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ProjectP2294
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Good for them. There has been a few programs recently on the verge of being dropped but were able to be saved by donors. Cal being the most notable.

Doing this may help bring some attention to their cause and give them a chance to save their program.


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Doing this may help bring some attention to their cause and give them a chance to save their program.


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Tiger in NY
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I don't see anything saving them. It is a huge Lacrosse school, and no one there gives a damn about baseball. All of their athletic resources will go to Lacrosse, which may actually make money for them. Baseball, for almost every school in the country, is a losing proposition.


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Loeschke’s decision has also alienated her from a group of the university’s most prominent and involved alumni. That group, led by MacKenzie Ventures, Inc. president and CEO Gary Gill, included Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz, who played both sports at Towson.



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Baseball coach Mike Gottlieb was prevented from attending the meeting when his players learned the team would be cut. He had been called to a separate room, where a Towson official handed him his termination papers, effective June 7. Gottlieb played for the Tigers in 1978-79 and has been with the program ever since.


Apparently this was handled very poorly.
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Tiger in NY
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included Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz


Probably their only hope. I hate top see this happen. Hope they can find a donor to save them.


ProjectP2294
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Read the whole article, it's pretty damning of the university president. She was advised by the school system's board of regents to not drop the sports.


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lsutigers1992
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Maybe someone should demand an audit and find out where the money from that million dollar rent-a-win went?


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Loeschke had originally planned to make her decision in November so that baseball and soccer players could transfer before next semester, but instead announced her intention to conduct a further study of the issue days after members of the regents held a meeting on the topic. She said she hoped to come to a final decision soon after the end of winter break in late January, but continued exploring every option for saving the sports.

Several members of the soccer team did leave the program prior to the spring, but the baseball roster stayed intact and players on the team have now used a year of eligibility. Many of them said Friday they planned to transfer after the season, whether or not they could play baseball at their new school.


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TigerintheNO
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Towson University president Maravene Loeschke was escorted by several police officers into a meeting with the school’s baseball and men’s soccer teams Friday morning


You know its bad when the school's president needs police protection to meet with her student athletes.


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Towson

Huh?


TigerBwoy
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Hope they can find a donor to save them.


Surely Schuerholz can put up a little cash to keep it on life support for a bit, while they fund raise and find other donors.

How much does it cost per year on average to field a CBB team? How much was it that Cal needed? I don't recall it being astronomical.

From the sounds of how bad it was handled, it almost seems like Towson really doesn't want the program to be saved though.


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That joke is never funny, fwiw.



Even if a donor ends up coming in and saving the program, they'll look like UNO next time they play. The athletes were given the shaft and I wouldn't expect any of them to want to stay with that university.


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Pretty damn sad. Soccer doesn't cost hardly anything for the college. Baseball is a little more.


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Loeschke’s decision has also alienated her from a group of the university’s most prominent and involved alumni. That group, led by MacKenzie Ventures, Inc. president and CEO Gary Gill, included Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz, who played both sports at Towson.


a word of advice, it's probably not the smartest thing to piss off your most important alumni, and more importantly, richest donors.


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re: Towson is dropping baseball and mens soccer, so the
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Baseball coach Mike Gottlieb was prevented from attending the meeting when his players learned the team would be cut. He had been called to a separate room, where a Towson official handed him his termination papers, effective June 7. Gottlieb played for the Tigers in 1978-79 and has been with the program ever since.


that is fricking awful.

So, basically what the University president maintains is that title IX played no role in this, that it was strictly a budget decision, and that mens baseball and soccer made more sense to cut than a couple of womens sports?


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bbap
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re: Towson is dropping baseball and mens soccer, so the
What is the joke? I dont even get it.


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Surely Schuerholz can put up a little cash to keep it on life support for a bit, while they fund raise and find other donors.


From the article, Schuerholz donated $250,000, then got a field named after him. He sounded pissed about the baseball team being dropped and it appeared, from my interpretation of the article, that he may be done with the school for now.

Some of the other comments stated that the entire athletic budget is $18 million and these programs cost about 5% of the budget - $900,000. Not a whole lot but how many donors does Towson have?


LSUGrad9295
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Whose face is it that appears on the image on the tape in the OP?


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