Friday, February 9, 2007

First OU Considered Phasing Out the cut Teams over 3+ Years, Now they are Just Cutting them

A letter from AD Kirby Hocutt to two current Track members:

Thank you for taking time to visit with me yesterday regarding the possible phasing out of your team. After reviewing all pertinent information, and numerous conversations with our faculty athletic representatives, and the chairman of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, the executive athletics staff has concluded that phasing out is not in the best interest of the Ohio Athletics Department. Therefore, as we have previously stated, Ohio University will no longer sponsor men's indoor and outdoor track and field at the conclusion of the 2007 season.

Craig and Brian, in closing, I share your sense of frustration and disappointment. Certainly, this is not a position any of us want to be in.


Kirby Hocutt

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