Brown Delays Decision To Cut Some Sports

Brown U. postpones decision on varsity sports cuts

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Brown University is delaying until next
fall a decision on whether it will eliminate four varsity sports
      Brown President Ruth Simmons made the announcement Friday,
saying students, faculty and alumni need more time to weigh the
      The delay means the men's and women's fencing, women's skiing
and men's wrestling teams will compete in the next school year.
      A panel reviewing Brown's athletic programs recommended last
week that the university eliminate those varsity teams. University
leaders had planned to take up the proposal next month, but Simmons
says she will instead submit a recommendation in October.

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