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    Katie reacted to JasonBryant in HBCUs?   
    Marcus,
    You do the sport no favors when you spout off incorrect stats and figures as if they are gospel. I provided you the exact information you SHOULD be talking about when beating the Title IX drum. I want you to voice your opinion, but I also want you to do it from an educated stance - I disproved two of your claims in two minutes. Others can do the same when you bring that argument to the table.
    I'm glad being educated on an issue and having the factual information to back it up is considered "fancy." 
    It seems you have a rounding error somewhere. 
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    Katie reacted to JasonBryant in HBCUs?   
    Since I assume you mean Division I, here's the facts.

    Men's Lacrosse has more programs at the end of the 2018-19 year than they did in 1982. (73-50). The percentage of schools sponsoring is also up two percent.
    Men's Golf has 299 programs in 2018-19, they had 263 in 1982. The percentage of schools sponsoring is down 10 percent. In 1982, 263 of 276 D1 schools had men's golf. That number is now 299/351. 

    There have been significant losses in men's gymnastics, 59-15 (but at most, only 21% of Division I institutions sponsored the sport to begin with).
    Swimming is almost always a target. Men's Swimming & Diving is down 50 programs, from 181 to 131. 
    So while Title IX played a prominent role in the decisions of departments and the NCAA and the law allowed Prong One (Proportionality) do most of the gutting in the mid-90s, if you're going to use sports as a crutch for your argument, use the right ones. 

    At the end of 1997 alone, NCAA wrestling teams dropped by 29. The second biggest drop came with a loss of 17 teams (all 3 NCAA divisions) in 1987. There was a rush of 20 teams that came on in 1996, but most of those were existing programs which reclassified from the NAIA (like the entire RMAC). 

