SI Vault
 
GIVING THE AX TO TRACK
Kenny Moore
June 20, 1988
Cutting college programs imperils U.S. Olympic hopes
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
June 20, 1988

Giving The Ax To Track

Cutting college programs imperils U.S. Olympic hopes

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue
1 2

"So reward the top 10 dual-meet teams in the country with $40,000 apiece. Give the next 10 teams $30,000, and the third 10 $20,000. Do it for men and women alike. Get the money from the NCAA and USOC, or an enlightened company. You'll see AD's trying to develop dual programs, not by wild recruiting but by splitting scholarships up and really coaching, really teaching."

Dellinger's plan deserves a try. Yet even if such a shift in focus is not track's salvation, it is time the purse-string guys thought hard about the consequences of abandoning unprofitable sports. Come Seoul in September, come Barcelona in 1992, a lot of Americans are going to wonder where the Dick Fosburys went.

1 2