Local News Coverage

WTKR Coastal Virginia

Sept 3rd, 2020

William & Mary to discontinue seven of its 23 varsity sports programs

NBC 12, Richmond, Va

Sept 3rd, 2020

William & Mary to cut seven varsity sports​

Virginian Pilot

Sept 3rd, 2020

William & Mary eliminates 7 sports to fix budget issues after “thoughtful, intense deliberative process,” athletic director says

William and Mary

Sept 3rd, 2020

Amid financial concerns, W&M to discontinue seven sports following the 2020-21 academic year

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept 3rd, 2020

Financial crunch from COVID-19 causes William & Mary to cut seven sports

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept 3rd, 2020

Teel: William & Mary always did more with less, but loss of seven sports was unavoidable

The W&M Sports Blog

Sept 3rd, 2020

W&M CUTS 7 SPORTS

Wavy 10, Norfolk

Sept 3rd, 2020

William & Mary cuts 7 sports after COVID-19, other financial concerns

ABC 13, Norfolk

Sept 3rd, 2020

William & Mary cutting seven sports after 2020-21 school year ends

The Flat Hat

Sept 7th, 2020

Varsity athletes with Olympic dreams fight to their right to develop athletic careers as promised

The Flat Hat

Sept 8th, 2020

College cancels seven varsity sports: COVID-19 exacerbates athletic department’s budgetary concerns

The Flat Hat

Sept 9th, 2020

SA discusses varsity sports cuts, debates fall 2020 priorities

The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg

Sept 9th, 2020

STEVE DeSHAZO: At William & Mary, O'Hara is swimming against a financial tide

The W&M Sports Blog

Sept 10th, 2020

W&M CUTS 7 SPORTS: Fan Reactions

Wavy 10, Norfolk

Sept 10th, 2020

William & Mary athletes and alumni form ‘Save the Tribe 7’ after school announces upcoming cuts for some sports

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept 13th, 2020

D. R. Hildebrand column: Cutting sports to steal endowments: The myth of football-funded athletics

Loudoun Times-Mirror

Sept 16th, 2020

WATCH: Leesburg resident produces viral 'Save Tribe Swim Rap' video

The W&M Sports Blog

Sept 17th, 2020

Is W&M Chasing an Impossible Dream?

Virginian Pilot

Sept 19th, 2020

Opinion: Reverse athletics cuts at William and Mary

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept 20th, 2020

W&M AD Samantha Huge acknowledges statements 'clearly fell short' of school standards 

Virginian Pilot

Sept 21st, 2020

William & Mary criticized for copying Stanford’s wording in announcing cuts of 7 sports

Wavy 10, Norfolk

Sept 21st, 2020

Alumni continue to fight against College of William and Mary's decision to discontinue seven sports

WY Daily

Sept 22nd, 2020

Petition to save W&M swim team raises more than $1 million just weeks after the program was cut

ABC 13, Norfolk

Sept 22nd, 2020

William & Mary's athletics director apologizes after publishing a letter that matches some of Stanford University's

The Virginia Gazette

Sept 22nd, 2020

Letter to the editor: Community input could help save W&M swimming teams

Wavy 10, Norfolk

Sept 22st, 2020

After eliminating 7 sports, W&M opens listening session, virtual conversation to address concerns

Virginian Pilot

Sept 23rd, 2020

William & Mary athletes express frustration over the school’s decision to cut 7 sports

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept 24th 2020

W&M president bolsters athletics communications department with priority of 'restoring trust'

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept 24th 2020

Restoring trust' prioritized at W&M, which faces potential suit associated with sports cuts. 

WY Daily

Sept 24th, 2020

Plagiarizing parts of Stanford U’s letter: Students, staff subject to the Honor Code. So, what happens to W&M’s athletics director?

Virginian Pilot

Sept 24th, 2020

William & Mary athletes planning to sue school over cut women’s programs

Wavy 10, Norfolk

Sept 24th, 2020

Student-athletes threaten to sue W&M over cuts to sports teams

William and Mary

Sept 25th, 2020

Board, President, AD to open dialogue about impacted sports programs

William and Mary

Sept 25th, 2020

A shared path forward: remarks by Rector John E. Little. 

The Flat Hat

Sept 25th, 2020

Student athletes rally against College’s varsity cuts

The Flat Hat

Sept 25th, 2020

Students, community members accuse Tribe Athletics of plagiarism

Virginian Pilot

Sept 25th, 2020

William & Mary president apologizes, plans to open a discussion about cut sports 

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept 25th 2020

W&M will take a step back, engage in deeper discussions about sports cuts, 'core conflict'

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WTKR Coastal Virginia

Sept 25th, 2020

William & Mary athletes to file lawsuit unless their sports are reinstated 

The Flat Hat

Sept 26th, 2020

College faces potential class action lawsuit over Title IX, varsity sports cuts

Inside with Brett Hawke

Sept 26th, 2020

Inside with Brett Hawke  (podcast)

