Former US Olympic coach stunned by news of demise of his crew team
PHILADELPHIA -- Barely more than an hour after he got the news, Gavin White sat in his car in the driveway next to the Liacouras Center, blinkers flashing, rain filling his windshield. He looked at his ringing phone. "This is my wife," said Temple's men's rowing coach, in his 34th year on the job. "Hey, Whitey," White said, getting right to why he had left her a message to call. "They cut crew. ... Yes they did. They cut seven sports. They cut men and women's crew. I think the whole boathouse thing, we cut our own throats with that. They cut baseball, softball, gymnastics." During the call, White's right hand began shaking but his voice stayed even. "You plan the party," White told his...