Glad to read of the programs reinstatement. As some have pointed out, the driving force for reinstating the teams was explicitly stated to be providing opportunities to minority students. It will be interesting to see what the coaches are asked to do in terms of providing those opportunities while balancing an impacted roster. Typically teams with serious roster limitations focus on XC and distance, but that is not the event group that generally attracts minority students at an institution like Brown.
On another note, I doubt this about face would have (or could have) happened at ANY other time than in the midst of the George Floyd fallout.