As I understand the reason for s/d cut is after cutting WH, they needed to get title ix compliant while also cutting enough money to cover additional scholarships for the Summit League requirements. They also had to look at what other sport they could cut without cutting core sports for Big Sky which we are part of for another year. The only teams they could cut would have been softball and soccer. Cutting those two teams would have caused a title ix problem without cutting a men's sport. S/D I believe costs more than soccer and softball combined. Plus no one really knows what kind of conversations UND had with Summit. They may have expressed a desire for one sport over another? We will never know but I believe it came down to putting the most money back into the budget and staying compliant with tittle ix, and having to put money into the scholarships offered once we get to the Summit.