- Nov 15, 2009
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New BIG10 TV contract may bring each BIG10 team nearly 100 million per year.
Reinstating Indoor Track ASAP seems a very logical first step assuming financial outlooks are improved.I agree that UM should reinstate the men's tennis, indoor track, and gymnastics. These were solid programs. They complemented the women's programs and vice versa in that the athletes support each other and help in attracting other outstanding athletes. Indoor track supported outdoor track and cross country and help these programs be successful. The elimination of these programs indicates that the Athletic Director has failed in management and fund raising.
I’m convinced this was more of a Title IX move disguised as a fiscal move. Cutting 3 men’s sports got us closer to being at the right percentage of men vs women athletes.
This is probably true.That said, isn't it possible for men's (outdoor) track athletes and coaches to train as if there still were an indoor varsity team and just send those athletes to meets to compete as "unattached"? Sure, we probably can't host men's indoor meets or win team titles in the Big Ten or NCAA for indoor track. Not sure about individual titles in the Big Ten and NCAA, probably a no there as well if you don't actually have a team.
But it's not like men's track has been cut altogether.