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    Colleges are racing to have the minimum number of sports so money can go to bb and or fb.We need to get ncaa to up the minimum number of sports to be d1.

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    You're forgetting the NCAA is run by the university Presidents. Not going to happen.
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    If more sports are DI, then that means more athletes will be on scholarship. A finite amount of money divided among an increasing number of athletes because of more DI sports would leave less scholarship money for each athlete. But if football and basketball scholarships can't be cut, that leaves virtually no money for smaller sports. Women's sports can't be cut for Title IX compliance reasons. That leaves wrestling, track, etc. to be dropped. So more DI sports wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for wrestling.

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    Any colleges that have as a mission statement that the college should be a profit based model?Yet they use that for there run to minimum number of sports.Let remind them of their mission.

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    Any colleges that have as a mission statement that the college should be a profit based model?Yet they use that for there run to minimum number of sports.Let remind them of their mission.
    Okay. You're forgetting the primary mission of colleges and universities....and it's not athletics. Better to avoid citing their "mission statement". The vast majority rely on supplemental funding from the university which could also be steered away and then toward academic programs.
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    I don't think you will find in the athletic mission statement anything on a profit based model?I think that is a battle needs to be fought.

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