"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.