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Bowling Green cuts baseball program effective immediately

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  1. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Bowling Green State University announced that they have shutdown their baseball program that was their first sports team in 1905. Sadly, I suspect this is just the start of many schools cutting sports.

    Details available in this article, Bowling Green cuts baseball program effective immediately:

     
  2. 74nole

    74nole GC Hall of Fame

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    ^^^^


    May their Board of Trustees be haunted the rest of their existence....:(
     
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  3. BA69MA72

    BA69MA72 GC Legend

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    I used to be on the faculty there. They were generally a mediocre team, and the Mid-Am as a whole isn’t a strong conference
     
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  4. number1

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    Wow and they only save $500,000 from cutting them.
     
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  5. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey GC Hall of Fame

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    Wow, I would think with the new mlb draft, schools like BGSU could benefit.

    what plans do they have for the assets, real estate? Gonna make the ballfield in dorms or classrooms?
     
  6. BA69MA72

    BA69MA72 GC Legend

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    They don’t really need either right now— and building either requires more resources than they have, and the same for any public university—they’re not paying taxes on the land
     
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  7. GatorLurker

    GatorLurker GC Hall of Fame

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    Didn't Urban Meyer start his football coaching career there? You would think that he could pony up the money to keep the program going and barely notice it.
     
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  8. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Not a bad idea and he wouldn't miss it at all... I'll see if I have him on speed dial
     
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  9. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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  10. Spurffelbow833

    Spurffelbow833 GC Hall of Fame

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    Extra layer of suck--they have to cut an equal number of women's athletic scholarships as they cut by shutting down the baseball team. Didn't see them talking that up anywhere.
     
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  11. BA69MA72

    BA69MA72 GC Legend

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    I knew they produced one big star, but couldn’t remember who—it was Orel Hershizer
     
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  12. NitroSmoke

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    Furman announced today they are going to cut baseball and LAX as well.
     
  13. Spurffelbow833

    Spurffelbow833 GC Hall of Fame

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    Roger McDowell was another. He played 4 years for them before going on to big league success. Hershiser only played sparingly his freshman year, was ineligible his second year for academic reasons, and then had one complete season before entering the MLB draft.
     
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  14. paidinfull

    paidinfull GC Legend

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    I'm not sure that's true. Think its okay as long as its favored in the womens direction.
     
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  15. NitroSmoke

    NitroSmoke GC Hall of Fame

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    That appears to be the case. At least at Furman. They got baseball and men's LAX but the softball and women's LAX teams continue on. And the baseball program has made money since 2012.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Spurffelbow833

    Spurffelbow833 GC Hall of Fame

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    Then Title IX is not about equality.
     
  17. apkgator

    apkgator GC Hall of Fame

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    Depends on the number of ships for men vs women as it stands now. Furman has football which always skews the number
     
  18. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey GC Hall of Fame

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    It’s also dependent on the ratio of active students. So as the women % increases, the # of scholarships available to female , or women, athletes also must increase. (I’m not sure how they handle men who identify as women, though?)
     
  19. 74nole

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    They make’em wear blue jeans with zippers on the side...:confused:
     
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  20. swampgas44

    swampgas44 Junior

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    It never was. Always been about politics.
     
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