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Magnanimous

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  1. Magnanimous

    Expendable IU sports

    Title IX
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    Expendable IU sports

    Football and basketball are obviously not going anywhere. Of IU’s non-revenue generation sports, which do you think would be first on the chopping block?
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    Coronavirus and Sports Only - PLEASE and THANK YOU

    I doubt there will be bowl games this year, at least non NY6/CFP.
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    Coronavirus and Sports Only - PLEASE and THANK YOU

    Link Big Ten conference only for the fall.
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    Expendable IU sports

    Article on IU’s expected budget shortfall.
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    Expendable IU sports

    These schools are doing everything they can to ensure fall enrollment is high enough. They pull the plug halfway through the semester, an already angry and compliant student body may very well skip the spring semester if they don’t feel like they’re getting their money’s worth. I feel like we’re in a holding pattern right now with how bad things are likely going to be this fall across the country. Right now it’s warm out and we’re outside, we’ve done enough to help support many seasonal summer establishments, and school is out. Let’s see how much longer this can hold up when it’s 45 degrees outside and numbers aren’t going down. I’m not trying to by hysteric. I get that this virus has a low mortality rate and you’re going to get higher positive numbers the more testing there is, but the reality is politics and public administration don’t care. I’m very worried about the financial wellbeing of college towns with no sports attendance or graduation and possible declining enrollment. Bloomington is no exception.
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    Expendable IU sports

    This isn’t going to be a pleasant thread, but with COVID-19 impacts looming this fall on college football, the lack of attendance revenue, and other athletic departments starting to make cuts, it’s a discussion every school is thinking about. Today Stanford announced they’re cutting 11 of their 36 sports programs after the 2020-21 season. Now not all them compete in the NCAA, and a few aren’t even offered at IU, but field hockey and wrestling both were eliminated. UConn also recently announced they’re dropping men’s cross country, men’s swimming and diving, and men’s tennis. IU obviously benefits from having Big Ten media revenue, something Stanford, UConn, and a number of other universities don’t. We also do not have 36 varsity teams. However, every athletic department is vulnerable in one way or another, and we’d be kidding ourselves if we didn’t consider ourselves at least somewhat lucky to be getting all this BTN and Fox college football money with the “contributions” our team has made. At the end of the day, like just about every Power 5 school, we have two programs that bring in all of our AD’s money and largely subsidize the rest of our sports. Also like just about every Power 5 school, money in just about equals money out, and we operate our athletic department’s finances very near the margins every year. The tough spot IU potentially finds itself in is that we are fairly strong in our non-revenue sports and/or just made massive investments in those programs’ facilities. We’re not dropping men’s soccer or any swimming and diving teams. We just built a new facility for wrestling and volleyball. Baseball and softball facilities are seven years old. Our new golf course was just finished. Women’s water polo, field hockey, both tennis teams, and maybe some track and field/cross country programs logically seem like they’d be the most vulnerable, unless I’m missing something going for those programs related to new facilities or team success. There’s also Title IX considerations. I’d be curious to hear others’ thoughts on this and what the logical order of dominos would be. Another thing, I think the Big Ten’s momentum in expanding the men’s lacrosse and ice hockey leagues has just hit a wall.
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Seeing that Stanford is cutting 11 sports after the 20-21 season.
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    TBT-2020

    This is a great concept given what’s available right now. Too bad IU didn’t field it’s own team like Syracuse and Purdue did. I saw that Maurice Creek, Remy Abell, Luke Fischer, and Jordan Crawford are the former Hoosiers participating.
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    OT - Bloomington, a city on the brink?

    Well the school is trending towards only 50% in-state students... i kid. Going to IU for this East Coaster was a nice reprieve from the NYC area vibe, even if I apparently contributed to the downfall of IUBB according to Dakich.
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    OT - Bloomington, a city on the brink?

    Second video of the car, captures a bit more. Link
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    OT - Bloomington, a city on the brink?

    Getting word the car attack was intentionally directed at the crowd, who were protesting that no arrests had been made in the lake incident yet.
  13. Surprised the first story hasn’t been discussed yet and the second I just heard about... This weekend there was what appeared to be a racially motivated assault on a hiking path near Lake Monroe. Parts were captured on video and an investigation is ongoing. Link I just got a text from a friend that there was a protest outside the Bloomington courthouse tonight and a woman was run over by a car. Sixth and Walnut. Not sure if it was linked to the protest but the video is starting to circulate on Twitter. Link. (NSFW)
  14. Link Sports Illustrated article talking to some UM insiders about what the college football season is shaping into. Summary: - Schools are looking into regional schedules. No games where a team cannot bus to and back from on game day. Would apply to all fall sports. “One Big Ten West program planning on multiple FCS opponents.” - Potential for home and home series in the conference. - At least one Big Ten school will likely not play this fall, with potential for a few others to follow. No one wants to be the first to announce. - IU was mentioned several times by these insiders as a team that is planning to play this season.
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    Scott Dolson New AD

    Didn’t know where else to put this.... AD grades https://watchstadium.com/ranking-the-big-ten-ads-with-jeff-goodman-and-brett-mcmurphy-06-16-2020/
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