Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Kutztown cutting programs

Administrators at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania have announced that they will be cutting two sports: men's swimming and men's soccer. They are calling it a proactive move meant to preserve academics. The decision to cut these two particular sports were made after an external study by consultant hired by the DII institution.
Thirty-two athletes have been affected (directly; some of the male swimmers are arguing that the women's team, with whom they train, will also suffer because they will not have the men there to "push them"). The cuts will save approximately $150,000. The university will, of course, honor all current scholarships to athletes who choose not to transfer.