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Progress marches onward at Syracuse:

Syracuse University announced on Monday that it would cut two sports teams for financial and administrative reasons, and so became the latest example in the national debate over athletics budgets and compliance with federal gender-equity law.
Syracuse will eliminate its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams after the 2007-8 season, and add a women’s ice hockey team to begin competing in 2008-9.
The moves make Syracuse the fourth member of the Big East Conference to cut multiple teams in the last five years.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.