Thursday, August 10, 2006

Save Rutgers Swimming

Save Rutgers Swimming Background Information on the Decision to Eliminate
Men’s Swimming and Diving at Rutgers University

On July 14th, 2006, the Rutgers University Board of Governors announced that the university will be eliminating men's swimming and diving after the 2006-07 season. The decision came in the wake of $52.4 million in spending cuts to programs, staff and services that will affect virtually all academic and administrative operations at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
New Jersey has gambling. Gambling didn't turn out to be the saving element for NJ did it?

Pitt hosts Rutgers at Heinz Field this fall for football. Perhaps we should get a big group of swimmers from the Pittsburgh area to go there and protest the loss of the swim program?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From The Star Ledger, August 22, 2006

It is time for legislators to take a field trip to the Rutgers Hale Center (aka Schiano Center) and sit back in the black-leather captain’s chairs emblazoned with the letter “R,” watch TV on the big-screen televisions, shoot a round of pool on the pool table, close the electronic shades and get their cleats washed and dried in the new cleat machine. What’s wrong with lawmakers for allowing these grotesque expenditures while eliminating top athletic academic programs like the men’s tennis team?

- Bob Baron, Red Bank

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