Friday, April 24, 2009

MIT Has Sports Teams?

Not for long.

Name the college that sponsored 41 varsity sports this year, tying with Harvard for most in the country.

The answer is about the last school you'd think of: math and science powerhouse MIT, the university with perhaps the brainiest—and nerdiest—reputation in America.

The Engineers—yes, that's their nickname—shared the honor with their bigger, wealthier neighbor in Cambridge, Mass., and have long competed in everything from football to fencing, softball to squash.

That's going to change, though.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Thursday it is eliminating eight teams because of the sputtering economy.


Ellen K said...

Man, is the croquet team gonna be pissed.

Ann said...

Who needs sports? We all know real men code alone.

Ellen K said...