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Username Post: BDH Op-Ed: Get Rid of All Sports Except Men's & Women's Hoops        (Topic#21976)
rbg 
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10-22-18 07:28 AM - Post#263185    

Here is an op-ed piece from the most recent Brown Daily Herald, in which three seniors discuss their semi-serious thought that Brown should abandon all of its sports except the men's and women's basketball teams in order to save the school money, eliminate sports with the highest medical risks, decrease the overall number of athletic admissions, and increase the chance of providing a sports winner or two that can improve the spirit of the campus community.

http://www.browndailyherald.com/2018/10/21/august-...

Edited by rbg on 10-22-18 07:29 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
palestra38 
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Re: BDH Op-Ed: Get Rid of All Sports Except Men's & Women's Hoops
10-22-18 08:27 AM - Post#263192    
    In response to rbg

No Ivy school can do anything remotely like that. What makes the Ivies unique is the belief that athletic competition is worthy unto itself without regard to finances. Doing something that Temple did (eliminate a bunch of non-revenue sports to help fund in that case, football) is not something an Ivy institution does or considers. Let's not forget, it's not as though Brown Basketball is a revenue sport.

 
Bison137 
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10-22-18 11:36 AM - Post#263215    
    In response to palestra38

No school, Ivy or not, can do anything like this. NCAA rules require a school to sponsor at least 15 sports. Practically speaking, they likely would lose a huge number of donations from former athletes and supporters of the various sports they cut.




 
Mike Valmas 
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10-22-18 03:15 PM - Post#263264    
    In response to Bison137

Brown eliminated grades bro, why not sports?

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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10-22-18 04:05 PM - Post#263269    
    In response to Mike Valmas

How about all extracurriculars? No band needed, no cheerleaders or dance squad.

Actually, no fraternities or maybe even dorms. Why not convert to an online college?

No issues with sexual assault, drugs, alcohol. Ivy schools can accept all applicants, thereby saving tons of $$ in legal fees and admissions infrastructure. Because only tuition would be charged - no room and board, activities fee, etc. - tuition can likely be free! Better protect that endowment though as there won't be any more expected.

 
Bruno 
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BDH Op-Ed: Get Rid of All Sports Except Men's & Women's Hoops
10-22-18 09:10 PM - Post#263285    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

Although this would solve the problem of Brown hoops under-funding...
LET'S go BRU-no (duh. nuh. nuh-nuh-nuh)


 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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BDH Op-Ed: Get Rid of All Sports Except Men's & Women's Hoops
10-22-18 09:31 PM - Post#263287    
    In response to Bruno

Admittedly, a bit of an overreaction.

Another solution would be if the Justice Department and plaintiffs prevail vs. Harvard. Pure academic meritocracies would like produce really poor basketball teams. Can't even picture what football and hockey would look like. Maybe my grandkids would earn athletic letters - somewhere, but possibly not their legacy college.

Edited by HARVARDDADGRAD on 10-22-18 09:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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10-23-18 08:39 PM - Post#263384    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

What will happen to organized sports programs in the Ivy League and elsewhere if the Socialist Democrat party takes control of Congress next month? If you read the New York Times, you would think that anyone who has ever played football or soccer has suffered brain damage and is therefore entitled to major compensation. Will the Socialist Democrat Party enact legislation establishing a nationwide trust to compensate "injured athletes" that will be funded by both professional and amateur sports teams?

 
palestra38 
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10-24-18 06:56 AM - Post#263390    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

I didn't know that CU graduated wingnuts. Take it to the OTB---we always love contrarians down there.

 
rbg 
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Reg: 10-20-14
10-29-18 07:48 AM - Post#263694    
    In response to palestra38

Here is a response to the op-ed from three alums, who were with the swimming program.

http://www.browndailyherald.com/2018/10/29/glenn-1...



 
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