First to cancel sports in 2020, Chicago State University quietly set pivotal trend
NBC News - 03/07/2022
Being the first athletic program to pull the plug couldn’t have been an easy choice, said Dan Lebowitz, the executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University in Boston.
“It’s always easy to jump on something that’s moving and has momentum and people believe in,” Lebowitz said. “But to be the first to make that statement — people don’t look at you as an outlier. They look at you like you might be insane. If that’s where the groundswell started, let’s give them their due.”