they have a petition of over 700 athletes, parents, alums etc. Can't say i've ever seen this happen but they were gaining serious success fast so. you can read the petition here and under the community section there's a crap ton of comments from people
Oh for God's sake. It's just college sports, and DIII at that. In the end, it doesn't affect the rising and setting of the sun. FWIW, my perspective is from having competed on one of the best college track and field teams of all time, and having been a college coach. At the time you think it's A BIG DEAL! But as life goes on, well, not so much.