Subject: I am not saying that we should continue to spend the amounts we are if we don't plan to make the necessary commitments, but I also don't think it means that we would need to drop to DII or III. Many a school with lesser facilities competes in DI. I still contest that Fordham's biggest problem is the exorbitant amount of varsity sports we sponsor for a school of our size with average facilities. The idea that we want to add 2 more women's sports seems insane to me. (click to read more inside)
I do agree that all sports should be evaluated, but I don't think it should ever come to us keeping all of them and dropping them to DII or III. If anything I think the evaluation should look to see if we sponsor too many sports, which if any we should drop and how we work it so that we win in the ones we keep.
I would be very interested in seeing how many sports every DI school in the nation sponsors. I think that we would be up near the top of schools of similar size, endowment, etc. If we are to add 2 women's sports it will put us somewhere close to 24 varsity sports. That is completely unreasonable given our constraints.
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