The CoVid-19 College Sports Elimination Thread

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RICHMOND, IN— The pandemic is hitting Earlham College in Richmond hard.

The private school, which dates back to 1847 and has about 1,000 students, is making major budget cuts, eliminating jobs and some sports teams.

With enrollment and expenses severely impacted by COVID-19, President Anne Houtman said Earlham will make $7.6 million in budget cuts for the next fiscal year, eliminate 34 jobs, restructure 27 others, and suspend the golf and tennis teams.
 
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This is all good, IMO. 90%+ of college athletics is BS. It's like a jobs/educational program that mostly benefits the people that are on the inside. The point of having sports is they serve as representation for your school...in other words, to bring in more $ and students. The problem is, unless you're a blue blood, you're probably losing $...and if you are a mid-major or smaller, it's likely that very few students are going to your school because you have sports.

If a sport doesn't make $, it should be a club sport. There is nothing wrong with having an awesome club system in lieu of the bloated field hockey landscape that exists solely to make scholly numbers match between men and women.
 
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I'm guessing a lot of this stuff was what they wanted to do anyway. Now they have a great excuse. They are eliminating non-revenue-generating sports, and lots of other non-sports-related positions I bet.
 
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I'm guessing a lot of this stuff was what they wanted to do anyway. Now they have a great excuse. They are eliminating non-revenue-generating sports, and lots of other non-sports-related positions I bet.
It’s not what they wanted. When a school can’t promote a wide array of different sports, it loses its appeal across many landscapes.
 

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