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Subject: Re: I have a better idea

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Date Posted: 14:31:52 12/08/21 Wed
In reply to: Go Green 's message, "I have a better idea" on 14:17:52 12/08/21 Wed

Sure. I'm not advocating against women's rugby in particular.

I'm saying the faculties at our Ivy universities are sick and tired of teaching student-athletes which they believe are a cut below the remainder of the student bodies. That is the ultimate source of the pressure to cut back on recruited athletes.

And you can sympathize with the general lament from professors. At tiny Dartmouth and Princeton, recruited athletes make up almost a fifth of the student bodies.

You want to keep women's rugby? Sure, drop something else.

The broader point is stop adding more sports, Harvard and Princeton! Stop it.

And in the case of women's rugby, stop it before it reaches critical mass to be sponsored by the Ivy League, until and unless, as GG wants, swimming/diving and lightweight crew are also dropped.

(It makes less sense to drop golf, where the squads have about a half dozen athletes each. Golf ain't the problem.)

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