Report: Temple Considering a Reversal of Decision to Cut Seven Sports

That’s such a standard headline. God, this week is slow.

Here’s some good news for you Temple folks. Nick Menta of the CSN Philly-NBC-Universal-blogsphere-Comcast conglomerate is reporting that Temple is reconsidering its decision to cut seven sports:

The university announced in December its plans to drop baseball, softball, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, men’s gymnastics and men’s indoor/outdoor track and field.

But a source present at Tuesday’s meetings told Comcast SportsNet that Temple’s board of trustees is reconsidering whether it should cut the sports after all. The board is expected to meet and make its decision within the next two to three weeks.

Students and coaches made presentations on Tuesday, lobbying for their programs to continue and attempting to show how each sport could be funded.

A long-awaited possible victory for male gymnasts everywhere. [But for real, this is good news.]


14 Responses

  1. As long as they keep basketball, I could care less about those other wastes of money.


  2. I graduated from Temple, that school is a mess behind the scenes. I remember I had a work study program in the accounts payable department. It was a shit job, just passing papers across a desk while getting paid $10 an hour between classes.

    Anywho, some of the checks and bills I saw coming across my desk were staggering. $200,000 checks to Syracuse to play at THEIR stadium on road games, $10,000 dinners by 10 Professors to woo another professor to come on board.

    Just crazy shit, it was like they had monopoly money.

    1. i cannot understand why temple football continues to play at the linc. they pay such a large amount of money to do so yet their games draw such little crowds. granted their upcoming 4-game series with rutgers will bring in some fans. also, their 2015 schedule has them playing penn state and notre dame which will be sellouts. still, they have to be losing massive amounts of money in their other games scheduled there.

      1. They are losing massive amounts of money playing at the linc. There are plans for an on campus stadium that have not been announced. I would imagine they need to raise some money first.

        1. They had a stadium in the Cheltenham area back in the day, but pissed it away, assuming the city would give them slots at the Vet forever.


  3. As a student, I helped pay to send our women’s gymnastics team to ALASKA and they lost! After hearing that, I didn’t feel any real sympathy for those programs.

  4. They should spend the money on campus security instead. Maybe by erecting a fence constructed out of job applications and child support notices.

  5. I’d say cut the basketball and football programs, enough of these retards getting a free pass.

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