My alma mater made it official this past Friday:
The university cited Title IX mandates for the decision (excuse) to vanquish these sports, for they generate little or no revenue for Towson. The inherent reason is that the mens' basketball and football programs are the "breadwinner sports," the ones that will make the university more profitable. Why did the university take the low road and lie to the people involved in this poorly handled debacle?
Being a Division I school, Towson University aspires to run with the big dogs, schools such as
Division I powerhouse? Seriously? Come on, TU decision-makers, you cannot even make your way out of the reeking PR dung heap you have created. Towson University has taken a giant leap in the wrong direction and the community is reeling from the decision. To those TU people who had a hand in this decision, a lasting pox on your houses.
Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham