Stanford had one of the largest arrays of sports programs in P5 and it is the first P5 program to drop sports and blames it on the Coronavirus costs. The sports being dropped aren't the most popular, it's things like fencing, rowing, men's volleyball etc. I have no problem with Stanford pruning its array of sports programs BUT the reason given is a phony fig leaf. Stanford sits on one of the largest endowment funds in the country including $27 billion as of 2019. It's one of the richest schools out there so it can easily weather itself through the pandemic. IMO Stanford just needs to be honest and explain that it is spread too thin over too many sports so sports like fencing need to get axed.