Covid forces cuts at Boise State

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by MikeH92467, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 Admiral Admiral

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    Covid has claimed more victims at Boise State University. The school has terminated its baseball program (which they had only revived this year after a multi-year absence) along with swimming and diving. The BSU program is hugely dependant on it's football team for funding. With all that's going on the athletic department projects a multimillion dollar shortfall. They're not the first university to swing the axe at their athletics program and I'm sure they won't be the last.
     
  2. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    I've been wondering about the individual student athletes on scholarships.

    If you're going to college on, let's say, a baseball scholarship. Or swimming. What's happening to you? Are you still getting a free education? If the school is not generating athletic income, do those scholarships get cut? Are kids going to have to drop out?
     
  3. MikeH92467

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    BSU says it will honor all scholarships. I don’t know if that’s the case everywhere else.
     
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  4. Aragorn

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    Stanford just cut 11 of their 36 programs -- 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.
     
  5. MikeH92467

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    Gotta figure if a big bucks outfit like Stanford is feeling a squeeze, a lot of others are too. Florida State is eliminating 25 positions in it's athletic department, either through layoffs or not filling vacant positions.