In A Year Of Cuts, Clemson Serves As Another Victory For Grass Roots Track & Field

The past year has been a virtual minefield for collegiate Track & Field programs. It is in that minefield where grass roots activists, like Russell Dinkins, work tirelessly to dodge and uproot the arguments used to justify cutting non-revenue sports.

This has become an all too familiar narrative: AD puts out a press release (sometimes before telling the coaches and athletes), after initial backlash the school will cite budget cuts or Title IX compliance, after continued outrage the school…