    If you're looking at straight numbers: 
    Fencing (down 22)
    Gymnastics (down 44)
    Rifle (down 31)
    Rowing (down 1)
    Skiing (down 9)
    Tennis (down 26)
    Volleyball (down 11)
    Water Polo (down 3)
    Wrestling (down 71)
    Most HBCU's are so female-enrollment heavy WITH football, it'd be a disaster with them to try to add sports because they'd be so far out of compliance with all three prongs of gender equity even before getting the money for it. 
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    Katie reacted to Lurker in Can't believe no mention of KJ   
    So there's my answer....only interested in negativity.  Thank you for clearing that up.
    (PS-that talk of Cox possibly being our best pound 4 pound guy came after he had spent some time training with KJ, not before he started training intently with KJ.  But don't let that get in your way.  And when you talk about it being hard to deny the impact of the RTC influence, don't forget to mention KJ's role in the development of this system and its impact in the age group/elite accelerator program.)
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    Katie got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Can't believe no mention of KJ   
    “Over [Jackson’s] tenure (2017-21), the USA development program had its best world results in its history. Jackson led cadet and junior world team athletes to 43 of 73 possible medals (55 percent), while 40 percent won gold medals.”
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    Katie got a reaction from wamba in Is JB now the American GOAT?   
    Tsargush is a three-time world champ and Olympic bronze medalist.  It's absurd to call him mediocre.
    Also, complaining that JB is "very limited" is ridiculous.  His style is to make sure he uses his physical advantages -- really long arms, quickness, strength, explosiveness.  It would be silly for him to model his style after people who do not have his physical gifts.
    At any rate, JB has six world-level gold medals now.  The only American we can compare him to is Smith.
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    Katie got a reaction from madcat11 in Willie's Earth Shattering News   
    My shock announcement was going to be that you were capable of writing an intelligible sentence. But I’ll have to cancel it for the time being. 
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    Katie got a reaction from MagnetBack in Snyder and Taylor - need new RTC?   
    Taylor should train with JB. JB is not going up to 86kg, and they are in similar weight classes.  They also both train in Pennsylvania.  It just makes too much sense.
    As for Snyder, his only problem is that Sadulaev is well on his way to being the all-time GOAT.  Not sure anything can be done about that.
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    Katie got a reaction from Bigboi Trained in Russia's presence in the Worlds   
    IMO you can’t fairly compare Smith’s record to JB’s.  Smith wrestled in the Soviet era (as you note) and at time when there were ten weight classes.
    JB wrestled in the era after the Soviet breakup, and during increased migration of wrestlers to other countries.  He also competed from 2011 to 2017 when there were only seven or eight weight classes, and he competed exclusively in an era of six Olympic weight classes.
    They are just both legends from different eras as far as I’m concerned. 
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    Katie got a reaction from snapspinscore in Flo is not in Oslo   
    You are an A+ poster. Much better than me. But I have a different take. I am only interested in worlds and not Flo’s other content. So in order to watch worlds, I have to pay $150 for the privilege (even though it used to be free), or get a VPN. I’m not willing to do either. If I recall correctly, at least Track allowed you to simply purchase the event for $20 or something, which I did. So thanks Flo for ruining worlds for me. 
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    Katie reacted to simple in Flo is not in Oslo   
    HS coach to kids on their team, “everyone check out this uww ranking series tournament coming up on Flo next week! Only $150….” Lol
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    Katie got a reaction from simple in Flo is not in Oslo   
    You can kick up all the dust you want. But the issue for me (and apparently for others) is that the cost of watching worlds went from free, to $40 with Track, to $150 with Flo (which includes a yearlong subscription I don’t want).  Pretty simple. 
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    Katie got a reaction from BerniePragle in Flo is not in Oslo   
    In order to watch worlds in the US live, you have to pay Flo $150. That’s factually true.  And it’s an absurdity.
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    Katie got a reaction from cjc007 in Worlds Day 2 57/65/79/92kg   
    As far as I can recall, the Flo site says there is a $150 fee up front.  Whether Flo decides to allow you to cancel early and get a prorated refund is not a published policy, as far as I know.
    I definitely will not pay $150 to watch worlds — which I believe is *free* in almost every other country — and it seems like others are of the same mind. 
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    Katie got a reaction from wamba in Flo is not in Oslo   
    We used to able to watch worlds for free on the UWW site. Now we have to pay Flo $150 to watch the same thing. 
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    Katie got a reaction from flyingcement in Worlds Day 2 57/65/79/92kg   
    As far as I can recall, the Flo site says there is a $150 fee up front.  Whether Flo decides to allow you to cancel early and get a prorated refund is not a published policy, as far as I know.
    I definitely will not pay $150 to watch worlds — which I believe is *free* in almost every other country — and it seems like others are of the same mind. 
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    Katie got a reaction from BerniePragle in Flo is not in Oslo   
    You are an A+ poster. Much better than me. But I have a different take. I am only interested in worlds and not Flo’s other content. So in order to watch worlds, I have to pay $150 for the privilege (even though it used to be free), or get a VPN. I’m not willing to do either. If I recall correctly, at least Track allowed you to simply purchase the event for $20 or something, which I did. So thanks Flo for ruining worlds for me. 
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    Katie got a reaction from nom in Worlds Day 1 61/74/86/125kg   
    This must be what it feels like to be Russia.  Hopefully we can keep the success going. 
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    Katie got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Flo is not in Oslo   
    I have some soul searching to do. 
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    Katie got a reaction from Plasmodium in Flo is not in Oslo   
    I have some soul searching to do. 
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    Katie got a reaction from Chet Hanson in Flo is not in Oslo   
    I have some soul searching to do. 
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    Katie got a reaction from KSchlosser in Flo is not in Oslo   
    We used to able to watch worlds for free on the UWW site. Now we have to pay Flo $150 to watch the same thing. 
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    Katie got a reaction from airmail in 2021 UWW Worlds Schedule (Men's Freestyle)   
    (All times are Eastern.)
    Saturday, 10/2/21
    4:30 AM to 8:30 AM:  61-74-86-125kg Qual. Rds. 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM:  61-74-86-125kg Semis Sunday, 10/3/21
    4:30 AM to 8:30 AM: 57-65-79-92kg Qual. Rds. 4:30 AM to 8:30 AM:  61-74-86-125kg Repechage  10:45 AM to 11:45 AM:  57-65-79-92kg Semis 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM:  61-74-86-125kg Finals Monday, 10/4/21
    4:30 AM to 8:30 AM:  70-97kg Qual. Rds. 4:30 AM to 8:30 AM:  57-65-79-92kg Repechage  10:45 AM to 11:45 AM:  70-97kg Semis 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM:  57-65-79-92kg Finals Tuesday, 10/5/21
    4:30 AM to 8:30 AM:  70-97kg Repechage  12:00 PM to 3:00 PM:  70-97kg Finals 
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    Katie reacted to Jim L in US-based wrestlers competing for other countries/federations this year   
    Heavies Dhesi (CAN), Hemdia(EGY), Heino (FIN) all wrestled in the US
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    Katie reacted to buckeyehomer in Brackets for tomorrow   
    listed as CABOLOV H.
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    Katie reacted to nhs67 in Brackets for tomorrow   
    Cabalov of Serbia.  Language translation difference between Serbian and Russian.
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