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cswilliam

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Someone really needs to pay attention to BYU as a model


BYU has solid commitments to Olympic sports. Their budget is solely funded out of athletic department revenues, but they still make the non-revenue sports- Volleyball, track, cross country, golf, gymnastics, women’s soccer, swimming, diving, rugby - all are maintained there.

What is the key? Donors, well attended football and basketball, and coaching salaries that don’t break the bank. Spending on football - from facilities to coaches to recruiting - has gotten so out of control that big time schools are dumping Olympic sports. There is another way to keep these traditions and athletic opportunities going fir tens of thousands of kids every year.

If BYU can do it - so can CU and the rest. Along these lines - I found it disgusting how several P5 schools decided to use COVID to dump Olympic sports while spending so lavishly on football. I thought of so those kids being denied the opportunity to live out their athletic competition lives, when profligate spending on others continues.

Finally - some of these sports are surprisingly fun to watch. A good volleyball match really is a fun thing.


[Post edited by cswilliam at 04/02/2021 05:25AM]

(In response to this post by VegasBuff02)

Posted: 04/02/2021 at 05:24AM



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