I think it’s safe to say we can blame this on swine flu. (Joking.)
Don’t freak out about the loss of our swim teams, though. It’s not like you were going to the meets or anything, and if you were, it was almost surely on someone else’s dime (it is free for students, after all).
It sucks that the swim teams have to go, but let’s face facts: swimming wasn’t generating a ton of revenue (if any) for the school, and it wasn’t exactly a feasible keeper option during cutback time.
I’d much rather lose the swimming program, than witness fifty hard-working individuals get laid off to make up for the $1.2 million this saved the university.
We’ll live. Go Dawgs.