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    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2984161

    The money is not targeted specifically for an arena, university officials said. Rather, it will create the Oregon Athletics Legacy Fund, which will help support all athletic programs.

    Seems more than enough to me to save a wrestling program. I wonder what they have to say about that?
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    Take $10 million and go towards wrestling and that would be enough to sustain it for a while. The other $90 million can go to the arena.

    Of course that is how us peons with college degrees look at it.
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    Just take anything. I know F&M lives off a $1 million endowment.
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    To call this the "Oregon Athletics Legacy Fund" and not endow the future of wrestling is hypocrisy of the highest sort.

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    Yeah, but its not altogether unexpected. It really wouldn't take much to fund the team for a few years, but from what I've read they seem to just want it gone.
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    Well, a donor can direct their donation. If Nike doesn't want to support wrestling, then we don't need to support them. It may just be a drop in the bucket, but I don't give my money to groups who do things contrary to my beliefs.

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    Would it be crass to suggest applying pressure on Phil & Penny Knight and Nike Corp in the form of a boycott threat... ie, fork over some of the donation to fund the wrestling program, or wrestlers, wrestling programs and fans will no longer purchase Nike brand shoes and apparel?

    Mark

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    Did the university give a rational for canning wrestling?

    Was is financial reasons or title 9?

    If they stated money was the issue, this should but pressure on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ideamark View Post
    Would it be crass to suggest applying pressure on Phil & Penny Knight and Nike Corp in the form of a boycott threat... ie, fork over some of the donation to fund the wrestling program, or wrestlers, wrestling programs and fans will no longer purchase Nike brand shoes and apparel?

    Mark

    The way I see it, it's kind of our job to let them know. When AD's won't listen, go to the people that make them listen......investors.

    I'm sure Phil & Penny aren't the easiest to get in touch with, but there might be something we could do. Thoughts?
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