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Topic:  Karma Catches Up
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Lax Parent
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  Message Not Read  Karma Catches Up
   Posted: 2/20/2013 5:50:01 AM 
It's been a few years since OU's AD and administration trashed three sports programs, Lax, Swimming and Diving, and Track and Field, giving the Lax team, for example, only two weeks before their regular season started to decide if they were going to play, after months of saying nothing about the fact that they had made up their minds to drop the team. 

Eleven freshman Lax women, many of whom had other alternatives to Ohio when they signed the previous summer, found themselves in their first year of collegiate sports suddenly without a season.  Many left Ohio, recruited by other teams.  Some could not and lost their dream of playing Lax in college.  Many in their Junior and Senior year with degrees on the line had no choice but to stay without the chance to play Lax.

Karma eventually catches up.

Check out this article about the school the AD scooted off to after he and the rest of the gang involved in that decision implemented it:

http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/miami-hurr...

"Shawn Eichorst, the Nebraska athletic director who held the same role at Miami for some of the NCAA probe, declined comment. Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, who was the AD at Miami for some of the time when Shapiro was a booster, did not respond to a request for comment."

Here's another site to check out:  http://saveohioswimming.blogspot.com/

What OU track great demanded that his plaque be removed from the OU Athletic Hall of Fame after learning of the treatment OU gave these unsuspecting student athletes?

This unfortunate chapter in OU athletics unfolded so the school could pump more money into football and basketball.  That's fine.  If the school wanted to rearrange its athletic priorities, then it had the right to do so.  But the way it treated the kids in the teams that were dropped (and their parents who had put a lot into the programs too) was rotten.

Just thought I would remind the OU fan base of this lousy chapter in OU's athletic history in case  you do not recall, or were unaware of it.
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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Karma Catches Up
   Posted: 2/20/2013 8:31:59 AM 
We had Lacrosse?
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stub
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  Message Not Read  RE: Karma Catches Up
   Posted: 2/20/2013 1:25:04 PM 
One of my students was on the lacrosse team. She got injured her freshman year and spent the year working hard in rehab. Just before the next season was to start, she got the clearance to play. The very next day, Kirby Whole Cut shut the program down and she went from the height of joy to depression overnight. She and many teammates left OHIO.

Last Edited: 2/20/2013 1:27:33 PM by stub

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ts1227
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  Message Not Read  RE: Karma Catches Up
   Posted: 3/1/2013 10:30:02 PM 
It keeps coming up on here every once in a while, yet there are still only about 10 people who cared beyond about the first month after it happened.

It's like a recurring nightmare
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OUbobcat9092
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  Message Not Read  RE: Karma Catches Up
   Posted: 4/15/2013 7:40:13 PM 
ts1227 wrote:
It keeps coming up on here every once in a while, yet there are still only about 10 people who cared beyond about the first month after it happened.

It's like a recurring nightmare


There are plenty of people that care about this issue.  The fact that it keeps coming up reflects that.
Your dismission and derision of those that care about this part of Ohio Athletics is disrespectful.


Bring Back Men's Track & Field

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OUbobcat9092
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  Message Not Read  RE: Karma Catches Up
   Posted: 4/15/2013 7:42:51 PM 
Bad news about Kirby Hocutt keeps coming up....problems at Miami, problems at Texas Tech...

He's like a recurring nightmare.

Looking forward to the day he is indicted, charged, fired, etc....


Bring Back Men's Track & Field

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BillyTheCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Karma Catches Up
   Posted: 5/5/2013 8:20:41 PM 
I hope you are not holding your breath while you are waiting. Could be a long wait.  Face it, the masses do not care, the sports were cut, assistants to major sports were added and coaches got raises, you think this was about anything else?  It was from the beginning and it is now.  

Not to mention, was not the 1st time OHIO has cut sports and it will not be the last

Last Edited: 5/5/2013 8:21:49 PM by BillyTheCat

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