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Old 03-12-19, 04:39 PM
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Div II Runner up WJU may not have a program next year!

https://wtov9.com/news/local/wheelin..._aiynuTTFOdGxs
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Old 03-12-19, 05:14 PM
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Do you know more to the story Shaggy?

While it doesnít sound good, the article didnít say anything about cutting athletics.

Didnít they just add football?
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Old 03-12-19, 11:11 PM
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Yes, none of the information in the article sounds good. But why in the world would a university drop a program that is national runner-up? Seems to me that program is probably helping the university.
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Old 03-13-19, 06:06 AM
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To those asking about why would they do that based on their performance, former D2 powerhouse Nebraska Omaha cut their program coming off a national title. It wouldn't be unheard of.
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Old 03-13-19, 06:26 AM
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I don't know much more than the article. I do know that the president of WJU could not answer the student body if they would be honoring their scholarships for next year.

Adding football did not seem like a great idea!
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Old 03-13-19, 06:31 AM
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http://www.theintelligencer.net/news...cial-exigency/
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Old 03-13-19, 06:40 AM
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https://www.wtrf.com/community/stude...wju/1843471512
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Old 03-13-19, 01:42 PM
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It does seem odd to add football when this financial crisis clearly wasn't sneaking up on them. There will be a lot of good wrestlers looking for new homes if this happens...
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Old 03-13-19, 02:08 PM
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Tyler warner

returning champ with no home? wow! In d2 nebraska omaha won the title and four hours later was told no wrestling next year. I think that was in 2010?
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Old 03-14-19, 08:52 PM
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Wow...admittedly I don't follow everything outside D1, but I hadn't heard that about Nebraska Omaha. That truly sucks for that program & this would suck equally as much for a growing program at WJU! What a shame!
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Old 03-15-19, 10:40 AM
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Youíd hate to see a program like this go under. Theyíve got a lot of Ohio boys on roster.
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Old 03-18-19, 07:19 PM
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https://www.wtrf.com/news/wheeling-j...xZ8FTTmQm6Q_h4
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Old 03-18-19, 07:28 PM
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Love the coach there. My son almost went there during its inaugural season. Wow! Know some others as well.
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Old 03-18-19, 08:08 PM
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I've been told a number of their wrestlers are already in the NCAA transfer portal.
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Old 03-19-19, 07:06 AM
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I was told by someone who works at WJU (not in athletics) that this (as in a big financial issue) was going to happen... 2 years ago.

Its crazy in general, but especially for the wrestling program. They didnt even max out at regionals, or nationals and came in 2nd- they've definitely got more in the tank and could challenge for a title in the coming years.
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Old 03-19-19, 01:06 PM
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I was told be a wju wrestler and his father that all athletic programs are over after this year,basically the whole wrestling team went in the transfer portal.There last worry is sports there trying not to shut the doors.Is a shame if you committed there and now try to go somewhere else but all of the scholarship money is gone.
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Old 03-19-19, 04:49 PM
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Rumors are that the 2 National Champs they had and others are in the Transfer Portal.
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Old 03-20-19, 10:42 AM
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