Waddell also invested $238,084 in the Tiger Club, the department's development wing.

"If they've made significant hires and spent money on marketing and development, give those people time," argued Gottlieb, the baseball coach. "Have faith in those people. They'll bring in more money."

Members of the baseball and men's soccer teams are quick to point out the broad support they've received from other athletes — some of whom stand to benefit from Waddell's changes.

Gill said he trusts the task force to make intelligent recommendations but the decision will be a philosophical call for Loeschke.

"It comes down to Maravene's view of the role intercollegiate athletics should play at the university," he said.

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