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Yes I think it's a combination of all of that

These sports were 3% of the Stanford student body (edit to give some context, I think UVA's entire student athlete population is only 3 or 4% of UVA's student body). I'm not sure that these student athletes were much, if at all, below the the average for Stanford students, but I think they do represent a certain type of Stanford student (i.e. privileged) and it does open more places for students not based on participation in "rich" sports.

As far as the angel donor issue I read (which I suppose is more of a message board rumor), that these donations would just delay the inevitable and covid gives them the perfect excuse to cut these programs. When a program like Stanford swimming has a head coach who struggles to afford housing at their salary (as Bennvt noted), what chance does a program like wresting (or many of these smaller sports) have long term in the Bay Area?

[Post edited by sabrex at 07/09/2020 10:48AM]

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Posted: 07/09/2020 at 10:38AM


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  But cost savings are illusionary in the short term. -- UltimateHooFan 07/09/2020 2:10PM
  What exactly is ‘lightweight rowing’? -- DurhamCav 07/09/2020 06:50AM
  Same -- Bennvt 07/09/2020 08:30AM
  Why discourage angel donors? -- LeadingEdge 07/09/2020 10:04AM
  Yes I think it's a combination of all of that -- sabrex 07/09/2020 10:38AM
  Slots allocation -- LeadingEdge 07/09/2020 12:29PM
  I can offer a little input here -- Stimp 07/13/2020 10:28AM
  Stanford's acceptance rate is 4.7% -- sabrex 07/09/2020 5:39PM
  Which sport? -- Bennvt 07/10/2020 9:49PM
  Sounds a lot like the Brown press release -- yogihoo 07/08/2020 2:11PM

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