Stanford Is Dropping 11 Sports At The End Of The Year
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Stanford has announced that they're discontinuing 11 sports at the end of the 2020-21 academic year.

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In that context, we are writing today with some extremely difficult news. In consultation with the Board of Trustees, we have made the decision to reduce the breadth of our athletics programs and staffing. Stanford will discontinue 11 of our varsity sports programs at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year: men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. All of these teams will have the opportunity to compete in their upcoming 2020-21 seasons, should the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 allow it, before they are discontinued at the varsity level. Regretfully, 20 of our support staff positions are being eliminated as part of this realignment.

This is heartbreaking news to share. These 11 programs consist of more than 240 incredible student-athletes and 22 dedicated coaches. They were built by more than 4,000 alumni whose contributions led to 20 national championships, 27 Olympic medals, and an untold number of academic and professional achievements. Each of the individuals associated with these programs will forever have a place in Stanford’s history.
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Filed Under: NCAA Sports
Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

Comments

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As though covid ended those sports. Marxists will use anything they can. No one watched or attended those sports to begin with. The wac 12 days they are using a conference only football schedule, so they can’t say the flagship sport caused it yet. Just say, hey we do not like competition because it makes our student body feel oppressed, depressed and regressed.
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8 losses in a year dries up football money. Football money pays for all of the sports that are revenue losers. If there is no football money, something has to go.
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Like a Mizzou fan pointed out on the rant Stanford has clandestinely cut dead weight from their athletic department without a single wimpier from the critics.
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Men's wrestling seems like the only sport on there that is questionable to remove.
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Good, they support these people who caused the problem. So good for them.
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this explains "The Conference of Champions!" men’s + women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed + women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball + wrestling
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Money from Chinese government must have dried up
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Epic
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I guess there won't be any more fake athletic scholarships for actors and actresses' sons and daughters to go there.
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Holey smokes!! Are they going to consider concentrating on education in the STEM fields?? CAN'T BE!!
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synchronized swimming? Stanford paid for that nonsense? Good lord.
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What the heck is squash?
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It's basically racquetball with some modifications. Good exercise, but not quite a spectator sport.
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Should just get rid of 90% of women’s sports, nobody has time for those clusters.
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Title IX says hello. At some point though, they're going to have to look into changing that law. Just not enough juice to go around for all of the squeeze.
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Title IX needs to go away.
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Lightweight rowing vs men's rowing? There's more than one? Oy vey...
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Men's volleyball? Didn't know that was a thing. Like men's softball.
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Blame a virus because no one cares about those sports! Easy out for spinless leaders
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You should blame yourself for not knowing how to read. You wanna look through that whole letter and find where it mentions a virus, or any external factors besides "financial sustainability", in connection to this decision? It says athletes will compete through the end of the 2021 school year as long as COVID guidelines allow, which is not blaming a virus. Take off those virus goggles, whiney boy.
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