What Does Stanford Decision Mean For USC?

Stanford announced it would cut 11 sports — including men’s volleyball — at the end of the 2020-21 season because of financial shortcomings due to the pandemic.

The other sports cut are men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling. Stanford said that it faced a $25 million deficit before the cuts.

So how does it relate to USC?

Stanford has more sports but it also has a $28 billion endowment and is one of the richest schools in the country. USC’s endowment is about $6 billion.

Maybe Stanford faced a bigger deficit because it has more sports but USC’s likely looking at a serious deficit too if football is shortened or played with less fans or no fans.

USC has said it is not considering dropping sports but private schools are in a tough position right now as they try to convince students to go to mostly online classes at full tuition prices.

The bottom line is if Stanford is cutting sports, it’s a bad sign for all private universities.

47 thoughts on “What Does Stanford Decision Mean For USC?

    1. Thank goodness they kept curling….don’t know what they’d have done with all those curling irons.

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      1. Meanwhile in Seattle:

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      2. I could sure picture Clay Helton giving this same raw & honest speech….
        #….[CuzCoachHeltonIsKnownCountryWideForHisSenseOfHonor]….

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    2. USC needs to cut water polo, swimming, diving, field hockey, lacrosse and rowing from the sports program! Those sports are being funded on backs of black athletes. Those sports figuratively say “NO BLACKS ALLOWED” Y’all know that black people don’t play any of them water sports because black people don’t got access to swimming pools! Also every black person knows not to run around with a stick in there hands… It’s a sure fire way of getting shot by white people! Stop modern day slavery! Blacks don’t need to be subsidizing sports that excludes black people…. Y’all can keep beach volley ball because we like the “scenery”

      #BLM #Racistmuch

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    1. With so many pots boiling at USC it’s comforting to know the University’s legal team is being put to work on Caruso’s Mayoral campaign….
      #…TimeToOptimizeResources

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      1. Not what I heard! Harvard’s legal team begged USC to “add gravitas to our paltry pleadings and petition…”
        #[Harvard’sLegalTeamIsBigOnAlliteration]…..

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      2. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Owns, your hero Senile Joe says the Police have become the enemy and he wants to Defund the Police!

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      3. gt –Maybe Joe isn’t playing for our team. Getting rid of military bases? Dissolving police anti-terrorist units? Which country does he want to serve?…
        #..[MyGuess:TheOneThatGaveHunterABillionDollarsToInvest]

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      4. Own’s, your role model Senile Joe just forgot his own proposal while reading from the Teleprompter!

        BWWWWWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      5. gt –I called my family in to laugh at the Biden video with me…..but it turns out I’m the only one who thinks it’s funny …everybody else thinks it’s really scary……
        #IGuessThey’reRight…..
        #[DemsShouldRunCandidateThatIsn’tBrainDead–GivesElectorateMoreOfAChoice]….

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    2. I hope everybody’s paying attention to all the news I’m breaking, I’ve been scooping Scott Wolf all day. I’m the real USC insider, not Wolf. It infuriates me when he gets all the credit, because I know nobody will follow me if I start my own blog 😡😡

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      1. We all love Scott —he gives us a forum to shoot our mouths off……
        #PudlyIsn’tScoopingScott….
        #,,,,He’sParticipating…
        #…That’sAGoodThing

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      2. Thanks Michael, but I do try to scoop Scott Wolf, that’s why I constantly complain about him. I’m hoping the participants pay more attention to my posts, then his. I’m looking for plenty of likes on my narratives, and he’s just providing accurate information on a horribly run athletic department.

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    2. An athletic department deficit of $25 million when viewed through the lens of a $28 billion endowment is a rounding error. It’s not quite a rounding error at SC, but it’s close.

      That said, there are probably laws regarding the fiduciary duty of members of the BOT and administration when it comes to spending endowment funds. If there weren’t, there would probably be some very public turf battles waged in the media over which faction on campus gets their priorities funded.

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  1. I can’t help but ask why would Stanford affect USC? And is the Cardinal dropping sports which will be picked back up after this pandemic is “over” or are these useless sports?
    I have been to Stanford twice and hated the the time on both trips. The Students were not very interested in the game, just hurling insults at the visitors.
    Hopefully USC will not become the Stanford of the slightly less west than Stanford.

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    1. What is a “useless sport” ?

      If any of them are useless, then they all are. Or maybe only those that do not generate positive revenue?

      So swimming, which John Naber and Mike Neyholt and countless other notables participated in is useless?

      Baseball, with Fred Lynn, Randy Johnson and Mark McGuire, useless?

      Every sport has positive benefits for both participants and non-participants.

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  2. What is a “useless sport” ?

    If any of them are useless, then they all are. Or maybe only those that do not generate positive revenue?

    So swimming, which John Naber and Mike Neyholt and countless other notables participated in is useless?

    Baseball, with Fred Lynn, Randy Johnson and Mark McGuire, useless?

    Every sport has positive benefits for both participants and non-participants.

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    1. Poor choice of words on my part. Your point is well taken I myself once prided myself on being a tidily winks champion. However after the Loma Preata earthquake broke my trophy I must resort to showing a picture of my trophy.

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  3. In this time of vast uncertainty, it is good to know that the Trojan Family can gather and support the losing football program. It has been a pillar of stability with no major changes taking place regardless of administration shuffling including a new president without previous ties to USC. Congratulations to the ever so steady 5-7 team. Thank you president folt, ad bohn, and hc helton. Fight on!

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    1. 4 wins will look damn good….
      #…IfWeHaveA4GameSeason…
      #TrojansWinCaliforniaChampionshipW/4-0Record..
      #[Cal,Stanford,UCLA…AndStanfordAgainInChampionshipGame]….
      #Helton:”ThisIsLikeADreamComeTrue!ThankYouFairyGodmother!”

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    1. Apparently CBS failed to do due diligence on President Folt…….
      #….TheOtherGuysAreInTrouble,Though……
      #[EspeciallyGuyW/TripleChin&BlueCapW/SatanicLettersOnIt]…..

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      1. Caruso, Folt, Bohn, & Helton entered into a pact which, in relevant part, reads “no matter what, no one will ever say the word ‘hot’ followed by the word ‘seat’…”
        #It’sAllGood….

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  4. C’mon guys let’s go, I’m not getting enough likes on all the information I’ve been posting this afternoon. Nobody gets inside stuff like me, that’s why Scott Wolf’s intimidated .

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    1. Stanford is the place to go. Like Harvard, Yale and Princeton, the hard part is getting in but if you can manage that(maybe with a little help from rich parents) you almost can’t fail to graduate. With the practice of grade inflation, it’s harder to get a “C” than it is to get an “A”. And anything less than a “C” is unheard of.

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  5. Clown U will always be Clown U. They should drop the football team because they are out there playing 7 on 7 anyway. They couldn not even stop BYU pass rush. HA!

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  6. Endowment size means nothing regarding operating budget. Endowments are specific and can’t be redirected to paying salaries or keeping the lights on. If you look at USC sports, the only obscure ones are women’s sports, and they are protected by title IV. They would need to also drop men’s sports, and all are pretty main sports. Baseball, basketball, football, track & field, swim & dive, tennis, golf, and volleyball.

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  7. I dare say in the last 50 years, I may have set foot on the furd campus as much as any person here. As a whole, the campus is pretty, the student body are condescending aholes. Jerks. The furd band got what they deserved in 82 courtesy Kevin Moen.
    9 out of 10 women in California are good looking. The other one goes to furd.

    #ExceptHornySigourney

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