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PH2

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Just saw this on my twitter feed.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/03/20/eastern-michigan-university-budget-woes-prompt-cutting-4-sports-programs/440893002/
PH2

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And the next turn this story takes...


https://swimswam.com/court-orders-eastern-michigan-to-reinstate-softball-tennis/
her1fan

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That's great but what a tragic set back for the future of the program.  It will take time to rebuild.  I bet it is highly unlikely that the coaches will be reinstated as well.  
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the announcement to cut softball was quite awhile ago.. Too bad they waited so long to be told to reinstate it. Quite a few players have left already from what I understand.
PH2

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It was 6 months ago.  Obviously someone filed a Title IX action and a court reinstated.  But that's not the end if the school appeals.  It could be quite some time until this is finally settled, unless they give in and reinstate as soon as practicable.
Devin22

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You can't just drop softball...

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Devin22

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I mean look at these beauties...Why don't they cut some of those overpaid employees....  
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That's a big Golf Team. and all on full Scholarship.
SECFan13

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So how many players do they still have? Do they still have coaches?

This has all the makings of a clusterf*ck
ucferic

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https://fastpitchnews.com/podcasts/eastern-michigan-softball-is-back-program-reinstated/354112
Devin22

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They need a coach?...The girls deserve better...I will coach for free....
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I'm guessing your new uni's will be tube tops and volleyball shorts?
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Devin22

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I would have this team in the NCAA tournament in no time....They need to stop messing around and get a real coach in there, me, and we can win a championship.....
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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/2018/10/23/lawyers-mac-refusing-reinstate-emu-womens-tennis-softball/1743920002/
her1fan

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That really becomes a mess.  I can see civil lawsuit coming now!  They basically destroyed a program! 
Kurosawa

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Originally Posted by Devin22
You can't just drop softball...

Team Photo


Looks like they cut them off at the knees.
Kurosawa

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Originally Posted by PH2
And the next turn this story takes...


https://swimswam.com/court-orders-eastern-michigan-to-reinstate-softball-tennis/


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The DFP reports that Eastern Michigan’s general student body is 59.4% women, but its student-athlete population is only 43.9% women.


As long as they "demonstrate a history of expanding athletic opportunities for females", they can get a pass on being compliant. If cutting women's athletic opportunities, however, they have to immediately become compliant (with at least 59.4% female athletic participants, for EMU).
Kurosawa

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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/2018/10/24/mac-denies-holding-up-reinstatement-emu-softball-tennis/1756066002/

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Despite the fact that the attorney for two plaintiff student-athletes with a pending lawsuit against Eastern Michigan University for terminating its softball and women’s tennis teams has painted the Mid-American Conference as prohibiting the university from moving forward with reinstating those sports, nothing could be further from the facts. The Mid-American Conference is not a party in the pending lawsuit.


In other words, it is up to EMU to respond to the decision - the MAC won't take them off the hook.
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