Former University of Delaware runner Jeff Pearlman, now at Sports Illustrated, isn’t satisfied with his alma mater placing blame on Title IX as the reason for bringing the axe down upon the men’s 100-year-old track-and-field program.
In the official press release, David Brond, vice president for communications and marketing, tries to make the University’s scapegoating of women’s athletics sound heroic, claiming, “This action demonstrates the University’s commitment to the equity principles embodied in Title IX.”
It should also be noted that the action makes room for the football team to pick up a 17th defensive back for next year.
Sad to report that both the president and athletic director at Delaware are former Ivy League athletes. President Dr. Patrick Harker was a football player at Penn while AD Bernard Muir played basketball at Brown.