This afternoon, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Stanford University walked back the decision to cut 11 varsity sports programs. The article, entitled, Stanford will not cut any sports programs, in stunning reversal, can be read with a subscription here.
The article’s author Ann Killion broke the story on her personal twitter account:
Killion has been reporting on the situation since Stanford first announced the decision to cut the 11 programs last July.
Stanford Daily Sports also confirmed the programs will be reinstated.
Many individuals in the wrestling community took to social media to express their excitement including former UFC champion Daniel Cormier:
O my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If this is true this is amazing! @annkillion broke the story just right now. https://t.co/rQZ7IHNL6q @SaveStanford @KeepStanfordWRE this is insane. Congrats and great job acknowledging the wrong decision was made @Stanford amazing. Great day pic.twitter.com/BNULr6tc2r— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) May 18, 2021
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