on all kinds of regional committees, and if I hear anything about schools in the CCC, I'll be happy to let you know. FWIW, her best situation might be her school, or the conference cancelling athletics for the fall. It's a pretty sure bet the NCAA would grant seniors an extra season of eligibility. Yeah, you'll be paying for her to play, but she'd get her senior experience....
 

BaseballJones

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I'm on all kinds of regional committees, and if I hear anything about schools in the CCC, I'll be happy to let you know. FWIW, her best situation might be her school, or the conference cancelling athletics for the fall. It's a pretty sure bet the NCAA would grant seniors an extra season of eligibility. Yeah, you'll be paying for her to play, but she'd get her senior experience....
Thanks, I appreciate that. She's actually thinking about taking a gap year this year, not only for basketball, but because as an elementary education major, she is worried that she won't get the in-class training that she'll need, if schools do mostly remote learning.

She's stressing pretty good about all this, and I know she isn't the only one. Tough spot for these kids to be in.
 

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The Boise State news is wild in that they cut wrestling out of the blue three years ago, destroying a very popular and very good program. Then they added baseball, which they hadn't had in 40 years. They did a year of club ball, getting ready for this spring. Then they played 14 games and that was it.

Crazy.

The baseball people I know in this area are exceedingly unhappy. Boise State also cut swimming and diving, so not sure if this is a Title IX move.