Great sports like gymnastics, swimming, track, and wrestling are often victims of "budget cuts".
On the surface, it might only seem right that these "non-revenue" sports should be the first to go, right?
Stop and think about that for a minute or two.
Get all "Spock-ish" for me, if you will.
The "revenue" sports should be safe, you say? Ever look at the numbers?
Didn't you know there are only a handful of so-called revenue sports - at only a handful of schools - that even break even?
So, there really aren't any "revenue" sports, are there?
When someone refers to swimming as a "non-revenue" sport, holler:
"THAT'S BULLCORN!!! If'n we ain't got no rev-new sports, ya gots ta call 'em all non-rev-new, dummy!"
Okay, calm down now. Enough with the emotion - let's get back to logic.
Examine the sports that are usually on the chopping block when money's tight. Gymnastics, swimming, track, and wrestling certainly get the ax most often, right?
Wait a minute - it's usually men's gymnastics, men's swimming, men's track, and men's wrestling, right?
What a danged coincidence!!
The bottom line is this:
It's not a money issue - as administrators want you to believe - that's taking men's sports like gymnastics down the road toward extinction.
No, it's really a Title IX issue when we see these sports go bye-bye...