Monday, December 09, 2013

Confusion at Temple (and much, much more!)

Nope, not Temple, Texas - them folks knows what's goin' on!

The problem's at Temple University.  Read more here and here.

They're dropping seven (7) they can better support their Olympic sports.

Problem is, three of the programs they're dumping - men's track, men's gymnastics, and women's rowing - are Olympic sports.

You want the truth?  YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

Oh, you can?  Sorry about that.  Okay, here it is:

They're having money troubles in their athletic department and in order to continue fielding a red ink-bleeding D-I foosball program (2-10, 1-7), a few cuts are in order.  Can't afford to lose any of those 105 destined-to-play-on-Sunday's fellers, right?

To remain NCAA D-I, they need to keep six (6) men's sports.  That's why they're dumping the other five (5) men's programs.  Title IX lawyers have been pushing proportionality for years.  Since they're kicking so many men to the curb, they can do the same to a few of the women as well.  They'll take advantage of the opportunity and dump expensive, large-roster sports like rowing (60 women) and softball (23).

Worried about the Owls men's and women's swimming programs?  Relax!  They dumped swimming back in 1986.  Read about the Temple University Olympic Sports Purge, Part I here.

(via Ryan Seacrest)

Read Goals with Gratitude by Kathleen Hersey here.

Be an idealist when setting your goals; be an optimist on the road to pursuing them; and be a realist when assessing the honest endeavor.

Texarkana TISCA

San Antonio TISCA

Note - Cedar Park's Taylor Abbott went with everyone's favorite strategy en route to his 1000 free (9:14.91, 4:37.65/4:37.26) victory:

Go out as fast as you can and negative split it!

Texas Invite

USA Swimming Nationals

USA Swimming Nationals (Time Trials)

(via Indexed)

An aquatics coordinator is needed in the City of Coppell.  Info here.

(via Pinterest)

Get your Swim Like a Champion (Sprint Freestyle) featuring Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen here.

El Campo Invite

Caney Creek/College Park/Home School/Willis

Keller/Keller Central/Haltom/Richland

Big Cat Invite


Want to learn more about spending in college athletics?  The Knight Commission has put together a handy, dandy site that'll keep you busy while waiting twenty-four hours between Candy Crush Quests.  Visit their Athletic & Academic Spending Database for NCAA Division I here.

DSSC Turkey Splash

HSC Thanksgiving Classic

Texas Gold Turkey Time

AAAA Nadadores Time Trials

Woodlands Masters November Classic

Top Texas teams in SC Virtual Club Championships (w/national rank in parentheses):

Nitro (12)
AAAA (18)
The Woodlands (20)
Lakeside (25)
First Colony (41)
Longhorn (56)
Metroplex (58)
Cypress Fairbanks (59)
KATY (98)
DADS (118)

The Gun Ain't Loaded:

Public service announcement for Trekkers:

(via Montygog's Art-O-Rama)


Anonymous said...

Since Temple dumped their team in '86 and Rice dropped their guys in '98 the only aquatic owls in D1 are Florida Atlantic and the Rice swimming women.

Button said...

'the only aquatic owls in D1 are Florida Atlantic and the Rice swimming women'

...good to know there are a few of us who still give a hoot...