What They're Saying: David Berri

“If the program was viable before this took place, then it will be viable after this takes place. So that suggests to me is what’s going on here is athletic directors are using this as an excuse. I just don't buy the argument that in response to a temporary crisis you need to cut an entire program. If you were interested in cutting things, there are things in football and men's basketball that you could cut.”

-- David Berri, a sports economist and professor at Southern Utah University, on major Division I college schools and their athletic directors  considering the elimination of non-revenue programs in the face of significant financial uncertainty because of cancellations and the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. (Washington Post)
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