Additional roster cuts planned for (Olympic) sports at the U

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Story: https://www.startribune.com/u-will-drop-41-women-s-athletes-in-addition-to-cuts-for-men/572602682/
Roster projections: https://www.startribune.com/upcoming-cuts-to-gophers-athletic-team-rosters/572606752/

Here is a summary.

Safe (nearly same to larger roster planned):
Baseball
Men's basketball
Men's cross-country
Football
Men's golf
Men's hockey
Men's swimming
Wrestling

Women's basketball
Women's golf
Women's gymnastics
Women's hockey
Soccer
Softball
Women's swimming
Women's tennis
Volleyball

Significant roster decrease, but not cut:
Women's cross-country
Rowing
Women's indoor/outdoor track

Cut entirely:
Men's gymnastics
Men's tennis
Men's indoor/outdoor track
 

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Story: https://www.startribune.com/u-will-drop-41-women-s-athletes-in-addition-to-cuts-for-men/572602682/
Roster projections: https://www.startribune.com/upcoming-cuts-to-gophers-athletic-team-rosters/572606752/

Here is a summary.

Safe (nearly same to larger roster planned):
Baseball
Men's basketball
Men's cross-country
Football
Men's golf
Men's hockey
Men's swimming
Wrestling

Women's basketball
Women's golf
Women's gymnastics
Women's hockey
Soccer
Softball
Women's swimming
Women's tennis
Volleyball

Significant roster decrease, but not cut:
Women's cross-country
Rowing
Women's indoor/outdoor track

Cut entirely:
Men's gymnastics
Men's tennis
Men's indoor/outdoor track
For what it is worth, the only Athletic Department adjustment publicly proposed that I do wish that the Board of Reagents would reverse is the elimination of the proud, long competitive, and quintessentially college athletes of the Men’s Track and Field program.

That program elimination bothers me more than the other adjustments.
 

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For what it is worth, the only Athletic Department adjustment publicly proposed that I do wish that the Board of Reagents would reverse is the elimination of the proud, long competitive, and quintessentially college athletes of the Men’s Track and Field program.

That program elimination bothers me more than the other adjustments.
Agreed.

Just don't think it would save that much money, to make it worth it.


I wonder, would the men's track program be able to keep going if they "cut" certain segments of the sport and just focused on a limited set of segments? For example, throwers and long-distance runners?

One interesting thing to me would be if they could recruit from the large immigrant Somali community to get some competitive long-distance runners?
 
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