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept 28th 2020

Jerry Lindquist's Sports Memories: Remembering the sports that were at William & Mary

The Flat Hat

Sept 29th, 2020

Letter to the editor: Why I Have Stopped Donating to the College

The Flat Hat

Sept 29th, 2020

Response to sports cancellations must adhere to culture of integrity

WY Daily

Sept 29th, 2020

‘Open dialogue’: W&M plans to discuss future of athletics; aims for transparency 

WY Daily

Sept 30th, 2020

Resolution: W&M Student Assembly calls administration lack of transparency about sports cuts ‘appalling’ 

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sept 30th 2020

Letter to the Editor, Sept. 30, 2020: Sports participation can enrich school experience

William and Mary

Oct 2nd, 2020

A Shared Path Forward for William & Mary Athletics 

WY Daily

Oct 2nd, 2020

Time’s up: W&M avoids Title IX lawsuit — for now 

Virginian Pilot

Oct 2nd, 2020

William & Mary athletic director opening dialogue about decision to cut 7 sports 

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Oct 2nd, 2020

At W&M, October 

designated as time for further discussion about sports cuts

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Oct 3rd, 2020

Teel: Do those who cut W&M sports understand school's culture?

The Flat Hat

Oct 3rd, 2020

Huge restates commitment to student athletes as criticism mounts

WY Daily

Oct 5th, 2020

W&M avoids Title IX lawsuit without reinstating cut sports; ‘open dialogue’ slated

William and Mary

Oct 6th, 2020

The Path Forward for W&M Athletics 

Virginian Pilot

Oct 6th, 2020

William & Mary athletic director resigning after controversial decision to cut 7 sports

NBC 12, Richmond, Va

Oct 6th, 2020

William & Mary and Director of Athletics Huge agree to part ways

Wavy 10, Norfolk

Oct 6th, 2020

William & Mary athletic director Samantha Huge stepping down after uproar over cuts to 7 sports 

WY Daily

Oct 6th, 2020

W&M Athletics Director Samantha Huge resigns amid controversy over cutting 7 sports programs

WTKR Coastal Virginia

Oct 6th, 2020

One month after eliminating seven sports, William & Mary Athletic Director Samantha Huge is out

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Oct 6th, 2020

W&M, athletic director Samantha Huge part ways 

The Flat Hat

Oct 6th, 2020

Huge resigns as Tribe Athletics director 

Virginian Pilot

Oct 7th, 2020

Frankenberry: William & Mary and AD rightly parted ways. But challenges still are ahead for eliminated sports. 

WY Daily

Oct 7th, 2020

Huge resignation aftermath: Motion calling for reinstatement of cut sports programs at W&M to be proposed

Virginian Pilot

Oct 7th, 2020

Stakes are high for William & Mary as dialogue begins about eliminated sports 

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Oct 7th, 2020

AD is gone at W&M, but school has offered no signal that it intends to reinstate sports

WY Daily

Oct 8th, 2020

W&M alumni sign pledge not to donate; open letter sent to Rowe demanding reinstatement of cut sports

William and Mary

Oct 8th, 2020

Tribe Scribe: Interim AD Jeremy Martin brings a wide range of experiences in administration and athletics

Virginian Pilot

Oct 8th, 2020

“We find ourselves in a moment of conflict”: William & Mary interim AD addresses financial problems

WY Daily

Oct 9th, 2020

‘Decisions are as final as the circumstances in which they are made,’ W&M interim athletics director says

Virginian Pilot

Oct 9th, 2020

“It’s terrifying”: William & Mary’s interim athletic director faces the pressure of solving Tribe’s turmoil

Wavy 10, Norfolk

Oct 9th, 2020

W&M interim athletic director explains sport team cuts in virtual address

The Flat Hat

Oct 12th, 2020

College avoids Title IX infractions, reveals plans of further athletic equity

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Oct 12th, 2020

Declining philanthropy contributed to W&M budget woes, decision to cut sports

WY Daily

Oct 13th, 2020

Motions call for new strategic plan, external audit of William & Mary athletics department

The Virginia Gazette

Oct 13th, 2020

Letter to the editor: Kiwanis Club grateful for help of W&M athletes through the years

The Flat Hat

Oct 13th, 2020

Martin named Interim AD after Huge resigns: Announcement comes five weeks after controversial decision to cut seven varsity sports

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Oct 13th, 2020

W&M faculty members request new athletics strategic plan, reformation of sports governance

Virginian Pilot

Oct 13th, 2020

William & Mary faculty pushing for reinstatement of eliminated sports, new strategic plan

The W&M Sports Blog

Oct 13th, 2020

On Samantha Huge: Former W&M Coach John Daly

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Oct 14th, 2020

W&M aims to wrap up re-evaluation of sports cuts on or around Nov. 11, signing day

WY Daily

Oct 14th, 2020

W&M Faculty Assembly reviewing motions about reinstating cut sports programs