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Don’t blame men’s sports for U’s woes
Star Tribune letter writers got it wrong about the money the University of Minnesota will pay Tubby Smith after firing him (Letters of the Day, March 28). The men’s basketball team, as of 2010, generated $8 million in profit for the university. The women’s team operates at a loss. The reason some students can’t go to school “for free” is because of women’s athletics and not because of men’s athletics.
BRIAN KNUTSON, Burnsville
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