The university responded to, among other things, an argument that the track and cross country programs contributed to racial diversity in the athletic program as a whole. It looks like team size may be reduced in a variety of sports as a result. The article also notes that Brown is bound by a 1988 Title IX settlement which apparently played a role in some of the decision making related to these cuts.
Post by nycrusader2010 on Jun 11, 2020 19:54:18 GMT -5
I believe it’s now official that Brown track and cross country survived and those programs are being re-instated. Brown would have become the only school in the Ivy League not to have track.
Interestingly, the Ivy League Chanpionship track meet is still called “HEPTAGONALS” -- casually referred to as “heps” by competing athletes. This term dates back to when the Ivy League had seven schools — Brown was the 8th and last to join, in the 1950’s I think. Without Brown track, the name of the Ivy meet would become an accurate namesake once again.