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Discussion Topic: Boise State to drop program
Hank Kornblut added to this discussion on April 18, 2017

Plans to add baseball. Says it will better align BSU with the other teams in their league.

http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/18122

This sucks for Kevin Vough.



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Discussion Topic: Boise State to drop program
Mark Niemann added to this discussion on April 18, 2017

I'm not happy, Bob. Not...happy.

Personally, I think Kevin will be fine no matter where he lands. But I do agree it sucks as he found something he liked in BSU and now it's gone. Perhaps he'll land a little further west at Fresno State.



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Discussion Topic: Boise State to drop program
Chris Shepherd added to this discussion on April 20, 2017

Evidently this is currently on hold due to the outrage by the wrestling community. the President at Boise ID looking into it.



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Discussion Topic: Boise State to drop program
Hank Kornblut added to this discussion on April 20, 2017

That's not really what's going on.

One major issue is that the students pay a fee to help support athletics at BSU. The wrestling team gets some of those monies and baseball would require even more. The students at the university have objected to the move as they believe that favoring one sport over another is not fair--at least not without more input.

In addition, it appears that nobody knew this move was going to be made including most administrators and trustees. The president and AD appear to have made this decision very quickly and without outside consultation.

It may quickly be reversed as there appears to be a lot of sympathy towards Coach Mendoza and his team.

My advice would be to sign on the petition asking BSU to reinstate wrestling. Numbers would be helpful.



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Discussion Topic: Boise State to drop program
Hank Kornblut added to this discussion on April 20, 2017

Please sign this petition:
https://www.change.org/p/help-us-save-boise-state-wrestling



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Discussion Topic: Boise State to drop program
Chris Shepherd added to this discussion on April 20, 2017

Ahhhh, that makes more sense. Thanks for the insight, Hank. The entire ordeal just seems kinda "whimsical" on the AD's part.



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Discussion Topic: Boise State to drop program
James Kessen added to this discussion on April 20, 2017

Someone that seemed to be in touch with the situation posted on Twitter the AD has a $25,000 check sitting on his desk for new mats that he hasn't cashed yet.



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Discussion Topic: Boise State to drop program
Hank Kornblut added to this discussion on April 20, 2017

Good info from Flo on the situation.

http://www.flowrestling.org/article/54959-boise-state-puts-cancelation-on-pause-as-pres-faces-pressure-from-students#.WPjEttLDHIU



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Discussion Topic: Boise State to drop program
Bob Preusse added to this discussion on April 20, 2017

Boise St a program of considerable stature, have had 2 champs Cherrington & Kirk White and quite a few Div I AAs over past quarter century. (from AWN Denny Deihl's records.)

1975 158 5 Chandler, Dave
1982 126 2 Barrett, Scott
1989 285 4 McDade, Pat
1992 150 7 Nelson, Nels
1994 118 3 Bingham, Brett
1996 167 3 Burton, Charles
1999 157 3 Quisel, Larry
1999 165 1 White, Kirk
2000 184 7 Edwards, Cash
2000 157 2 Quisel, Larry
2000 165 5 White, Kirk
2001 197 4 Cook, Rusty
2001 184 6 Edwards, Cash
2001 157 6 White, Kirk
2002 125 4 Vombaur, Ben
2003 285 3 Bushton, Roe
2003 149 6 Robertson, Collin
2003 125 6 Vombaur, Ben
2006 157 1 Cherrington, Ben
2008 184 8 Smith, Kirk
2009 197 6 Chriswell
2009 133 4 Hochstrasser
2009 165 8 Sherfey
2010 157 3 Hall, Adam
2010 184 2 Smith, Kirk
2011 149 3 Chamberlain, Jason
2011 157 5 Hall, Adam
2011 133 2 Hochstrasser, Andrew
2013 149 2 Chamberlain Jason
2014 184 7 Swartz Jake
2016 149 8 Martinez, Geo



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