Although Idaho's Boise State's
NCAA D1 wrestling program has recently been scheduled for elimination, there has been considerable push-back from wrestling supporters nationwide
so the jury is still out on this one:
Here are 2 Facebook pages devoted to the BSU wrestling revival endeavor:https://www.facebook.com/SaveBoiseStateWrestlingALSO
Additionally there's a legislative endeavor underway: https://twitter.com/wrestlingnomad/status/855127758120374272
Meanwhile, here's BSU Wrestling's official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Boise-State-Wrestling-1090064254355689/
Word has it that it might be possible to gently persuade these Boise St. folks not to want to eliminate their NCAA D1 wrestling team, or to at least support a http://www.NCWA.net
program: President Bob Kustrapresident@boisestate.edu
Athletic Director Curt Apseycapsey@boisestate.edu
Assistant AD Bob Carneyrobertcarney@boisestate.eduMedia Relations, Joe Nickelljoenickell@boisestate.edu
__Boise St. Board of Trustees
Boise St. organizational chart:https://president.boisestate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Org-Chart-with-links-updated-March-2017.pdf
Do they really want to eliminate their one NCAA team participating in a sport that doesn't discriminate on the basis of blindness, deafness, amputee status, size or gender? Stay tuned...
Travel budgets are a factor in this struggle, as this interactive map of NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA & Community College wrestling teams (not updated since 2015) shows: https://batchgeo.com/map/c0e81f035bb980370884a6157e67ed9a
Meanwhile, notice the mountains?
If it's Title IX: Proportionality that's driving the decision, that noble gender equity law on which the Proportionality interpretation is based has been morphed to produce a gender quota by the Ed. Dept. That sort of agency activism will fall increasingly out-of-favor now that former high school wrestler Donald Trump has successfully secured the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch:
__Supreme Ct. Justice Neil Gorsuch
reportedly disfavors the doctrine known as "Chevron deference." "In the simplest terms, back in 1984, the Supreme Court held in Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council that when a law is ambiguous, courts must defer to the interpretation of a law adopted by the federal agency charged with enforcing that law, as long as the interpretation is reasonable. Gorsuch has been a strong critic of Chevron, arguing it gives agencies too much power to say what the law is, which is really the job of the courts."
Here are some folks with experience litigating the abovementioned issues:http://www.SavingSports.orghttp://www.AmericanSportsCouncil.org
An additional ally is the Independent Women's Forum
Anyhow here's an online petition which shows how substantial online support for Boise State's program survival is: https://www.change.org/p/help-us-save-boise-state-wrestling?recruiter=41388379
Remember how Fresno St.'s NCAA D1 program was disbanded a decade ago, but then went NCWA and is soon to resume competing at the NCAA's?