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You guys are surprised but there is probably next to zero alumni support of financial contribution. No fans. No exposure. If you're a president and need to chop some men's numbers for Title IX reasons you'd probably go with the least visible program that would cause the least backlash.
No complaining about xc or track programs getting cut unless you were a vocal alum or fan BEFORE the cuts come.
There are some of us vocal alums that have been vocal, and supportive, long before this.
This is currently NOT a title 9 issue.
Any Akron men's cross country alumnus who is reading this, please email me email@example.com
I am an alumnus of the program and am compiling as much contact information as I can in an attempt to formulate a coherent message to the President of the university.