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    Nice article.

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    Thanks, I hadn't seen it. Not too bad though you'da done better!!
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    IU faces several of the same problems -the big 2 -football and basketball- and Soccer , Swimming ,Track and Field and recently , baseball , have surged into national prominence-I can't recall the # of soccer title Yeagley brought back and Doc Counselman was the man back in the day and those programs continue to excel-so even if the interpretation becomes equity not equality -Wrestling will remain the red headed step child at IU .
    Any time a school pays the basketball coach 800% more in salary than the wrestling coach -something is wrong .

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    IU faces several of the same problems -the big 2 -football and basketball- and Soccer , Swimming ,Track and Field and recently , baseball , have surged into national prominence-I can't recall the # of soccer title Yeagley brought back and Doc Counselman was the man back in the day and those programs continue to excel-so even if the interpretation becomes equity not equality -Wrestling will remain the red headed step child at IU .
    Any time a school pays the basketball coach 800% more in salary than the wrestling coach -something is wrong .
    The actual salary paid to basketball coaches is much less then the media implies. Gary Williams makes something just under 2.5 times what Kerry McCoy does in salary paid by the school. Endorsements and incentives make up the rest. I don't know the amounts but Coach McCoy picked up some incentive money by winning the ACC and finishing top 10 in the country and I suspect most schools have similar clauses.

    Wrestling and other sports are classified non-revenue for a reason. Maryland won two national championships this past year, five ACC champioships, and women's lacrosse reached the final four.

    I disagree with one portion of the article. Wrestling's success at Maryland over the past two years places us among the top five teams in the department, in my unbiased opinion. We're behind men's soccer(Nat Champs), women's lacrosse (ACC champs/final 4), women's basketball (ACC champs) and field hockey (Nat Champs/ACC champs) but that's about it.

    I think our success was one of the factors in the recent dismissal of three coaches this year who have similar scholarship support but nowhere near wrestling's success.

    It is satisfying when something you have said to people in the athletic department for nearly 20 years is proven true. And that is, with the proper level of support, Maryland wrestling can be among the top programs in the country.
    Last edited by WrestlingTerp; 07-15-2009 at 05:45 PM.
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    Speaking of Maryland Wrestling, I am helping Kerry McCoy set up a Terps Blog where he will be posting news and video clips too.

    So any Terps fans might want to subscribe to http://www.terpswrestling.com/blog in the near future, once Kerry gets started posting content on there more regularly. He plans to post a lot of videos on there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DH View Post
    Speaking of Maryland Wrestling, I am helping Kerry McCoy set up a Terps Blog where he will be posting news and video clips too.
    And we're visiting Chicago next weekend. Just a quick, touristy visit so my daughter and her friend in Illinois can get together now that they're done with high school.
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